The tallest of spaniels, The Irish Water Spaniel is an active owner's delight. Born for the hunt, he's rugged, smart, trainable and eager to please. His coat is water-repellant, which indicates what his favorite activity is--swimming. Train and socialize your Irish Water Spaniel puppy early; he'll respond best to positive training with treats and praise. He excels at dog sports, including dock diving, agility, flyball and more. This playful, dashing dog is an eager companion for an active outdoorsy family. Bonus: he's hypoallergenic.