American Water Spaniel

USD $800-$1000 Price Avg.

Gun Dog



Breed Type



10-13 years


Breed Information

Group Gun Dog
Popularity/Rank 167
Origin United States
Other Names AWS, American Brown Spaniel, American Brown Water Spaniel
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $800-$1000
How much does a American Water Spaniel cost?
According to a rough estimate, you will spend between $800 to $1000 on your American Water Spaniel if you purchase it from a reputable breeder. If you select a dog with exceptional bloodlines, the price may be higher. The price might even be higher if the dog has already been trained. You'll usually pay less if you get a American Water Spaniel from a shelter.
Size Medium
Weight 25-45 pounds (11-20 kg)
Height 15-18 inches (36-46 cm)
Lifespan 10-13 years
Recognized by AKC, FCI
The American Kennel Club in 1940 as a Sporting breed. And FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Water Dogs section.
Purpose bird flushing, retrieving
Date of Origin 1800s
Ancestry Retriever, Spaniel

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Curly
Coat Colors Brown, Chocolate, Liver
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Amber, Brown, Hazel
Nose Color Possibilities Black, Brown
Coat Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Red, Sable
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Dense
Coat Texture Wavy
Recommended Brushes Clipper, Comb, Dematter, Deshedder, Nail Clipper, Pin Brush, Slicker Brush
Brushing Frequency Daily

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Defensive, Energetic, Friendly, Intelligent, Obedient, Productive, Protective, Trainable
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Yes
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Health Problems Allergies, Cataracts, Degenerative Myelopathy, Distichiasis, Epilepsy, Heart Disease, Hip Dysplasia, Hypothyroidism, Mitral Valve Disease, Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), Retinal Dysplasia
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 8 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 60 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 2.5 cups
Daily Cost $1.75 - $2.25
Monthly Cost $52.50 - $67.50


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the American Water Spaniel have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 4-6 puppies (Once a year.)


The American Water Spaniel is a medium-sized breed of dog that originated in the United States. It is an intelligent, active, and loyal breed that makes a great companion for families. The American Water Spaniel has a unique appearance with its curly coat and distinctive facial features. It is also known for its excellent swimming abilities and retrieving skills.

The American Water Spaniel has an average lifespan of 12 to 15 years. It typically stands between 15 to 18 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs between 25 to 45 pounds. The coat of the American Water Spaniel can come in several colors including liver, brown, chocolate, or black with white markings on the chest and feet.

The personality of the American Water Spaniel is friendly and outgoing. They are very loyal to their owners and make great family pets as they get along well with children and other animals. They are also very intelligent dogs that can be easily trained if given proper guidance from their owners.

American Water Spaniels are generally friendly towards other dogs but may be wary of strangers at first until they get used to them. They do not usually show aggression towards other animals but may bark if they feel threatened or uncomfortable around them.

The temperament of the American Water Spaniel is alert yet gentle which makes them great watchdogs as well as companions for families with children or other pets in the home. They are also very active dogs that need plenty of exercise each day in order to stay healthy both physically and mentally so it’s important for owners to provide plenty of opportunities for playtime outdoors or indoors depending on their preference

When it comes to health, the American Water Spaniel is generally a healthy breed but there are some conditions such as hip dysplasia, eye problems, ear infections, skin allergies, hypothyroidism which can affect this breed so regular checkups with your veterinarian are recommended in order to keep your pet healthy throughout its life span .

In terms of adaptability level ,the American water spaniels do well both indoors or outdoors depending on their owner’s preference .They love spending time outdoors playing fetch ,swimming ,or just running around .They also enjoy being inside cuddling up next to their owners while watching tv or just relaxing .Overall ,the american water spaniels make wonderful family pets due to their intelligence ,loyalty ,and affectionate nature .


The American Water Spaniel is a breed of spaniel that was developed in the United States in the 19th century. The breed was created by crossing English and Irish water spaniels with other spaniel breeds, such as the Chesapeake Bay Retriever and the Field Spaniel. The American Water Spaniel is the state dog of Wisconsin.

The American Water Spaniel was once a popular breed of dog, but its popularity declined in the 20th century. This is due to a number of factors, including the rise of other breeds of dogs, such as the Labrador Retriever and Golden Retriever, and the fact that the American Water Spaniel is not well-suited for hunting anymore. As a result, the breed almost became extinct.

However, in recent years, there has been a resurgence in interest in the American Water Spaniel. This is due to people becoming more interested in rare and unusual breeds of dogs. The American Water Spaniel is now recognized as a breed by major kennel clubs, such as the Kennel Club (UK) and the American Kennel Club (US).

The ancestry of the American Water Spaniel can be traced back to two different types of water spaniels: English water spaniels and Irish water spaniels. These two types of water spaniels were brought to America by settlers in the 19th century. In America, these two types of water spaniels were crossbred with other types of spaniels, such as Chesapeake Bay Retrievers and Field Spaniels. This resulted in the creation of the American Water Spaniel breed.