About the American Water Spaniel

The demeanour of American Water Spaniels indicates intelligence, a desire to please and friendliness. These energetic, zippy dogs expend a great deal of energy on the hunt, showing eagerness while remaining controllable.

Developed in Wisconsin in the early 19th century, this is a rare breed much appreciated by hunters on the Third Coast, the Great Lakes region.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

United States
FCI Group 8, AKC Sporting Group
Avg life expectancy
13–15 translations.feature.breeds.years

Intelligent / Enthusiastic / Friendly / Lively


  • Requires moderate grooming
  • Needs a lot of exercise
  • Needs little training