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The American Water Spaniel, (often abbreviated to AWS), is a breed of spaniel which originated in the United States. Developed in the state of Wisconsin during the 19th century from a number of other breeds, including the Irish and English Water Spaniels.The American Water Spaniel was bred to be an all-around hunting dog. Specializing in waterfowl, he’s a skilled swimmer who will retrieve from small boats and has a water-resistant double coat. The dog breed has the high energy of a dog born to chase and retrieve game, but given enough exercise, he can also make an great family companion.As its name implies, the American water spaniel is a natural lover of water. Not only is it a skilled retriever and versatile hunter, but it is also a tractable fun-loving family dog. — as long as it gets regular physical and mental exercise. It is sensitive and willing to please. Some can be timid. Generally good with other dogs in the household, some are aggressive toward strange dogs. Barking can be a definite problem; some also whine or drool.Care The American Water Spaniels favorite activity involves water games. However, it should be taken for indoor and outdoor activities, as well as place the dog on a routine-based exercise schedule. Additionally, a American Water Spaniels ears should be checked regularly and its coat should be brushed and combed weekly; this will help remove any dead hair.FoodYou should feed your American Water Spaniel a dog food that contains a mix of poultry, lamb, fish meal, wheat, and corn. Avoid feeding this breed anything that contains white rice, soy, beet pulp, or horse meat.
Name American Water SpanielOther Names AWS, American Brown Spaniel, American Brown Water SpanielDogs For Kids And FamiliesOrigin United StatesBreed Group Sporting (AKC:1940)Gun Dog (UKC)Size MediumType PurebredLife span 10-13 yearsTemperament EnergeticFriendlyIntelligentObedientProtectiveTrainableHeight 15-18 inches (36-46 cm)Weight 25-45 pounds (11-20 kg)Colors BrownChocolateLiverLitter Size 4-6 puppiesPuppy Price Average $800 - $1000 USD