Karen, i think as a springer Tessie breaks all the rules of the ''Mad springer'' thing people say about them. Shes been the easiest dog ive ever had, and never had to train her. She such a good girl. Its rare she does not come back to the first call, never had to train her on a lead. She does just what shes told to do. Never fusses, shes a joy, and beautiful too, but im bias.