Original Name : Perro de Agua Español
Type : Braccoid
Male size : 17½-19¾ inches
Male weight : 39½-40½ lbs
Female size : 15¾-18 inches
Female weight : 30½-39½ lbs
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : Spain
Spanish Water Dogs are hardy animals of medium weight, well proportioned and attractive in appearance. These natural athletes, with well developed muscles thanks to regular exercise, which it adores, are very good sheepdogs, hunters and fishers. Spanish Water Dogs are loyal, obedient, cheerful, hard-working, watchful and well balanced.
Strong, carried elegantly.
Robust, straight topline, barely defined withers, straight, powerful back, slightly sloping croup, broad, deep chest.
Various shades of solid white, black and brown, various shades of bi-colored black and white or black and brown.
Set medium high, triangular, hanging.
Set medium high, sometimes naturally short.
Always curly and woolly, can form cords when long.
The descendants of Spanish Water Dogs have lived in the Iberian Peninsula for a very long time. The breed has the same origins as the old Barbets. It is most widespread in Andalusia, where it is used as a sheepdog as well as a companion for water game hunters and fisherfolk. Locally it has been commonly known for centuries as the Turk. Spanish Water Dogs have adapted to cope with the variations in humidity and drought in marshland regions, especially their coat. Sight, hearing and smell are particularly well developed.