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Welsh Springer Spaniel: Training, Origin, Personality, Fitness & Health

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About Welsh Springer Spaniel

Country of Origin, History of Welsh Springer Spaniels

As the name suggests, the Welsh Springer Spaniel originated in Wales. They can be traced back as early as the 13th century when they were used as hunting dogs.

They are similar to the the English springer spaniel and other hunting spaniels that originated in Britain. They were meant to hunt game by springing on it from their hiding place and then bring the game back to the hunter.

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A General Appearance of the Dog

The Welsh Springer spaniel is a medium-sized dog with downward-drooping ears. They have a smaller size than those of the English springer spaniel but they are longer than them. The eyes are medium to dark brown. The ears and tail have light hair while the legs, chest, and underside have more hair.


The coat is naturally straight flat and soft to the touch, never wiry or wavy. It is sufficiently dense to be waterproof, thornproof, and weatherproof.


Males are 17-19” and
Females are 16-18”.


Males are 40-45 lbs and
Females are 35-45 lbs.

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Welsh Springer Spaniel Personality Traits

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Welsh Springer Spaniels are very active dogs that require a well-fenced yard.

They make excellent watchdogs, alerting you to strangers and strange noises.

They desire to be part of a family. They need to be well socialized to avoid shyness.

Are the suited for homes with kids?

They are gentle and excellent with children. They get along with other pets.

Welsh Springer Spaniel Activity Level

If not exercised sufficiently, they will become bored, fat and lazy.


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Health and Care

Health issues include hip dysplasia, eye problems, and thyroid disease.

Life Expectancy: 13-15 years.

National Breed Clubs

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Group: Sporting Group

AKC Popularity Ranking: 128

Also Known As: Welshie

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