We do not have a "kennel" as such but raise our dogs in our home as beloved family members. The primary focus of our breeding program is to produce healthy and sound Irish Water Spaniels meeting the breed standard with strong performance abilities and great temperaments. Health, soundness, temperament and working abilities are the highest priorities. To assist in reaching this goal, we breed IWS with at least the following health clearances; hips, elbows, thyroid, cardiac, and eyes (Cerf). Producing an "all-around" IWS, one that is beautiful, meets the breed standard, and also has great structure, health, temperament, and trainability is our aim. We make every effort to breed and raise our dogs naturally. We raise our puppies in the center of our home and the pups receive a lot of time, attention, training and enrichment. The dogs from Cuardach compete in conformation, agility, obedience, rally, hunt tests, nose work, and dock diving. They are also jogging/running partners, do tricks and most of all, are loving family companions.