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American Water Spaniel

Size: Medium

Weight: 25 - 45 lbs.

Height: 15" - 18"

Life Span: 10 - 12 years

Health Problems: Mitral valve disease

Origin: United States

Also Known As: No Nicknames.

Group: Sporting

Category: Companion Dog, Hunting

Exercise Needs

The American Water Spaniel requires regular vigorous exercise.

Grooming Needs

Your American Water Spaniel's waterproof coat needs regular weekly brushing. Check ears regularly.


The American Water Spaniel is a friendly, water-loving breed with strong retrieving and hunting instincts. However, the American Water Spaniel has a tendency to whine and bark if not properly trained.

Compatibility with Kids

Enjoys children. Best when exposed at an early age.


Bred in the early 1800s in the Midwest for bird flushing and retrieving.

Dog Food for Your American Water Spaniel

Puppy Select Formula Dog Food

Puppy Select Formula

Features our exclusive balance of nutrients for growing puppies.

Bag of Adult Select Formula

Adult Select Formula

Formulated for dogs of all ages, an excellent choice for multi-dog families.

Senior select formula food for older dogs

Senior Select Formula

Formulated for dogs 7 years and older.

Reduced fat formula dog food

Reduced Fat Formula

30% less fat than Bil-Jac Adult Select.

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