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other hounds, they have a thick, rough double coat and webbed feet. The Spanish Water Dog, primarily used for herding sheep and goats, is a multi-talented canine, often used by fisherman and hunters for retrieving. While every breed of dog has its own unique traits, there are some characteristics that distinguish water dogs from their land- loving brethren. All water dogs have webbed feet to propel them through the water, and to help them work on wet terrain. Water dogs also have some form of insulating or water-resistant coat, whether it’s the thick hair of the poodle, or the oily coat of a retriever. A Chesapeake Bay Retriever, with its nearly waterproof coat, can emerge from a river or marsh with only a few drops of water remaining on its fur, and those are quickly eliminated with a good shake. Water rolls off this dog like a duck. A double coat is also a distinctive attribute of water dogs. Double coats have a top layer, made of tougher fur to help repel water and shield the dog from dirt, and a soft undercoat to serve as insulation. Sound temperament is essential across the breeds; no water dog should ever show aggressive tendencies.


The various water dogs have rich historical origins, and it is


not by mere coincidence that they are able to hunt, herd, track, and rescue. It is through the efforts of dedicated breeders that water dogs continue to serve mankind — not only because of their aquatic abilities, but also through their service as therapy dogs, guiding eye dogs, and for drug search. So when you take up the search for a perfect companion to


share your water-loving lifestyle, look beyond the familiar to the rich variety of water dogs who would thrive while living life on the river. H


Chesapeake Bay Retriever


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