American Water Spaniel

Ease of Training
Guard Dog


  • His exact origin is unknown
  • It is thought that he was developed from the Irish Water Spaniel, Curly-Coated Retriever, and old English Water Spaniel
  • He is a gun dog used for hunting; he could retrieve from boats

Personality and Behavior

  • He's friendly and eager to please you
  • He gets very attached to one person in the family
  • He shows lots of affection to his human family
  • He can be possessive of his belongings
  • He is friendly with other dogs
  • He can be a little barky at times; he makes a good watchdog
  • He likes to active outdoors
  • He's a natural retriever so he loves playing fetch


  • He's fairly easy to train. He learns commands at an average rate.


  • He sheds quite a bit of hair. You'll find some hair stuck to your clothes, couch and carpets.

Grooming / Maintenance

  • His medium-length coat needs to be brushed two or three times a week to keep it free of mats and tangles.

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