At A Glance

Size: Medium

Weight: 35 - 50 lbs.

Height: 18" - 19"

Life Span: 12 - 14 years

Welsh Springer Spaniel

Also know as: Known as Welsh Cocker prior to 1902

Group: Sporting

Origin: Wales

Today's Role: Companion Dog, Hunting

History and Facts: It is believed this breed is very ancient; however, there is no documentation of the breed till 1859. These dogs may be related to the Brittany Spaniel. It was used as a hunting dog in the Middle Ages and favored by wealthy Englishmen as an all-purpose hunter.

Temperament / Behavior
Basset Hounds are a friendly and easy-going breed.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Hip dysplasia; epilepsy; cataracts; glaucoma; hypothyroidism

Special Needs
Exercise: The Welsh Springer Spaniel needs plenty of exercise. This breed is not happy if confined and will need room to run. This dog is generally not recommended for urban areas. The Welsh Springer Spaniel will become bored, lazy and overweight if not sufficiently exercised.

Grooming: Your Welsh Springer Spaniel's ears need to be cleaned often. It's long, straight coat needs groomed several times a week, and trimmed 4 times per year. Trim excess feathering from feet and ears. This breed is an average shedding one. Bathe only if necessary.


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