American Water Spaniel Information

American Water SpanielThis eager, charming dog is both an excellent retriever, especially in water, and a wonderful companion. Its distinctive coat ranges from wavy to tightly curled and can be liver, brown or dark chocolate in color. While many dogs have long and well-document histories, the American Water Spaniel is a bit of a mystery. Experts speculate that it is descended from the Irish Water Spaniel, Curly-Coated Retriever, Field Spaniel and the now-extinct Old English Water Spaniel.

Very active and easy to train, this breed is a faithful companion, although it can be stubborn at times and aloof toward strangers. Fun fact: The American Water Spaniel is the official State Dog of Wisconsin. This is perfect considering all the lakes in the area and how much this breed loves to swim!

Breed Stats

Average Size

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Height: 1ft 3in - 1ft 6in     Weight: 25-45lbs
Lifespan: 12 - 15 Years


  • Affection
  • Children
  • Strangers
  • Other Dogs
  • Barking


  • Grooming
  • Shedding
  • Easy to Train
  • Time Alone
  • Exercise Need


  • Apartments
  • Cold Tolerance
  • Heat Tolerance

All dogs have their own personality and unique training, causing them to differ slightly from these breeds stats. However, please let us know if we made an error in the stats, we appreciate your help!

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