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May 14, 2013

Not what it seems

I was walking my dog, Barney recently when someone stopped to say hello. To him, not me – he’s always the first one that people talk to, I can’t think why. “I love Springer Spaniels,” she said, when she eventually acknowledged my presence, “in fact I have two myself.” 

"Actually he's a Field Spaniel" I replied, to which she asked "are you sure? He looks like a Springer."
 
I pointed out that whilst his markings are quite Springer-like, Field Spaniels are generally a bit shorter, a bit stockier and a bit squarer-faced than Springers (and a tad more expensive, but I kept that one to myself as I thought she might take it the wrong way).
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