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American Water Spaniel Profile

Country of Origin:

United States.

Size:

15 - 18 inches; 24-45 pounds

Coat:

Consists of longish oily hair. Colors can be liver, brown, or dark chocolate.

Character:

This dog is sensitive, has a high pain tolerance, and is sometimes timid. It is intelligent and loyal to its master. Barking can be a problem.

Temperament:

The American Water Spaniel is good with other dogs in the family, but can be aggressive toward strange dogs. It is generally gentle with other animals and children.

Care:

The coat needs weekly brushing. The hair around the feet and topknot may be clipped. The ears should be checked on a regular basis.

Training:

Strong-handed training methods are generally ineffective. Sessions should be short, ongoing and occur on a daily basis.

Activity:

This dog is a natural lover of water, a skilled retriever and hunter. It needs daily exercise, preferably in the form of a long walk.