Breed

Welsh Springer Spaniel


AKC Grouping
Sporting Group
Temperament
  • happy
  • reserved
  • upbeat

Demeanor
friendly

Choosing the Best Dog Food for an Overweight Welsh Springer Spaniel

The Welsh Springer Spaniel is prone to becoming overweight, so much care must be taken in order to ensure its proper dietary may benefit from are being met without feeding it too much. The Welsh Springer Spaniel was bred primarily as an active bird dog, although dietary habits could have also changed over time due to a number of other health issues the breed is predisposed to such as hip dysplasia and several eye conditions.


Breed

Welsh Springer Spaniel


AKC Grouping
Sporting Group
Temperment
  • happy
  • reserved
  • upbeat
Demeanor
friendly

Welshies in general are one of the oldest spaniel breeds that originate from Great Britain, where the climate is typically damp with mild temperatures. Welshies have appeared in British art and literature since around 250 BC, but the Welsh Springer Spaniel emerged as a specific breed in England around the early 1900s. The Welsh Springer Spaniel was bred primarily as a bird dog used to spring game being hunted by falconers. The Welsh Springer Spaniel's attractive coat of white and red patterns is also weatherproof and thornproof, allowing it to hunt in differing climates and environments. The distinguishing white and red pattern of the Welsh Springer Spaniel's coat is believed to be a trait that may have existed on other English breeds that have long died out since the early 1900s. The Welsh Springer Spaniel is a smaller, yet solidly built dog that has been bred for endurance and hard work.


Energy
energetic
Grooming
a weekly good brushing
Training
obedient
Shedding
regularly

Without the availability of commercial dog food, most likely dogs of this hunting breed would have relied on leftovers from the game they helped hunt as their main food source. The Welsh Springer Spaniel is still a popular dog for bird hunting in England, while their loyal and affectionate behavior has also allowed them to become attractive family pets. After World War I, there were no surviving Welsh Springer Spaniels in Great Britain with registered pedigrees, which forced breeders to use unregistered dogs and essentially restart the breed over again. The very first Welsh Springer Spaniel ever photographed was of Corrin, the conformation show dog of Mr. A. T. Williams. While the Welsh Springer Spaniel is still used for its original purpose as a bird dog, many of the breed have become domesticated family pets, although they are still known for being very energetic and often headstrong. The Welsh Springer Spaniel was bred to instinctively spring on game during the hunt, a behavior that is still witnessed today in domesticated dogs springing on their toys while playing, but most likely they will not desire to search out food when it is readily available to them. While still hardworking and energetic, a domesticated Welsh Springer Spaniel may not need the same amount of food required by its bird hunting ancestors, who were constantly active in harsh outdoor conditions.


Spot & Tango is dedicated to providing your Welsh Springer Spaniel the highest quality dog food to promote a healthy weight. Spot & Tango utilizes just locally sourced USDA approved beef, lamb and turkey in their dog foods. By using just locally sourced meats Spot & Tango makes sure that their meats are antibiotic, preservative and hormone free. The premium meats contained in Spot & Tango's dog food are abundant in the proteins that develop and repair cartilage and tendons which can help in alleviating discomfort connected with the muscle pressure triggered by excessive weight. Feeding your overweight Welsh Springer Spaniel Spot & Tango dog food rich in gluten-free quinoa, millet, and brown rice can help to increase their energy and support their digestive system aiding in their weight management. Spot & Tango's recipes include leafy greens and fruits that could help reduce discomfort and for strengthening the heart of an obese Welsh Springer Spaniel.


Worrying about your overweight Welsh Springer Spaniel’s health? Spot & Tango is a family-run business that is committed to providing your Welsh Springer Spaniel dog food solutions. At Spot & Tango, we are aware that there are different dogs with different requirements. It is for this reason that we ensure that your dog food is USDA, animal nutritionist, and veterinarian approved. We make it our mission to offer the ideal human-grade food that is made by animal nutritionists and veterinarians and for your overweight Welsh Springer Spaniels. Complete your dog’s profile and Spot & Tango will recommend a great meal plan for your overweight Welsh Springer Spaniel.