Irish Water Spaniel Breeders Mcalester OK

Looking for Irish Water Spaniel Breeders in Mcalester? We have compiled a list of businesses and services around Mcalester that should help you with your search. We hope this page helps you find Irish Water Spaniel Breeders in Mcalester.

Kiamichi Veterinary Clinic
(918) 426-1904
Business Rte 69 S
Mcalester, OK

Data Provided By:
Renegar Animal Hospital
(918) 423-1960
1550 S Main St
McAlester, OK

Data Provided By:
Tacara
(405) 478-2279
2525 NE 126th St
Edmond, OK
Breeds
Belgian Tervuren

Data Provided By:
Okie's Shetland Sheepdogs
(918) 446-2623
5609 S 81st West Ave
Tulsa, OK
Breeds
Shetland Sheepdog

Data Provided By:
Relentless Kennels
(580) 931-9766
1751 S McLean Rd
Durant, OK
Breeds
American Bulldog

Data Provided By:
Sells, Paul, Dvm - Renegar Animal Hospital
(918) 423-1960
1550 S Main St
Mcalester, OK

Data Provided By:
Town & Country Veterinary
(918) 420-2838
1401 N Main St
Mcalester, OK

Data Provided By:
Cinder Glo
(918) 696-3492
9102 Prairie Dr
Houston, OK
Breeds
Shetland Sheepdog

Data Provided By:
Riverwind Shilohs
(405) 745-7742
8001 SW 104th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Breeds
Shiloh Shepherd

Data Provided By:
Botar Dogs
(918) 519-6600
PO Box 17
Mounds, OK
Breeds
Labrador Retriever

Data Provided By:
Data Provided By:

Irish Water Spaniel - Guide to Irish Water Spaniels

Description: Irish Water Spaniels are gentle dogs with a fun-loving personality. There's no question the breed has a unique appearance - they have solid liver coat full of crisp, tight curls, a loose and curly topknot and a smooth face. They also have a characteristic "rat-like" smooth tail which contrasts greatly with the rest of the coat.

Irish Water Spaniel's lineage can be traced back to Southern Ireland in the 1100s, although it has been suggested ancestors of the breed dates back to the seventh or eight century. There are several theories regarding which breeds contributed to the Irish Water Spaniel. One claims the Poodle contributed, and another states there's a mix of South Country Water Spaniels and North Country Water Spaniels. What we do know is that today's Irish Water Spaniel is from the 1930s and credited to Justin McCarthy from Dublin, although it's unfortunate he did not leave any breeding records. His very own Irish Water Spaniel named Boatswain is recognized as being the first pure-bred which undoubtedly made him the most well known dog of the breed.

Irish Water Spaniels were brought to the United States in the 1870s and within a few years became the third most popular sporting dog. The American Kennel Club recognized the Irish Water Spaniel breed in 1884.

Irish Water Spaniels are amazing swimmers and natural working retrievers. Their thick, double coat adds protection even in the harshest of cold waters. They have an incredible amount of stamina, they're quick, alert, inquisitive, very intelligent and easy to train. The Irish Water Spaniel is a very devoted breed - eager to please and will protect making them also an excellent watchdog.

Height: The height for an Irish Water Spaniel is between 21 - 23 inches (53-59cm) for dogs and 20 - 22 inches (51-56cm) for bitches.

Weight:
The weight for an Irish Water Spaniel is between 45-65 pounds (20-30kg).

Coat Type: The Irish Water Spaniel has a dense, tight double coat with crispy curls. The undercoat is thick and soft which helps keep the Irish Water Spaniel warm and the longer outer coat is water repellant and adds more protection. The hair on the face, throat, tail, front and rear legs below the hocks is smooth. Irish Water Spaniels are light shedders. Regular grooming is necessary to help avoid matting.

Color: The color of the Irish Water Spaniel's coat is solid liver.

Temperament: Irish Water Spaniels are active, very alert and have great stamina. They're devoted, eager to please, very loving and make a wonderful family pet. Irish Water Spaniels are reserved with strangers and bark only when necessary making them an excellent watchdog. Both early socialization and training are important. The Irish Water Spaniel is intelligent and has the ability to learn very quickly as well as retain a lot of information. Irish Water Spaniels require daily exercise such as long walks, running and jogging. They also enjoy retrieving and ...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Kennel.com

Castello Cities Internet Network, Inc. © 1997-2011