Spanish Water Dog

  • Size

  • Height

    Females – 15 ¾ to 18 inches; Males – 17 ½ to 19 ¾ inches
  • Weight

    Females – 31 to 40 pounds; Males – 40 to 49 pounds
  • Coat

  • Color

    Parti-colored or solid shades of black, brown, beige or white
  • Energy

  • Activities

    Conformation, Herding, Agility, Rally, Obedience, Water Competition, Retrieving, Flyball, Dock Diving and Barn Hunt
  • Indoor/Outdoor


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.

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