Original Name : Welsh Springer Spaniel
Type : Braccoid
Other Names : Welsh, Springer
Male size : 19 inches
Female size : 18 inches
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : United Kingdom
Welsh Springer Spaniels are members of a very old and distinct breed of pure origins. These strong, cheerful and very active dogs are always gentle-natured, without the least aggression or shyness, which enables them to find their place in the family without difficulty.
Skull of proportionate length, slightly domed; well chiseled under the eyes, with clearly defined stop.
Strong, muscular, not too long, proportionate to the length of the legs.
Rich red and white.
Set moderately low, hanging close to the cheeks.
Feathered and proportionate to the body, lively in action.
Straight or flat, silky texture, dense, never wiry or wavy.
Symmetrical, compact, not leggy, clearly built for endurance and hard labor, Welsh Springer Spaniels are much less widespread than their English cousins, but many experts feel the breed is the perfect mix of hunting and show dog. They are quick-moving with plenty of get up and go, targeting pheasants and hares in water, on land, in undergrowth and in bushes.This breed has all the qualities to be more popular than it is: an above-average life expectancy, excellent health and a coat that virtually cleans itself. Welsh Springer Spaniels are excellent companions for kids and grownups alike.