Spansk Vannhund
Sammenlikne med:   

Spansk Vannhund

Passer for:

Spansk Vannhund:
Anerkjent av FCI
FCI nummer: 336
Gruppe 8: Apporterende hunder
Seksjon 3: Vannhunder
Anerkjent av AKC
Foundation Stock Service (FSS)
Each of the following breeds has been accepted for recording in the AKC Foundation Stock Service®. The AKC provides this service to allow these purebred breeds to continue to develop while providing them with the security of a reliable and reputable avenue to maintain their records. FSS® breeds are not eligible for AKC registration. Several of the FSS breeds are approved to compete in AKC Companion Events. To review the complete list of breeds approved to compete in companion events, click here. Contact information is available for a majority of the Foundation Stock Service® breeds. The AKC does not recommend one club over another. None of the clubs are affiliated with the AKC at this time (except for the coonhound national breed clubs).
ANDRE NAVN: Spanish Water Dog, Perro de Agua Español
VEKT: Hann: 18-22kg
Tispe: 14-18 kg
HØYDE: Hann: 44-50 cm
Tispe: 40-46 cm
FARGE(R): Ensfarget hvit, sort eller kastanje.Hvit/sort eller hvit/brun
PELSLENGDE: Middels lang
PELS: Krøllete

Treff i DogLex

Spansk Vannhund
[...vannhunder er en gruppe apporterende fuglehunder det kan være vanskelig å si noe sikkert om opphavet til, fordi de også regnes som støtende fuglehunde...]

Spanish Water Dog
Om Spanish Water Dog:

Eligible Registries: Any Acceptable Domestic or Foreign Registry

Contact: Spanish Water Dog Club, Inc., Beth Clark, Secretary, 4920 Hunt Field Drive, Doylestown, PA 18901;; (413) 245-6093

Contact: Spanish Water Dog Club of America, Inc., Linda Kardonis, President, 48 Deer Run North Drive, Barnegat, NJ 08005;; 609-698-9651


The Spanish Water Dog is an ancient breed. There are several theories regarding its origins, however, the exact origin is not known. One theory suggests that Turkish merchants brought the Water Dog to the South Iberian Peninsula along with the flocks of sheep and goats as they moved throughout the Mediterranean. Another theory suggests North African origin. Regardless of its exact origin, there is documentation of a wooly-coated Water Dog on the Iberian Peninsula in 1110 AD. It is generally accepted that these wooly-coated dogs were the ancestors of the Water Dogs. The breed has been known by many different names, including, Perro de Agua, Perro Turco, Laneto, Perro de Lanas, Perro Patero, Perro Rizado, Churro, Barbeta, Turcos Andalucia, and most recently Perro de Agua Espanol.

In Spain during the eighteenth century Water Dogs were used for herding livestock from the south of Spain to the north and back again searching for fertile grazing areas. This movement was known as La Trashumancia and the route was known as Cañada Real. While the Industrial Revolution affected the North of Spain and Madrid, it forgot Andalucia. Primarily due to their ability to work in the mountains Water Dogs remained active in Andalucia, especially in the hills and mountains of Cadiz and Malaga. At the same time, in the ports of Seville, Algecieras and Malaga, Water Dogs were used to tow boats to shore. Later, when this task was no longer necessary, they were used to assist the fisherman with their nets as well as for hunting waterfowl and upland game.

Although the Water Dog has been in existence for centuries its modern history probably began in 1981 when Mrs. Saskya Mesdag exhibited a Spanish Water Dog at a dog show near Malaga, Spain. At this time, Antonio Garcia Perez along with Santiago Montesinos Rubio and David Salamanca Ortega began working toward getting the breed recognized. The standard, written by Mr. Garcia, was based the on the black and white dog, "Lucky and was accepted by the Ministry of Agriculture in 1983. In 1985, the breed was accepted by la Real Sociedad Central de Fomento de las Razas Caninas en España (RSCE) and given provisional acceptance by the FCI, Group VIII (flushing) Section 3 (water dogs). The SWD was permanently accepted by the FCI in 1999.

The Spanish Water Dog can still be found working in the mountains of southern Andalucia herding cattle, pigs, goats and sheep as they have been for the last 1000 years. They are also used for many more modern tasks such as search and rescue, drug and bomb sniffing, agility, and water work.

Farger og egenheter:

Description Type Code
Beige & White w/Black Nose S 512
Beige & White w/Brown Nose S 513
Beige w/Black Nose S 510
Beige w/Brown Nose S 511
Black S 007
Black & White S 019
Brown S 061
Brown & White S 063
White & Beige w/Black Nose S 514
White & Beige w/Brown Nose S 515
White & Black S 202
White & Brown S 204
White w/Black Nose S 508
White w/Brown Nose S 509
Description Type Code
Tan Points A 029



Visste du?

  • The Spanish Water Dog has been assigned the Sporting Group designation.
  • Rustic, medium-sized multi-purpose breed from Spain.
  • Used for herding livestock, hunting small game, and as a fisherman's assistant.
  • Single, curly coat is never brushed, traditionally allowed to cord. Shaved once per year.
  • Comes in black, any shade of brown, beige or white; or black, brown or beige with white.
  • Tail is traditionally docked; in the US, both docked and natural tails are allowed.
  • Extremely lively, clownish and athletic with protective one-family temperament.
  • The Spanish Water Dog has been recorded in the Foundation Stock Service since October 2005.