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The american water spaniel is one of the only breeds said to be developed in the United States. The american water spaniel is similar to the irish water spaniel in temperament and agility, yet the American Kennel Club recognizes the american water spaniel and the irish water spaniel as distinct breeds. The american water spaniel is a fairly rare breed, as is the irish water spaniel, though to a lesser extent. Both the american water spaniel and the irish water spaniel are medium sized sporting dogs.
 
The american water spaniel is mostly found in the Northern United States where it was developed, specifically Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota. The irish water spaniel is native to Ireland but can be found in different places as well. You may have a hard time finding american water spaniel puppies unless you go to a breeder in the northern United States. When looking for american water spaniel puppies, be sure to check the official american water spaniel association website, as they will offer a list of breeders who breed reputable american water spaniel puppies. Before you look into buying american water spaniel puppies, you may wish to look into the differences between the american water spaniel and the irish water spaniel and choose which breed is right for you. If you are buying an american water spaniel or an irish water spaniel we already know that you are looking for a sporting dog that can also get along with the family. The irish water spaniel is taller than the american water spaniel by an average of seven inches. The irish water spaniel is also distinct due to its liver coloured coat, which catches a purple hue in the light. The irish water spaniel is said to be the only breed of dog with this distinct feature. The irish water spaniel has another unique feature to its coat, as an irish water spaniel coat is actually made of hair rather than fur. Because the irish water spaniel coat is made of hair, you need to trim the coat of an irish water spaniel regularly, as it grows faster than other dogs. While the irish water spaniel has been around since the 1830s, the american water spaniel was not that far behind, as the first development of the breed is noted as the 1850s.
 
The American Kennel Club, however, did not recognize the american water spaniel until 1920. The irish water spaniel has a mysterious background and there are many claims that there are ancient dogs in the irish water spaniel bloodline. Very little is known about the background of the american water spaniel either, however, as the american water spaniel just began to appear in the bloodlines of sporting dogs in Wisconsin. Since their origins, however, both the american water spaniel and the irish water spaniel associations and breeders have tried to keep the bloodlines pure, as both the american water spaniel and the irish water spaniel are fairly rare breeds.
 
The american water spaniel will be significantly smaller than the irish water spaniel with a less high maintenance coat. The irish water spaniel, however, has a coat that is hypoallergenic, as the irish water spaniel does not shed its hair. These physical attributes, as well as the availability of the breed in your area, may help you choose between the american water spaniel and the irish water spaniel. In terms of temperament and practical ability, the american water spaniel and the irish water spaniel are very similar. Both the american water spaniel and irish water spaniel excel at retrieving in water. The american water spaniel and the irish water spaniel are great mixes of hunting and family dogs. Both the american water spaniel and the irish water spaniel get along well with children and other family pets. If you choose either the american water spaniel or the irish water spaniel, however, you must make sure that you can provide your dog with proper exercise. Some property and access to a river or lake are ideal for an american water spaniel or an irish water spaniel. If you are searching for american water spaniel puppies, do not just buy any american water spaniel puppies that come along. If you want american water spaniel puppies, go to the american water spaniel association website. Not only will they have a list of american water spaniel breeders that sell american water spaniel puppies, they will have information on taking care of american water spaniel puppies.
 
 
The american water spaniel association website also offers tips on training american water spaniel puppies. If you want to train your american water spaniel puppies to be show dogs, definitely check out the american water spaniel association website because they will also offer you tips on how to properly groom your american water spaniel puppies. The same thing goes if you are looking for irish water spaniel puppies. While I don’t think there is currently an association for the irish water spaniel in the United States, there is information on buying irish water spaniel puppies on the American Kennel Club website. This page of information on irish water spaniel puppies offers breeder referral services that can direct you to where you can find irish water spaniel puppies. When buying american water spaniel puppies or irish water spaniel puppies, be sure to purchase from a reputable breeder. If you do not buy your american water spaniel puppies or your irish water spaniel puppies from a safe breeder, you cannot know what genetic problems they might have in the future. When you are buying american water spaniel puppies or irish water spaniel puppies, be sure that the breeder and the puppies are registered with the American Kennel Club. While this registration does not guarantee that your american water spaniel puppies or your irish water spaniel puppies will have perfect health, it is useful in guaranteeing that the puppies have had all their shots. Whether you have chosen to bring an american water spaniel or an irish water spaniel into your home, you can expect a happy and lively family dog.
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