|Other names:||Spanish Water Dog; SWD
|FCI Dog Group||Group 8 Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs. Section 3 Water Dogs. Without working trial.
The SWD is diligent, loyal, affectionate, and intelligent. Rustic dog, well proportioned (medium weight), dolichocephalic, of rather elongated harmonious shape and attractive appearance, of an athletic nature with well developed muscles owing to his regular exercise; the profile is rectilinear; his sight, hearing and scent are well developed.
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Male: 44-50 cm Female: 40-46 cm
Male: 19-22 kg Female: 14-19 kg
From 300 to 400 g. daily
White, black and chestnut in their different shades
Used as shepherd dog, hunting dog and assistant to the fisherman.
Faithful, obedient, gay, hard working, watchful and well balanced. Learning ability is outstanding owing to his extraordinary mental grasp; he adapts to all situations and conditions.
Its existence is ancient in the Peninsula. It belongs to the same trunk as the old "Barbet". Its largest population is situated in Andalusia as a shepherd dog, known for centuries as the «Turkish» dog. Its physiognomy and the peculiar conformation of its hair adapt to the changing regime of waterlogging and drought in the marshes, as well as its functionality as a sheepdog and assistant to aquatic hunters and fishermen. It is a very versatile dog, it has instincts for herding, hunting and guarding. In addition, the Water Dog is very familiar and it is possible that within this circle he develops a stronger bond with one of the members. He can be too territorial and protective if he is not used to dealing with strangers from a young age. This breed is an all-rounder, it adapts easily to all climates and environments, it will only need an extra dose of exercise to stay calm and fit.
Skin and coat allergies; the Spanish Water Dog’s ears should be checked regularly for signs of infection, and the teeth should be brushed often, ideally every day, using a toothpaste designed for dogs..