Are Welsh Springer Spaniels Considered Medium Sized Dogs?

by Naomi Millburn
    Ample physical fitness is the Welsh springer spaniel's friend.

    Ample physical fitness is the Welsh springer spaniel's friend.

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    If you're on the lookout for a dog who isn't too big, but at the same time isn't too small either, then a medium-sized dog is a logical -- and wonderful -- option to consider. Welsh springer spaniels are loving hunting dogs who definitely fit into this category.

    Welsh Springer Spaniel Size

    Welsh springer spaniels are medium-sized pooches, according to the Westminster Kennel Club. As far as height goes, male Welsh springer spaniels are ever so slightly taller than the females. Typical height for males is between 18 and 19 inches, when measured from the shoulder region. The typical height for females is between 17 and 18 inches, however. Welsh springer spaniels of both genders have similar average weights of 35 to 50 pounds.

    Exercise Needs

    These mid-sized cuties are sporty dogs who require exercise every single day of the year. Retrieving and hunting are ingrained behaviors in these spaniels, and vigorous physical fitness is a must for them -- think jogging and brisk fetching sessions.

    Basic Temperament

    Though not as small as toy dogs, Welsh springer spaniels are cuddly and sweet creatures nonetheless. They are often compared to Velcro for their tendencies to stick like glue around their favorite humans. They also tend to have measured, calm, devoted and diligent temperaments. Welsh springer spaniels typically thrive on making their owners feel good.

    Other Medium-Sized Dogs

    The canine world is full of many medium-sized dogs. If Welsh springer spaniels don't fit your lifestyle perfectly, consider bearded collies, Australian cattle dogs, Labrador retrievers, cocker spaniels and English setters.

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    About the Author

    Naomi Millburn has been a freelance writer since 2011. Her areas of writing expertise include arts and crafts, literature, linguistics, traveling, fashion and European and East Asian cultures. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in American literature from Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo.