Spanish Water Dog Breed
- Females – 15 ¾ to 18 inches; Males – 17 ½ to 19 ¾ inches
- Females – 31 to 40 pounds; Males – 40 to 49 pounds
- Parti-colored or solid shades of black, brown, beige or white
- Conformation, Herding, Agility, Rally, Obedience, Water Competition, Retrieving, Flyball, Dock Diving and Barn Hunt
The Spanish Water Dog is an ancient all-purpose breed native to Spain that was originally used to herd goats, sheep and cattle on farms; assist fishermen; and serve as hunting companions. Intelligent, lively and affectionate, the Spanish Water Dog is an outstanding, all-around family pet. Active and athletic, he should be included in as many activities with his human companions as possible. Boasting a rustic, natural look, the Spanish Water Dog’s curly, corded coat is easy to maintain.
Did you know Although its exact origin is unknown, the Spanish Water Dog most likely descended from common water breeds such as the Poodle, Portuguese Water Dog and Puli.