Welsh springer spaniel

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Welsh springer spaniel,

breed of medium-sized sporting dogsporting dog,
classification used by breeders and kennel clubs to designate dogs bred for pointing, flushing, and retrieving game. These dogs hunt by air scent—as opposed to most hounds, which are ground scenters—and their quarry is primarily game birds.
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 developed several centuries ago in Wales. It stands about 17 in. (43.2 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs between 30 and 40 lb (13.6–18.1 kg). Its straight, dense, silky coat is rich dark red and white in color and forms fringes, or feathers, on the ears, chest, underside, back of legs, and stern. The tail is docked. A hardy, all-purpose gundog, the Welsh springer can be trained to retrieve waterfowl as well as upland game birds. See dogdog,
carnivorous, domesticated wolf (Canis lupus familiaris) of the family Canidae, to which the jackal and fox also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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Cardiff North MP Craig Williams and Welsh springer spaniel Winston who hopes to be |named Westminster Dog of the Year
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There were 396 new Welsh springer spaniels registered with the Kennel Club last year but only 273 new ones so far this year.
In addition to being uncommon, the Welsh springer is often mistaken for a Brittany.
There's a Welsh Springer behind me, asleep on an old blanket.
Researcher to the leader of the opposition in Wales [bar] Pets: None yet, but Welsh springer spaniel on the way [bar] Hobbies: Rugby, real ale, walking and reading [bar] Hero: Tie between Boris Johnson and Churchill [bar] I entered politics because I want to get things done not just talk about it.
Although Nicky already had Sam, Welsh springer spaniel at home, she had been considering having another dog.
I would probably say going to buy our dog (well our puppy, as he was then) a black and white Welsh springer spaniel called Scamp.
LIVELY Welsh springer spaniel Molly has proved herself to be one of Parliament's top dogs.

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