Welsh Corgi

Description

The Welsh Springer Spaniel is a breed that has features that are distinct to its breed, as well as features that are common to spaniels. The breed has an average size head and long muzzle with a definite stop. The crown of its head has some roundness. The eyes and nose are usually dark brown in color and medium in size. The ears are long and hang down past the jaw line. Its neck is elongated and angles to its straight back and somewhat sloping shoulders. Its chest is deep. The tail on this breed is docked. The limbs of this breed are well developed. The front legs are strong and straight. The back legs are also strong and well angled. This breed’s coat is not as wavy as most spaniels. The coat is soft and smooth. The coat lies straight against its skin.

Temperament

The Welsh Springer Spaniel is a sociable breed. It is possible for the breed to show signs of timid behavior, so training it in puppyhood is a good idea. Even with training this breed is not overly friendly to visitors to its home. It tends to get to know people before showing signs of affection. The breed is a working hunting companion and also a good playmate for children. Other pets are usually fine with this breed, but it is a good idea to keep an eye on them to see how they will coexist. The devotion and courage bred into this breed makes it an excellent watch dog.

Height and Weight

The Welsh Springer Spaniel is 19 inches tall and weighs 35-45 pounds.

Health Problems

There are very few health conditions associated with the Welsh Springer Spaniel. The breed is susceptible to develop hip dysplasia, a condition that is common on dog breeds.

Ideal Living Conditions

The Welsh Springer Spaniel will do fine in outdoor or indoor living conditions. If the breed is kept outdoors it should have significant space for physical exercise and the area should be enclosed. An average-size backyard is suitable for a Welsh Springer Spaniel that lives outdoors. Indoor types will remain active, but typically require more exercise.

Exercise

Without proper exercise, the Welsh Springer Spaniel will usually become discontent. It is best to provide this breed with at least several opportunities of exercise every week.

Life Expectancy

The Welsh Springer Spaniel lives an average of 12-14 years.

Litter Size

The Welsh Springer Spaniel has an average of 6-10 puppies.

Grooming

The coat of the Welsh Springer Spaniel does not require special attention. Brushing the coat regularly is all that is needed. However, the coat sheds at least twice a year and should be brushed more often during this time.

Origin

The Welsh Springer Spaniel is a breed that originates from Wales.

Group

Sporting

Color

The only color combination that is acceptable for the Welsh Springer Spaniel is liver and white.