American Water Spaniels are friendly, keen and very eager to please. This is a very good natured dog, they love to be around people and are equally at home being in the great outdoors flushing varmints as they are cuddled up with you on your lap after a hard day in the boonies.
Conversely this is not a dog that likes to spend much time on its own and will develop dog behavioral problems such as separation anxiety if left alone for too long.
They are a very vocal breed and will bark equally when they are happy and if left alone or need attention, again unless this is trained out of them at an early age it may become problematic, especially if you have neighbours close by.
Ideal Water Spaniel Owners are active and experienced , often families who enjoy energetic walks , playing and training and who can provide plenty of early socialisation