The Welsh Springer Spaniel is a distinctive breed of Spaniel. They’re medium-sized and have the typical Spaniel floppy ears, along with a medium-length double coat. This coat can only come in red and white. You’ll have to take care to brush the coat frequently, as otherwise, it could develop mats. These not only cause issues for the coat and often mean it needs to be shaved, but they can even become painful for the dog.
You’re sure to have a great bond with this pup after taking one home. They’re very affectionate and loyal, and truly appreciate their family members. They even get along well with other dogs and kids as long as you set boundaries and take introductions slowly. Don’t take advantage of their good nature, set them up for success!
Welsh Springer Spaniel – A Reserved Dog
However, one thing to bear in mind is that the Welsh Springer Spaniel is very wary of strangers. They’re reserved by nature and may not love being introduced to new people. You can help them get comfortable by letting them meet lots of people when they’re young. Take it at their pace and have strangers give them lots of treats. They can even just toss them on the ground in front of your dog. This will reassure them that strangers are actually good!
They also have very high energy levels. They’re not couch potatoes, and will need at least one good long walk every day. You can trade this up for other activities, like running around a fenced-in backyard sometimes instead. However, in general, you’ll need to prepare yourself to meet the high activity needs of these dogs. If you don’t want to do that, this isn’t the breed for you!
Once you do get to know the breed you will quickly fall in love with them.