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Irish Water Spaniel
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  • Irish Water Spaniels in the late 1100's were known as Shannon Spaniels, Rat-Tail Spaniels or Whip-Tail Spaniels.
  • There were 4 Irish Water Spaniels entered in the first Westminster Kennel Club show in 1877.
  • The Irish Water Spaniel is often called the clown of the spaniel family, possibly due to the peak of curly hair between the eyes.
  • The Irish Water Spaniel is the tallest of the spaniels.
  • The coat of the Irish Water Spaniel is naturally water-repellant.
  • The cut and trim of the Irish Water Spaniel's coat reflects the breed's purpose and is not merely decorative.




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