Canis ISSN: 2398-2942 Spaniel: Irish Water Introduction Biological Data Introduction General information Apparently the only survivor of the Water Spaniels of Ireland. Dates back to the 1800s. Bred to retrieve from water. Really an outdoor dog and lives best with active owners who like a lot of walking and exploring. Still a first-rate gundog. Loyal, attentive and gentle in disposition. Biological Data This article is available in full to registered subscribers Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login Further ReadingPublicationsRefereed papers Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource. Other sources of information For information on Genetic Testing Providers (labs) genetic tests, and tests by breed, visit International Partnership for Dogs (https://dogwellnet.com/). For a list of DNA tests available for certain breeds worldwide, visit Kennel Club Worldwide DNA tests: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/health/for-breeders/dna-testing-simple-inherited-disorders/worldwide-dna-tests/. The Kennel Club Breed-specific requirements and recommendations including health screening: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/media/9846/abs_breed_specific_requirements_and_recommendations_web.pdf. Organisation(s) Visit the Kennel Club website to search for details of KC-registered breed clubs: thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/findaclub/breed/. Irish Water Spaniel Association - www.irishwaterspaniels.org.uk. Visit the American Kennel Club website to search for details of AKC-recognized breed clubs - www.akc.org/clubs/search. Irish Water Spaniel Club of America - http://clubs.akc.org/iwsc.