History / Welsh Springer Spaniel

Some history of the breed
the breed is very old. A red and white spaniel, which was very popular in bird hunting, has appeared in Wales already in the 18th century. Welsh Springers were recognized as a separate breed in England in 1902. Rover of Gerwyn, born only a year earlier, was the first champion of the breed. However, it was after the wars that breeding began in a larger scale. During this decade, the number of registhated Welsh Springers is on average 600 puppies per year, whereas the same number is 150 in Finland. the first Welsh Springers in Finland came from Sweden in 1967. these two bitches can be found in almost all Finnish bloodlines.