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American Water Spaniel

Appearance

AKC Height:

Ideally, 15" to 18".

Colors:

Solid liver, brown, or dark chocolate. A little white on toes and chest permissible.

Basic Requirements

American Water Spaniels require a well-fenced yard with room to run and play. Weekly brushing will help to keep moderate shedding under control.

Temperament

American Water Spaniels are generally gentle, loyal and eager to please their owners. They make good watchdogs, as they will bark at intruders.

American Water Spaniel Housebreaking

Housebreaking requires consistency on your part. Dogs are creatures of habit, and knowing the tips and tricks of training will make the process so much easier and less stressful. PUPPY HOUSEBREAKING tips: https://www.dog-breeds.net/puppy-housebreaking/ ADULT MARKING AND RETRAINING tips: https://www.dog-breeds.net/dog-housebreaking-marking-page/

Health

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Watch for Hip Dysplasia; PRA (Inherited Eye Disorder)

Where to find puppies and adults

If you are looking for a puppy or adult dog, please read our important information on choosing a puppy from a breeder and adopting a dog from a rescue. There are good dog breeders and good dog rescues and there are bad dog breeders and bad dog rescues. Our information will help you to make an informed decision and will give you tips on what to look for and what to avoid.

Pet shops are not the best place to look for a puppy. Dogs from pet shops often come from puppy mills, and puppy mill dogs are often kept in unhealthy conditions. The best way to end puppy mills is to rescue or buy from reputable sources.