Spanish Water Dog

Other name: Perro de agua espanol

Photo: adult dog of Spanish Water Dog breed
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Life expectancy

The Spanish Water Dog has a life expectancy of between 10 and 14 years




Adult size

Female Between 16 and 18 in
Male Between 17 and 20 in

Adult weight

Female Between 31 and 40 lb
Male Between 62 and 49 lb
Coat colour
Black White Brown
Type of coat
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Spanish Water Dog costs between £810 and £830

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More details about the Spanish Water Dog

Spanish Water Dog: Origins and history

The existence of this dog in the Iberian Peninsula dates back to a very long time ago. It’s even said that the Spanish Water Dog could be the oldest out of their category. The largest number of them is found in Andalusia, where they have been known for centuries as a “Turkish dog” and are used as sheepdogs. Their genetic characteristics haven’t really changed through selection until today thanks to their numerous and versatile working qualities.

FCI classification of the Spanish Water Dog

  • Group 8 - Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs

  • Section 3 : Water Dogs

Training a Spanish Water Dog

Particularly docile, this dog’s learning abilities are almost endless. It’s often said that the Spanish Water Dog alone possesses the qualities of three or four other dogs, so their capabilities are very diverse.

Very easy to train, this dog understands what is expected of them extraordinarily quickly, as long as teaching methods are respectful and kind toward them.

With this breed, the basic principles quickly sink in but beware, regular and consistent hard work is necessary in order to have a Spanish Water Dog as perfect as they seem on paper.

Spanish Water Dog: Purchase price

The price of a Spanish Water dog varies according to their age, origin and sex. The average cost of a pedigree is around £830.

Regarding the average budget required to meet the needs of a dog of this size, it costs around £35 a month.

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