If I want a hiking buddy, I'll have to get a different dog. This is Sage's forever home, so that means I have to get a second dog and I REALLY don't want two dogs. Two dogs means twice the expense, twice the dirt and destruction, twice the smell, twice the hassle when I want to travel.
I'm looking for a second dog, I need a HEALTHY dog with good hips and I much prefer Springer Spaniels for their love for water and hiking and for their breeding that causes them to stay close to their master. Also for their cold hardiness and they funny personalities.