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Breed Standards for the American Water Spaniel



General Appearance:

The American Water Spaniel packs a lot of ability into a comparatively small dog. 




Slightly rounded eyes, color harmonizing with coat, Broad skull, stop moderately defined, Long, wide ears.




Curved in a rocker fashion, carried near the level of the back.




Solid, liver, brown or dark chocolate




Weight:  male:  30 – 45 lb; female:  25 – 40 lb

Height:   15 – 18”




The coat can range from uniform waves to close curls, with a dense undercoat.  This provides protection against the weather.




A lover of water.  Skilled in retrieving and hunting.  Also a fun-loving sensitive dog

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