For more information on the American water spaniel
, go to the website of the American Water Spaniel
Club (AWSC) at www.
Experts generally agree that Wisconsin market hunters developed the American water spaniel
in the middle of the 19th century.
Regarding the AWS article, we do need to point out that the 1945 date given for the breed's recognition by the American Kennel Club was incorrect; the American water spaniel
was actually recognized by the AKC in 1940.
Developed by 19th-century market hunters in the Upper Midwest, the American water spaniel
has always been a dual-purpose dog, equally talented for waterfowl and upland game-bird hunting.
Q (Question): My 13-month-old American water spaniel
lives outdoors, and by the end of last winter--the most severe Virginia has seen in years--she had an incredibly thick coat of about three inches.
This means that in the sporting breed spaniel "subgroup," only the American water spaniel
and the field spaniel were fewer in number.
Five-and-a-half-week-old American water spaniel
Kenai retrieves his first pheasant wing.