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American Water Spaniel
History:

Country/Date of Origin: United States/late 1800s

One of the few breeds native to the US, the American Water Spaniel was obviously created by mixing Irish Water Spaniels and Curly-Coated Retrievers. Not particularly handsome, they tireless workers and adept at flushing game upland or retrieving waterfowl. Recognized by the American Kennel Club since 1940.

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AKC Group: Sporting

Breed Club: American Water Spaniel Club

Rescue Club: American Water Spaniel Club Rescue

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Body Type:

  • A long legged medium sized spaniel
  • Height: 15-18 inches (at shoulder)
  • Weight: 25-40 pounds
  • The long tail, unlike that of the Irish Water Spaniel, is covered with hair; It is not altered
  • Long and wide ears set high on the head are heavily feathered and are not altered

Personality:

  • Intelligent and trainable
  • A natural retriever
  • Affectionate towards people
  • Gets along well with other dogs
  • Noisy; a watchdog that will bark an alarm

Coat:

  • A dense coat of moderately long close curls. Water-resistant
  • Always chocolate or liver in color
  • Does not have a topknot
  • Hair on the forehead is smooth but the ears are covered with close curls of a longer length than the body hair

Health Concerns:

  • Skin allergies
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Tasty Tidbits:
  • A very rare breed; puppies will be extremely difficult to find
  • Most of the American Water Spaniels are in the midwest
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