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Welsh Springer Spaniel vs Field Spaniel vs English Springer Spaniel – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Welsh Springer Spaniel vs Field Spaniel vs English Springer Spaniel" Compare Welsh Springer Spaniel and Field Spaniel. Which is better: Welsh Springer Spaniel or Field Spaniel or English Springer Spaniel?
Name Welsh Springer Spaniel Field Spaniel English Springer Spaniel
OriginsWales England England
Group Gun Dog Gun Dog Gun Dog
Popularity Rank13314527
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Other Names Welsh Springer, Welsh Cocker Spaniel, Welsh Starter, Welshie Field Springer Spaniel
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1914 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1894 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1910 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Flushing Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Flushing Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Flushing Dogs section.
Breed Recognition No set American Kennel Club Canadian Kennel Club Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club American Canine Registry America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club Canadian Canine Registry
Price $1200-$1400 $800-$1000 $700-$800

General Appearance - Welsh Springer Spaniel vs Field Spaniel vs English Springer Spaniel

Size Medium Medium Medium
Weight Male: 40-45 pounds (18-20 kg), Female: 35-45 pounds (16-20 kg) 35-50 pounds (16-22.5 kg) Male: 45-55 pounds (20-25 kg), Female: 40-50 pounds (18-23 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 42.5 pounds (19 kg), Female: 40 pounds (18 kg) 42.5 pounds (16-22.5 kg) Male: 50 pounds (22.5 kg), Female: 45 pounds (20.5 kg)
Height Male: 17-19 inches (43-48 cm), Female: 16-18 inches (41-46 cm) 18 inches (46 cm) Male: 19-21 inches (48-56 cm), Female:18-20 inches (46-51 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 18 inches (45.5 cm), Female: 17 inches (43.5 cm) 18 inches (46 cm) Male: 20 inches (52 cm), Female:19 inches (48.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Welsh Springer Spaniel vs Field Spaniel vs English Springer Spaniel

Coat Silky Soft Straight Dense Silky Waterproof Feathered
Colors Red White Golden Liver Blue Roan Black White Liver Tan Black
Grooming
Average: The Welsh Springer Spaniel requires average grooming effort.
Easy to groom: The Field Spaniel doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Advanced: The English Springer Spaniel requires a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Welsh Springer Spaniels shed moderately.
Field Spaniels shed moderately.
English Springer Spaniels shed moderately.

Characteristics - Welsh Springer Spaniel vs Field Spaniel vs English Springer Spaniel

Temperament Affectionate Active Playful Intelligent Loyal Friendly Stubborn Adaptable Docile Sensitive Cautious Familiar Sociable Affectionate Cheerful Intelligent Social Alert Energetic Playful
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Welsh Springer Spaniel's has great intelligence.
Smart: Field Spaniel's has great intelligence.
Very smart: English Springer Spaniel is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Welsh Springer Spaniels are easy to train.
Field Spaniels are easy to train.
English Springer Spaniels are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Welsh Springer Spaniel is a playful breed.
The Field Spaniel is a highly playful breed.
The English Springer Spaniel is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Welsh Springer Spaniels don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Welsh Springer Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Field Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
English Springer Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Welsh Springer Spaniels need for social interaction is average.
Field Spaniels are a social breed.
English Springer Spaniels are a social breed.
Barking
Average: The Welsh Springer Spaniel barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Field Spaniel rarely barks.
Average: The English Springer Spaniel barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Welsh Springer Spaniels are good watchdogs.
Field Spaniels are average watchdogs.
English Springer Spaniels are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Welsh Springer Spaniels are not the best to protect their territory.
Field Spaniels are not the best to protect their territory.
English Springer Spaniels are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Welsh Springer Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Field Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The English Springer Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Welsh Springer Spaniels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Field Spaniels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
English Springer Spaniels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Welsh Springer Spaniels have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Field Spaniels have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Wanderlust potential of the English Springer Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Welsh Springer Spaniels have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Field Spaniels have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
English Springer Spaniels have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Welsh Springer Spaniels are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Field Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs.
English Springer Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Welsh Springer Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Field Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
English Springer Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Field Spaniels do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
English Springer Spaniels do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Welsh Springer Spaniel vs Field Spaniel vs English Springer Spaniel

Stranger Friendly
Welsh Springer Spaniels are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Field Spaniels are average friendly towards strangers.
English Springer Spaniels are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Welsh Springer Spaniels are very kid-friendly dogs.
Field Spaniels are very kid-friendly dogs.
English Springer Spaniels are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Welsh Springer Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Field Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
English Springer Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Welsh Springer Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
Field Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
English Springer Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Welsh Springer Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Field Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
English Springer Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Welsh Springer Spaniels are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Field Spaniels are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
English Springer Spaniels are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Welsh Springer Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Field Spaniels are generally with other pets.
English Springer Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Welsh Springer Spaniels are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Field Spaniels are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
English Springer Spaniels are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Yes
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Yes
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Yes
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Welsh Springer Spaniel breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Field Spaniel breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
English Springer Spaniel breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Welsh Springer Spaniel vs Field Spaniel vs English Springer Spaniel

Health Issues
The Welsh Springer Spaniel is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Field Spaniel is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
English Springer Spaniels are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Cataracts Elbow Dysplasia Entropion Epilepsy Glaucoma Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Autoimmune Hypothyroidism Epilepsy Eye Problems Heart Problems Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Allergies Ear Infections Ectropion Hip Dysplasia Phosphofructokinase deficiency (Tarui disease, PFK) Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Retinal Dysplasia
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 11-15 years 10-14 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Welsh Springer Spaniels are high energy dogs.
Field Spaniels are high energy dogs.
English Springer Spaniels are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Welsh Springer Spaniels need quite a lot of exercise.
Field Spaniels need a lot of exercises.
English Springer Spaniels need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Welsh Springer Spaniels don't need too much sleep.
Field Spaniels don't need too much sleep.
English Springer Spaniels don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals. 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 3 to 4.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average to High.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Welsh Springer Spaniel can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Welsh Springer Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Field Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The English Springer Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Welsh Springer Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Field Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The English Springer Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Welsh Springer Spaniel vs Field Spaniel vs English Springer Spaniel

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 6-8 puppies 4-6 puppies 4-10 puppies

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