Friday, February 20, 2009

Welsh Springer Spaniel

Welsh Springer Spaniel

Welsh Springer Spaniel Quick Facts:

Medium Build
Moderately Medium Difficulty to Train
Grooming Medium
Maintenance Medium
Shedding Medium
Daily Walks and Runs Needed
Normal Energy Level
Makes an Effective Watch Dog
Good with Children
The Welsh Springer Spaniel is a close relative to the English Springer Spaniel. Originally from Wales they were bred as a gun dog. Excellent as a companion or for a family with children. Their life expectancy is 12-14 years. The males are about 40-45 pounds and stand about 18-19 inches tall. Females weigh less, about 35-40 pounds and stand about 17-18 inches tall. They are a very sturdy dog and are very sociable. Families with Welsh Springer Spaniels should be prepared to spend a lot of time with their pet.

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