He appears in 17th century paintings and tapestries
He was bred for bird hunting
Personality and Behavior
He's happy, sensitive and sweet-natured
He has a happy-go-lucky attitude
He will smoother you in kisses and give you hugs
He loves to be around the family
He's athletic and agile
He likes to run, play and explore outdoors for a few hours a day
If bored or not exercised enough he can become destructive
He's very intelligent and biddable
He's friendly with strangers but can be shy if not properly socialized
He gets along well with other dogs and pets
He's very easy to train. He learns commands very quickly.
He sheds quite a bit of hair. You'll find some hair stuck to your clothes, couch and carpets.
Grooming / Maintenance
His short coat only needs to be brushed occasionally. However, because it sheds you may find yourself brushing it once a week, or more, to minimize the hair in your home (what you remove with a brush doesn't end up on the couch!).