meet theWelsh Springer Spaniel


Training &Temperament

Welshies are loyal, hardworking hunters famous for persistence, stamina, and an uncanny nose for birds. Energetic Welshies train well and need lots of exercise and human contact to reach their full potential. The Welsh authority John Phillips wrote about his breed, “A sense of humor, expressed as a love of games of all sorts, is an endearing feature of the breed. … Though he seems dignified and even aloof at times, with his spaniel-sad face, he is never really gloomy, and delights in fun and frolic.”

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Did You Know?

The history of the Welsh Springer Spaniel begins as far back as 7000 BC.

By approximately 250 BC, the ancestors of the Welsh Springer had developed into the Agassian hunting dog, belonging to the wild tribes of Roman-occupied Briton.

The Welsh Springer Spaniel Club of America was formed in 1961.

Between the years 1926-1948, there were no Welsh Springer Spaniels registered by the AKC.

The Welsh Springer and English Springer are entirely different breeds and do not represent "varieties" of a Springer Spaniel.

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.


Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Red & White 146


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code