The flat, feathered coat requires routine brushing a few times a week.
Active, loyal and possessing an even disposition, the Welsh Springer Spaniel is an excellent companion for families and hunters alike. The breed is a "velcro" dog and prefers to be with its people. Welsh Springers possess a stubborn streak, but respond well to training if it starts early. This athletic dog needs daily exercise and at least weekly brushing to maintain its coat.
Depending on the size of your dog as an adult you are going to want to feed them a formula that will cater to their unique digestive needs through the various phases of their life. Many dog food companies have breed-specific formulas for small, medium, large and giant breeds.
The Welsh Springer is a medium breed and has a lifespan of 13 to 15 years. What you feed your dog is an individual choice, but working with your veterinarian and/or breeder will be the best way to determine frequency of meals as a puppy and the best adult diet to increase his longevity. Clean, fresh water should be available at all times.
Beyond regular weekly grooming, the occasional bath will keep them clean and looking their best. Grooming can be a wonderful bonding experience for you and your pet. Their strong fast-growing nails should be trimmed regularly with a nail clipper or grinder to avoid overgrowth, splitting and cracking. Their ears should be checked regularly to avoid a buildup of wax and debris which can result in an infection. Teeth should be brushed regularly.
Active, loyal and possessing an even disposition, the Welsh Springer Spaniel is an excellent companion for families and hunters alike. The breed is a ʺvelcroʺ dog and prefers to be with its people. This athletic dog needs daily exercise. A secured fenced yard is best, but long daily walks on a leash would also suffice. In fact, your Welsh Springer will prefer a long walk with you rather than sitting alone in the backyard.
Welsh Springer Spaniel &HEALTH
Like all breeds there may be some health issues, like hip and elbow dysplasia, autoimmune thyroiditis and eye disease. Some dogs may be faced with these health challenges in their lives, but the majority of Welsh Springer Spaniels are healthy dogs.
Working with a responsible breeder, those wishing to own a Welsh Springer can gain the education they need to know about specific health concerns within the breed. Good breeders utilize genetic testing of their breeding stock to reduce the likelihood of disease in their puppies.