This medium-sized breed requires a very active lifestyle, constant mental stimulation and a lot of personal attention. There is a lot of Welsh Springer Spaniel information and you would be hard-pressed to find any that doesn't mandate a lot of daily exercise to keep this dog happy. It's best for them to experience new people and places to keep them from becoming anxious.
The Welsh Springer Spaniel is recognized the world over as one of the smartest working dogs, and you need to be prepared for the responsibilities if you plan to adopt one. Because they are so sharp, they are highly sensitive as well as a bit stubborn. If they don't feel their work is purposeful, you will have a hard time dealing with this breed.
This dog's versatility in hunting, tracking, and retrieval make them prized among hunters. Once properly trained, they are extremely loyal and will work long and hard to be a superior hunting dog. Once home, they are great companion dogs for the children or just resting from a hard day's work and play. They will look forward to being with the family and sleeping with you.
As a remarkably active dog, exercise and work are necessary for the Welsh Springer. Even with frequent hunting activities, long walks are needed as is time to run free in well-fenced yards or dog parks. A lack of exercise will very quickly prompt this dog to be anxious, destructive and unhappy.