Information about Spanish Water Dog Characteristics And Personality

Here are the information about Spanish Water Dog care, training, characteristics, temperament, description with pictures. Spanish Water Dog is an ancient breed that originated from Spain. This breed also known as Perro de Agua Español, Turco Andaluz and Turkish Dog. The Spanish Water Dog was used for herding goat and sheep, Search and Rescue, and bomb sniffing. This breed has been accepted for recording in the AKC Foundation Stock Service (FSS) but not eligible for AKC (American Kennel Club) registration.

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Spanish Water Dog Description

The Spanish Water Dog is rustic and well-proportioned of medium weight. The body is robust and the topline straight The head is strong and carried with elegance. The skull is flat with only a slightly marked occipital crest. The nose is of the same color or slightly darker than the darkest one of the coat. The teeth are well-formed, white, with well-developed canines. The eyes are at a slightly oblique position, very expressive; of a hazel to chestnut color, should harmonize with the color of the coat.

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Spanish Water Dog Body

The height of males Spanish Water Dog are at about 17 – 20 inches (44 – 50 cm) and 16 – 18 inches (40 – 46 cm) for the females. The weight is at about 40 – 49 pounds (18 – 22 kg) for the male while the female is about 30 – 40 pounds (14 – 18 kg).

Spanish Water Dog Coat

The coat is always curly and of woolly texture. Curly when short, can form cords when long. Puppies always are born with curly hair. Colors include white, black and chestnut in their different shades. Bicolored: White and black or white and brown in their different shades. Tricolored subjects and black and tan.

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Spanish Water Dog Temperament

The Spanish Water Dog is a large dog in a medium body. It is an extremely intelligent and well-balanced, versatile working dog with strong herding, hunting and guardian instincts. This breed is get along well with people and other small animals when it has socialized since a young age. The Spanish Water Dogs are used for are search and rescue, herding, narcotics detection, bomb detection, water sports, therapy work, competitive agility, etc.

Spanish Water Dog Characteristics

The Perro de Agua Espanol is intelligent, playful, friendly, and an eager learner.

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Spanish Water Dog Care

The Spanish Water Dog has thick and curly coat that requires little or no grooming. Just an annual shear is all that’s required. The illnesses affecting the Spanish Water Dog include allergies, cherry eye, cataracts and distichia.

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Spanish Water Dog Training

The Spanish Water Dog should get plenty of exercise, which includes a daily walk. These dogs have endless stamina and are very fast, athletic and agile. In the first year of life any exercise should be kept to a low level so no excess strain is placed on growing bones and joints. Once the dog has matured he will have limitless energy and will need two good walks per day with plenty of off-lead time.

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