In 1937, a few breeders formed The American Water Spaniel
The Boykin is one of only four sporting breeds developed in North America, the others being the Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever, Chesapeake Bay retriever and American water spaniel
During the first period, American wildfowlers developed four homegrown, regional breeds: Chesapeake Bay retriever, Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever, American water spaniel
and Boykin spaniel.
During a training session, Dave and I inadvertently let Chester and Jug, a cocky American water spaniel
, out of the trailer at the same time.
He brought Luke, his 1-year-old American water spaniel
As an American water spaniel
owner I would like to thank you for the fine article on our little-known breed.
The American Water Spaniel
Club spent several decades debating whether to request spaniel or retriever classification, since AWSs are equally talented in both areas.
Finally--although unexpectedly--the decades-long classification controversy within the American Water Spaniel
Club (AWSC) has ended with an almost beyond-belief win-win outcome.
Morrison wrote a book on the breed called American Water Spaniel
, published in 2007 by Kennel Club Books, ISBN 1-59378-411-2.