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American Water Spaniel
Did You Know
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  • The American Water Spaniel was the first breed developed in the United States as an all-around hunter that could retrieve from boats.
  • The American Water Spaniel was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1940.
  • Before its recognition by the AKC, the American Water Spaniel had never been introduced to the show ring because its admirers feared such recognition might damage the breed's hunting prowess.
  • The American Water Spaniel is believed to have developed from the Irish Water Spaniel, Curly-Coated Retriever, and the old English Water Spaniel.
  • The American Water Spaniel is an efficient watchdog that fits agreeably into the family circle in addition to being an excellent sporting dog.
  • Prior to recognition by the AKC, the American Water Spaniel had been purely a working gun dog.




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