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

Summary
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 DogTime.com

Need for exercise:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Affectionate with family:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Ease of training:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
General health:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Heat Tolerance:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Easy to groom:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Friendly toward strangers :
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Apartment appropriate:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Wanderlust:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Ease at being home alone:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Watchdog ability:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Cold tolerance:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Dog friendly:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Amount of shedding:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Average:
3.1 out of 5 stars (3.1 / 5)