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- Welsh Springer Spaniel -

Description: Description comming soon!
Height: 18 - 19 inches
Weight: 35- 45 lbs.
Colors: Rich red and white only.
Coat: Straight and flat, silky in texture; some feathering on chest, underside of body and legs.
Temperament: Attentive, friendly, cheerful, sensitive, independent.
With Children: Yes, gentle with children.
With Pets: Yes, will tolerate other pets.
Watch-dog: High
Guard-dog: Medium - Low
Care and Exercise: Regular brushing with a stiff bristle brush twice a week. Shedding is twice a year and needs extra attention. Bathe or dry shampoo when necessary. Occasional professional grooming is desirable. Check ears for grass seeds and any other signs of infection. Trim hair between toes and keep nails clipped. Needs regular exercise on and off leash. Without enough exercise he has a tendency to become fat and lazy. Enjoys swimming.
Training: Puppies need to be kept as close to people as possible for socialization. Obedience training and retrieval exercises can be started at six months of age. He has a tendency to wander and needs training to prevent wandering.
Learning Rate: High, Obedience - Medium, Problem Solving - Medium
Activity: Indoors - High, Outdoors - Very High
Living Environment: Does not do well in a kennel. Should have a house with a fenced yard. An owner of a Welsh Springer Spaniel needs to spend time providing him with a job whether it is hunting, retrieving, or agility work.
Health Issues: Hip dysplasia, epilepsy.
Life Span: 12 - 14 Years
Litter Size: 6 - 10
Country of Origin: Wales
History: Related to the English Springer Spaniel he comes from the same stock. Theory suggest that the breed's forefathers arrived with the Gaul's in pre-Roman times. Bred in Wales for more than 400 years there is speculation that he was crossed between the Clumber Spaniel and some indigenous Welsh Spaniels.
First Registered by the AKC: 1914
AKC Group: Sporting
Class: Gundog

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