Welsh Springer Spaniel
A hardy, vigorous worker in the field, the Welsh Springer Spaniel loves the outdoors and needs as much running, hiking, or biking exercise as you can provide.
Indoors he attaches himself with great devotion to his people. He is reserved with strangers, sometimes reticent, so he needs to be accustomed to people and noises at an early age. With other animals, he is peaceful and dependable.
Because of his independence and tendency to be easily distracted, the Welsh Springer Spaniel requires early training so that good habits are instilled right from the start.
However, he is physically and emotionally sensitive and “soft,” so training should be done with a calm voice and a light hand on the leash. Corrections should be mostly verbal — these gentle dogs wilt under rough handling.