Dog Breed profiles
Spanish Water Dog Breed Profile
Spanish Water Dog fact file
KC Group: gundog
Good with children?: yes recommended
Exercise requirement: moderate
Good guard dogs?: would bark
Moulting level: low
Jogging partner: yes
Those woolly cords and mop-style coat will get some attention! This versatile, family-friendly dog makes a great pet to the right home.
Spanish Water Dog Character
The Breed Standard describes them as "faithful, obedient, brave, good tempered and gay." They are truly versatile, fitting into family life with ease, provided you have the time to exercise their mind. As the name implies, they love water (at least most do) and love walks or retrieving games. A good companion for children, and should alert you to strangers approaching.
Spanish Water Dog Size
The Breed Standard stipulates dogs 44-50cm, bitches 40-46 cm.
Spanish Water Dog Health
Generally a healthy breed with few breed-specific problems. Hip Dysplasia is evident.
Spanish Water Dog Special Care
The coat will pick up a lot of debris and bring it into your house! Also, give them firm, consistent (but positive) training - they do have a guarding instinct so you need to train and channel it.
Remember! All breed profiles are general and every dog is an individual.