• Irish Water Spaniel

    Irish Water Spaniels are sturdy, well-balanced gundogs easily identified by the poof of curls atop their heads and their smooth "rat" tails.

  • Group: Sporting
    Lifespan: 12–13 yr
    Height: 20–23 in
    Weight: 44–70 lb

  • Care

    Because their coats are hair and not fur, Irish Water Spaniels are an excellent breed for people with allergies. Minimal shedding means they only need to be brushed once every week or two. And because of its texture, the Irish Water Spaniel's hair is less likely to embed itself in carpets or upholstery. However, this breed does need regular haircuts, ideally from professional groomers. Long ears make Irish Water Spaniels more susceptible to ear infections. So, check and clean your dog's ears routinely to prevent infections. Your Irish Water Spaniel's nails will wear down somewhat during daily activity. But they still need regular inspections for splits or cracks and should be trimmed to keep them at an ideal length. In addition to professional dental cleanings, establish a regular at-home dental care routine that includes teeth brushing and dental chews or treats. Maintaining good dental hygiene is essential for the overall long-term health of Irish Water Spaniels.

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    Because their coats are hair and not fur, Irish Water Spaniels are an excellent breed for people with allergies. Minimal shedding means they only need to be brushed once every week or two. And because of its texture, the Irish Water Spaniel's hair is less likely to embed itself in carpets or upholstery. However, this breed does need regular haircuts, ideally from professional groomers.

  • Disorders

    Hip dysplasia
    Cataracts, Follicular dysplasias
    Progressive retinal atrophy

    Always visit a professional veterinarian if you believe your dog may have health issues.