Breed Standards for the Irish Water Spaniel
A smart, upstanding, and strongly built animal, an enduring, versatile Gundog used for all types of shooting, particularly wildfowling.
Height is 20 – 23 inches and weight is 45 – 65 pounds.
The rich dark liver coat with its purplish tint is dense, with tight, crisp ringlets and a natural oiliness.
An endearing sense of humor, a stable disposition and an affectionate temperament.