American Water Spaniel

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American Water Spaniel
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American Water Spaniel
Other namesAmerican Brown Spaniel, American Brown Water Spaniel
Common nicknamesAWS
OriginUnited States
Traits
Weight Male 25–40 lb (11–18 kg)
Female 25–40 lb (11–18 kg)
Height Male 15–18 inches (38–46 cm)
Female 15–18 inches (38–46 cm)
Coat Double coated, curly exterior layer
Color Shades of brown
Litter size 4-6 pups
Life span 10–12
Classification / standards
FCI standard
NotesState dog of Wisconsin
Domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris)

The American Water Spaniel, (often shortened to AWS), is a rare breed of gun dog of the spaniel type that was developed in the the state of Wisconsin in the United States during the 19th century by using other breeds like the Irish and English Water Spaniels.[1] They are medium size dogs.

Colour[change | change source]

These dogs come in lots of different shades of brown.[2]

Temper[change | change source]

American Water Spaniels are usually very friendly with people and other dogs,[3] but they need lots of exercise to keep them happy, especially swimming like their name hints at.[1]

State dog[change | change source]

They are the official state dog of Wisconsin.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "American Water Spaniel". AKC. Retrieved 8 March 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "American Water Spaniel". United Kennel Club. Retrieved 8 March 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "American Water Spaniel". dogtime.com. Retrieved 8 March 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "Historical Essay - American Water Spaniel". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 8 March 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)