Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Spanish Water Dog


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

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Further Reading


Refereed papers

Other sources of information


  • Visit the American Kennel Club website to search for details of AKC-recognized breed clubs: