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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.