Irish Water Spaniel Dog Breed
Irish Water Spaniel Dog Classification:
Irish Water Spaniels are retrievers,
used specifically for water retrieving.
Other Names: Whiptail, Shannon
Spaniel, Rat Tail Spaniel, Bog Dog
Spaniel in Foreign Languages:
Navajo: lééchaa'í bijaashtélí
Scottish Gaelic: cù-eunaich
Spanish: perro de aguas
Origins: The Irish Water Spaniel
originated in Ireland in the 1800s. It
was initially bred as a water retriever.
Description: Irish Water Spaniels
resemble poodles. Irish Water Spaniels
are tall, with a long pointed nose and
bushy ears. Irish Water Spaniels have
large head, deep chest and web toes.
Size: Irish Water Spaniels weigh
45 to 65 lbs, they stand 21 to 24 inches
tall at their shoulder.
||45 - 65 lbs
||21 - 24 inches
||45 - 65 lbs
||19 - 23 inches
Coat: Irish Water Spaniels have
tight ringlets that is naturally oily
and water repellent. Irish Water Spaniels
are puce liver.
Disposition: Irish Water Spaniels
are enthusiastic, silly, stubborn and
can be reserved with strangers. They are
active dogs that are highly intelligent.
Type Dog: Irish Water Spaniels
are water retrievers.
Litter Size: Irish Water Spaniels
give birth to litters of 4 to 12 puppies.
Behavior: Irish Water Spaniels
are known for their independence and stubborness,
they require a good dose of patience to
train. Irish Water Spaniels require regular
Traits: Enthusiastic, active,
playful and intelligent.
Country of Origin: Ireland
Life Span: Irish Water Spaniels
typically live 12 to 15 years.
Club Recognitions: FCI, ANKC,
CKC, KC(UK), NZKC, UKC