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Dog photographWelsh Springer Spaniel - Dog of the Celts

Breed Origins: Wales ( 1300's ) Breed usage: Bird flushing and retrieving Dog Weight: 35 - 45 Pounds Dog Height: 17 to 19 inches to the shoulder Cost of Puppies: Cost of puppies varies depending on location, breeder and pedigree history

Information, Facts & Origins of the Welsh Springer Spaniel Dog
The Welsh Springer Spaniel comes from Wales and was bred originally for bird flushing and retrieving. It's origins can be dated back to the 1300's. This dog is classified as one of the Sporting Dog Group which we go on to describe in detail in the section at the bottom of this page. The Welsh Springer Spaniel was first Registered by the AKC (American Kennel Club) in 1914. Name Facts and Dog Names: This dog's name is sometimes mis-spelt as Spinger spaniel and the word Spaniel is often mis-spelt as Spanial.

Information, Facts & History of the Welsh Springer Spaniel
The origins of this dog are quite clearly held in its name. The word spaniel comes from the word "Espagnol" which means Spanish from where all of the Spaniel breeds hold their origins. The word "Springer" relates to the dogs ability to force its quarry to spring out of wooded areas. This is the only Welsh spaniel and was bred before the time that shot - guns were used in hunting. The dog would be expected to make the game take to flight from cover in order that the hunter's hawk could catch and kill the prey. The Welsh Springer Spaniel is found mentioned in the laws of Wales dating back to the 1300's. Although no records exist of its breeding it is believed to have been the result of a cross between the English and Clumber Spaniel.

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