American Water Spaniel

General Facts :

The American Water Spaniel has a crisp-textured, tightly cured coat lined with a protective undercoat. The coat colors can be liver/chocolate and sometimes the dogs can have a small white spot on their chest. The dog has a medium-length muzzle that is smooth and square. The American Water Spaniel has either a black or dark nose and an eye color that should match the coat color ( shades of brown/hazel ).

The dog is eager to learn and very enthusiastic when it comes down to working. Primarily used for duck hunting but also for quail, pheasant, rabbit and grouse. Very recommended as a companion dog but also as a guard dog, it is a friendly, persistent and confident animal, capable of working for hours without any signs of exhaustion. Due to the fact that the dog is sensitive, the training methods should be used in a gentle, calm and quiet manner.

Origin :

There aren’t any official statements regarding this dog’s origin but since the 1700s this breed has been an all-around farm and hunting dog in the Midwestern part of the United States, especially in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The American Water Spaniel was probably created by mixing the Curly-Coated Retriever and the Irish Water Spaniel for hunting ducks and other small-sized animals.

Dimensions :

Height : Between 15 and 18 inches ( approximately 36 to 46 centimeters )
Weight : Between 25 an 45 pounds ( approximately 11 to 20 kilos )

Additional Information :

The American Water Spaniel is a very good swimmer and is the perfect choice for hunting in difficult waters but also woods or uneven terrain. Some of these dogs might drool or snore while others might bark and whine a little bit. The dog loves being in the center of attention but is capable of entertaining itself. Some of these dogs have the tendency to roam so keep an eye out if you own a dog like this.

The American Water Spaniel should be exercised quite a lot on a daily basis, long walks should be in every day’s schedule. These dogs are known to be very good with children as they are a loving companion not only around children but other people as well. Some of these dogs are prone to skin problems but besides this, there aren’t any health issues owners should be concerned about. Their life expectancy is around 13 years.

Gallery :

American Water Spaniel 1 American Water Spaniel 2
American Water Spaniel 3 American Water Spaniel 4
Monthly Recommended Dog Products
E-mail It