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Welsh Springer Spaniel

Breed origin: Wales
Original purpose: Hunting dog.

AKC recognized: 1914
AKC group: Sporting

Size: Weight: males 40 to 55 lbs; females 35 to 50 lbs
Size: Height: males 18 to 19 inches; females 17 to 18 inches
Color: Rich red and white in any pattern and any white area may be flecked with red ticking.

Life span: 12 to 15 years.

General characteristics/temperament: The Welsh Springer Spaniel is active, intelligent, loyal, and affectionate. They are a versatile hunter and also a very good water dog. Although reserved with strangers, they are gentle and loving with their family and love to be near them all the time. They are quick learners, but can be stubborn and may ignore commands when there are more interesting things around them worthy of their attention.

Good with children? Yes

Protective? Yes

Intelligent? Yes

Suitable canine sports/activities: conformation, obedience, hunting, tracking, agility, rally

Known health problems: Ear infections, hip dysplasia, eye problems.

Recommended books for further reading:

Welsh Springer Spaniel (The World of Dogs)
By Anne Walton
Published in 1999
272 pages

Welsh Springer Spaniel (A Comprehensive Owner's Guide)
By Haja Van Wessem and Isabelle Francais
Published in 2007
155 pages

Welsh Springer Spaniel (A Complete and Reliable Handbook)
By Linda S. Brennan
Published in 1997
93 pages

Welsh Springer Spaniel
By Haja Van Wessem
Published in 2000
176 pages

Other websites for additional information:

American Kennel Club breed page
Welsh Springer Spaniel Club of America
Wikipedia breed information page
Welsh Springer Spaniel Club of America Rescue

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