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American Water Spaniel
Courtesy of The American Water Spaniel Club

UK KC Classification Gundog
Country of Origin USA
Date of Origin 1800s
Height 36 - 46 cm (15 - 18 inches)
Weight 11 - 20 Kgs (25 - 45 lbs)
Life Expectancy 12 Yrs

Main Characteristics

American Water Spaniels are medium sized, muscular, active dogs. They have a dense, wavy or curly coat that is liver, brown or dark chocolate in colour.


American Water Spaniels are intelligent, and eager to please.


If you are considering an American Water Spaniel as a pet, consider the following points:
They are suitable for urban living
They are usually ok with children
They thrive in cold climates
They are easy to obedience train
They usually get on well with other dogs
They need a lot of physical exercise

Interesting Facts

American Water Spaniels are also known as:

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