The English Water Spaniel is a breed of dog that has been extinct since the first part of the 20th century, with the last specimen seen in the 1930s. It was best known for its use in hunting waterfowl and for being able to dive as well as a duck. It is described as similar to a Collie or to a cross between a Poodle and a Springer Spaniel with curly fur and typically in a white and liver/tan pattern
English Water Spaniel: Extinct since the early 1900’s, the English Water Spaniel was an adept waterfowl hunting dog. It has been said that these dogs could swim, duck, and dive as well as the waterfowl they were hunting.
Curly-Coated Retriever considered one of the oldest retriever breeds. Used as long ago as the late 18th century in England. descended from the English Water Spaniel, St. John’s Newfoundland, the retrieving setter, the Poodle & possibly the Irish Water Spaniel & the Labrador. The Curly-Coated Retriever is an excellent hunting companion & gun dog. The breed is pretty rare inside the USA but is more popular in Australia & New Zealand. Some of the Curly's talents are hunting, tracking…
American water spaniel. His origins are a mystery, but he may be a descendant of the now-extinct English water spaniel. The AWS was developed in the mid-19th century in the Wolf and Fox River Valley region of Wisconsin. After World War II, interest in the dogs waned, but Dr. Fred J. Pfeiffer singlehandedly brought them back, primarily by promoting the dogs as "distinctively an American production." The American water spaniel is now the official state dog of Wisconsin.