Thinking about purchasing an Welsh Springer Spaniel? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Welsh Springer Spaniel breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Welsh Springer Spaniel owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Welsh Springer Spaniel and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Welsh Springer Spaniel Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Welsh Springer Spaniel and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Welsh Springer Spaniel Profile
The Welsh Springer Spaniel is a very sociable and intelligent dog who thrives on human companionship. Smaller than their English cousin, they also have less feathering on the ears, more tapered heads and higher set ears. The Welsh Springer Spaniel is a medium sized dog that is muscular and has drop ears. They have brown eyes and a black or brown nose. The Welsh Springer Spaniel's tail is docked or can be natural length. With a medium length coat, the feathering on their ears and body unveil colors of vibrant red and white, with the additional red freckles. Originally used as a gun dog, today Welsh Springer Spaniels have more fame as family pets with good natures, adaptability and every ready eagerness to get up and go. The Welsh Springer Spaniel is an active dog displaying a loyal and affectionate disposition. Although Welsh Springer Spaniels are reserved with strangers, they are not timid, shy nor unfriendly. They are jovial and outgoing, active and intelligent. The Welsh Springer Spaniel exhibits an attitude very inspiring and cheerful.
Type: Gun Dog
Height: 17 - 19
Colors: Rich red
and white only.
Springer Spaniels are attentive, friendly, cheerful, sensitive, and independent.
They are quite jovial, being outgoing and agreeable. They are intelligent and
active, always willing to "spring" to your side. The Welsh Springer Spaniel
is highly trainable, but must remain motivated in order to be trained. They
are devoted to family, get along well with children as well as with pets. They
get along with everyone, making them good watchdogs but not so good guard dogs.
Watch-dog: High. Welsh Springer
Spaniels are an alert and sensitive breed.
Welsh Springer Spaniel Care and
Exercise: For Welsh Springer Spaniels a regular brushing with
a stiff bristle brush twice a week is needed. Shedding is twice a year and needs
extra attention. Bathe or dry shampoo when necessary. Occasional professional
grooming is desirable. Check their ears for grass seeds and any other signs
of infection. Trim hair between toes and keep the nails clipped. Welsh Springer
Spaniels need regular exercise on and off the leash. Without enough exercise,
they have a tendency to become fat and lazy. Welsh Springer Spaniels enjoy swimming
and should be given a chance to do so.
Activity: Indoors - High.
Outdoors - Very High.
Welsh Springer Spaniel Health Issues: Hip dysplasia, cataracts, entropion, hypothyroidism, seizures and epilepsy.
Life Span: 12 - 14 years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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