An American original, this competent retriever also doubles as a flushing spaniel. Like many of the spaniel breeds, it hunts both feather and fur (and even fish) with equal enthusiasm.
Friendly, intelligent, and often willing to please, this dogis also very protective of its owner. In old age the dogmay become temperamental. This dog is very soft-mouthed but can be trained to play tug-of-war. It will be very attached to the alpha of the house and think of children as kennel mates until they grow up.
Unspayed females will have a mind of their own when in heat (even when very well trained). This little brown dog also has many of the common spaniel characteristics.
|Name:||American Water Spaniel|
|Average Size:||42cm (18in)|
|Average Weight:||20kg (45lbs)|
|Average Life Span:||12 years|
|Colour:||Black, Dark Brown, Brown|
|Average Litter Size:||5|
|Temperament:||Intelligent, quiet and calm|
|Training:||Should be trained from an early age using short, ongoing sessions as assertive training methods tend to be ineffective|