• Spanish Water Dog

    The Spanish Water Dog is a rustic-looking, sturdy, medium-sized, athletic dog with a distinctive curly coat.

  • Group: Sporting
    Lifespan: 10–14 yr
    Height: 16–20 in
    Weight: 24–54 lb

  • Care

    The most important thing to know about a Spanish Water Dog's grooming needs is that their coat should never be brushed or combed. To keep your dog clean, bathe them using a gentle shampoo, but never rub the coat vigorously during washing or drying. Instead, gently blot the coat with a towel or let it air-dry to prevent mats from forming. Spanish Water Dogs also need their hair clipped—ideally by a professional groomer—at least once a year. Your Spanish Water Dog's nails will wear down some through regular activity. But you should still inspect them routinely for splits or cracks and trim as needed. Overgrown nails can be painful and could eventually lead to issues walking or running. Finally, maintaining good dental hygiene is essential for the overall long-term health of all dogs, regardless of breed. In addition to scheduling professional dental cleanings, aim to establish an at-home routine that includes regular teeth brushing.

    To keep your dog clean, bathe them using a gentle shampoo, but never rub the coat vigorously during washing or drying. Instead, gently blot the coat with a towel or let it air-dry to prevent mats from forming. Spanish Water Dogs also need their hair clipped—ideally by a professional groomer—at least once a year.

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  • Disorders

    Always visit a professional veterinarian if you believe your dog may have health issues.