A member of the fun and friendly Spaniel group, this breed makes both a great hunting partner and a playful family pet. The Welsh Springer Spaniel’s ancestors were commonly used for flushing game during the Renaissance, as evidenced by their frequent portrayal in paintings of the era. They were popular amongst the nobility in the 1700’s but eventually lost their place the English Springer Spaniel. Fortunately for admirer today the breed was kept alive by a few devotees. Lively and affectionate, this breed longs to be in the company of its owners, whether taking long hikes or taking it easy on the porch. Its coat requires at least weekly brushing to keep it shiny and tangle free.
Each AKC approved purebred breed has its own national club. The mission of these “parent breed clubs” is to improve and preserve a particular breed by advancing knowledge about its history, its health and care requirements and by assuring that the breed’s form and function remain true to its historical physical type and character: A Dalmatian, for instance, should be athletic and have a natural affinity for working with horses. A Fox Terrier should have the right body size and shape, and a drive to go after vermin.
Pet owners, breeders, trainers, veterinarians, and others with a special love for a breed, join the parent breed club to meet like-minded enthusiasts and to support the club’s mission.
The national parent breed club is the first place for the public to go to learn about a breed or find a knowledgeable, experienced breeder.