Welsh Springer Spaniel

KC Pedigree, Medium

Doesn't moult much

Not good for first time owners

The Welsh Springer Spaniel was traditionally used to spring game at a time when hunters used falcons to hunt with. The Welsh Springer is slightly smaller than his English cousin.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Someone looking for an enthusiastic and eager to please companion to explore the great outdoors with.

Not the best for ...

Bird watchers. The Welsh Springer's main aim in life is to go after our feathered friends!

Aliases

Welshie, Welsh Springer, Welsh Starter

Cross between

None

Origin

United Kingdom

Size

Medium
Average size - could pick up if you had to in an emergency

Exercise Needs

High (Two hours or more)
Without sufficient mental and physical exercise will probably do the wall of death around the living room!

Coat

Jacket and skinny trousers
Any feathering can get knotty. Some coats self-clean by depositing mud all over the kitchen floor.

Shedding

Doesn't moult much
But all dogs shed dander so if you're allergic, make sure you'll be ok

Life expectancy

13 years

Good first dog?

No

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