Welsh Springer Spaniel
- AKC recognized in 1902
- Lifespan: 12-15 years
- Size: Medium
- Energy: High
- Recommended Crate Size: 30” dog crate*
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The Welsh Springer Spaniel is the name of this Spring hunter.
The Welsh Springer has long been a favorite dog of sportsmen.
This beautiful dog is friendly and can accompany kids during playtime at home.
This medium-sized dog is strong.
He is an enthusiastic dog that can run fast and hunt small to medium animals.
It is also a gentle dog, which makes it ideal for young children.
The Welsh Springer Spaniel is a member of the Spaniel family and was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1902.
The history of this dog is related to the old Land Spaniel which is similar to the Welsh Cocker Spaniel.
It is classified as part of the Sporting Group.
This dog breed has been used in England since the 13th century as a hunting dog. It is also related to the English Springer Spaniel.
The Welsh Springer Spaniel is bred for hard work. Often it was and is used on the farm.
The size of its body is longer than it is high in dimension. Its fur is a characteristic silky dark red and white coat.
It has large dropped ears and a gentle expression.
Although it is a little smaller than the English Springer, the Welsh Springer Spaniel has a larger body than English Cocker Spaniel.
It has excellent endurance and good stamina.
This breed can work in extreme weather and hard terrain.
The proper nutrition for feeding Welsh Springer Spaniel depends on his size, age, metabolism, and activity level. It is recommended to feed him twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening.
You should visit the veterinarian before you decide to feed the dog and he will tell you the frequency and quantity of food. Ensure fresh water is always available.
Welsh Springer Spaniel has a straight, flat, soft coat. The coat can protect him from wet winter.
Moderate feathering coats the forelegs, hocks, chest, and belly.
Small feathering also coats his ears.
Welsh Springer Spaniel is easy to groom. An occasional brushing to remove dead hair In winter. Brush his teeth 2-3 times per week. Bathe this bred in warm water, as needed.
The Welsh Springer Spaniel is athletic. To train or stimulate him you should choose some moderate activities such as tracking, flyball, agility, and others such as long walks or moderate jogs.
Be sure give him 30-45 minutes of daily activity outside of the house. You can do some sports activities in the backyard as well. Ensure the backyard has a secure fence that does not let him escape.
The recommended crate size for the Welsh Springer Spaniel is a 30” dog crate.*
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