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Developed in the late 1800's and known originally as the Brown Water Spaniel. Almost extinct by the 20th century, it was promoted by Dr. F.J. Pfiefer who essentially saved the breed by establishing a breed club and a written standard.
Sensitive, timid, loyal and intelligent. Can be loud.
Good with family dogs, but sometimes aggressive towards outsiders. Gentle with children and other pets.
Hair is long and oily. Colors can be liver, brown, or dark chocolate.
Brush coat weekly. The hair around the feet and topknot can be clipped. Check ears regularly.
Solid liver or dark chocolate
Hunting, Sports, Watch Dog