The Spanish Water Dog of today is a multi functional working dog, it was created from three different types of long haired working dogs in Spain. The Serrano type was a large, strong dog with a thick coat which had to work and live amongst herds of sheep and goats in the cold mountains of Spain. The Marismeno type was a lighter built dog found on warmer climates and therefore, had a lighter coat and was used to hunt aswell as work on farms. The third type was the Northern type also known as the Cantabria type which was used as a Water Dog by fishermen and therefore its coat and build was more of typical water dog.
There is now talk of the Cantabria type becoming it’s own breed and becoming known as the Cantabria Water Dog.
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