Most historians date the arrival of the Celtic language in Britain to around 600BC.
This version of Celtic was to evolve into Brittonic (or Brythonic), which in turn gave rise to Welsh, Cornish and Breton.
Less exuberant that the English springer, the Welsh springer spaniel is steady and easygoing.
She still needs plenty of hard exercise, however, as she loves to hunt for birds.
Although the percentage of Welsh speakers is generally higher in the West, more and more people all around Wales are taking up learning Welsh and are sending their children to Welsh medium schools.
(This website is now archived.) Welsh is being spoken naturally as part of everyday life in communities across Wales, especially in the North West and West.
Labelled Insular to differentiate them from the Continental European languages, the versions of Celtic on these western islands developed into two branches.
The majority of European languages, including Welsh, evolved from a language now called Indo-European, which developed into nine different language groups, one of which was Celtic.She is an all-purpose, all-terrain hunter with a keen nose that can flush and retrieve over land and water.