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