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American Water Spaniel

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Weight
Mle: 30-45; Female: 25-40 lbs
Height
15-18 inches
Color(s)
solid liver, brown, or dark chocolate
Overview
The American Water Spaniel is most commonly referred to as AWS. Since the 18th century this breed has been used on the farm and for hunting, particularly in Minnesota and Wisconsin. They are one of only a few breeds developed in America, and are considered a rare breed. The American Water Spaniel is virtually unknown outside of the United States. They were designated as Wisconsin's official state dog in 1986.
Character
The American Water Spaniel is a medium sized dog. This American original excels at flushing out game and retrieving. As is typical of the Spaniel breed they hunt both feather and fur with excitement and enthusiasm. The American Water Spaniel is friendly, willing to please, and intelligent. They are avid hunters, farm workers, and amiable companions.
Temperament
This breed is loyal, energetic, obedient, and persistent. They are generally gentle with children and other pets. They may become aggressive with dogs they do not know. The American Water Spaniel is an ideal family pet. If they are properly introduced they are friendly with strangers. They may become attached to one particular person within the family unit. They are an excellent watchdog, and have a tendency to bark excessively. Many American Water Spaniel' will "yodel" when excited. They love attention, but are fully capable of creating their own entertainment.
Care
American Water Spaniels require a thorough brushing at least twice a week. Bathing should only be done when absolutely necessary using a mild shampoo. It is essential that the coat not be stripped of the natural oils. Occasional professional clipping of the coat is recommended to keep this breed from looking "ratty". The lack of popularity of the American Water Spaniel has enabled them to remain free of genetic health issues. They may, however, have skin problems.
Coat
The American Water Spaniel has a double coat, which is distinctive and weather resistant. The outer coat ranges from tightly curled to wavy, while the under coat is dense and protects this breed from weather and water. The coat is neither coarse nor soft, but somewhat oily. The color may be dark chocolate, brown, or solid liver. This breed is a light shedder.
Training
The American Water Spaniel is slow to maturation and may be two years of age before they are able to settle into a training program. However, they do require extensive socialization at an early age. They may be difficult to housetrain and the crate method is highly recommended. This breed has a highly sensitive nature and does not respond to harsh or heavy-handed training methods. If they are harshly disciplined they may exhibit "fear-biting". It is important that training be done with patience, love, respect, consistency, and fairness.
Activity
American Water Spaniels require an inordinate amount of physical exercise, and enjoys swimming and hunting. They have a tendency to roam, so daily jogging or walking must be done with the American Water Spaniel securely leashed. They benefit from play sessions such as Frisbee or a game of "fetch". The American Water Spaniel will do okay in an apartment provided they are given sufficient exercise and a securely fenced yard is available. They prefer a home in the country setting with room to run.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of American Water Spaniel puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Anonymous asked:

2/9/2013 10:55:52 AM

2/9/2013 10:55:52 AM

Do American Water Spaniels shed their fur

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Anonymous

Yes, all breeds of dogs shed. Some more then other's. The American Water Spaniel sheds moderately.
5/5/2014 6:47:36 PM

Anonymous

Little to none
8/16/2014 1:16:41 PM

Anonymous asked:

7/24/2012 10:44:08 AM

7/24/2012 10:44:08 AM

How long do American Water Spaniel's live?

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The American Water Spaniel lives an average of 10 - 13 years.
7/9/2014 12:51:01 PM

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4/22/2012 9:37:07 AM

4/22/2012 9:37:07 AM

Is the American water spaniel huge?

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No, the American Water Spaniel averages 11- 18 kg or 24 - 39 lbs. They are considered a medium sized dog.
7/9/2014 12:52:07 PM

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7/21/2011 5:02:36 PM

7/21/2011 5:02:36 PM

HI! I AM CONSIDERING ADOPTING AN 8 YEAR OLD MALE CORGI/AMERICAN WATER SPANIEL. WILL HE BE SWEET... HI! I AM CONSIDERING ADOPTING AN 8 YEAR OLD MALE CORGI/AMERICAN WATER SPANIEL. WILL HE BE SWEET AND WILL I BE ABLE TO HEAL HIS BROKEN HEART? HE WAS GIVEN UP TO A POUND BECAUSE HIS FAMILY COULDN'T TAKE CARE OF HIM. WILL HE FORGET ABOUT THE FAMILY THAT IS NEVER RETURNING? ARE THEY TRUSTING AND ARE THEY GENTLE AND ARE THEY LOYAL AND ARE THEY HAPPY FOR AFFECTION? HE'S ALMOST COMPLETELY DEAF, HOW CAN I BE UNDERSTANDING AND PATIENT? WILL HE BE SMART AND WILL HE LISTEN TO VERBAL CUES AND WILL HE UNDERSTAND SIGN LANGUAGE? WILL HE BE CUTE? WILL HE BE SWEET AND NEEDY? ALSO, HE'S LOCATED OVER 25 MINUTES AWAY. WILL THE CAR RIDE BE TOO MUCH? THANKS!

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Anonymous

Asking if the dog will be sweet is a very unnecessary question. The dog will be fine with the car ride. He will most likely have a bit of separation anxiety to begin with as he will miss his other family. But after a while, he will bond to you and he will be fine. Once he is bonded, he will be affectionate and a happy dog. Contact your local Positive Reinforcement trainer that has worked with deaf dogs before and sign up for several classes, both private and group if available to help him understand what you want him to do and so you can understand him better.
7/9/2014 12:55:00 PM

Anonymous asked:

6/25/2011 9:52:49 AM

6/25/2011 9:52:49 AM

How big of a yard do you need to accomadate a water spaniel?

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I have a water spaniel and I have a moderate sized yard, and she is fine! They need exercise though, so I reccomend walks and they are sweet and loving.
4/21/2012 6:57:49 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/2/2011 8:28:43 PM

3/2/2011 8:28:43 PM

How much do American Water Spaniel's cost?

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Anonymous

I am sure if you look at your local shelters, you can find one that really needs a home. People think that shelters do not have full breed dogs, but they do. Lots of them, and all you pay is the cost of the vaccinations, anywhere from $50.00 to $90.00
3/28/2012 10:28:36 PM

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