It's thought he descended from the 16th century English Water Spaniel, Retrieving Setter, and possibly the Irish Water Spaniel
He's been used to hunt birds
Personality and Behavior
He's loyal and affectionate
He loves to play games and jump around
He's usually reserved around strangers
He likes lots of physical activity and exercise
He can be quite stubborn
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 short coat only needs to be brushed occasionally. However, because it sheds you may find yourself brushing it once a week, or more, to minimize the hair in your home (what you remove with a brush doesn't end up on the couch!).