Spanish Water Dog

KC Pedigree, Medium

Doesn't moult much

Not good for first time owners

Although primarily a wildfowl retriever, the Spanish Water Dog has also been used to herd sheep.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Someone looking for an enthusiastic herder who is very willing and eager to please.

Not the best for ...

Anyone who likes to be the boss. The Spanish Water Dog's strong natural herding and guarding instincts lead him to think he's the guardian of his home.

Aliases

SWD

Cross between

None

Origin

Spain

Size

Medium
Average size - could pick up if you had to in an emergency

Exercise Needs

Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.

Coat

Dreads
More work than you might think, drying takes a very long time and you need to cord them in the first place.

Shedding

Doesn't moult much
But all dogs shed dander so if you're allergic, make sure you'll be ok

Life expectancy

12 years

Good first dog?

No

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