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Irish Water Spaniel Info

Irish Water Spaniel Breed Information

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Lifespan: 10-12 years Height: 19-24" Shedding: Lite Litter Size: 4-12 pups
Group: Sporting Weight: 45-65 lbs Hair Length: Medium Size: Large

Breed Overview

The Irish Water Spaniel is a Large dog breed, with a starting weight of 45 lbs that can reach 65 lbs. It is officially part of the Sporting group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Irish Water Spaniel breed has a typical lifespan of 10 to 12 years, Medium hair, and have Lite shedding. Breeders interested in the Irish Water Spaniel should know that the average litter size is between 4 to 12 puppies.

Irish Water Spaniel Breed Characteristics

Group Sporting Drooler yes
Size Large Guard Dog no
Origin Ireland Easy to Train
Kid Friendly no Hypoallergenic yes
Stranger Friendly somewhat Active Indoors
Apartment Friendly no Exercise Demands no
Pet Friendly yes Yard Needs medium
Intelligent Grooming Requirements weekly
Barks Dangerous no

Irish Water Spaniel Temperament

intelligent, easy to train, desire to please, loving family dog, good guard dogs, quiet dog, barking only when necessary to warn the family

Health Problems

hypo-thyroidism and eye entropion

Irish Water Spaniel Coat

Irish Water Spaniel Dog Colors

deep puce, dark brown or liver color

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