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Breed Standards for the American Water Spaniel

 

 

General Appearance:

The American Water Spaniel packs a lot of ability into a comparatively small dog. 

 

 

Head:

Slightly rounded eyes, color harmonizing with coat, Broad skull, stop moderately defined, Long, wide ears.

 

 

Tail:

Curved in a rocker fashion, carried near the level of the back.

 

 

Color:

Solid, liver, brown or dark chocolate

 

 

Size:

Weight:  male:  30 – 45 lb; female:  25 – 40 lb

Height:   15 – 18”

 

 

Coat:

The coat can range from uniform waves to close curls, with a dense undercoat.  This provides protection against the weather.

 

 

Temperament:

A lover of water.  Skilled in retrieving and hunting.  Also a fun-loving sensitive dog


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