Irish Water Spaniels can live up to 12 years of age.
51cm to 58cm
20kg to 30kg
Breed personality, characteristics & temperament
Beneath its livery of brown curly ringlets, with topknot of twisted curls hanging down over its eyes, you will find a true Irishman – full of life, with a comical nature and great intelligence. The Irish Water Spaniel enjoys human companionship and will want to become one of the family.
Compatibility with other pets
Needs to grow up with the animals it might live with.
The coat with its crisp curls does not present the problem that might be expected, however, it should be thoroughly combed with a wide toothed comb at least once a week. Eyes, ears and toenails should be checked regularly. A good swim or spray down will bring back those lovely curls. Irish Water Spaniels do not shed loose hair and can therefore be recommended for people who may suffer from allergies.
Please take note
Although this breed is easy to train, and is very quick to learn, it can become easily bored so avoid overtraining.
For families and individuals that want a dog a little bit different than the rest of the pack.
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