Irish Water Spaniel
Breed origin: Ireland
Original purpose: Hunting dog.
AKC recognized: 1878
AKC group: Sporting
Weight: males 55 to 65 lbs;
females 45 to 58 lbs
Size: Height: males 22 to 24 inches;
females 21 to 23 inches
The Irish Water Spaniel is alert, inquisitive, intelligent, and bold. They are often reserved with strangers, but make loving and loyal pets. They love to swim, and should ideally have access to a clean and safe body of water.
Suitable canine sports/activities:
conformation, obedience, agility, tracking, field, therapy
Trim once a month. Comb regularly to remove mats.
Recommended books for further reading:
Other websites for additional information:
American Kennel Club breed page
Irish Water Spaniel Club of America
Wikipedia breed information page
Irish Water Spaniel Rescue
Page Last Updated: February 1, 2018