Irish Water Spaniel Club of America

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Puppy Packet

The Breeders' Education Committee has produced this page as an Irish Water Spaniel information "repository" or "library."  It includes information on Health, Grooming Practices, Training and etc and is being made available to anyone interested.  Please keep in mind this material is a convenient reference only and not necessarily endorsed by anyone, including, the IWSCA or its members.  The BEC will continue to update and add to the information.

Basic Information: 
IWS Fact Sheet (PDF)
Talk to Your Breeder First (PDF)

Health Information:
     AAHA Vaccine Guidelines (PDF)
     AVMA Vaccine Recommendations (PDF)
     Dr Schultz Dr Dodd's Updated Vaccine Info (DOC)
     Minimal Vaccine Protocol & Vaccine Info (DOC)
     Vaccine 101 - Dr. Schultz (DOC
Disaster Preparedness Checklist (PDF)
Ear Infections in Dogs by CHF (PDF)
Over the Counter Medicines for Dogs (DOC)
Sulfa Drug-Ivermectine Warning Sheet (PDF)
Toxic Plants for Dogs and Pets (PDF)

Grooming Information:
Grooming Routine (PDF)
Grooming the IWS by Sue Tapp (PDF)
Show-pet-field Cuts (PPT)

Training and Rearing Information:
Before You Get Your Puppy by Dr. Ian Dunbar (PDF)
After You Get Your Puppy by Dr. Ian Dunbar (PDF)
Crate Training Basics (PDF)