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Welsh Springer Spaniel

Origin: Great Britain

AKC Group: Sporting

Height: 16 - 17 inches (Male)

Weight: 38 - 45 pounds (Male)

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Welsh Springer Spaniels are quiet and steady. Although they look a lot like English Springer Spaniels, they're much less outgoing. Welsh Springers are suspicious of strangers, but they get along well with children and other animals.

Welsh Springer Spaniels are sporting dogs. Sporting dogs are active and alert and require daily exercise. Because they have superior instincts in the water and woods, sporting dogs are often used for hunting. If exercised and properly trained, most sporting dogs make excellent pets. However, some of these dogs like to bark and whine a lot, so they're not suited for apartment life.

Origin: 
Great Britain
Male height: 
16 - 17 inches
Male weight: 
38 - 45 pounds
Coat: 
Straight and silky, with longer hair on the stomach, legs and tail. Tail is docked.
Colors: 
Redland white. Eyes are brown or hazel. Nose is dark or flesh-colored.
Special considerations: 
Lots of people have no idea this breed exists, so it might be tough to find a breeder with puppies available.
Disclaimer: 
Copyright by T.F.H. Publications, Inc. This document has been published with the intent to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter within. While every reasonable precaution has been taken in preparation of this document, the author and publisher expressly disclaim responsibility for any errors, omissions, or adverse effects arising from the use or application of the information contained herein. The techniques and suggestions are used at the reader's discretion.