Bi-annually the Welsh Springer Spaniel Club produces a newsletter packed with information about the club, what has been happening in the various disciplines of the Welsh Springer Spaniel, articles, fun and games, breed information and much more.

Printed on quality paper and posted to members worldwide this publication is delivered in January and July every year.

We always love to hear from our members and should you have any feedback, requests or articles for future newsletters please contact the editor via email by clicking here.

An example of a previous yearbook can be found below. Why not become a member to start receiving your own copy.


The Welsh Springer Spaniel Club Year Book is published annually as a detailed summary of the previous years events and activities concerning Welsh Springer Spaniels in the UK.

Regular contents include:

  • All WSSC Show Results
  • WSSC Cup Winners
  • Championship Show Summary for Welsh Springer Spaniels
  • All WSSC Working Event Results
  • Breed Health Information
  • WSSC Member Adverts/Profiles

Year Books are included in WSSC membership (except Juniors) and will be available for collection from the WSSC Championship Show in September each year. Any uncollected Year Books will be posted to members as soon as possible after the show.

Advertising in the Year Book

  • Open to any WSSC Member
  • Single pages cost £50 and all additional pages are £40 each (additional images are charged at £5)
  • Closing date for advert booking is 12th May 2024 with advert copy by 9th June 2024
  • The actual size of the advert is 132mm x 188mm with your affix displayed at the top of the page
  • File formats accepted are Microsoft Word, PDF, JPG, BMP, PNG and TIFF
  • A digital proof will be supplied prior to publication
  • Adverts may contain wins upto the date of the WSSC Annual General Meeting.

Payments for adverts can be made through the club shop by clicking here, or via the payment links below. Other payment methods are available email the editor for more information.


Adverts can be submitted to the editor by email, post, or using the contact form below.

    For inspiration of previous adverts please see the book below.


    Other Publications

    Over the years the Club has produced other ad-hoc publications including full result round up books for show and working events in the UK and win record books.

    Most notable publications though are the Book of Champions and the Book of Champions Volume 2. The original book was produced to formally record all UK champions from the date first recorded by the Kennel Club to the end of the show season in 1991. This book is sadly out of print but copies occasionally come up for sale on eBay and Amazon. Volume 2 was published in 2017 with all UK champions and show champions covering the 25 years 1992 to 2016. Check out the Club Shop for any copies still available.

    The Club has a list of other valuable resource books written by experts on the breed over the years. This is a selection, many unfortunately out of print but do occasionally appear on eBay and Amazon.

    The Welsh Springer Spaniel – History, Selection, Training, and Care;

    William Pferd III, published by A.S.Barnes & Co. (New Jersey), 1977, 274pp (ISBN 0498018466) Out of print.’A collector’s item not merely because of historical significance as the first breed book but for its many virtues. Pferd’s enthusiasm, energy and thoroughness produced a comprehensive range of interesting material on hunting dog evolution and on red-and-white spaniel history. The mid ’70s Welshie scene is well illustrated with good b/w pictures from leading breeders in GB and USA. A giant leap for breed knowledge. Full marks for effort, and achievement.’ – John Phillips

    The Essential Welsh Springer Spaniel;

    John Phillips, published by the author, 1985, 183pp (rev. ed. 1989, 210pp) (ISBN 0951023705) Out of print.This book, by a former chairman of the WSSC, gives a very comprehensive history of the breed and its development during the 20th century. The importance of working ability is stressed and several chapters are devoted to this aspect of the breed. Included are appendices listing Championship Show results since 1924 and all UK Champions and a bibliography.‘This is a fine historical record of the breed as far back as it can be traced. References are clear, and comment is concise. Additionally there are some excellent discussion chapters on breed type and function. …the care and attention to facts is obvious. This is one of the best breed books I have ever read’ – National Dog (Australia)

    Welsh Springer Champions, 1952-1989;

    by E.E.Camino & Book Co., 1989, 125pp (ISBN 1558930132) (Spiral-bound paperback)

    The Welsh Springer Spaniel Club Book of Champions, 1902-1992;

    published by the WSSC, 1993, 251pp.A brief history of the breed is followed by complete record of all 233 UK WSS champions until 1992. Pedigrees are printed together with photographs (except for a small percentage of cases where they are unavailable). The book ends with a useful index.

    Welsh Springer Spaniel: a complete and reliable handbook;

    Linda S Brennan, published by TFH Publications, Inc. 1997, 93pp (ISBN 079380762x)This glossily illustrated book starts with short chapters on the description and history of the breed, the AKC breed standard, and showing but primarily concentrates on the care and welfare of Welsh Springers as pets.

    The World of Dogs – Welsh Springer Spaniel;

    Anne Walton, published by Kingdom Books, 1999, 272pp (ISBN 1852791128).

    Welsh Springer Spaniel; Haja Van Wessem,

    published by Interpet Publishing, 2000.

    Chelsea & the new Puppy;

    Loren Spiotta-DiMare, illustrated by Kara Lee, published by Town Book Press, New Jersey, 2001, (ISBN 1-892657-3-1).A delightfully illustrated children’s book about Chelsea, a Welsh Springer. Reviewed in the WSSC’s January 2002 Newsletter