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Discover the history, personality, hunting style, and training requirements of the unique Irish Water Spaniel

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Is that a Doodle? …No, it is an Irish Water Spaniel. I thought water dogs were from Portugal? …It is a spaniel. Oh, a Portuguese Water Spaniel! …No, an Irish Water Spaniel. Are you sure it is not a Doodle? It looks like one. …I’m sure. This common conversation is one way that you can tell that your 65-pound, curly brown gundog is a rare breed. But the Irish Water Spaniel was once the third most popular hunting dog in the U.S. When the founders of the American Kennel Club established the AKC in 1878, this common dog was included...

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