If you ask Russian hunters to name the five most popular dogs, then the Russian spaniel will certainly take the leading place in this list. This still very young breed was bred in the Soviet Union. The International Community of Dog Handlers (FCI) has not yet been recognized.
At the end of the nineteenth century, various types of spaniels began to be imported to Russia. They were mostly cockers. They tried to hunt with them, but these squat dogs turned out to be not very suitable for Russian areas. At the beginning of the twentieth century, breeders began to select more high-legged and temperamental dogs, and springers began to be discharged from abroad to breed a new breed.
The first standard of the Russian spaniel breed was introduced in 1951, and a slightly modified standard was adopted in nineteen sixty-six. The Russian Spaniel breed is used when hunting field, swamp, steppe and waterfowl in Russia. To find a bird, to raise it and after the hunter's shot, on his order, to bring the shot game is a task that the Russian spaniel must perform. The description of the breed, which can be found in all cynological reference books, confirms that the dog perfectly copes with "official" duties.
The Russian spaniel has a calm and balanced character. It is an active, friendly, playful and very affectionate animal. He loves his owners, the whole family in which he lives, infinitely. They are completely devoid of aggression, treat pets living in the house well.
The dog is small, with a long, soft and slightly wavy coat. On the head it is short and straight – such is the Russian spaniel. The description of the breed, which can be found in canine and veterinary reference books, notes a strong and muscular physique. The height at the withers is 40 centimeters in males and 38 centimeters in females.
There are three types of color: one-color, three-color, two-color. The tail is thick at the base, cut off by half of the original length.
In addition to being used for hunting, it is a wonderful pet. For children, the best and most fun four–legged friend is a Russian spaniel. The description of the breed published in the standard confirms the friendliness and cheerful disposition of this dog. That is why you should be ready for your pet's little pranks. He can tear up a newspaper or ruffle his slippers.
Proper nutrition is what is necessary for a Russian spaniel dog. The description of the breed warns about the predisposition of this animal to overeating and gaining excess weight.
The spaniel gets along well in a city apartment, but in this case long walks in the fresh air, physical activity are necessary.
And although it is certainly a hunting dog, any owner of such an animal will tell you that the best pet is a Russian spaniel. The puppies whose photos you see in this article will not leave indifferent either adults or children.
Spaniel is a kind, affectionate and very loyal animal that will become the best friend for all members of your family.
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