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Spanish Water Dog

Spanish Water Dogs are hardy animals who were used as both herder and waterfowl retrievers.

About the Spanish Water Dog

These natural athletes are excellent companions for shepherds, hunters and fishermen. Spanish Water Dogs are loyal, obedient, cheerful, and hard-working.

These sociable dogs thrive on human interaction, making them great additions to the family, particularly due to their loving nature and patience with children.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Country
Spain
Group
FCI Group 8, AKC Herding Group
Size category
Medium
Avg life expectancy
10–14 years

Loyal / Obedient / Friendly / Hard-working / Alert / Even-tempered / Intelligent / Adaptable

Key facts

  • Makes a great family dog
  • Requires minimal grooming
  • Needs little training

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