So you’re looking to adopt an American Water Spaniel, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “American Water Spaniels are muscular midsize gundogs, not flashy in looks or performance, and recognizable by a luscious brown coat that is either tightly curled or wavy. Bred to work the icy waters and marshy banks of the Great Lakes region, these spaniels are ideally outfitted for the job: The coat is dense and waterproof, the feet are thickly padded, the toes are webbed, and the body is small enough for the dog to hop in and out of a skiff without rocking the boat. The breed’s admirers describe a merry, intelligent, and versatile spaniel suited to a variety of dog sports. As hunters, they combine the working traits of spaniels and retrievers. The key to the American Water Spaniel’s happiness is activity, especially alongside their adored human. An underemployed dog can be barky and destructive. The American Water Spaniel, native to the lake country of the upper Midwest, is an upbeat, outdoorsy athlete who loves to hunt and swim. They are known to be happy, eager, and charming, though aloof with strangers and a bit stubborn.”
An American Water Spaniel typically ranges from 38.1cm to 45.72cm in height, and weighs from 11.33980925kg to 20.41165665kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for American Water Spaniel breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically American Water Spaniel insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.