American Water Spaniel

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American Water Spaniel

American Water Spaniel

The American Water Spaniel is a rare dog that is originated in the United States, it belongs to the Spaniel breed of dog. They are known as a hunting dog that is a skilled swimmer, it has the high energy that is good in chasing and retrieving game. Water Spaniel has similar features to the Irish Water Spaniel, but the Irish breed is larger than it. Even though Water Spaniel is a hunting dog, nowadays they are commonly seen in the house as a family pet.

American Water Spaniel is very energetic and need regular physical and mental exercise, they are not suitable to live in small spaces like an apartment, a house with a wide backyard is advisable for them to live on, in your backyard it is better to have a tall and strong fence to keep them in your safe zone. If you love to have an energetic and affectionate dog this breed is the best buddy for you!

American Water Spaniel Dog Breed Pictures

  • American Water Spaniel
  • American Water Spaniel

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Sporting Dogs


15 to 18 Inches


25 to 45 Pounds

Life Span

10 to 15 Years

American Water Spaniel Appearance

American Water Spaniel has a water-resistant double coat with a curly liver that comes in a variety of brown and chocolate-related shades. The color of the eyes should harmonize with the color of the coat, and should never be yellow and their skull is broad and carries long wide ears. The tail is not typically docked.

The Water Spaniel is easy to groom but it is recommended to brush their fur daily because they shed a lot. Their coat has an oily feel to it, which gives off a “doggy smell” so it is better to bathe and groom them as necessary and used the right shampoo and conditioner for their fur to make it soft and smell good.

American Water Spaniel

The American Water Spaniel weighs around 11-18 kg (25 to 40 pounds) for female and 14-20 kg (30 to 45 pounds) for male, their height ranges around 38-46 cm (15 to 18 inches). The exact size standards might vary but you can expect females to be slightly smaller than males.

American Water Spaniel Personality

American Water Spaniel

American Water Spaniel is lovely. sweet, alert, obedient, and friendly dog but of course like other breeds of dog they have a time of being stubborn and sulky too. They love their owners a lot that they don’t mind cuddling on the couch for a long period of time, they can get easily bored so don’t let them leave alone on the house for a long period of time.

Early socialization can make Water Spaniel comfortable with other dogs in the house, they are also a good playmate to the children as long as we teach the children how to handle the dogs for the safety of the dogs and the children itself. Water Spaniel loves to swim too, so making them swim is a good exercise for them too to make them more healthy and fit its a good bonding time too to you and your fur baby.

American Water Spaniel Health

Water Spaniel has an average life span of 10 to 15 years, they are generally healthy but like other breeds of dogs, they are also prone to some diseases. Not all Water Spaniel will get any or all of these diseases but the following is the common diseases a Water Spaniel can have.

Hip Dysplasia It is an abnormal formation of the hip socket that, in its more severe form, can eventually cause crippling lameness and painful arthritis of the joints.
AllergiesIt is a misguided reaction to foreign substances by the body’s immune system of your dogs.
Pattern Baldness (Saddle Alopecia) It is gradual, symmetric thinning and loss of hair (alopecia) that usually begins by 6 to 9 months of age and progresses slowly until the affected areas are completely bald.
Cataracts It is an opacity in the lens of a dog’s eye, causing him to have blurry vision. If the cataract is small, it won’t likely disturb the dog’s vision too much, but cataracts must be monitored because the thicker and denser they become, the more likely it is they will lead to blindness.

How much is the American Water Spaniel?

Look for a legit seller or breeder of American Water Spaniel, the legit breeder puts a lot of effort into high quality and healthy breeding of dogs. They provide healthy Dog Foods, visit the Vet for check-ups, Vaccinations, Vitamins, and proper Grooming of the dogs.

In buying to a legit Breeder you can expect to pay $1200 – $1500 to American Water Spaniel puppies.

The breeder will coup up all the expenses he/she spent to provide a healthy breed to you so expect a little expensive.

American Water Spaniel

A Beautiful Fluffy Ear

Nowadays hundreds of thousands of dogs are being abandoned that’s why instead of buying I suggest you adopt! Support those in need give them love and a home to stay for the rest of their life.

Note:  The expenses of Taking care of a Dogs does not end in buying one after you bought or adopt your Dog you must provide their necessary needs, like Visit Vet ones a year for their health check-up, Complete and follow up Vaccinations, Foods and provide Vitamins as their maintenance and the most important is Time to play and cuddle with them, I think that’s the most affordable one, giving attention to them, proper care and lots of love from you…

See also: Irish Water Spaniel

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