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Breed Group: Sporting
Welsh Springer Spaniel

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Weight
35-45 lbs
Height
Male: 18-19; Female: 17-18 inches
Color(s)
Rich red and white
Overview
Typically referred to as the "Welshie", this hardy gun dog was developed in Wales. Favored by wealthy Englishmen as an all-purpose hunting dog, this breed excelled in water and land for use with all types of game. The Welsh Springer Spaniel derived their name from their style of hunting, "springing" in the air to flush out game ahead of their hunting companion.
Character
The Welsh Springer Spaniel is compact and muscular. This is an attractive breed, exhibiting substance, and built for endurance. Although the Welsh Springer Spaniel possesses many attributes this breed is often over-looked by their English Spaniel cousin. As a result they are rarely seen in the United States and may be difficult to obtain.
Temperament
This breed is affectionate, happy, and excellent with children. They are active, loyal, friendly, and exhibit a playful attitude. The Welsh Springer Spaniel is accepting of other pets. They may be reserved with strangers, but are not shy, timid, or aggressive. Although they are somewhat independent, this breed thrives on being included in family activities and does not do well if left alone for extended periods of time. They are amiable and trustworthy companions.
Care
The Welsh Springer Spaniel requires regular brushing with a stiff bristle brush. Special care must be given during shedding. Bathing or dry shampooing should only be done when necessary. It is important to regularly check and clean the ears. This breed is prone to hip dysplasia, epilepsy, and entropion.
Coat
The Welsh Springer Spaniel has a coat that is naturally straight, soft in texture, thick, and flat. The coat is weatherproof and provides protection from temperature extremes as well as briar bushes and thorns. There is feathering on the chest, underside of the body, and the back of the legs. The tail and ears have light feathering. This breed's coat color only comes in red and white, with many pattern variations. They are average shedders.
Training
This versatile breed is eager to learn but can be headstrong. They require early socialization and basic obedience. Their primary love is hunting, so early training in this sport is highly recommended to keep them from roaming. Training should be done with firmness, fairness, and consistency.
Activity
The Welsh Springer Spaniel is highly energetic and lively. They require a tremendous amount of exercise off the leash, and prefer a large yard or open space. This breed will do okay in an apartment provided they are sufficiently exercised. They are fairly active indoors and benefit from play sessions. The Welsh Springer Spaniel excels in tracking, hunting, retrieving, and swimming. If this breed is not properly exercised on a consistent basis they will become bored, lazy, and overweight.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Welsh Springer Spaniel puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Anonymous asked:

4/12/2012 7:09:05 AM

4/12/2012 7:09:05 AM

I've read several times on various Welshie breed websites that the Welshie temperament may tend... I've read several times on various Welshie breed websites that the Welshie temperament may tend toward timidness. How prevalent is this in the breed? How would you rate their trainability and ease of learning?

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The Welsh Springer Spaniel is known as a more timid breed when it comes to stranger's. It is important to socialize your Welsh Springer Spaniel as much as possible. The breed is quite intelligent and is a 7-8/10 on the train-ability scale for dog trainers. Contact your local Positive Reinforcement trainer. He/She will be able to help you with training your new pup/dog.
7/16/2014 4:07:12 PM

Anonymous asked:

10/28/2010 10:01:25 PM

10/28/2010 10:01:25 PM

How much do Welsh Springer Spaniels bark? How much do Welsh Springer Spaniels bark?

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Welsh Springer Spaniels don't bark a lot. Our welshie barks only when the door bell is ringing. But when we meet another dog and she's on a leash there is no sound.
2/21/2011 5:35:46 AM

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10/28/2010 10:00:29 PM

10/28/2010 10:00:29 PM

Do Welsh Springer Spaniels shed much? Do Welsh Springer Spaniels shed much?

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Welsh Springer Spaniels shed quite a bit.Their hair sometimes comes off on your hands when you pet them, stick to your upholstery and clothing, and hide under the furniture. You'll need to vaccum frequently.
12/9/2010 4:41:19 AM

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9/15/2010 9:57:41 PM

9/15/2010 9:57:41 PM

Do they shed? Do they shed?

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yes, they are moderate shedders you will find it on your furniture,clothes and carpet
1/15/2011 7:27:27 PM

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