A faithful hunter’s companion and a wonderful family pet, the Welsh Springer Spaniel is a bright, happy, and energetic dog.
If you are considering bringing home a Welsh Springer Spaniel puppy, here is some key information about this breed that you should know.
In terms of size, Welsh Springer Spaniels are medium-sized dogs, standing 17-19 inches tall and weighing around 35-55 pounds. These dogs are slightly larger and a little less outgoing than English Cocker Spaniels. The average lifespan of a Welsh Springer Spaniel is 12-15 years. This is a striking looking dog with a rich silky coat, large hanging ears, and gentle expressive eyes.
Personality wise, Welsh Springer Spaniels are highly affectionate with family members and quite playful too. These dogs do very well with young kids and can get along with other dogs in the family quite well, but early socialization is key where a Welsh Springer Spaniel puppy must be introduced to kids and animals at a young age in a variety of settings.
Socially, Welsh Springer Spaniels are reserved by nature and do not warm up to strangers immediately. But they are not shy or timid. Welshies make reasonably good watchdogs and are adaptable to changes in routine. This breed has a strong prey drive and wanderlust potential as it was bred to hunt, so Welsh Springer Spaniels must be kept on leash and in a fenced yard at all times.
A Welsh Springer Spaniel can adapt to apartment living provided you can give this dog enough exercise. This is a good choice of breed for novice pet owners. However, you should know that Welsh Springer Spaniels are sensitive dogs that thrive in the company of their humans and do not do well if left alone for long periods. This breed can adapt to both hot and cold climates.
A Welsh Springer Spaniel is very eager to please and is an intelligent dog, so can be trained relatively easily. Prospective owners of Welsh Springer Spaniels should know that these dogs have moderate to high energy levels and mental stimulation needs. A long walk with their owner or an active play session in the yard every day should suffice. They have lots of stamina and require more exercise than your average house dog. Welshies also have a moderate barking tendency.
The Welsh Springer Spaniel’s medium length, silky, double coat comes in eye-catching red and white patterns. It is a rugged, weatherproof, and thornproof coat that adapts to all climates and terrains. The Welsh Springer Spaniel’s coat requires at least once weekly grooming sessions and can shed quite a lot. These dogs may drool on occasion but are not heavy droolers.
In summary, the Welsh Springer Spaniel is a bright, energetic, and versatile medium-sized dog that is good looking and even tempered. If you can’t wait to bring a Welshie home, you’ve come to the right place. Puppy Hero pre-screens all breeders so you can be sure you’re getting your new four-legged friend from a responsible and reputable Welsh Springer Spaniel breeder.