Irish Water Spaniel
Life span: 10-12 Years
Height: 22 – 24 inches (male), 19 – 23 inches (female)
Weight: 55 – 65 lbs. (male), 45 – 60 lbs. (female)
Noted as being the tallest, and one of the rarest breeds of Spaniels, the Irish Water Spaniel is in the sporting group. The Water Spaniel reaches heights of 24” at the shoulders and can top 65 lbs. It has a thick waterproof coat of curly, liver-colored hair that helps to protect it from the elements. The Water Spaniel is a hardworking breed that is capable of spending a full day tracking game in the field.