American Water Spaniel

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Breed Group: Sporting
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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.
Weight
Mle: 30-45; Female: 25-40 lbs
Height
15-18 inches
Color(s)
solid liver, brown, or dark chocolate
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2017

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How much do American Water Spaniel puppies cost?

The cost to buy an American Water Spaniel varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much American Water Spaniel puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all American Water Spaniels sold is $0.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for an American Water Spaniel with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

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Annual cost of owning an American Water Spaniel puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining an American Water Spaniels true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular American Water Spaniel Names for 2017

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  • 3. Shawnee
  • 4. Rina
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Anonymous asked:
What is average pricing for an American Water Spaniel?

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The average price for an American Water Spaniel pup from a responsible, reputable and knowledgeable breeder is between $1200.00 - $1500.00.

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How are American Water Spaniel's on shedding?

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I would place the American Water Spaniel on a shedding scale a 1 - 2 out of 5. Meaning that they do not shed a ton, however, they still shed. Weekly grooming is a must with this breed and a professional trim now and again is always a good thing to do.

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I'm a raft guide 7 months of the year. I live in WV and am always doing something outdoors. Would the American Water Spaniel be a good fit for me as a pet?

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It seems the American Water Spaniel should have no problem with being a great companion animal for you. But please note that until you have met one of the breed personally, you will never know if you like the breed. So I would suggest going to a couple of dog shows in your area that have the American Water Spaniel competing in them and talk to the breeders/owners and meet the dogs face to face.

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Do American Water Spaniels shed their fur?

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Yes, all breeds of dogs shed. Some more then other's. The American Water Spaniel sheds moderately.

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How long do American Water Spaniel's live?

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The American Water Spaniel lives an average of 10 - 13 years.

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Updated: 11/24/2017