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American Water Spaniel

American Water Spaniel Facts

Common NameAmerican Water Spaniel
OriginNorth America
Average Size42cm (18in)
Average Weight20kg (45lbs)
Average Lifespan12 years
GroupGun Dog
ColourBlack, Dark Brown, Brown
Average Litter Size5
TemperamentIntelligent, quiet and calm
TrainingShould be trained from an early age using short, ongoing sessions as assertive training methods tend to be ineffective

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American Water Spaniel

An American original, this competent retriever also doubles as a flushing spaniel. Like many of the spaniel breeds, it hunts both feather and fur (and even fish) with equal enthusiasm.

Friendly, intelligent, and often willing to please, this dog is also very protective of its owner. In old age the dog may become temperamental. This dog is very soft-mouthed but can be trained to play tug-of-war. It will be very attached to the alpha of the house and think of children as kennel mates until they grow up.

Unspayed females will have a mind of their own when in heat (even when very well trained). This little brown dog also has many of the common spaniel characteristics.