I had a springer spaniel, she was too young to keep in the shelter on post at 4 or 5wks old so I took her in. She was great, some guy told me they so smart and attentive that I should train her strongly on hand signals before voice.. Very good dog we bonded really tightly intuitive for the time we had with each other growing to maturity. Great in learning and apply OB... able to be off leash and around people and human gatherings.. She did have a thing about alligators that she didn't like. them and she knew when they were around to alert and confront them.. Georgia gators are very land mobile ditch and puddle hoppers so they could show up on wooded trails between water ponds .. Lot of good stuff in the breed if they are like her.