American Water Spaniel
American Water Spaniel

The American Water Spaniel originated in the Great Lakes in the US around the middle 1800’s and is the State Dog of Wisconsin.  This spaniel is a dual purpose dog and is well suited for retrieval and companionship. He’s a very muscular, active medium size dog whose coat can be liver, dark or brown chocolate and can be closely curled or have uniformed waves. Initially people didn’t want to use this dog for shows as they feared it would destroy his hunting prowess but that eventually changed.

This beautiful dog loves attention from his family and needs lots of exercise. He has boundless energy and enthusiasm. His coat needs regular brushing. He weighs 25-45 pounds and stands at 15-18 inches high.

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