Irish Water Spaniel

  • Size

  • Height

    Males – 22 to 24 inches at the shoulders
    Females – 21 to 23 inches at the shoulders
  • Weight

    Males – 55 to 65 pounds
    Females – 45 to 58 pounds
  • Coat

  • Color

    Rich liver to dark liver with a purplish tinge, sometimes called puce liver
  • Energy

  • Activities

    Agility, Conformation, Obedience, Rally Obedience, Tracking
  • Indoor/Outdoor


The Irish Water Spaniel is a strong, intelligent dual-purpose hunting dog with a natural instinct to please. An active and energetic companion, the Irish Water Spaniel may be reserved with strangers but is loyal to those he knows. The breed requires regular exercise, and his hypoallergenic coat looks best with occasional brushing and trimming.

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