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Best dog breeds for water activities

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One of the most well-known dog breeds for participation in water sports is the Labrador Retriever.

 These dogs have a natural affinity for water because to their history of being developed for the purpose of retrieving game from the water. 


Golden Retriever

The Golden Retriever is another popular breed for water activities.  These dogs are known for their friendly temperament and love of water. Goldens are great swimmers and excel in retrieving and dock diving.

The Portuguese Water Dog is a breed that was originally bred to help fishermen in Portugal. These dogs are great swimmers and excel in water sports such as diving and retrieving.  They are also hypoallergenic, making them a great choice for people with allergies.

Portuguese Water Dog


The Chesapeake Bay Retriever was bred to hunt in the bay.  These canines are strong and endurance swimmers. Retrievers and dock divers.

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Irish Water Spaniels were initially bred for water game retrieval.  These curly, water-repellent dogs are excellent swimmers. They thrive at diving and retrieving.


Irish Water Spaniel

Standard Poodles are smart and athletic. These dogs can retrieve and dive well.  For allergy sufferers, they have a hypoallergenic coat.

Standard Poodle

The American Water Spaniel is a breed that was developed to retrieve wildlife in water. These canines have a friendly personality and are excellent swimmers.  They are exceptional in retrieving and other water sports.


American Water Spaniel

The English Setter is a breed that was developed to chase game birds. These dogs are excellent swimmers and are noted for their elegant swimming movements.  They are exceptional in retrieving and other water sports.

English Setter

The Australian Shepherd is recognized for its intelligence and athleticism.  These canines are excellent swimmers who excel at water sports like retrieving and diving.  They excel at herding and other dog sports as well.

Australian Shepherd

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