Portuguese water dogs love water, hence their name. Originally fisherman’s companions, they excel in water sports like dock diving.
Poodles are actually water dogs bred to recover game, with a distinctive curly coat to keep them warm. Their puffs of fur were originally functional.
Labs love water and their owners; they were bred for waterfowl hunting. Always up for a swim, these popular dogs are excellent companions.
Chessie retrievers are stockier than Labs and have thicker coats. The Chesapeake Bay retriever's oily double coat repels water and insulates.
The Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever is a small water-loving breed prized for its tolling ability to attract ducks and retrieve prey.
The Newfoundland is a water-loving breed developed by Canadian fishermen as skilled working companions for water rescue, known for their strength.
The curly-coated retriever, with its tight curly coat, is a descendant of extinct water dogs & is perfect for life on the water.
The Boykin spaniel, from the southern US, is a water-loving dog. Its webbed toes and athletic body make it perfect for hunting trips or boating.
Rare Spaniel-Retriever mix bred in Wisconsin, excels in wet marshes of Great Lakes. Ideal for water activities and working.
Barbet: a French water dog known as the 'mud dog', excelling in water hunting and having an outgoing nature. Popular in France, rare in the US.