American Water Spaniel

Breed History / Description

This brown water spaniel (the original name for the breed) was developed in the Mid West of the United States as a duck retriever and also used to flush out waterfowl – so it combines Spaniel and Retriever properties. The American Water Spaniel shares some similarities in appearance with the Irish Water Spaniel in coat type and its love of water – making it ideal for going out in boats with the hunters and diving off to retrieve shot birds. It was recognised by the AKC in 1937, and is little seen outside of the USA.

General Appearance

This breed does not as yet have a Kennel Club Breed Standard and therefore it may not be exhibited at Kennel Club licensed Breed Shows.

Club, K., 2018. The Kennel Club's Breed Standards. 5th ed. London SW1V 2SA: Ebury Press.

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