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Welsh Springer Spaniel Breeders
If you are after an active dog with an excellent temperament, the Welsh Springer Spaniel may be absolutely ideal for you. Here’s everything you need to know about this lovely breed.
Characteristics of the Welsh Springer Spaniel
The Welsh Springer is a smallish to medium sized dog that stands around 48cm high and weighs up to 20kg. Their head is dome shaped with long ears that hang down around the head. They have dark eyes, and their bodies are built for endurance. The Welsh Springer Spaniel has a straight, thick, silky coat. The Welsh Springer Spaniel’s coat only comes in red and white. It does not come in any other colour.
The Welsh Springer Spaniel Temperament
The Welsh Springer Spaniel is known for being a happy, active, and busy dog. They are incredibly loyal to their families and love their families a lot but they can be somewhat reserved around people they do not know. They are excellent with children. The Welsh Springer Spaniel will get along well with other pets such as dogs and cats but they need to be closely supervised with birds and rabbits. Welsh Springer Spaniels will be happiest if you socialise and train them right from puppies, and do so using gentle, positive methods.
Caring for the Welsh Springer Spaniel
Grooming wise, you will need to groom the Welsh Springer Spaniel at least a few times a week. Daily brushing is recommended to keep the coat in top condition and they should be bathed as often as needed. Apart from this regular grooming you will also need to regularly trim the hair around and underneath the ears so that air can get to the ears. You’ll also need to regularly trim the hair on the paws. The Welsh Springer Spaniel needs daily exercise and plenty of exercise and attention. The Welsh Springer Spaniel will generally live for around 15 years but they have been known to live to 17 years or more with a good diet and lots of loving attention.
Who is the Welsh Springer Spaniel Suited To?
The Welsh Springer Spaniel is an ideal dog for families, active people and first time dog owners. If you want to own a Welsh Springer Spaniel, you’ll need to have a well fenced yard (as they can wander if they catch hold of a scent!). They are not suited to apartments or small homes as they need room to run around. You should also not leave them alone for long periods of time as this can cause them to become destructive and to start barking excessively.
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