I have a 6 yr old working strain english Springer Spaniel. Rescued him from NESSR - nessr.net who specialise in the breed.
They are wicked dogs that will make you smile, laugh, cry, - they can be a bit naughty on occasions as they are clever and a bit hyper.
They need stimulation - ours at 6yrs is left when we go to work but gets walked during the day from my generous mother who fits a couple of miles in at lunch. The moment he isnt walked you can tell he gets frustrated.
If you can give them time and energy they deserve they will reward you, super pets. Anyway best get the coat on and take him on his 3 mile evening walk to the beach - raining, cold and windy - has to be done though.