Mapping: DefaultPageMap
Map Field: BottomMiddle
Ad Slot: PW1_RON_Top_Billboard
Size Mappings: top_billboard_970x250

Welsh Springer Spaniel Dog Breed

Source: PetWave, Updated on July 16, 2015
Welsh Springer Spaniel


The Welsh Springer Spaniel, also known as the Starter, the Tarfgi, the Red-and-White Spaniel, the Welsh Spaniel, the Welsh Cocker, the Welsh Springer or the Welshie, dates back to the earliest time when dogs helped men with hunting. This breed is extremely versatile and can be used to hunt and/or retrieve virtually any type of game, on land or in water and over any sort of terrain. The Welsh Springer Spaniel is smaller than the English Springer Spaniel but larger than the English Cocker Spaniel. The breed is known for its stable disposition and boundless energy. It gets its name from its style of hunting, which is to “spring” hidden game from places of hiding. The Welsh Springer Spaniel was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1906, as a member of the Sporting Group.

The mature male Welsh Springer Spaniel should stand 18 to 19 inches at the withers, while adult bitches should be 17 to 18 inches in height. Weight should be in proportion to height and overall balance; adults typically weigh between 35 and 45 pounds. The Welsh Springer’s coat is always white with rich, dark red markings. It is straight, soft and weatherproof, with moderate feathering.

Mapping: DefaultPageMap
Map Field: TopRight
Ad Slot: PW1_RON_Top_Right
Size Mappings: Top_Right
Mapping: DefaultPageMap
Map Field: BottomRight
Ad Slot: PW1_RON_Btm_Right
Size Mappings: Btm_Right
Mapping: DefaultPageMap
Map Field: BottomLeft
Ad Slot: PW1_RON_Btm_Left_300x250
Size Mappings:

Featured Dog Breed

Italian Greyhound

Italian Greyhound Dog Breed Guide: Get in depth information about the Italian Greyhound and start learning what makes this breed of dog so unique.

Learn more about: Italian Greyhound