American Water Spaniel

Also Called: American Brown Water Spaniel

American Water Spaniel
Affection Level Cuddly
Friendliness High
Kid Friendly High
Pet Friendly High
Exercise Needs Moderate
Playfulness High
Energy Level High
Trainability Average
Intelligence High
Tendency To Bark Low
Amount Of Shedding Low

The American Water Spaniel is an intelligent, active and alert dog breed with a dark chocolate to liver color medium-length coat. The breed is good-natured, easy to train and makes a loyal and alert companion.

Breed Overview

  • Group: Sporting
  • Life Span: 12-15 years
  • Height: Medium
  • Weight: 20-45 lbs
  • Coat: Medium-length
  • Coat Colors: Dark chocolate to liver
  • Litter Size: 2-8
  • Family: Spaniel
  • Hypoallergenic: false
  • Recognition: AKC
  • Size: Medium

Training and Care

American Water Spaniels require thorough and consistent training to be well-behaved. Regular brushing is needed to keep their coat in good condition and occasional baths to rid the coat of natural oils.

Diet and Nutrition

American Water Spaniels need a diet that has an ideal balance of proteins, fats and vitamins. High-quality dry kibble that is formulated specifically for active sporting breeds is recommended.

Health Problems

American Water Spaniels are generally healthy, but may be prone to some health issues such as hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, hypothyroidism and eye problems.

Breed History

The American Water Spaniel was developed in the United States in the Great Lakes region in the 19th century. The breed is a mix of Irish Water Spaniel, Curly Coated Retriever and other local water dogs.

Where to Buy or Adopt

American Water Spaniels can be bought or adopted from reputable dog breeders or rescue organizations. Prices for American Water Spaniels range from 800 to 1200 USD.

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