Welsh Springer Spaniel

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Average size and lifespan

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Height: 1ft 5in - 1ft 8in
Weight: 32-55lbs
Lifespan: 10 - 15 Years


  • Affection5/5
  • Kid-Friendly4/5
  • Stranger-Friendly2/5
  • Dog-Friendly3/5
  • Barking Amount3/5


  • Grooming Difficulty2/5
  • Shedding Amount2/5
  • Easy to Train5/5
  • Can Be Alone3/5
  • Exercise Need4/5


  • Cold Tolerance4/5
  • Heat Tolerance4/5
  • Apartment-Friendly2/5

Welsh Springer Spaniel Information

Welsh Springer SpanielThis happy, upbeat pup adds a spark of life wherever he goes. The Welsh Springer Spaniels are known as cheerful dogs who love to work hard and play hard. With this attitude, they make excellent family dogs!

Fascinatingly, the Welsh Springer Spaniel’s history dates back as far back as 7,000 B.C. to the time when hunting dogs were first used by man. So, you could say he is old hat at hunting. His body is strong and ready to work, and when combined with his excellent nose and webbed feet, this versatile guy can serve as a hunter, retriever and water dog. His trademark red and white coat isn’t just for looks, either; it is waterproof and designed to protect him from the elements.

All dogs have their own personality and unique training, causing them to differ slightly from these breed stats. However, please let us know if we made an error in the stats, we appreciate your help!

Breed FAQs

Can Welsh Springer Spaniels be apartment dogs?

The Welsh Springer Spaniel needs room to run and play. This makes them difficult to keep in small spaces like an apartment.

Can Welsh Springer Spaniels be left alone?

While Welsh Springer Spaniels prefer to be around their owners, they can do fairly well when left alone if necessary.

Are Welsh Springer Spaniels good with kids?

Welsh Springer Spaniels do well with kids. As with any dog they should be monitored closely, they're unlikely to become aggressive.

Are Welsh Springer Spaniels friendly with strangers?

Welsh Springer Spaniels tend to be uncomfortable with strangers. They will require extra training effort to socialize them with those outside their family.

Do Welsh Springer Spaniels get along with other dogs?

Although Welsh Springer Spaniels will mostly get along with other dogs, they may have some issues. They can typically be dealt with by socializing them with other dogs.

Do Welsh Springer Spaniels bark a lot?

As far as dogs go, Welsh Springer Spaniels bark an average amount. You can expect them to bark to alert you, get your attention, or when there are strangers or other dogs.

Do Welsh Springer Spaniels shed a lot?

The Welsh Springer Spaniel isn't a heavy shedder. Some limited brushing and occassional cleaning should help prevent much hair build-up.

Do Welsh Springer Spaniels need a lot of grooming?

Welsh Springer Spaniels don't require very much effort for grooming. You'll just need to provide typical maintenance and baths.

Do Welsh Springer Spaniels need a lot of exercise?

The Welsh Springer Spaniel has a good amount of energy and will need to be exercised with some walks and play to keep them happy.

Are Welsh Springer Spaniels easy to train?

The Welsh Springer Spaniel is smart and extremely trainable. They will learn commands quickly and love the bond of training with their owner.

Can Welsh Springer Spaniels handle cold weather?

Welsh Springer Spaniels do well in cold weather. You may need to protect their paws, but they'll do well in colder climates.

Can Welsh Springer Spaniels handle hot weather?

Welsh Springer Spaniels do well in hot climates and can stay out longer without overheating.

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