The American Water Spaniel is a charming, active, and fairly rare breed. Bred as a companion as well as a retrieving gun dog, the American Water Spaniel is extremely eager to please, loyal, and friendly. This breed has a wavy/curly coat that is usually liver, brown, or chocolate colored, and excellent swimming and hunting skills. American Water Spaniels make excellent family pets and great watchdogs, and love getting attention from their humans.
The American Water Spaniel is the official state dog of Wisconsin.
The American Water Spaniel originated in the US in the mid-1800s.