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American Water Spaniel Dog Breed Puppy Ads
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Breed Group: Gundog Group Height Male: 15-18 inches
Breed Size: Small Height Female: 15-18 inches
Breed Origin: USA Weight: 25-45 pounds
Appearance
The American Water Spaniel was developed in the United States as an all-around hunting dog, bred to retrieve from skiff or canoes and work ground with relative ease. The American Water Spaniel is an active muscular dog, medium in size with a marcel to curly coat. Emphasis is placed on proper size and a symmetrical relationship of parts, texture of coat and co
 

Temperament
Eager, enthusiastic, and very intelligent, the American Water Spaniel is a dog that makes for a great companion and pet. This is a dog that has plenty of energy, especially when younger, and is loyal, dedicated, and fun to be around. The American Water Spaniel is suitable for newcomers to dog ownership as well as for the more experienced, and these dogs are very good around children that they have been brought up with, as well as with other animals. The American Water Spaniel loves to be a part of the action when it comes to family fun and activity, and neglecting your American Water Spaniel can result in boredom and destructive behavior.

The American Water Spaniel is very alert and protective, and this makes him a good watchdog, although it may mean that he is a little reserved and on guard when strangers are around. You should be mindful that the American Water Spaniel does not like to be teased, and can be quite noisy in terms of barking and whining. He can also be possessive when it comes to his toys and his food. However, all in all this is a hardy and robust dog that loves to spend time with his family, enjoys play and exercise, particularly swimming and fetch, and although he can be stubborn can also be very responsive with the right training and attitude. This breed is very adaptable in terms of living environment providing they have the company that they crave, but will fare best in a house with a fenced yard so that they can get plenty of play and exercise.

 
History
The American Water Spaniel (AWS) is a rare breed with only an estimated 3000 in existence on any given date. While the American Water Spaniel is one of the few dogs recognized as having been developed in the United States, it has never been a popular breed. The breed was reportedly developed in the Fox and Wolf River valleys of Wisconsin - where it is officially the State Dog - during the mid 1800s. It was frequently used by the market hunters of the day to help harvest all manner of game but, as the folklore says, most notably waterfowl harvested in the Great Lakes Region. In fact, even today one will find the majority of the American Water Spaniel owners and breeders are still located in Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, and surrounding states.
 
Health
As the world of pure bred dogs goes the American Water Spaniel is not considered to be a breed that is overwhelmed by health problems nor is it devoid of them altogether. As with any breed, the majority of AWS are going to live long and healthy lives provided they are cared for properly and given good medical care. Sadly, there will be some that experience a health crisis.
 
 
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American Water Spaniel


Scale ( 1 to 5 ): 1=Low 5=High
Guard Dog? 2
Watch Dog? 4
Exercise Needed? 3
Grooming? 3
Energy Level? 3
Shedding? 3
Ease to Train? 3
Good with children? 5
 
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