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English Water Spaniel Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about English Water Spaniel so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginUnited Kingdom
Other Names
What other names does the English Water Spaniel have? The dog breed also known as...
English Water Dog
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is English Water Spaniel recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is English Water Spaniel recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Price
How much does the English Water Spaniel puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? English Water Spaniel price:
Unavailable
Unfortunately the English Water Spaniel is an extinct dog breed, so there isn’t any available price range or breeder in the world for purchasing this breed.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? English Water Spaniel size:
Medium
Weight
How much does the English Water Spaniel weigh? English Water Spaniel weight:
Male: 45-55 pounds (20-25 kg), Female: 40-50 pounds (18-23 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the English Water Spaniel? English Water Spaniel average weight:
Male: 50 pounds (22.5 kg), Female: 45 pounds (20.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the English Water Spaniel? English Water Spaniel height:
Male: 19-21 inches (48-56 cm), Female:18-20 inches (46-51 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? English Water Spaniel average height:
Male: 20 inches (52 cm), Female:19 inches (48.5 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the English Water Spaniel have? What does this canine coat look like?
CurlyWaterproof
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper English Water Spaniel's coat?
ReddishDark Brown
Grooming
How to groom the English Water Spaniel and how often?
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition. The English Water Spaniel requires grooming on a daily basis. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer is essential. Everyday brushing of the dog's coat is necessary to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath should be on a weekly schedule. Taking good care of your English Water Spaniel is time consuming and requires excellent grooming skills. If you don't have the time and skill search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do English Water Spaniel dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the English Water Dog? English Water Spaniel shedding level:
English Water Spaniels shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car covered by dog hair. English Water Spaniel dogs could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the English Water Spaniel have? What characteristics does the breed have?
IntelligentEnergeticTrainableAlert
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the English Water Spaniel? Are they intelligent?
Very smart: English Water Spaniel is an excellent dog breed. You can teach them many tricks and commands. The limit is your creativity. They understand and memorize new commands in 5-15 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 85% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are English Water Spaniel dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
English Water Spaniels are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The English Water Spaniel is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? English Water Spaniel sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. English Water Spaniels don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
English Water Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the English Water Dog need? English Water Spaniel social needs:
English Water Spaniels need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do English Water Spaniel dogs bark a lot? Why does my English Water Dog bark?
Average: The English Water Spaniel barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is English Water Spaniel good as a watchdog?
English Water Spaniels are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered as their main job.
Territorial
Do English Water Spaniel dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
English Water Spaniels are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend his territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do English Water Spaniel bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the English Water Dog? What are the odds of getting bitten by a English Water Spaniel? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The English Water Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the English Water Spaniel do?
English Water Spaniels have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but English Water Spaniels need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the English Water Spaniel to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does English Water Spaniel roam?
Wanderlust potential of the English Water Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does English Water Spaniel have high prey drive?
English Water Spaniels have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that English Water Spaniel dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is English Water Spaniel good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
English Water Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs. Besides the daily walk outside they don't require a big garden.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
English Water Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
English Water Spaniels tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog
Where English Water Spaniel dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
English Water Spaniels are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are English Water Spaniel dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? English Water Spaniel and children:
English Water Spaniels are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do English Water Spaniel dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
English Water Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is English Water Spaniel good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do English Water Spaniel dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
English Water Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the English Water Spaniel can be a great choice.
Office Friendly
Are English Water Spaniels good office dogs? Do English Water Spaniels make good office friendly dogs? Can English Water Spaniels be office dogs?
No
English Water Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do English Water Spaniel dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the English Water Dog temperament with senior people? Are English Water Spaniel dogs good for elderly owners?
English Water Spaniels are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do English Water Spaniel dogs get along with other pets? Are English Water Spaniel dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
English Water Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is English Water Spaniel breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
English Water Spaniels are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can English Water Spaniel be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). English Water Spaniel is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can English Water Spaniel be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. English Water Spaniel is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can English Water Spaniel be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. English Water Spaniel is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can English Water Spaniel be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The English Water Spaniel is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can English Water Spaniel be a boat dog?
Yes
English Water Spaniel breed usually likes being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can English Water Spaniel be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. English Water Spaniel is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do English Water Spaniel dogs have health problems?
English Water Spaniels are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Life Expectancy
How long do English Water Spaniel dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a English Water Spaniel be?
10-15 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the English Water Spaniel breed hypoallergenic?
No
English Water Spaniels don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the English Water Spaniel have?
English Water Spaniels have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do English Water Spaniel dogs require per day?
English Water Spaniels need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
English Water Spaniels don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the English Water Spaniel need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? English Water Spaniel risk for obesity:
Average. The English Water Spaniel has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the English Water Spaniel's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The English Water Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the English Water Spaniel drool?
The English Water Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the English Water Spaniel could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the English Water Spaniel. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long is the English Water Spaniel pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? English Water Spaniel pregnancy time period:
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female English Water Spaniel: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the English Water Spaniel have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the English Water Spaniel have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
6-8 puppies

Pros & Cons of English Water Spaniel

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Very smart: English Water Spaniel is an excellent dog breed.
  • Trainability: English Water Spaniels are easy to train.
  • Health Issues: English Water Spaniels are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Apartment Friendly: English Water Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Shedding Level: English Water Spaniels shed none to minimal.
  • Drooling tendency: The English Water Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Adaptability: English Water Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: English Water Spaniels are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: English Water Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: English Water Spaniels are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Boat Dog: English Water Spaniel breed usually likes being on a boat.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: English Water Spaniels don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Grooming: Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
  • Mouthiness: English Water Spaniels have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Wanderlust potential of the English Water Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: English Water Spaniels tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Office Friendly: English Water Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: English Water Spaniels are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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