| UK KC Classification
| Country of Origin
| Date of Origin
||51 - 58 cm (20 - 23 inches)
||20 - 30 Kgs (45 - 65 lbs)
| Life Expectancy
||12 - 14 Yrs
Irish Water Spaniels are strongly built, upstanding dogs. Their coat consists of dense, tight ringlets and it is liver in colour.
Irish Water Spaniels are affectionate, but they can be aloof with strangers.
If you are considering an Irish Water Spaniel as a pet, consider the following points:
They are usually ok with children
They are happy to live and sleep outdoors
They are easy to obedience train
They usually get on well with other dogs
They need a lot of physical exercise
Irish Water Spaniels are also known as:
Rat Tail Spaniel
The Irish Water Spaniel is the largest breed of spaniel.