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Russian Spaniel (Tri-color, Muzzle)
Tri-color, Muzzle

Breed Information


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Name Russian Spaniel
Other names Rosyjski Spaniel
Origin Russia
Breed Group Gun Dog
Size Medium
Type Cross Breed
Life span 14-16 years








Male: 15–17.75 inches (38.1–45.1 cm)

Female: 15–17.75 inches (38.1–45.1 cm)


Male: 20–35 lbs (9.1–15.9 kg)

Female: 20–35 lbs (9.1–15.9 kg)


Black & White

Red & White

Brown & White


Litter Size 4-6 puppies
Puppy Prices

Average $2000 - $2500 USD

Estimated costs of an imported Russian Spaniel puppy is $2000-2500, depending on your location.

Breed Characteristics


4 stars

Apartment Friendly

4 stars

The Russian Spaniel will do okay in an apartment if it gets enough exercise. These dogs are fairly active indoors and a small yard is sufficient. The popularity of this breed in Russia is mainly due to the dogs' small size, allowing people to keep them in the city apartments and easily transport to the hunt site.

Barking Tendencies

3 stars


Cat Friendly

3 stars

Child Friendly

4 stars

Good with Kids: This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them.

Dog Friendly

3 stars

Exercise Needs

3 stars

The Russian Spaniel has plenty of stamina and needs regular exercise. These dogs should be taken on long daily walks or jogs.


2 stars

Low Maintenance: Infrequent grooming is required to maintain upkeep. No trimming or stripping needed.

Health Issues

2 stars

Hypoallergenic: NoProne to overeating; strict diet must be maintained.


3 stars

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3 stars

Shedding Level

3 stars

Moderate Shedding: Routine brushing will help. Be prepared to vacuum often!

Stranger Friendly

3 stars


3 stars

Moderately Easy Training: The Russian Spaniel is average when it comes to training. Results will come gradually.

Watchdog Ability

3 stars

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Russian Spaniel Puppy (Head, Muzzle)
Head, Muzzle

Russian Spaniel Names

Rank Boy Names Girl Names
01 Buddy Chloe
02 Cooper Lola
03 Toby Coco
04 Duke Luna
05 Louie Abbie
06 Oliver Emma
07 Milo Bailey
08 Oscar Gracie
09 Dexter Sophie
10 Bailey Zoey
100 Cute Puppy Names ›


The Russian Spaniel is a type of spaniel first standardised in 1951 in the Soviet Union after World War II by cross breeding English Cocker Spaniels, English Springer Spaniels and other spaniel breeds. Physically it is similar to a Cocker Spaniel, but has a shorter, tighter coat and a longer body. Developed and used as hunting dogs, this breed does not suffer from any major health complaints other than those normally associated with spaniels. Popular in its native Russia, the breed was only introduced overseas in the 1990s, and is not yet recognised by any major kennel clubs.

To its owner, the Russian Spaniel is unparalleled in devotion and ability. It is amiable toward other dogs regardless of the breed. In addition to providing impressive work in the field, the Russian Spaniel makes a good-natured house pets and a reliable watchdog. Great with children, his handsome appearance and agreeable nature make him a good companion, and most are kept at home. Easy to train, the Russian Spaniel is devoted to his master, never letting him out of sight. The Russian Spaniel needs a firm, but calm, confident, consistent pack leader in order to be mentally stable.


The Russian Spaniel is the youngest of the Russian gundogs. It originated mostly from English Cocker Spaniels and English Springer Spaniels. Breeds known as Russian Spaniels have been mentioned as early as 1891 in New Zealand. The popularity of the breed in Russia increased after the early 1990s, with Moscow dog shows since that time annually including between 120 and 131 Russian Spaniels, which qualifies the breed as one of the most popular, along with the Irish Setter. In 2002, the Russian Spaniel Club was set up in the United States to increase the knowledge of the breed outside Russia and to enable owners to register their dogs.

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