Welsh Springer Spaniel Gifts
The Welsh Springer Spaniel belongs to the gundog group and is used for working, as a companion and seen in the show ring. Compact, symmetrical dogs, Welsh Springer Spaniels are built for endurance and hard work. Weslh Springer Spaniels are quick, active movers, covering the ground with smooth, powerful strides. Welsh Springer Spaniels have glossy, silky, flat coats with feathering on their extremities.
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General Information On Welsh Springer Spaniels
It is believed that the Welsh Springer has existed as a breed since the 1600īs. They were found mainly in Wales and the west of England, being used for shepherding and cattle droving. It is possible that crosses of the Welsh Sheepdog and the Corgi were conducted. After centuries, the breed became known in the east of England and Scotland where they were used as gundogs and for breeding. Their versatile abilities and hunting instincts made them prime candidates for worldwide ownership and by the 19th and 20th centuries were exported abroad to countries including America, India and Australia. Before acceptance into the British Kennel Club in 1902 the breed was known as Welsh Cockers.
Welsh Springer Spaniels are highly intelligent dogs who are easily trained, the Welsh Springers are superb obedience dogs and working gundogs. They are honest dogs with true wills to please and because of their kind dispositions do not like harsh treatment.
Welsh Springer Spaniels have well-chiselled heads with a clearly defined stop. Welsh Springer Spaniels eyes are medium-sized, dark or hazel in colour. The ears should be set moderately low and are comparatively small. The jaws are strong with a complete scissor bite. A Welsh Springer Spaniels neck is long and muscular set into sloping shoulders. The body should be strong and muscular but not long. The forelegs should be straight and well-boned; the hindlegs straight and muscular with deep second thighs. The feet are round, firm and cat-like with thick pads. The tail should be customarily docked well-set on and never carried above the level of the back.