Irish Water Spaniel

Irish Water Spaniel

Size
Medium
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
Medium
Color
Rich liver to dark liver with a purplish tinge, sometimes called puce liver
Energy
High
Activities
Agility, Conformation, Obedience, Rally Obedience, Tracking

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.

Did you know?

The Irish Water Spaniel has webbed feet, which help him to excel at swimming.

Training Irish Water Spaniels

Whether it's basic obedience, flying disc or running, it's easy to unlock your dog's hidden potential with our free Purina Pro Plan P5 training app, available for IOS and Android.