These dogs tend to be highly affectionate, extremely loyal and hardy workers who can go all day long. As with any hybrid dog, however, these dogs may be more Collie than Spaniel or vice versa, or they could be a perfect mix of both breeds. A single litter can produce puppies that are all different from each other.
While there may be some surprises in your dog's breed characteristics, they will not be short on smarts. The Border Collie (considered the world's smartest dog breed) is accustomed to managing animals. On the other hand, the English Springer Spaniel (which is also very sharp; two of them helped the UK Border Force apprehend not only counterfeit cash but the crooks who had sent it — by knowing the smell of the banknotes' ink!) is bred to hunt down animals.
These dogs are easily trained, and they will look forward to learning as much as you can teach them. They will be social, friendly and devoted dogs who are extremely alert. They may not get along too well with other dogs, but early socialization can remedy that.
Exercise, activity and a purpose are essential to this dog's well-being. They need a home where they will not be bored or inactive, for this will make them anxious, irritable and poorly behaved. Long walks are just the start of what these dogs require on a daily basis.