Original Name : American Water Spaniel
Type : Braccoid
Male size : 15-18 inches
Male weight : 30-45 lbs
Female size : 15-18 inches
Female weight : 25-40 lbs
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : United States of America
The demeanor of American Water Spaniels indicates intelligence, a desire to please and friendliness. These energetic, zippy dogs expend a great deal of energy on the hunt, showing eagerness while remaining controllable. Developed in Wisconsin in the early 19th century, this is a rare breed much appreciated by hunters on the Third Coast, the Great Lakes region.
In proportion to the overall look, moderate length, attractive, alert, self-confident expression denoting lively intelligence.
Well developed, sturdy, not too compact, solid loins, well developed chest.
Solid liver, brown or dark chocolate, some white on toes and chest.
Lobular, long, broad, leather extending to the nose.
Moderate length, curved like a rocker, lively, moderate feathering.
Ranging from marcel (uniform waves) to close curls.
American Water Spaniels are muscular, medium-sized dogs with a marcel to curly coat. It is important that they are the right size and well proportioned. They are solidly built, full of strength and quality, with the substance and bone needed to support their musculature, without any sign of clumsiness. Hair is also a key point, as with all waterdogs. The number of waves or curls can vary depending on the region, while the undercoat must be sufficient to protect against weather, water or punishing cover.
The American Water Spaniel is a breed developed in the United States as an all-round hunting dog to retrieve game from skiff or canoes and work ground with relative ease.