The Irish Water Spaniel is a strikingly attractive dog with an energy level and an intelligence to match! Denoted by the breed's name, the pup is happy in the water. The breed was developed to assist hunters by retrieving fallen waterfowl. The Irish Water Spaniel is a highly energetic dog that requires a great deal of exercise to be happy and to prevent the dog's getting into mischief. While you might not be taking the pup out into a duck blind, you can still provide great exercise for the Irish Water Spaniel by playing games of fetch, taking long walks, and consistently working on commands.
The Irish Water Spaniel is a delightfully intelligent dog that naturally has a high amount of energy. This energy makes the pup a great companion while hunting waterfowl, but, it can make the breed a tad challenging when living as a pet. However, there are many great games you can play with the Irish Water Spaniel that will help the pup to expound that energy - and save your sanity. Take the time to teach them what you expect, and you will be able to engage the breed in a variety of activities.