Russian Spaniel

Russian-SpanielRussian Spaniel History:

The Russian Spaniels are descendants of English Cocker Spaniels and English Springer Spaniels. They have been mentioned early in New Zealand. Some were used for hunting, but the smaller spaniels weren’t really useful due to the weather conditions. The breed became popular in Russia after the early 1990s.

Appearance:

The Russian Spaniel is a small, sturdy dog with a short, silky coat with feathering on the ears and legs. Colors can vary and includes solid colors without white markings, piebald, speckled, black and tan. The head and ears are also usually dark. Both the male and females of the breed weigh on average 28–40 lb and are around 15–17 inches.

Temperament:

The Russian Spaniel is energetic and free-spirited. It has an easy-going nature and very devoted. It is always ready to play, responding to any form of attention with a happily wagging tail. They are trainable, can make a good watchdog and likes children.

Health:

There are no other breed-specific health issues currently known. As with all long-eared spaniels, ear infections mostly happen. The breed is inclined to gain weight easily. The Russian Spaniel can be prone to food allergies, which are usually identified at between 1 to 5 months of age with the most common allergens being chicken and carrots. It has an average of 14 years for its lifespan.