Russian Spaniel

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Vital Statistics:
Place of Origin: Russia
Group: Gun Dog
Height: 15-17 3/4 in.
Weight: 28-35 lbs.
Life span: n/a
Trainability: high
Good with children: n/a
Good with other pets: n/a

What is the origin of the Russian Spaniel?

The Russian Spaniel ancestry probably began with the English Cocker Spaniel with later additions of different Spaniels and possibly Pointers. In the latter half of the 20th century Russian immigrants brought their dogs to the United States and Canada. The first Russian Spaniel Club was established in 2002 in North America.

What does the Russian Spaniel look like?

The Russian Spaniel stands 15-17 3/4 inches tall and weighs 28-35 lbs. The coat lies very close to the skin, is medium long. Ears are long and dark colored. Ears and the back of the legs are fringed. Coat colors are white with black, brown or red spots, solids and tricolors. Regular brushing should keep the coat clean. Ears should be checked weekly.

What is the temperament of the Russian Spaniel?

The Russian Spaniel has an excellent temperament. It is easily trained and responds to obedience training done with a kind hand. The Russian Spaniel is good with children and good with other dogs. It can happily live in an apartment as long as it has daily exercise.

What is the Russian Spaniel used for?

The Russian Spaniel is trained to find, flush and retrieve birds and hunting small game. It can also be used as a guard. The Russian Spaniel is a loyal family companion.

Possible Health Issues

Obesity, otitis, food allergies

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