American Water Spaniel

American Water Spaniel

Weight
25-45 Lbs
Height
15-18 Inches
Lifespan
10-14 Years
Exercise
1-2 Hours Per Day

Overview

Weight
25-45 Lbs
Height
15-18 Inches
Lifespan
10-14 Years
Exercise
1-2 Hours Per Day

Many people haven’t heard of the American Water Spaniel. They’re a medium-sized breed of dog that only come in varieties of brown. Their coat is curly, and they don’t tend to shed as much as other dogs. That means they’re a great choice for owners with allergies, although you should remember that no breed is truly hypoallergenic. 

You will still have to keep up with grooming maintenance. They need a good brushing frequently, and you’ll likely have to take them to a groomer to get their coat trimmed every now and again. 

They are happy and intelligent dogs who love to please their people. That means they should prove quite easy to train, as they’ll catch onto things quickly. Their intelligence, however, means they need a lot of stimulation. You’ll have to provide plenty of enrichment to keep them busy, and this isn’t just true for mental stimulation. American Water Spaniels are also high-energy dogs who need to walk and run a lot to be happy.

If you don’t give them the exercise they need, they’ll take it out on you and your belongings, so beware!

American Water Spaniel – A Dog That Enjoys Training

They are hunting dogs by nature, so you should be aware of this, because it means two things. The first is that you’ll have to do a lot of recall training, as they may lock onto a target and not want to come back when called! This can be dangerous for dogs. You should also be aware that you they may not get along with small animals, as they might see them as prey. They can live with cats with careful introductions and socialization from a young age, but leaving them alone unsupervised with the cats is still a risk you likely shouldn’t take. The American Water Spaniel is a wonderful dog and best friend for life.

Photos of American Water Spaniel

Here are some Bernese mountain dog photos for you to get a good picture of the breed.
NAMES BY BREED

American Water Spaniel Names

Female, Male, Inspired by size or by coat color

Lojo

Barry

Aaron

Sean

Tommy

Lilly

Fluffer

Katie

Liz

Leo

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