Welsh Springer Spaniel

Group 3: Gun dogs
Height: 46 – 48 cm

Energy Level:  Moderate to high
Original Function: Flushing, retrieving
Lifespan: 12 – 15 yrs

Recommended for: Active people & families.

Welsh Springer Spaniel

About This Breed

The Welsh Springer Spaniel is not as common as its close cousin the English Springer Spaniel. The Springer Spaniels were used to “spring” forward at game to flush it out. Their tails wag faster as they get nearer to the quarry. They have an excellent scenting nose and love the water.

They have a happy nature but can be headstrong and require firm but not harsh training to help keep them under control. They are extremely boisterous at times and not always suited for elderly or families with very young children.

General Characteristics

Appearance: Medium sized body. Dome shaped head with long ears that hang to the side. Eyes are hazel to dark. Symmetrical, compact, not leggy, obviously built for endurance and hard work. Quick and active mover, displaying plenty of push and drive.

Temperament: Kindly disposition, not showing aggression or nervousness.

Characteristics: Very ancient and distinct breed of pure origin. Strong and very active.

Colour: Rich red and white.

Grooming: Regular brushing will keep the coat looking good and wash them when needed.

Exercise: they needed plenty of exercise to keep them fit and happy. Swimming would be a great form of exercise for them as well as regular walks and off lead running.

Health: This breed can suffer from ear infections and also hip dysplasia and eye problems.