American Water Spaniel, after the name created for water. Maximum was used as a hunting dog, to retrieve from the boat.
AMERICAN WATER SPANIEL: HISTORY
American Water Spaniel was created a long time ago, but there is no accurate data when it was. Resembles a smaller version of the Irish Spaniels, but there is a possibility that has emerged from this type. Or some previous versions. English Spaniel and Curly Retriever probably had an impact on the formation of this breed.
There are traces that American Indians influenced their development.
American Water Spaniel was first recognized in the mid western parts of America, where served primarily for hunting. There were not many breeders, because the breed was recognized by the AKC in 1940. However after that, popularization has not taken hold, and now this dog is not a common that you will see at the show or in the role of a pet.
AMERICAN WATER SPANIEL: APPEARANCE AND ANATOMY
American Water Spaniel is a very active dog, which why is muscular. It has a medium size with wavy hair. It is an excellent swimmer and its hunting value is priceless. It was built stable, with good muscle mass. Breed weight is in the range from 25 lb to 40 lb and the height is in the range from 15 inches to 18 inches.
HEAD: must be in harmony with the appearance, of medium length, intelligent look.
EYES: medium size, set well apart, slightly rounded, color ranges.
EARS: set above the eye line, and lobe-shaped, long, broad, reaching to nose.
MUZZLE: medium length, square, good depth, scissor bite.
NOSE: dark colors, black or brown, well opened nostrils, a good sense of smell.
NECK: medium length, rounded, muscular.
TAIL: medium length, curved in a rocker, carried slightly above or shorter than the back line, ends pointed tips, lively, covered with hair.
FRONT LEGS: lean, muscular, medium length, straight, with good bone.
REAR LEGS: well-developed, strong and dynamic.
COAT: wavy, curly, curls can vary from one to another part of the body, under coat protects from the wet weather, do not be trimmed.
COLOR: liver brown color, brown or dark chocolate color.
AMERICAN WATER SPANIEL: CHARACTER AND BEHAVIOR
American Water Spaniel dog is sensitive but firm and very active. It is an excellent swimmer, primarily intended for hunting quail, ducks, pheasants, partridges and hares. He’s good at playing with children and loyal to the family. Goes well with other dogs or animals. Although gentle, can be a good and dedicated caretaker.
American Water Spaniel is an intelligent dog that is easily trained. He’s always willing to learn new commands and is always in the mood for any action. Is it to walk on a leash, in the woods or playing in the backyard, it will immediately accept it.
No aggressive turns out to strangers but will bark to announce the arrival of a stranger.
AMERICAN WATER SPANIEL: ADAPTATION AND CONDITIONS OF LIFE
American Water Spaniel is a dog that requires daily physical activity. Long walks in nature would be the ideal solution. If it is near some water, your dog will be happy. It would not be bad to be on a leash.
Can live outside in adequate housing, but like all pets, the best will be felt in the house next to you. Affectionate pet that will not disturb and the children will love it.
AMERICAN WATER SPANIEL SEEN BY CHILDREN
AMERICAN WATER SPANIEL: HEALTH PROBLEMS AND CARE
American Water Spaniel has oily hair, it is necessary to brush once a week. Hair in the paws area need a haircut. The dog is prone to ear infections, so you should perform regular checks.
As for the major health problems is not subject to any disease. May have a problem with the knees or retinal atrophy. It is recommended to periodically reviewing the hips and eyes.
The lifespan of the breed American Water Spaniel is 10 to 12 years.