Irish Water Spaniel Breeders Olive Branch MS

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Lazy D English Mastiffs
(662) 233-2617
9760 Highway 305
Coldwater, MS
Breeds
Mastiff

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Tina Brown, MS, DVM, DACVD
(901) 624-9002
830 N Germantown Parkway
Cordova, TN
 
Fox Ridge Animal Hospital
(901) 362-6688
3260 Hickory Hill Rd
Memphis, TN

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Pope Animal Clinic
(901) 365-1979
6920 Winchester Rd
Memphis, TN

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Germanwood Animal Hospital
(901) 757-5813
7245 Winchester Rd
Memphis, TN

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Drennan Animal Hospital
(901) 305-8854
1890 N Germantown Pkwy Ste 103
Cordova, TN
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Mt Moriah Animal Hospital
(901) 360-9005
5650 Mount Moriah Road
Memphis, TN

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Moseley, G Noell, Dvm - Southwind Animal Hospital
(901) 362-8321
7910 Winchester Rd
Memphis, TN

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Animal Hospital Hickory Hill
(901) 795-7387
6001 Knight Arnold Road Ext
Memphis, TN
 
Pet Vax
(901) 362-9580
6515 E Raines Rd
Memphis, TN

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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 ...

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