Welcome to our website which is for lovers of our beautiful breed – the Welsh Springer Spaniel!
The Welsh Springer Spaniel is a strong merry, active spaniel easily identified by its rich red and white coat and comparatively small ears. It is smaller than the English Springer Spaniel, dogs measuring approximately 48cms (19 inches) at the shoulders and bitches approximately 46cms (18inches).
The Welsh Springer Spaniel was bred for hunting birds, rabbits and other game in the undergrowth and getting them to fly, originally for the falcon but nowadays, for the gun. This was the original meaning of springing and hence the term “Springer”. In Wales, the Welsh Springer was known as a separate and distinct variety and can be traced with certainty to the eighteenth century, although the term “spaniel” was first found in the 1300′s.
Many dogs are still used for this traditional purpose and certainly an active outside life suits the breed, with at least one good free run daily. They are happy to live in the home, preferably with a companion, although they have a tendency to be noisy if bored. Also they can “spring” upwards over fences etc. with ease and have been known to climb trees on odd occasions.
Even if you do not wish to work your Welsh Springer, a degree of training using kind but firm methods is essential in order to have a sociable pet. Welsh Springers, particularly males, have immense energy and a strong nose for following scents. They are a lovable breed, very biddable and a great pleasure to own!
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