The Irish Water Spaniel has a coat of crisp ringlets, a glamorous topknot, and a colour unseen in any other dog breed – a dark liver colour with a purple tone that's described as 'puce liver'
Someone that wants a non-shedding gundog or an eager pupil for a canine sport. The Irish Water Spaniel looks glam, but is a great worker, particularly when it comes to retrieving in water.
Someone attracted to the breed's Poodley looks without realising the energetic, highly intelligent dog beneath the coat.
Large - but would still fit in a small car
High (Two hours or more)
Without sufficient mental and physical exercise will probably do the wall of death around the living room!
Short and curly
Natural good looks, won't keep growing like a hedge.
Doesn't moult much
But all dogs shed dander so if you're allergic, make sure you'll be ok
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