Yes, most likely your pooch also likes being around water. But there are some pedigrees that take that liking to a whole ‘other level.
These dogs are bred to labor in aquatic environs. Whether as hunters, to retrieve objects, or to rescue, they seem to enjoy the water above all else. They’ve been known to help those in the fishing industry while on ships.
They also were found to be companions of those that would hunt aquatic birds. Nowadays, they’re just as content to be at the shore with their family companions. Labrador Retrievers & Poodles will be more excitable than most in that environment, while also able to have a higher tolerance for lower temps.
A larger dog, the Newfoundland, will have a higher potential to be a rescue animal from the way it connects with its caretaker. This allows it to better follow directions. In general, water dogs are known to be more emotionally stable, thus better able to keep their cool under stress.
The American Water Spaniel is a midsize canine. They’re unfazed by icy waters such as those found in the Great Lakes. They have a waterproof coat. These pooches have also shown to have a higher sense of loyalty & intelligence.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers (tollers, for short) have been hunters since their inception (as their name implies). Once they get excited, they change their bark for a ‘toller’ scream. Known for their red fur with white sections, they also have webbed paws.
Bred for herding as well as retrieving water birds, the Spanish Water Dog has a natural woolen, curly hair look throughout its whole body. To keep its fur as easily maintained as possible, human caretakers are keen to let their coats get big enough to form ‘cords’, thus lowering the need for regular grooming.
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