Irish Water Spaniel dog breed<<<< Back to dog breeds
- Country: Ireland
- Group: Sporting
- Weight: Males: 25-30 kg Females: 20-26 kg
- Height: Males: 55-61 cm Females: 53-58 cm
- Colors: brown, liver color
- Training: relatively easy
- Grooming: regular brushing is recommended
- Temperament: Alert, quick, funny, active, intelligent
- Health: Beware of hereditary diseases
- Litter size: 4 - 12 puppies
- Lifespan: 10 - 12 years
- Other names: IWS dog, Whiptail, Irish Water Spaniel dog
This breed is descended from ancient breeds of Spaniels South Water Country and was developed in the mid-nineteenth century.
The breed was recognized by the Kennel Club in 1862.
It is known as the Rat Tail Spaniel with.
Food Irish Water Spaniel
This dog food is recommended daily for at least two average meals containing all nutritional foods, including proteins that can be treated meat.
The amount of food depends on the dog's age and activity so if you can not set them a diet alone is best to consult a veterinarian.
Food and activity must be observed periodically because the animal can gain quite easy. He will consume more than necessary if i provides food as they say "to be, not to be hungry puppy."
How much food likes and how well makes is seen in his work. If happy and full of energy means it defuses. This is one of many signs that can be seen. Another is fur quality and its brightness.
Description Irish Water Spaniel
It is a medium sized dog, robust, highest of spaniels. It has a proportional head, long snout, powerful, big flat noses, brown-brown. The eyes are rather small, dark brown.
The ears are very long, as lobata (leaf), taped down, left near the head and covered with hair long and curly. Tail feature race, resembles that of the rat is short, straight, tapered worn below the topline and covered with fur designed only 8-10 cm at the base and the rest is thinning or fine hair, short, justice.
The coat is similar to that of a sheep, has thick curls, and can be soft or wiry. The hair is short and straight face, neck and part of the tail to the top.
The feet are well feathered, may have a beard, sideburns, has a curly bow atop her head. It has red-brown color in different shades. The height is 52-60cm and weighing between 20-30 kg.
Behavior Irish Water Spaniel
It is an intelligent, active, bold, energetic, lively, cheerful, pretty linisit and sometimes stubborn.
Is devoted to its master, accepts children but is shy, reserved with strangers or new situations.
It has socialized small to be able to understand other dogs or other animals in the household.
Training Irish Water Spaniel
It is good that the training this dog to be done early and by a person experienced with authority.
Training must be firm, consistent, balanced, varied, decided to get the desired results.
Characteristics Irish Water Spaniel
Irish water spaniel can be stubborn and independent. Require proper socialization to prevent the development of extreme behaviors (either very shy or aggressive). Some specimens can be aggressive with other dogs.
The coat should be brushed often and not much not to become fluffy. If this happens to be washed or to be taken to swim to restore curls.
If necessary, the fur will be trimmed by a specialist. These dogs do not fall hairs. There is prone to hereditary.
It used to hunt large wild birds, especially geese and as a pet.
Health Irish Water Spaniel
Hip dysplasia is a malformation of the hip joint that results in pain, lameness and arthritis consecutive.
Epilepsy is a disorder of the nervous system that develops between the ages of 2-5 years.
Megaesofagul is a condition characterized by a decrease to extinction of esophageal muscle contractions level. Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland does not work properly.
In the absence of sufficient amounts of thyroid hormone can cause illness. Entropion is a condition in which the eyelid inward rolling of the edge off them.
Genes on the edge of the eyelid irritate the surface of the eyeball, which can lead to more serious problems. Irish water spaniel is also prone skin allergies and ear infections.
The average lifespan of Irish water spaniel is 10-12 years.