American Water Spaniel - Breed Profile:
Origin: United States
Colors: Solid liver, brown, or dark chocolate
Type of Owner: Novice
Trainability: Easy to train
Combativeness: Not generally dog aggressive
Noise: Likes to bark
Physical characteristicsThe American Water Spaniel is a muscular medium size dog with a crisp-textured coat. The body is well-developed and sturdily built. The chest is neither too wide not too narrow. The ribs are well-sprung. The broad head is well-proportioned to the body and moderately long. The stop is quite noticeable but not too pronounced. The muzzle is square shaped. The long pendent ears are covered with curls. The nose can be either dark brown or black. The eye colour matches the coat color in shades of brown or hazel. The teeth should meet in either scissor or level bite. The tapering tail is moderately feathered. The gait is well-balanced.
American Water Spaniels weigh 25 to 45 pounds, and their height is 15 to 18 inches.