Spanish Water Dog

Country of origin: Spain
Registries: AKC FSS, UKC
Occupation: Herder, water
Size: 12–20kg (26–44lb),
38–50cm (15–20in)
Longevity: 12 to 14 years
Exercise: Daily
Training: Easy
Grooming: Difficult
Colors: Black, chestnut, white,
chestnut and white

Rarely seen outside Spain, this multi-tasking dog assists with hunting and herding, as well as fishing. Hunters use it to retrieve shot ducks. These dogs are most numerous on the south coast of Spain, where they herd goats, but are also seen in coastal regions or in northern Galicia. Show people have not yet paid much attention to this breed, and, as a consequence, there is a considerable variation in body size and colour.



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