The Welsh Springer Spaniel dog breed originated in Great Britain and is a cousin of Cocker Spaniel and English Springer Spaniel. These breeds are regarded as the founding members of all of the hunting spaniels of England. There was a time when the Cocker Spaniel and English Spaniel were both born in the same litter. Dog breeds such as Field and the Irish Water, Sussex, the Climber and the Welsh Springer, all started to develop from the Cocker and English Springer in Wales at around 1300 AD.
Once, all of these dog breeds were classified as ?Cocking Spaniels? or ?Cockers? and used to interbred. Shortly afterwards, English hunters proceeded in the division of all these dogs into one categories and thus, the Water Spaniels and Welsh Spaniels and the Land Spaniels were all tagged in as the Land Spaniels. As the 18th century was coming near to its end, the Welsh Springer spaniel was commonly known and given the name of ?Welsh Cocker? and finally separated from the English Springer.
Throughout its evolution, and specially after being classified in its own class, the Welsh Springer was usually bred to spring and find the game. Welsh Springer?s are quite a hardy breed since they can actively work in almost all weather conditions and plains, having strong stamina in the hunting game, and can end up working for hours and hours without taking any rest.
Welsh Springer Spaniel is actually a medium-sized, compact, working canine fellow. Welsh Springer Spaniel?s somewhat rounded head perfectly fits with his body and a vaguely doomed cranium. The square muzzle just is suitably long as the skull and never more huge then that. The nose of Welsh Springer Spaniel is usually black or shaded in light brown with quite visible nostrils.
The teethes are quite sharp like razors and the oval shaped eyes, which are from medium to dark brown, gives the Welsh Springer a great facial features and look. The height for male Welsh Springer Spaniel is probably about 17 to 19 inches, that is roughly 43 to 48 cm and for a female dog is about 16 to 18 inches, 41 to 46 cm. A normal weight for male Welsh Springer Spaniels is about 40 to 45 pounds that is 18 to 20 Kg and females are 35 to 45 pounds, 16 to 20 kg.
The Welsh Springer Spaniel breed has a soft, flat and a naturally straighten-up coat that never goes wavy or wiry. Additionally, it is that much opaque enough to keep the mutt off from becoming wet, and from rough countryside season and extreme cold weathers. Welsh Springer has have some sensible amount of feathers at the back of their forelegs, above the hocks, hind legs, belly and their chest with slight feathers on tails and ears as well. The coat color ranges from white, dark and rich red.
Welsh Springer Spaniels have a very lively, trainable, pleasant and quite eager personality. Indeed, Welsh Springer Spaniels are packed with immense enthusiasm and often times become determined or impetuous. However, these dogs are not so outgoing as compared to the English Springer Spaniels and like to stay independent. It is recommended for Welsh Springer Spaniels, to prevent shyness in between the mob of people, an early socialization that includes introducing them to different sights, sounds and peoples is indeed crucial to avert coyness.
A Welsh Springer Spaniel is family buddy, loyal and one who likes to please others in his environment. Dogs from this breed are especially happy to be with children?s and enjoy any activity scope they can get into. Although, its much tinier then its ancestral English Springer in physique and power, but this breed requires a committed master who show good skills in training him otherwise, he will not act on known commands and can turned out to be quite domineering.
On the other hand, Welsh Springer Spaniels are quite sensitive towards a stronger tone that unusually sounds stronger than their possessors do. Welsh Springer owners should need to be quite coolly, but also with an eye of the tiger. Breeders and owners should train their Welsh Springer Spaniels for hunting in earlier stages of their life in order to mend their manners in a positive direction, obeying to the commands and avoiding to go just wandering.
A Welsh Springer Spaniel can be considered to keep outside of the house, but with ample covering from the winters and summers seasons. However, since Welsh Springer Spaniels are so great a family-compatible canine, people usually prefer to keep them inside with the family. Welsh Springer Spaniels are mostly active indoors and can be of a little bit aid in indoor works (of course, if trained) and can live with comfy in apartments located in the midst of the metropolis (give that properly exercised) and even in the country.
A standard sized ranch or yard would be a great place for them to be humming and running around. No matter where you keep a Welsh Springer Spaniel, they are very lively and needs a lot of exercise and activities to keep them on their feet and alert always and to avoid them becoming bored lazy or fat.
Welsh Springer Spaniel is one of those dog breeds that are far easier to train as compared to other dog breeds. They are highly clever and blooms on satisfying and entertaining folks around them. In order to effectively train a Welsh Springer Spaniel, keep the training periods shorter but much interesting for the canine. The only obvious problem with training Welsh Springer Spaniels is that they have a very short span of concentration when it comes to training sessions. To deal with this, be ready to have lots of lip-smacking treats for the dog ready so that he or she can keep focusing on training. Another thing, only patient and easy trainers can go a long way with Welsh Springer Spaniels instead of the ones who are loud and possessive.
For some owners of Welsh Springer Spaniel, keeping up with their adventurous and high level of activity zeal will both be a fun and challenge. Welsh Springer just love to run free around an open area and likes to play games that release their energy out of the body and relieve their pressure. Introducing your Welsh Springer Spaniel to exercise in the earliest periods of his life will ensure a greater health and development for mind and body overall, but it is essential to keep running activities to a moderate level since too much free running can cause structural glitches.