The Welsh Springer is an extremely intelligent, versatile breed. They like to do whatever you do just as long as they are with you. The old saying, “You can’t be all things to all people,” does not apply to the Welsh. They are so adaptable that they can be happy with a boisterous family of active children or as a quiet house dog with an elderly person. The Welsh will take its cue from you. You are its world and it will want to please you above all else.
If you sit, it will lie down at your feet. If you get up, it will follow. Some owners take their Welsh to the office. Others run, hike and hunt with their Welsh. Still others simply enjoy family play time or evening walks. The most loyal companion imaginable, the Welsh will join in every activity. The breed is gentle by nature, sometimes a little reserved with strangers, but quickly warming up as soon as they are introduced. Typically the Welsh will stay beside you until it feels comfortable with a new situation.
The Welsh is affectionate and loving to all members of the family. Because they are so eager to please and because they are so intelligent, they easily trained. Every moment you spend training your Welsh will yield unbelievable dividends in the adult companion you will have. A Welsh is best trained early, the optimum training time being between the ages of 7 weeks and 4 months. Obedience training at an early age brings out the best in the Welsh. They truly enjoy their puppy classes and owners often find they have the most biddable and intelligent dog in the class. They quickly catch on that they are pleasing you with each new task.