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Breed: Welsh Springer Spaniel
Country of Origin: England
AKC Group: Sporting
Function: Hunt
Life Span: 12-15 years
Appearance: Medium
Color: dark red & white coat
Coat Type: Silky
Grooming: Regular brushing with a stiff bristle brush will suffice. Pay extra attention however, when the dog is shedding. Bathe or dry shampoo only when necessary. Check the ears regularly for grass seeds and signs of infection. Trim the hair between the toes and keep the nails clipped.
Height: 16-19 inches
Weight: 35-45 pounds
Activity Level: Medium-high
Watch Dog: Yes
Protection: No
Intelligence: High
Trainability: Medium-high
Good With Children: Yes
Good With Pets: Yes
Good With Strangers: Ok
Character: Willing
Home Environment: Fenced yard or apartment if exercised
Best Owner: Lively
Potential Problems:  
Physical: Prone to hip dysplasia. Some lines are subject to epilepsy and entropion