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Irish Water Spaniel

The Irish Water Spaniel is a strong, intelligent dual-purpose hunting dog with a natural instinct to please. An active and energetic companion, the Irish Water Spaniel may be reserved with strangers but is loyal to those he knows. The breed requires regular exercise, and his hypoallergenic coat looks best with occasional brushing and trimming.
Living Considerations
  • Good with children
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living if adequately exercised
Did you know?
The Irish Water Spaniel has webbed feet, which help him to excel at swimming.
Also Known As:
Whiptail
Shannon Spaniel
Rat Tail Spaniel
Bog Dog
Irish Water Spaniel
  • Size Medium
  • Height Males – 55.5 to 61 centimetres at the shoulders
    Females – 53 to 58.5 centimetres at the shoulders
  • Weight Males – 25 to 29.5 kilograms
    Females – 20 to 26 kilograms
  • Coat Medium
  • Energy High
  • Colour Rich liver to dark liver with a purplish tinge, sometimes called puce liver
  • Activities Agility, Conformation, Obedience, Rally Obedience, Tracking
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both