Country of Origin: United States.
Size: 15 - 18 inches; 24-45 pounds
Coat: Consists of longish oily hair. Colors can be liver, brown, or dark chocolate.
Character: This dog is sensitive, has a high pain tolerance, and is sometimes timid. It is intelligent and loyal to its master. Barking can be a problem.
Temperament: The American Water Spaniel is good with other dogs in the family, but can be aggressive toward strange dogs. It is generally gentle with other animals and children.
Care: The coat needs weekly brushing. The hair around the feet and topknot may be clipped. The ears should be checked on a regular basis.
Training: Strong-handed training methods are generally ineffective. Sessions should be short, ongoing and occur on a daily basis.
Activity: This dog is a natural lover of water, a skilled retriever and hunter. It needs daily exercise, preferably in the form of a long walk.
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