Today, the Irish Water Spaniel is still a favorite breed of dog.
They are pleasant, friendly, and intelligent. They are loyal and love to be with their family. Irish Water Spaniels can be somewhat willful which makes them not an ideal dog for inexperienced dog owners.
Temperament: The Irish Water Spaniel is a cheerful, loyal, and affectionate dog. They are playful and get along with children and other dogs. They may be aloof with strangers.
This breed makes a fine watchdog. They have an easy temper and tend to bark a lot. Irish Water Spaniels are sensitive to heat and cold and do not adapt easily to heat. They should be kept indoors. Health Issues: The Irish Water Spaniel breed is prone to hip dysplasia, genetic eye diseases, and runny stools. This breed has a life span of 12 to 14 years. Grooming: The Irish Water Spaniel is light shedding its coat twice a year.
An Irish Water Spaniel needs to be brushed once a week to keep its coat from matting. This dog is a light shedder. The coat of this breed does not develop unless the owner armor tans or using a comb. Ears should be checked and cleaned regularly.
The Irish Water Spaniel is a dog that can live in an apartment. They are an active and playful dog and will do best with an owner that can provide plenty of time for them to play. This breed is a long-lived breed and can live for 15 years or more. They require moderate walks, a few times a day, and a large amount of exercise.