American water spaniel

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American water spaniel,

breed of medium-sized sporting dogsporting dog,
classification used by breeders and kennel clubs to designate dogs bred for pointing, flushing, and retrieving game. These dogs hunt by air scent—as opposed to most hounds, which are ground scenters—and their quarry is primarily game birds.
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 developed in the American Midwest. It stands about 17 in. (43.2 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs between 30 and 40 lb (13.6–18.1 kg). Its dense and closely curled coat ranges in color from solid liver to dark chocolate. A sturdy, muscular dog, the American water spaniel is a versatile scent hunter, flushing, or springing, game birds rather than pointing them. It is a strong swimmer and retrieves both on land and water. It is also used for hunting rabbits and other small animals. See dogdog,
carnivorous, domesticated wolf (Canis lupus familiaris) of the family Canidae, to which the jackal, fox, and tanuki also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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For more information on the American water spaniel, go to the website of the American Water Spaniel Club (AWSC) at
BREED WEBSITE Chesapeake Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever (Canadian Club) (USA Club) American Water Spaniel Boykin Spaniel [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]
March, for shedding some light on this wonderfowl breed of duck dog, and it's my hope that someday I'll see more American Water Spaniels afield.
Regarding the AWS article, we do need to point out that the 1945 date given for the breed's recognition by the American Kennel Club was incorrect; the American water spaniel was actually recognized by the AKC in 1940.
Developed by 19th-century market hunters in the Upper Midwest, the American water spaniel has always been a dual-purpose dog, equally talented for waterfowl and upland game-bird hunting.
says about her eight American water spaniels. This compact breed, of which there are only about 3,000 in existence, is small compared to most bird dogs and is covered in crisp, dark chocolate curls.
The AKC opened spaniel tests to retrievers in recent years: Labs, goldens, flat-coats, curly-coats, American water spaniels and Irish water spaniels.
IN PART 1 OF THE AMERICAN DUCK DOGS series, we covered 1800 to 1920, the age of the hunters' breeds, when American waterfowlers developed breeds such as Chesapeakes, American water spaniels, Boykin spaniels and Nova Scotia duck tolling retrievers--dogs that performed retrieving chores naturally with minimal training.
Whether you prefer Labs, goldens, Chessies, American water spaniels or whatever breed that'll come back with a bird in its mouth, having a retriever along for the hunt is almost a prerequisite from a conservation standpoint.
American Water Spaniels:
Later in 2011 AKC allowed American water spaniels, which are classified as spaniels and were already running in spaniel hunting tests, to run also in retriever hunting tests.
Morrison has been active in the AWS breed for 23 years and has bred American water spaniels for 21 years.

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