Welsh Springer Spaniel

Breed History

The Welsh Springer Spaniel is not as well-known as its cousin the English Springer Spaniel but has been in existence for over 300 years. This is an active dog who enjoys being outdoors and keeping fit. The breed was recognised by the Kennel Club in 1902 and is thought to have ancestry with the red and white coated Welsh Hunting Dog. At one point, it was simply known as the Welsh Spaniel. These spritely dogs were active hunters are known to pace themselves to be able to hunt all day long.

The Welsh Springer Spaniel came close to extinction during each World War and only about 350 are currently registered each year. This means they are at real danger of dying out in the near future. Nowadays, they are mostly seen in the showring and as family pets rather than as working dogs.

General Appearance

Unlike other Spaniel breeds, the Welsh Springer Spaniel has only one coat colour combination- red and white. They can reach heights of up to 48cm tall and weigh in up to 23-25kg.

This energetic breed is very loving and affectionate and makes a great family pet. They respond well to training but due to their high energy, can find themselves easily distracted.



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