Spanish Water Dog

Spanish Water Dog


Spanish Water Dog Profile

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Lifespan: 10-14 Years

Avg height: 40-50cm

Avg weight: 14-22kg

Coat type: Wooly coat, forming cords

Coat colours: Black, white, black & white, white & chocolate, brown, beige

Originally bred for: Retrieving waterfowl, sheepdog and guarding

Breed traitsAffectionate, intelligent, loyal, athletic


A little about Spanish Water Dogs

The Spanish Water Dog is a highly active, motivated breed. They are often utilised as working dogs in search and rescue, or as sniffer dogs. Although the Spanish Water Dog can make a dedicated family companion and guard dog, they require early socialisation. 



The Spanish Water dog can be predisposed to the following health conditions: Canine Hip Dysplasia, Allergies, Hypothyroidism (acquired and congenital), Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Cataracts and Distichiasis.

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.