The working springer spaniel has long been the most popular sporting breed throughout the English speaking world. A versatile hunting and retrieving dog, its drive and energy give it an attractive temperament but make it difficult to handle. Kieth Erlandson is one of the world's top breeders and handlers of both the working springer and cocker. He describes in this book the knowledge he has gained from more than 37 years experience with both breeds. Illustrated with 16 pages of photographs, The Working Springer Spaniel includes individual chapters on the origins of the springer, obtaining a spaniel puppy,hip and eye tests, pre-training procedures, training equipment, dogging guns and ammunition, early obedience lessons, steadiness to dummies and introduction to retrieving, introducing the gun and much more.