Hey! we currently have a Springer Spaniel Dog, Alfie, He will be a year old on November 15th. (Pictures attached, he's a handsome boy!) We knew from the start that we would want to use Alfie as at least a stud dog as he has a fantastic temperament, charming good looks and incredibly intelligent! We decided about a week back, that sometime during June, we will be bringing home a female Springer Spaniel puppy with the hope to breed some litters of fluff! obviously we don't want too many litters of puppies, we were thinking maybe one every other year/year. When do bitches start coming into season? what age is best to start letting them mate? I'm going to assume that Alfie, will be old enough. What is the best way to stop them from mating when the bitch does come into season? so as too prevent any surprise litters! I have many questions, I'm completely clueless on the subject, as too why I'm asking for information SO early on. We will have Alfie's breeder to help us along the way also, to which we will also be getting our girl from (obviously completely unrelated) I look forward to hearing from anyone!