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Physical Characteristics

Breed Group:

Sporting Group.

Weight:

25-45 pounds (11-20 kilograms).

Height:

15-18 inches (36-46 cm) at the shoulder.

Color(s):

Possible colors include liver, brown, and chocolate.

Coat:

This breed has a dense, water-resistant coat with moderately long curls.


Overview

Character:

American Water Spaniels love water. They are friendly and affectionate animals that get along well with both people and other dogs. However, these spaniels do require obedience training in order to prevent possessiveness and excessive barking.

Country of Origin:

USA.

History:

The American Water Spaniel was created by crossing Irish Water Spaniels with Curly-Coated Retrievers. This breed originated in the USA during the late 1800s and was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1940.

Name:

American Water Spaniel. No additional names.

Temperament:

These dogs are intelligent and are natural retrievers. Although enthusiastic and eager to please, sometimes these dogs will have a mind of their own.


Care

Training:

Due to their intelligence, American Water Spaniels are highly trainable. These dogs are very competent at flushing and retrieving and are very enthusiastic hunters.

Activity:

These dogs are very active and require plenty of exercise and outdoor time.

Ownership:

American Water Spaniels are excellent with children and get along very well with other animals. They make friendly, affectionate companions. Since they tend to be quite noisy and bark a lot, these dogs make good watchdogs. A tendency toward excessive barking and food possessiveness can be successfully dealt with through proper training.


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