Breed Group: Sporting
Weight: Male: 30-45; Female: 25-40 lbs
Height: 15-18 inches
Color(s): Solid liver, brown, or dark chocolate
The American Water Spaniel is a gundog little known outside North America. This breed is known for its superior sense of smell and friendly disposition. The American Water Spaniel is most commonly referred to as AWS. Since the 18th century this breed has been used on the farm and for hunting, particularly in Minnesota and Wisconsin. They are one of only a few breeds developed in America, and are considered a rare breed. The American Water Spaniel is virtually unknown outside of the United States. They were designated as Wisconsin's official state dog in 1986.