Thinking about Crufts this year and meeting working and pastoral breeds reminds me of Springer Spaniels. One of the many pleasurable commissions I had to do some time ago was of a Springer Spaniel called Millie and her Border Terrier companion Jack. The owners travelled all the way from the Midlands to my home on Dartmoor with the two dogs to pose in the garden. Millie was to be done in watercolour and was just a typical Springer; full of energy and moving all the time. But Jack had to pose pointing in the direction of an imaginary mouse on a log. I have never seen a Border Terrier do that before but he did it on command and could hold the pose for as long as was necessary. He was drawn in pencil.