Spanish Water Dog
Colour: Solid black, brown or white of various shades; black and white or brown and white (particolour)
Lifespan: 10 to 14 years
Obedient and brave with a good tempered attitude.
With its distinctive curly coat, this dog is loyal and likes to bond closely to its owners. It is a natural guard and is aloof or territorial with strangers. A hard-working, willing dog, it needs plenty of activity to be happy.
Originally bred to work with fishermen and for herding and retrieving.
Responsive to commands, the Spanish Water Dog is playful and energetic, and likes to swim. Has a curled woolly coat which forms cords when long.
High. Needs plenty of exercise.
Owners: loyal and close bonding
Children: can be intolerant
Other Pets: may be problematic with small pets
Strangers: natural guard, territorial
Unfamiliar Dogs: usually good
Experienced owner who wants an unusual breed and who can cope with the high energy level and the need to provide daily interest through play, socializing, training and activity.
If not properly socialized, may display territorial aggression to strangers.
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