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American Water Spaniel

Intelligent, energetic and eager to please, the American Water Spaniel is a versatile hunting dog and devoted family companion. One of the few breeds developed in the U.S., this rare breed only has about 3,000 registered dogs. The American Water Spaniel is an active dog that needs regular exercise. His naturally curly coat requires regular grooming and twice weekly brushing.
Living Considerations
  • Good with children
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living if sufficiently exercised
Did you know?
The American Water Spaniel is an excellent swimmer, even in rough waters, using his tail as a rudder.
Also Known As:
American Brown Spaniel
American Brown Water Spaniel
American Water Spaniel
  • Size Medium
  • Height 38 to 46 centimetres
  • Weight Males - 13 to 20 kilograms, Females - 11 kilograms
  • Coat Varies from wavy to tight curls
  • Energy Active
  • Colour Solid liver, brown or dark chocolate, and may have white on toes or chest
  • Activities Field Trials, Hunting, Agility, Rally, Conformation, Obedience, Therapy
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both