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We are a kennels that concentrate on showing our dogs. Having had success with Great Danes for several years we became interested in a new breed, The Spanish Water Dog.
First impressions were of a medium size dog with a cheerful, lively character resembling a woolly lamb. After investigating the breed and meeting them at local shows it was decided that this was the breed for us. It took two years to get our first SWD, because of the small numbers being bred in UK, but Ikee was worth the wait. She has proved to be a good show dog, winning numerous times, enjoying agility and excels at obedience.
We then imported a dog from Spain, Indy, who hasn't disappointed us in the show ring and he also enjoys obedience, this year 2013 will be he's fifth year competing at Crufts now as a veteran of nearly 10 years old. Over the past six years we have imported another five SWD'S from Spain to improve our bloodlines, and that was the start of our SWD family.
All our dogs live in the house with us and have the run of the whole property , puppies born here are raised in the house and so are used to the everyday sounds of a busy household.
In their native country SWD are used for herding, helping fishermen with their catches and dragging small boats ashore. They are so intelligent they can be trained to do anything, and they can even climb trees.
The breed has a thick woolly coat that if left to grow [ as an adult] will form cords, but unless you have the time to spend on keeping the cords in good condition it is best to clip the dog twice a year. Spanish Water Dogs are very active and intelligent and they thrive on pleasing their new family. Early socialization is a must with a new puppy and I always recommend taking pups to basic obedience classes. As the name implies Spanish Water Dogs like nothing better than to splash about in any water they can find and the more time they spend swimming the better their coats grow. Many people who do not live close to the sea or other suitable areas, install swimming pools in their back gardens for the enjoyment of their dogs.
These dogs have the added bonus that the coat doesn't shed making them much in demand with people who have allergies.