Although it is called a spaniel, the Irish water spaniel is actually a retriever and is sometimes know by its nickname - the whiptail. It has a coat of liver coloured tightly knit curly coat with a high oil content that makes the dog ideally suited for water work.

 

 

 

 

Other breeds of retrieving dog include the curly coated retriever, the Chesapeake Bay retriever and the Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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