The Irish Water Spaniel is the tallest of the spaniel family and is a breed as rare today or so it is considered. Excelling in swimming, the spaniel is famous for the recovery of hunted animal or items in very cold water. A devoted and affectionate breed, the Irish Water Spaniel is designed for families with children of older ages, some tending to be more attached to one family member. This breed is reserved with strangers and some dogs can become good guard dogs. They prefer to live in the countryside or in an area with more space to move. They love to retrieve and swim. The Irish Water Spaniel is tolerant with other pets, especially if they grew up with them, but some dogs tend to be aggressive with other dogs.
It is a very intelligent and easy to train dog, but some can be stubborn and disobedient. This dog can be stubborn and independent and require appropriate social behaviors to prevent the development of an extreme or either very timid or aggressive nature.
Current diseases are hip dysplasia which is a malformation of the joint resulting in pain, lameness and arthritis in a row. Epilepsy which is a disorder of the nervous system that develops between the ages of 2 and 5 years. Also hypothyroidism which occurs when the thyroid gland does not work properly and in the absence of sufficient amounts of thyroid hormone, illness can occur. The Irish Water spaniel is also prone to skin allergies and ear infections. The average life expectancy is 10 to 12 years. The mega throat is a condition characterized by a decline to extinction at the muscle contractions of the esophagus. They can also have entropion which is a condition involving the eyelid turning inward to their free edge. Genes from the free edge of the eyelid irritate the surface of the eyeball and can lead to more serious problems.
The Irish Water Spaniel prefers to live in the countryside or in an area with more space to move freely. This pet is suited for anyone and will prove to be very useful when you fell down.