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Irish Water Spaniel

Irish Water Spaniel

The Irish Water Spaniel is a large breed of dog that belongs to the Spaniel breed. Playful, brave, alert, and very responsible this dog is a great family pet companion in the house, they can also be a good watchdog if trained properly.

Irish Water Spaniel is larger than American Water Spaniel but they are almost the same in all other characteristics. Irish Spaniel is a rare breed nowadays but it is still a good companion or as a family pet at home.

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Irish Water Spaniel Dog Breed Pictures

  • Two Irish Water Spaniel puppies
  • Irish Water Spaniel
  • Irish Water Spaniel

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Sporting Dogs


21 to 24 Inches


45 to 68 Pounds

Life Span

12 to 14 Years

Irish Water Spaniel Appearance

Irish Spaniel is a strongly built but not leggy dog breed, their coat is dense and curl, it grows down from the head which often covers the eyes; a “beard” growing at the back of the throat often accompanied by “sideburns”. Its fur color is liver/puce and has a very definite purple hue. Their face is entirely smooth-coated that it doesn’t need any grooming. They have a rugged built with webbed feet to aid in its powerful swimming too.

Although they don’t shed a lot it is recommended to brush their fur at least once to twice a week to spread it natural oil through its body, and bathe and groom at least once a week or if necessary.

Irish Water Spaniel Size

The Irish Spaniel is the largest of the spaniels breed they weigh around 20-26 kg (45 to 58 pounds) for female and 25-31 kg (55 to 68 pounds) for male, their height ranges around 53-58 cm (21 to 23 inches) for female and 56-61 cm (22 to 24 inches) for male.

The exact size standards might vary, but you can expect females to be slightly smaller than males.

Irish Water Spaniel Personality

Irish Water Spaniel

Irish Spaniel is an active and energetic dog, they are intelligent that makes them easy to train and discipline. 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 Irish 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. Irish Spaniel loves to swim too, so making them swim is a good exercise for them too to make them more healthy and fit, it is a good bonding time too to you and your fur baby.

Irish Water Spaniel Health

Irish Water Spaniel has an average life span of 12 to 14 years, they are generally healthy but like other breeds of dogs, they are also prone to some diseases. Not all Irish Spaniel will get any or all of these diseases but the following are the common diseases an Irish Spaniel can have.

Hip DysplasiaIt 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.
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.
Drug Sensitivity It shows sensitivity to certain medications, including some antiparasitic and antibiotic drugs. Signs of this sensitivity range from tremors, depression, seizures.

How much is the Irish Water Spaniel?

Look for a legit seller or breeder of Irish 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 $1500 – $1800 to Irish 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.

Irish Water Spaniel

Everyone has an Equal Opportunity for Love

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: American Water Spaniel

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