What happens when you combine the squat toughness of a Bulldog with the docility and spunk of an English Springer Spaniel? A fun-loving, gentle, and pawsitively wagtastic companion. The English Bull Springer is a great family dog because of its gentle and harmonious nature (it helps that they're absolutely adorable, too).
They're great with other dogs and quite patient, so families with children don't need to worry. Your English Bull Springer might bark occasionally, but that's one of the only negatives to this breed — overall, they're easy to please, require minimal grooming, and only have moderate energy levels.
That being said, you'll need to make sure that these pups are getting adequate exercise and that you're stimulating their brains — they're smart cookies and need extra attention to stay out of trouble! Check out a few of these English Bull Springer approved activities to keep your little love bundle entirely entertained and exercised!
If you're never heard of flygility, we're about to change your life (and your dog's life, too). Flygility is a sport that emerged in New Zealand and Australia about two decades ago that's based on the game of flyball. Think of this game as a fast-paced game of fetch that mixes in agility training, hurdles, and other obstacles. Your doggo can jump through hoops, over hurdles, and interact with a springloaded box (known as a flyball box) that shoots out tennis balls, toys, or flyballs.
In this game, your pup learns how to open the box and then fly through the obstacles to get the ball back to their handler. It's a win-win because not only is your dog getting adequate physical exercise, but they're also challenging their brains! This is the perfect activity for your cunning pup — it'll help them stay trim and healthy and also occupy those hungry minds!
If your dog has even an ounce of Springer Spaniel in them, you can bet they're absolutely going to adore being in the water. Bulldogs also tend to love the water, so the odds of your little hybrid pup enjoying a dip in the pool, lake, or ocean are pretty high.
On hot, sunny days, playing all kinds of water games with your pooch can be a great activity. The great thing about this is there are so many activities you can incorporate — water fetch, dock diving, or just lounging and swimming with your pup. Either way, you can guarantee your dog is going to love it. We suggest monitoring your dog's preferences when it comes to the water — some pups might love jumping in and diving around while others will simply want to lounge. No matter what you do, make sure you're always monitoring your pup while they're swimming — never leave them by themselves.
Your pup, by nature, is pretty clever. Bulldogs and Springer Spaniels are both known for their quick, cunning minds and their willingness to please their owners. All of this adds up to the perfect candidate for advanced training classes. Sure, your pup is probably already well-versed on the normal sit/stay/lie down commands, and while that's great, adding in an extra challenge can be really beneficial for their well-being.
Because your pup is likely obedient by nature, you can throw training opportunities in that might be too much for other breeds, like therapy dog training and nosework. You can even get your dog involved in agility training if you're really willing to expend some patience and time. If your dog enjoys learning new things and relishes a challenge, this is a perfect activity to spice up their daily routine.
Your English Bull Springer is a lot of things — smart, cunning, quick, cute, and willing to please. That's why activities — especially mentally demanding activities — matter so much to this breed. Sure, you need physical activities to keep them healthy (daily walks, hikes, swimming, fetch, etc.), but you also need to ensure they're getting the mental stimulation they need to stay sharp, entertained, and most importantly, out of trouble!
Try any of the fun, exciting, and stimulating activities we suggested above and we can guarantee your doggo will be having fun in no time! Whether you choose flygility, swimming, or a rousing game of tug of war, being with your pup should come first. No matter what you choose, spending a few hours a day with your pup is going to bond the two of you forever — and that's what really matters when it comes to doggo and owner activities.