Height: 17-19 inches
Weight: 35-50 lbs.
Life Span: 12-15 yrs.
Breed Group: Sporting Dogs
Welsh springer spaniels are loyal, affectionate, and playful family companions,
though they may be reserved with strangers. They are eager to please, love
to work, and do very well in obedience classes.
They enjoy children as long as they are treated gently and respectfully
and are very sociable with other animals. Welsh springer spaniels do best
in suburban or rural areas.
The Welsh springer spaniel's coat is naturally straight, flat, and soft
to the touch, never wiry or wavy. There is moderate feathering on the back
of the legs, the chest, and the undersides. Coat color is rich red and white.
Grooming & Exercise Needs
Welsh springer spaniels should be brushed and combed two to three times
a week and trimmed every three months. They need long, vigorous walks and
a safe place to run and play on a daily basis.
The Welsh springer spaniel originated in Wales more than 400 years ago for
flushing ("springing") and retrieving game birds. Today the Welsh springer
spaniel is considered an outstanding sporting dog and companion.
Breed-related health concerns: cataracts, glaucoma, hypothyroidism.
Reference: AKC - American Kennel Club