Spanish Water Dog

Breed History / Description

Although the Spanish Water Dog was primarily a retriever of wildfowl, he has also traditionally been used as a herder of sheep. His thick coat, a feature of the breed, requires clipping once or twice each year.

General Appearance

Robust, medium-sized, well muscled due to constant activity. Distinctive coat. 


A herding, hunting and fishing dog with well-developed sense of smell, sight and sound. Has great learning capability and adapts to almost all situations.

Club, K., 2018. The Kennel Club's Breed Standards. 5th ed. London SW1V 2SA: Ebury Press.

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