Welsh Springer Spaniel Dog Names in Pop Culture
Anderson Cooper is a television personality reporting world news. He also happens to be one of the few people to actually have a Welsh Springer Spaniel. His Welshie, Molly, passed away in 2015 and the world mourned with him. His announcement was, in typical Anderson Cooper fashion, made simply and matter-of-factly. Molly's first appearance to the public was made on Cooper's show, Anderson and later in segments on Anderson Live. In April of 2016, Anderson made a new, happier, announcement when he introduced his new Welsh Springer Spaniel. Lili has become a hit on Instagram since then. She has even appeared on Bravo's Unleashed, a segment dedicated to animals and their owners.
If you have been anywhere near the internet you know about Benny. Benny is a Spaniel that was skyrocketed to internet fame just by doing his thing on a family walk at the beach. With all of the enthusiasm and doggishness that a Springer Spaniel can manage, he is the coolest dog in Wales. While the pictures of him jumping up were probably epic, it is the pictures of him coming down from his leaping that made him famous. He is sopping wet and so happy. So happy it would seem in a couple of shots that his feet never do touch the ground. He appears almost like a human, sloppily walking along the beach during no-shave November in one cleverly captured picture. His ears are pointed at the sky as he walks on air in the rest.
Spot Fletcher inspired President George W. Bush to name his Springer Spaniel Spot. Spot, like most White House dogs, lived the high life. Unlike some of them though, he got to go to meetings in the Oval Office. Bush allowed him in because he understood the decorum that belongs in these proceedings. Spot loved going to Camp David with his presidential father because he got to do what he was bred to do: hunt and run and swim. For Bush, there could not be a better dog. There is a really fun fact about Spot, and that is that Spot’s bio mom, Millie, also resided at the White House.
Edward Stourton’s dog Kudu became the most prolific dog on the internet in 2012 when Stourton’s daily column turned into a book. The book features musings from Kudu’s perspective over the comings and goings of people and dogs alike on his walks with dad.
Welsh Springer Spaniel Dog Name Considerations
Welshies are often referred to as a "velcro" breed. This is because they are just a tinge codependent. They never ever want to be separated from you, but that is a good thing. Welshies are loyal and devoted making them great watchdogs. This is a non aggressive breed, so they are not ideal for guard dogs, however. In order to get your Welsh Springer Spaniel to not be shy about your company, you will have to socialize them often and from an early age. They can get used to visitors and become friendly, caring dogs, and your kids will love running and play with them.
Remember that first and foremost, these dogs were bred for hunting. The innate talent required for this is still found in the companion dog. They are sporty and fast, so names that embrace that aspect of their personality are a big plus. They are also gun dogs; one syllable names are perfect when a quick recall is necessary. As with any dog, you want to keep it short so you don't lose their interest. Other things you may want to consider are their soft temperament and adorable selective obedience. They are curious little creatures that learn quickly, making them the perfect dog to have around. As long as you don't use harsh training tactics, you will have a well-trained Spaniel whose heart you will hold forever. Keep these wonderful traits in mind as your select a moniker based on looks, personality and breed type.