I have a 6 month old lively Liver and white male English Springer pup and am thinking of getting a companion for him after our hols in august when he is around 10-12 months old. I did like the Welsh springer but have been advised against them, and my husband and daughter think they look like a beagle which has put me off (nothing against beagles- just not for me). I also like the black and white springer but although my husband likes them too, has suggested getting something different but not sure what? Does any have suggestions of a suitable medium sized companion???