Posts with tag Irish Water Spaniel


Are You a ‘Groupie’?

When I first began going to dog shows in the early 1980s, I’d spend some of my weekends with friends who’d get together to build majors in our rare breed. Just about the only place to find a major in Irish Water Spaniels – then as now – was to go Winners at a specialty… read more

Dawne Deeley

Crufts 2012 Day Two: Foreign-bred Dogs Top the Gundog Final

Day Two at Crufts 2012 belongs to the Gundogs. The British love for country life is reflected in the popularity of the various setter, retriever, spaniel and pointing breeds, and the sheer numbers involved ensure the sporting crowd has the day to themselves. For those with a less-than-specific interest in the dog show, this makes… read more


The Delights Of Disobedience

My puppies are growing by leaps and bounds. They’re 12 weeks old now and possess the curiosity and playfulness that are typical of their breed. Recently, however, they’ve begun to express a kind of willfulness for which the Irish Water Spaniel is not entirely unknown. Though eager to please, the little dervishes have started asserting… read more