This 6-year-old champion—accompanied by his handler, Kellie, and owners Terri and Allan—goes by James.
Terri, a former handler and current breeder, says she knew James had what it took to be a champion from back when he was a puppy. "When he was born he had perfect markings. I couldn't have painted them on any better," she says. "They have to have what we call the total package, which is the right temperament [and] trainability, which he certainly had."
Not only are English springer spaniels like James proven winners, Terri says they're also great family dogs. "They like to be everywhere with you," she says.