The Irish Water Spaniel presents a picture of a smart, upstanding strongly built sporting dog. He has a wonderful temperament and unique appearance making him an enjoyable breed. A great intelligence, quick learner, fun-loving personality has earned him the title of clown of the spaniel family. He loves water and will often take a flying leap into any body of water he encounters. The tallest of the spaniels, he excels in retrieving wildfowl.