Irish Water Spaniel

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Irish Water Spaniel
Irish Water Spaniel
Other names Whiptail
Shannon Spaniel
Rat Tail Spaniel
Bog Dog
Life span over 10 years
Kennel club standards
Irish Kennel Club standard
FCI standard
Dog (domestic dog)

The Irish Water Spaniel (Spáinnéar Uisce in Irish) is a breed of gundog of the spaniel type. They were developed in Ireland in the 1800's to fetch birds that had been shot at over lakes and rivers. They are one of the biggest spaniels.[1]

Colour[change | change source]

They are always a dark brown colour called liver with very curly hair.[2]

Temper[change | change source]

They make good pets as they have a pleasant nature and are very smart, but sometimes they don't like being around other dogs.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Native Irish Breed". The Irish Kennel Club.
  2. "Irish Water Spaniel Dog Breed Information". American Kennel Club.
  3. Welton, Michele. "Irish Water Spaniels: What's Good About 'Em, What's Bad About 'Em".