The state dog of Wisconsin is an enthusiastic water retriever and family friend

Vital Stats

Height: 15 to 18 inches at shoulder
Weight: 25 to 45 pounds (males average 40 pounds, females average 32 pounds)
Coat: medium-length and wavy
Life span: 12 to 15 years

The American Water Spaniel was bred to be an all-around hunting dog. Specializing in waterfowl, he’s a skilled swimmer who will retrieve from small boats and has a water-resistant double coat.

The breed has the high energy of a dog born to chase and retrieve game, but given enough exercise, he can also make an great family companion.
Full American Water Spaniel profile on
[usrlist “Need for exercise:5” “Affectionate with family:4” “Ease of training:4” “General health:4” “Heat Tolerance:4” “Easy to groom:3” “Friendly toward strangers
:3” “Apartment appropriate:3” “Wanderlust:3” “Ease at being home alone:3” “Watchdog ability:2” “Cold tolerance:2” “Dog friendly:2” “Amount of shedding:2” ]