American Water Spaniel

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Breed Attributes

General

Breed group: Sporting    Type: Pure Breed    Talent: , , , , ,

Physical

Size: Medium     Weight:     Fur length: Long    Ears: Flappy    Fur type: Curly    Fur Color: Black, Dark Brown / Chocolate

ATTRIBUTES

Life Expectancy: About 10 – 12 years    Rarity: Common    Availability: Easily available    Climate: Good for every climate.

Breed Details

General

Virtually unknown outside of the United States, the American Water Spaniel are considered a rare breed, which was obviously created by mixing Irish Water Spaniels and Curly-Coated Retrievers.

Since the 18th century this long legged medium sized spaniel was developed primarily as a hunting dog to retrieve from small boats such as skiffs or canoes. Active and muscular, strong swimmer, he was sometimes referred to as the lifeguard of dog breeds.

Color

The American Water Spaniel has a dark brown coat and typically has white toes and/or chest.

Coat

The American Water Spaniel has a dense double coat. The outer coat it curly, while the under coat is oily and weather/water resistant.

Personality

The American Water Spaniel is affectionate towards people, children and other pets, friendly, obedient and willing to please he make an ideal family pet. This competent retriever makes a tireless companion in the hunt. He also has the usual loyalty, brainy and compliant spaniel qualities.

Care

The rarity of the American Water Spaniel has enabled them to remain a healthy breed free of genetic disease. They may, however, have skin allergies. Brush them thoroughly at least twice a week. Bathe using a mild shampoo only when it's absolutely necessary.

Training

They're bred for the water, intelligent and trainable, hunting comes natural to them and they do it with excitement and enthusiasm. The American Water Spaniel has a highly sensitive nature and the training should be done with patience, consistency, and fairness. They're an excellent watchdog, yet they tend to bark excessively.

Activity

This breed require 2 hours minimum a day of vigorous exercise or a home in the country setting with large yard. American Water Spaniels enjoys daily jogging (securely leashed, because they have a tendency to roam) playing Frisbee and swimming either in a pool or at the beach.

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