Health Issues

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A small proportion of Welsh Springer Spaniels are affected by hereditary defects.  Fortunately these affect only a few dogs and all Welsh Springer Spaniel Club members are made aware of these conditions via the Club's Yearbook and Newsletters.  As a breed the Welsh Springer Spaniel is no less healthy than any other and the open information policy ensures that breeders are kept well informed of developments.

The breed now has a Joint Health Group formed in 1994 to monitor the health of the breed and to seek specialist help in dealing with known health issues.  Delegates of all the UK Breed Clubs pool information for the good of all.

(Text from The Welsh Springer Spaniel Club website)


Cutaneous Horn

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