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Spanish Water Dog 



The Spanish Water Dog, or Perro de Agua Español, are a medium-sized, athletic breed known for its distinctive curly coat, they are an extremely intelligent, well-balanced and versatile working dog with strong herding, hunting and guardian instincts. They are exceptional companions, devoted to the family, attentive and happy dog,


Spanish Water Dogs are usually intelligent, devoted, and highly trainable. They are known for their lively and affectionate nature.


Their curly coat is one of their most recognizable features. It is dense and waterproof, protecting them in water and cold weather. Their coat comes in different colors, including solid black, brown, beige, or white, or a combination of these colors.
The Spanish Water Dog are often considered hypoallergenic due to its non-shedding coat. This makes them a good choice for many allergy sufferers.

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Versatile Working Dogs:

Historically, Spanish Water Dogs were used as herders of livestock and as fishing assistants. Today, they continue to excel in various dog sports and activities such as obedience, agility, and even search and rescue work.

Exercise and Mental Stimulation:

They are an active breed and require regular mental and physical exercise to stay happy and healthy. Providing them with activities like obedience training, games, and long walks will help fulfill their needs.

Strong Bonds:

Spanish Water Dogs have a strong desire to please their owners and are known for their loyalty. They thrive when they are kept as part of a family and are involved in their daily activities.


Overall, Spanish Water Dogs tend to be a healthy breed. However, it's important to choose a responsible breeder who screens and tests their breeding dogs for any potential genetic health issues.

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 Spanish WaterDog

Fun Facts

Spanish Water Dogs originated from the Iberian Peninsula thousands of years ago.

They almost became extinct when the Industrial Revolution started.

They are used for, Herding, Fishing, Search & Rescue & Bomb sniffing.

First recognised by the Kennel Club UK in 2015.

The fishermen in the northern part of Spain preferred the lighter coloured dogs because they were easier to see in the water.

The farmers preferred the darker coloured dogs because they were easier to see in the pastures.

Teams of Spanish Water Dogs used as rescue dogs were sent to Turkey, Mexico and Colombia after they experienced earthquakes.

These dogs are one of the very few breeds that can be born with or without a tail, known as bobtails.


Their coats should never be brushed.


Also known as velcro dogs as they thrive on human contact.


Ball obsessive, Love to swim and love to sleep on their backs.


Meet ups - Events - Shows

If you have any upcoming events, meetups, or shows that you would like to advertise or promote, please feel free to contact me via email. I would be more than happy to include them on our events page.

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