Spanish Water Dog

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Spanish Water Dog

Overview

Medium sized, Spanish Water Dog is also a dog that is coated in curly coat. Multi talented farm dog, Spanish Water dog is used as herding dog primarily. In addition to herding it is also used as hunting and an assistant to fishermen. Most of them may get pleasure from diving and swimming. It is not only loyal, lively, hard working but also obedient and attentive. With a brilliant ability to learn in a quick time, the SWD is amazingly intelligent. Loyal nature and guarding instinct of the SWD make the dog a self-initiating protecting to its master, family and territory including property. Neither shy nor timid but suspicious of strangers by nature. If it is socialized well enough at time it can accept the strangers. With his own family members it is great in affection. Spanish Water Dog is a breed with a distinguished single but curly coat which may be solid shaded of brown, black, beige, or white or parti-colored with second color being white, the coat is with woolly texture which should never combed or brushed, it may tend to form cords if allowed to grow long, trimming can be good once a year or more it will depend on the kind of work performing by dog. To dock its tail is tradition but some my born with a short tail which may vary in length. It is also a hypoallergenic dog however; it is not a non-allergenic canine. Obedience training and early age socialization are important for this breed to accustom the dog with different situations, people, places and dogs. Positive and reward based training will get the best out of this dog. To overcome its herding instinct and blooming of companionship it is mandatory to train with positive manners. It can easy to train and simple to acknowledge your commands. A Spanish Water Dog can become accustomed to nearly all situation or circumstances, as long as it gets sufficient exercise. These resilient dogs can bear both intense heat and cold with no trouble. It will yearn for an ample amount of exercise including daily walks, it is lively and energetic and can thrive on romp and plays. As a young puppies from 4 weeks to 7 months exercise must not be over and intense to avoid joint and bone issues but a daily walk can do well. At 1 year of its age it can more active with endless stamina and athlete and agility, so after 1 years it can exercised well enough. Height of Male Spanish Water Dog is 17 to 20 inches and for Females height is 16 to 18 inches. The weight for male SWD is 40 to 49 pounds and female’s weight is 30 to 40 pounds. The life Expectancy of Spanish Water dog is 10 to 14 years.

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Spanish Water Dog History

The origin of the Spanish water dog is yet in the gloomy veil of the history and remain unknown to the time. However, it is just a common thought that this dog is bred in Spanish many centuries ago for multi-purposes, it was used to herd, hunt, water work and companionship. Begun in 1975 and brought into light in 1985 when Real Sociedad Central de Fomento de Razas Caninas en España was recognized it..

Spanish Water Dog Life Expectancy

The life Expectancy of Spanish Water dog is 10 to 14 years.

Spanish Water Dog Appearance

Spanish Water dog is medium-sized breed with a happy-go-lucky appearance. The expression of this dog is dazzling and alert. Eyes of the breed seem amusing underneath the long bangs. The rustic Spanish Water dogs are robust, with a distinguished single but curly coat which may be solid shaded of brown, black, beige, or white or parti-colored with second color being white, the coat is with woolly texture.

Spanish Water Dog Weight and Height

Height of Male Spanish Water Dog is 17 to 20 inches and for Females height is 16 to 18 inches. The weight for male SWD is 40 to 49 pounds and female’s weight is 30 to 40 pounds.

Spanish Water Dog Temperament

Multi talented farm dog, Spanish Water dog is used as herding dog primarily. In addition to herding it is also used as hunting and an assistant to fishermen. Most of them may get pleasure from diving and swimming. It is not only loyal, lively, hard working but also obedient and attentive. With a brilliant ability to learn in a quick time, the SWD is amazingly intelligent. Loyal nature and guarding instinct of the SWD make the dog a self-initiating protecting to its master, family and territory including property. Neither shy nor timid but suspicious of strangers by nature. If it is socialized well enough at time it can accept the strangers. With his own family members it is great in affection. It is overall known as Loyal, Athletic, Intelligent, Diligent, Affectionate, Trainable dog. Fun-loving, and spirited Spanish Water dog is clown around the children and will want attention of everyone while going on tricks. If you are seeking for a dog that hath dual qualities to love and to protects, the SWD can be a dog for you.

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Spanish Water Dog with children and other pets

Fun-loving, and spirited Spanish Water dog is clown aroun the children and will want attention of everyone while going on tricks. Neither shy nor timid but suspicious of strangers by nature. If it is socialized well enough at time it can accept the strangers. Due to its herding instinct it may tend to herd its own family members if not trained properly and acknowledged in who is who and what is what.

Spanish Water Dog Care and Grooming

With least grooming requirements, the Spanish Water Dog has a distinguished single curly coat, the coat is with woolly texture which should never combed or brushed, it may tend to form cords if allowed to grow long, trimming can be good once a year or more it will depend on the kind of work performing by dog..

Spanish Water Dog Health Issues

This is a rather healthy breed but some can prone to Addison's disease and hypothyroidism.

Spanish Water Dog Training

Obedience training and early age socialization are important for this breed to accustom the dog with different situations, people, places and dogs. Positive and reward based training will get the best out of this dog. To overcome its herding instinct and blooming of companionship it is mandatory to train with positive manners. It can easy to train and simple to acknowledge your commands.

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Spanish Water Dog Exercise

A Spanish Water Dog can become accustomed to nearly all situation or circumstances, as long as it gets sufficient exercise. These resilient dogs can bear both intense heat and cold with no trouble. It will yearn for an ample amount of exercise including daily walks, it is lively and energetic and can thrive on romp and plays. As a young puppies from 4 weeks to 7 months exercise must not be over and intense to avoid joint and bone issues but a daily walk can do well. At 1 year of its age it can more active with endless stamina and athlete and agility, so after 1 years it can exercised well enough.

Spanish Water Dog Recognition

It is Recognized by FCI, NKC, APRI, ACR, UKC and AKC/FSS, SWDAA, DRA, NAPR, ACA

Spanish Water Dog Group

Sporting, Herding.

Spanish Water Dog Good Names

Here are some good names for Spanish Water Dog. If you have a Spanish Water Dog puppy/dog and the name is not yet decided then you should just click the link below and chose one good name for cute puppy of Spanish Water Dog. Good names are for good dogs and the unique name for unique puppies and black names for black dog. All the names are available over here that are just one click far from you. Click the link and see the all names for dogs.

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