Canis ISSN: 2398-2942 Spanish Water Dog Introduction Biological Data Introduction General information Largely unknown outside Spain where it is used for a goat herding and hunting as well as working for fisherman. Readily obedience trained, a good watch dog and good with other dogs. Suitable for the urban environment, and colder climates although it does require extensive exercise. Although not a snappy dog, it can become irritable with children. The non-shedding coat forms into heavy cords and needs little grooming. Biological Data This article is available in full to registered subscribers Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login Further ReadingPublicationsRefereed papers Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource. Other sources of information For information on Genetic Testing Providers (labs), genetic tests, and tests by breed, visit International Partnership for Dogs: https://dogwellnet.com/. For a list of DNA tests available for certain breeds worldwide, visit Kennel Club Worldwide DNA tests: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/health/for-breeders/dna-testing-simple-inherited-disorders/worldwide-dna-tests/. The Kennel Club Breed-specific requirements and recommendations including health screening: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/media/9846/abs_breed_specific_requirements_and_recommendations_web.pdf. Organisation(s) Visit the Kennel Club website to search for details of KC-registered breed clubs -www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/findaclub/breed/. Spanish Water Dog Club UK: www.spanishwaterdogclub.co.uk. Visit the American Kennel Club website to search for details of AKC-recognized breed clubs: www.akc.org/clubs/search.