Irish Water Spaniel Puppies
The Irish Water Spaniel is one of the oldest and largest of spaniels. It is considered to be the rarest breed in the United States. It has been a native breed of Irish for more than a thousand years. It is believed to be a descendant of Dobhar-Chu. There are no breeding records to tell which breeds were bred to produce the Irish Water Spaniel puppies San Diego. The modern breed was, however, developed in the 1830s.
Just as the name depicts, the San Diego Irish Water Spaniel puppies are native to Ireland. They are mainly identified by their curly coat which rarely sheds. The coat color is puce/liver and has a purple hue. Being a light shedder makes it an ideal breed for people allergic to dogs.
The Irish Water Spaniel is considered to be one of the most unique dog breed. The smooth rat tail is the most distinguishing feature of the Irish Water Spaniel puppy San Diego. The tail has no long coat but for the base. The face has a smooth coat which is unlike the rest of the body that has a curly coat. The breed also has webbed feet which aids in swimming. This breed is the largest in the Spaniel group.
The Irish Water Spaniel puppies San Diego are high spirited, devoted and very intelligent. They are usually eager and self assured. They have a willingness to please. Most people consider them for their intelligence which enables them to learn many things. In general, this breed is considered mainly as a loving family pet.
To bring the best traits of the Irish Water Spaniel puppy San Diego, you need to give it enough physical and mental exercises. The breed will also need owners who present natural and firm confidence as well as great leadership. When properly socialized, the dog breed will do okay with other house pets. It may be aloof with strangers. You need to train and socialize it while it is still a puppy.
San Diego Irish Water Spaniel puppies grow into quiet dogs that bark when absolutely necessary to give warning. They make great watchdogs. Some of them are trained to serve as guard dogs. The breed does best with a job. It is hard working in both hunting and in the obedience ring. They are also great swimmers and have a great drive and stamina. They have a great sense of smell.
The Irish Water Spaniel puppy San Diego is prone to hypothyroidism, hip dysplasia, ear infections and eye entropion. Considering the condition of its coat, you should inspect it regularly for pests.
The dog is pretty energetic and still used as a hunting dog. If it has no daily job, you need to exercise it daily with long walks or jogs or even runs. This will help bring the best in it. The coat needs regular trimming. It should also be combed at least once weekly.
Height: 20 to 23 inches
Weight: 45 to 65 pounds
10 to 12 years
As working dogs and as family pets