Although possibly sharing common origins with the English Springer, the Welsh Springer Spaniel is generally smaller, has a finer head, and always has rich, dark-red markings on a white coat.
History of Welsh Springer Spaniel
A clue to the possible age of this breed comes from a 16th-century manuscript which refers to what could be an early ancestor of the Welsh Springer Spaniel.
The description “springer” refers to the breed’s ability to “spring” hidden game.
Identification keys of Welsh Springer Spaniel
slightly domed skull
long, muscular neck
silky, dense coat, never wavy or wiry
square, medium-length muzzle
Flat-coated Retriever As its name suggests, the coat of this retriever lies close to the body. It is dense and fine-textured, with feathering on the legs and tail.
History of Flat-coated Retriever
Although a British dog, it derives from two American breeds - the Labrador and the Newfoundland.
Field Spaniel The Field Spaniel has a long body in relation to its height, and a silky, flat coat. The breed was originally divided into two categories, the lighter of which became the Cocker Spaniel.
History of Field Spaniel
After the Field Spaniel was separated from the Cocker in 1892, crossings […]
Épagneul Picard This is another of the older French breeds of spaniel which displays an obvious relationship to the setters. The Picard can be distinguished by its characteristic tri-coloured appearance, with tan, liver, and white areas apparent in its coat.
History of Épagneul Picard
Closely related […]
German Spaniel Although somewhat similar in appearance to the English Springer Spaniel, the German Spaniel is slightly shorter in the leg. This versatile dog operates as a talented retriever, often working in marshland. It resembles hounds in that it is also highly respected as a tracker.
English Springer Spaniel As well as being the ancestor of most other contemporary spaniels, the English Springer is also one of the tallest. A division between working and show strains has arisen, the former being shorter and stockier.
History of English Springer Spaniel
This gundog was originally used to […]