I will give you something to think about. There are essentially 2 different dogs that are called Springers.
There are the show bred or bench dogs and the field bred. The show bred dogs have had all of their natural instinct and drive bred out of them. Most all the show bred dogs also have aggression problems along with eye and hip issues.
Then you have the field bred variety. This is what Springers were 100 years ago. Field Bred Springers are some of the most versatile hunting dogs out there. A well trained one will amaze you. For the most part the breeders are very ethical and have all the testing done to eliminate the bad dogs. So be prepared.... they aint cheap.
Here is a link where you should do a lot of reading http://essft.com/
You can find dogs for sale and information on breeders and trainer. Also information on Field Trials,that if you can you should go see. There is a field trial in Alvord this weekend.