With all the wet weather we've been having, it got me thinking... I wonder which dog breeds LOVE being in water the most? So, I decided to dedicate today's blog to talking about the top ten swimming dog breeds.
... but first! Here's a hilarious video of a dog having a blast; going crazy for the rain on his back porch.
1.) The Standard Poodle
Standard Poodle's names actually come from the German word "pudeln", which means "to splash"!
Newfoundlands are not only popular for chores on the land, but they're great in the water too! They did things such as towing lines from ship to land in choppy seas, and rescued people who couldn't swim.
3.)Chesapeake Bay Retriever
This breed is often considered the toughest of the water retrievers. Their coat is nearly waterproof, has a dense under coat, and is wind-resistant. This allows them to dive into cold water without hesitation.
English Setters often feel more at home when they're in the water. They were originally bred to retrieve birds out of the water, that they're owners hunted.
5.)Irish Water Spaniel
This is one of the oldest spaniel breeds around today. They were bred to be a sporting dog and water retrieve as well; their double curly-haired coat helps resist harsh weather.
This breed came about from combining the best traits of several breeds such as: the English Setter, the Pointer, the Irish Terrier, and the Irish Water Spaniel.
7.)Portuguese Water Dog
Found along the cost of Portugal, these dogs were used mainly to herd fish into nets and retrieve lost equipment.
Labs are not only America's most popular dog- but they're also amazing swimmers.
This is another breed that's considered a "sporting dog." They were originally bred as a hunting companion for retrieving waterfowl.
10.)Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
The smallest of the retrievers, these guys were originally bred in the southern region of Nova Scotia to toll, lure, and retrieve waterfowl by playing on-shore.
And there you have it! If you want a dog that's willing to get in the water and have as much fun in it as you, you're bound to find a breed you may want to look into more, on this blog. Stay dry!