American Water Spaniel
The American Water Spaniel was bred to be an all around hunting dog. This makes them skilled swimmers, and gives them the high energy to play fetch and retrieve games. They have beautiful, dense double coats, characterized by uniform waves and close curls. Their coat also provides protection from the water and preventing the water they love so much from entering their ear canal. Just give them regular physical and mental exercise to draw out their gentle, easygoing nature.
Common Health Conditions
- Concerns for American Water Spaniels are glandular disorders such as Cushing’s and Addison’s disease.
- One of their health concerns is mitral valve disease, which blocks blood flow from the heart and can eventually cause a heart murmur.
- All kinds of worms and bugs can invade your American Brown Spaniel’s body- for example, parasites such as fleas, ticks, mites, and worms can irritate the skin, ears and intestinal tract.