My question is, how do I try to convince him to consider other breeds? He's just about insisting that he NEEDS the same kind of dog as his old one. He wants a springer spaniel, and nothing else. To be honest, he's really snobby about it, and I hate it. I've always been one to adopt dogs from everywhere. Animal humane, the side of the road, etc. A dog is a dog, in my opinion, and breed doesn't matter. Whenever he talks about the dog, he HAS to mention that it's a purebred springer.
Again.... How do I stop this ridiculous behavior, and make him understand that there are plenty of deserving dogs out there that could use a loving home... regardless of breed, and that we need to pick one that will fit our situation?