So you’re looking to adopt an Irish Water Spaniel, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “Standing 21 to 24 inches at the shoulder and weighing 55 to 65 pounds, the Irish Water Spaniel straddles the line between “medium” and “large” dogs on our scale of size. Among its distinguishing characteristics are a crisply curled, liver-colored, waterproof coat; a tapered “rat tail”; and a cleanly chiseled head crowned with a topknot of long, loose curls. The IWS moves with a smooth ground-covering gait, enabling him to put in a long day’s work in the field. The tallest of the AKC’s spaniels, the Irish Water Spaniel is instantly recognizable by its crisply curled coat and tapering “rat tail.” Among the champion swimmers of dogdom, the alert and inquisitive IWS is hardworking and brave in the field, and playfully affectionate at home.”
An Irish Water Spaniel typically ranges from 53.34cm to 60.96cm in height, and weighs from 20.41165665kg to 30.84428116kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Irish Water Spaniel breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Irish 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.