Welsh Springer Spaniel

Welsh Springer Spaniel History/Evolution:

The exact origins of the Welsh Springer Spaniel are unclear, but the breed likely was developed around the 1600s in Wales. The breed enjoyed a rise in popularity as a hunting dog of the nobility but lost footing as the English Springer and other Spaniels came into favor. Brought to the U.S. in the late 1800s, the Welsh Springer gained AKC recognition in 1906. The breed is an accomplished all-purpose, all-terrain hunter that excels beyond the field into the show ring and home.


Welsh Springer Spaniel Size:

Medium, 35 to 45 pounds; females 17 to 18 inches; males 18 to 19 inches.

Welsh Springer Spaniel Color:

Red and white.

Welsh Springer Spaniel Temperament:

Active, steady, easygoing. Loyal, affectionate, and totally devoted to family, but independent; reserved with strangers. Usually gentle with children.

Welsh Springer Spaniel Energy level:

High as puppy, mellows with age.

Welsh Springer Spaniel Best owner:

Active, loving owner in a suburban or rural home.

Welsh Springer Spaniel Needs:

Daily exercise (long walks and strenuous games), socialization, fenced yard, weekly brushing, and occasional trims with scissors.

Welsh Springer Spaniel Life expectancy:

12 to 14 years.