Dogs 101 -IRISH WATER SPANIEL - Top Dog Facts about the Irish Water Spaniel
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Dogs 101 -IRISH WATER SPANIEL Top Dog Facts about the Irish Water Spaniel
Represented in manuscripts from 1,000 years ago, the Irish Water Spaniel is one of the oldest and most distinctive water dogs. Direct descendant of the water dog of southern Ireland, also called McCarthy's Breed, the Irish Water was the third most used sports dog, becoming a fairly popular breed in America and Great Britain. However, despite his charming appearance and his playful and fun personality, this type of dog has lost popularity and is now rarely seen in canine competitions or as a family pet.
Time for some Ruff Trivia: - Why are the Irish Water Spaniels known as the Clowns of the Spaniel Family?
o A: Due to his personality o B: Due to his appearance o C: Because he was a circus dog
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Powerful, but not too big, and known to be the highest breed of all Spaniels, the Irish Water Spaniel have a balanced body that can weigh between 55 and 65 pounds and measure between 22 and 24 inches. He has a big head, long and low ears covered with curly hair and small, almond-shaped eyes. His double layer coat is curly, long, soft and loose with solid liver color. Visit BrooklynsCorner.com and check out more about what makes the Irish Water Spaniel so great.
Grooming: Just like other breeds, the Irish Water Spaniel loses its hair periodically, for this reason, it’s important to brush his fur at least two or three times a week, to avoid knots. The rest is basic care; we need to keep their ears, nails and teeth clean and healthy.
Temperament: Stubborn and independent, but at the same time playful, cheerful and fun, the Irish Water Spaniel loves to do anything with taste and enthusiasm. They’re animated, active, optimistic, kind, faithful, tolerant and docile pets, reserved with strangers and very protective, which makes them excellent guard dogs. Check out here in BrooklynsCorner.com more about why the Irish Water Spaniel might be the perfect fit for your family here. Training: This active, athletic and energetic breed, needs a lot of exercise to meet their needs and stay calm. Thanks to his intelligence and obedience, he doesn’t need a rigorous or strong training. Consistency, patience, fun and love will be enough to achieve excellent results.
Health: With an average lifespan of 10 to 12 years, the Irish Water Spaniel just like many other breeds can suffer from external otitis, canine hip dysplasia, distichiasis, nail-bed disease, seizures, and megaesophagus.
Famous for its funny personality the Irish Water Spaniel is an excellent family pet, capable not only of protecting you but also of wanting to make your day the most fun of all. He will be a devoted and loving member who not only values and enjoys all the moments he shares with his human family, but will also thank you with unconditional love and devotion.
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