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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

FCI Group 8, AKC Herding Group
Size category
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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