Known by the names ‘Land Spaniel’ and the ‘Red and White Spaniel’ in the early years, the Welsh springer spaniel is an excellent breed of dogs that originated in Wales. It is almost similar to the English Springer and differs from them only in terms of color. Widely known as an excellent gun dog, this breed is now commonly used as a companion dog and a family pet. Deriving its name from its ability of finding and springing hidden game, welsh terriers are supposedly a cross between Clumber spaniels and some indigenous Welsh Spaniels.
Welsh springer spaniel has a medium sized body with silky dark, red and white coat. The slightly rounded head and the fairly square muzzle are its peculiarities. They have long pendant ears fringed with hair. Welsh springer spaniel has hazel or black eyes and slightly wavy hair with feathering on the chest, underside, legs and tail.
Black/White, Chocolate/White, Red/White (Yellow/White), Blue/White (Slate), Lilac/White, Sable/White, TriColor, Saddle Pattern, Blue Merle, Red Merle, or Sable Merle
The dog is obedient, easily adaptable and good natured. Though not shy or timid, the Welsh springer spaniel is rather reserved towards strangers. It has an innate ability to retrieve, watchdog and hunt. The dog is known for its great stamina and a gentle temperament.
Though normally a healthy breed, Welsh springer spaniels have a tendency to develop eye problems and hip dysplasia. Epilepsy and entropion are sometimes observed in this breed.
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