American water spaniel.  His origins are a mystery, but he may be a descendant of the now-extinct English water spaniel. The AWS was developed in the mid-19th century in the Wolf and Fox River Valley region of Wisconsin. After World War II, interest in the dogs waned, but Dr. Fred J. Pfeiffer singlehandedly brought them back, primarily by promoting the dogs as "distinctively an American production." The American water spaniel is now the official state dog of Wisconsin.

American Water Spaniels love everyone and are suited to many types of homes because they are so smart and trainable. Learn all about American Water Spaniel breeders, adoption health, grooming, training, and more.

Mary Bloom Midwestern Mystery: American Water Spaniel  The American Water Spaniel’s origins are a mystery, but he may well be a descendant of the now-extinct English water spaniel, which is known to have been brought to America. The AWS was developed in the mid-19th century in the Wolf and Fox River Valley region of Wisconsin....

Our April Spotlight is The American Water Spaniel. A superior hunting dog and an avid swimmer! Having orginated close to the great lakes it is considered one of the few American breeds. It is also the state dog of Wisconsin!

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American Water Spaniel was declared the official state dog of Wisconsin in 1985 and was developed in the state of Wisconsin during the 19th century from a number of other breeds, including, the Irish and English Water Spaniels. The breed was saved by Dr. Fred Pfeiffer, who set up the breed club and standard.  Though they are recognized by the UKC and the AKC, they remain a rare breed.

American Water Spaniel - I have a hard time finding a good stacked photo of a AWS. If someone has/finds one let me know!

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