Spanish Water Dog

The Spanish Water Dog is a medium size, ancient herding and general farm dog, originating in Spain. Also known as Perro de Agua Espanol, Turco Andaluz and Turkish Dog, the SWD has a distinct curly coat. This dog is a versatile breed that can not only function as herding dog but also perform gundog function and be a fisherman's assistant.

It is a medium size, athletic and robust breed that stands between 17-20 inches and weighs around 40-49 lbs. Well balanced body is slightly longer than tall and comes with strong head and flat skull. Nose is same colour or slightly darker that coat colour. Hazel or chestnut colour eyes are very expressive. Triangular shaped drooping ears are set at moderate height. Slightly elongated body is robust and rustic in appearance. Back is straight and powerful with a level topline, broad and deep chest will well sprung ribs and slightly tucked-up belly. The always curly coat is wooly in texture and comes in solid black, beige, brown, white, bi-colour and particolour.

This breed is NOT recognized by AKC however it is recognized by FCI, UKC, AKC(FSS), KC(UK) and NZKC.

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