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Breed Spotlight: American Water Spaniel

By Hundidocom @hundidopuppy
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american water spanielConsidering American Water Spaniel is one of the rarest dog breed, this breed has its very own state-wide fan club since this canine is Wisconsin’s state dog. AWS, as the dog is often called, is a spaniel dog breed under the very small number of breeds that originates in the US.

The breed is descendant of Irish Water Spaniel, English Water Spaniel and Curly Coated Retriever, among others. Also known as the American Brown Spaniel, AWS was developed in Wisconsin and was just recognized by the American Kennel Club just in 1940.

Physical wise, the American Water Spaniel is muscular and hardy.

Head – broad, moderately long, proportion to the rest of the body

Stop – moderate

Muzzle- square-looking, medium-length

Nose – wide, with large nostrils, either black or black in shade

Teeth – scissors or level bite

Eyes – wide set, varying shade of brown (depends on the coat)

Ears – long, hanging, covered with curls, level with the eyes

Legs – medium in length

Tail – well-feathered, thicker at the base, tapering to a point, medium-length

The AWS’s coat is wavy and/or curly and is usually brown or dark chocolate in color.

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