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    Welsh Springer Spaniels

    Anyone have any experience with this breed? I did a search on the forum but it didn't really bring up anything helpful. I'm just curious as to their temperaments, health, etc.

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    Re: Welsh Springer Spaniels

    There's a woman at my KC that breeds them. They're good natured dogs, relatively high energy (they are gun dogs). They seem to have thyroid issues and I think something with eyes.

    They're exuberant and jolly and they've remained quite "birdy".

    I personally find them to be a very plain breed, but with the right people they are delightful.

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    Re: Welsh Springer Spaniels

    I know the same person as Xeph, and actually she has a litter due tonight (at the earliest) *crosses fingers* I'll probably be going over there this weekend to take pictures of the pups

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    Re: Welsh Springer Spaniels

    Don't know much about the breed itself, but when I was younger (9 or 10), my best friend was a family friend's Welsh Springer Spaniel. Beautiful good natured girl around my age (7 or 8), I'd take walks with her by myself, and take her to the playground. She was a real sweetheart, but I never did meet another Springer Spaniel after her.

    I think she did have thyroid issues, she died a couple of years ago.

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    Re: Welsh Springer Spaniels

    I guess I'm drawn to them because they vaguely resemble my wonderful Irish Red and White Setters. Never thought I'd go for a spaniel-y type breed, but they seem sportier than most Cocker's, etc. that I've seen.

    Oooo I would loooove to see pictures. Can't wait.

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    Cool Re: Welsh Springer Spaniels

    Quote Originally Posted by Xeph View Post
    I personally find them to be a very plain breed, but with the right people they are delightful.
    Xeph, what do you mean by plain? As in boring? Or are you talking about looks?

    I was considering this breed at one point but when I read in a few breed descriptions that the Welshie tends to be extremely attached to his people, to the point that one jumped from a 2-story balcony (!) to go after her owner.. Well, that made me decide to get another breed.

    They look like nice dogs, handsome and gentle. I would talk to breeders, fanciers, owners. Good luck!

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    Re: Welsh Springer Spaniels

    Xeph, what do you mean by plain? As in boring? Or are you talking about looks?
    Both. They just don't appeal to me.

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    Re: Welsh Springer Spaniels

    your australian shepherds are beautiful!

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    Re: Welsh Springer Spaniels

    Quote Originally Posted by colliepam View Post
    your australian shepherds are beautiful!
    lol that was random, but thank you

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    Re: Welsh Springer Spaniels

    Welshies are great dogs, especially good with families. They are an active breed that is fiercely loyal.


    You will find some more information here on their temperament and needs

    http://www.love-springer-spaniels.co...r-spaniel.html

    Good Luck

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    Re: Welsh Springer Spaniels

    Ran into one at the local pound this last weekend. He snarled at me as I walked up the hallway toward his cage. When I passed in front of his cage, he growled, barked and jumped at me. He'd have bitten me for sure if the kennel wasn't there and I was 2-3 feet from the kennel when he jumped at it. I was not a fan of him that's for sure.

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