Welsh Springer Spaniel
The Welsh Springer Spaniel has a life expectancy of 12 to 15 years.
The true origins of the Welsh Springer Spaniel are a source of mystery. The breed is believed to have descended from Agassian hunting dogs existing in Britain around 250 B.C. However, dogs closely resembling modern-day Welsh Springer Spaniels were not documented until Renaissance times. Land Spaniels, as the dogs were then known, were used by hunters to “spring” game birds into nets or into the air to be captured by falcons.
The Welsh Springer Spaniel weighs 35 to 55 pounds and measures 17 to 19 inches.
The Welsh Springer Spaniel has a thick, red and white coat that sheds moderately. The Welsh Springer Spaniel’s coat should be brushed once a week and bathed occasionally. Like all dogs, the Welsh Springer Spaniel also needs basic grooming. Brush their teeth, clean their ears and trim their nails on a regular basis.
The Welsh Springer Spaniel is happy and busy.
The Welsh Springer Spaniel is lovingly referred to as a “Velcro dog.” The Welsh Springer Spaniel likes to be near their owner at all times, following them from room to room and never letting them out of their sight. The Welsh Springer Spaniel is deeply loyal and happiest when around their owner. They need to be included in their owner’s activities and given lots of attention and affection.
The Welsh Springer Spaniel is a lively playmate and loves to romp around. This breed is not hyper, however, and is better described as even tempered. Welsh Springer Spaniels tend to be reserved, although not unfriendly, with new people. They bond closely to their loved ones and are simply protective of them.
The Welsh Springer Spaniel is generally easy to train, as long as their training starts early. The Welsh Springer Spaniel has an independent streak and requires patience and persistence. This breed is sensitive and should always be treated with kindness as any harsh correction will cause them to shut down.
The Welsh Springer Spaniel is a natural athlete that thrives on regular exercise. The Welsh Springer Spaniel can make great a hunting, jogging, biking or hiking companion. Without enough activity, the Welsh Springer Spaniel is likely to get bored and act out. At the very least, they need a long daily walk and plenty of time outside in a secure area to run around and play.