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Cantabrian Water Dog

Origin Spain
GroupHunting Dogs
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Other Names
What other names does the Cantabrian Water Dog have? The breed also known as...
Perro de agua cantábrico, Perro de lanas, Merlucero
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
Price
How much does the Cantabrian Water Dog puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it?
$2500-$2800
If you choose to purchase the Cantabrian Water Dog, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Cantabrian Water Dog gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What is the Cantabrian Water Dog's size? How big is this dog?
Medium
Weight
How much does the Cantabrian Water Dog weigh?
Male: 35-50 pounds (16-23 kg), Female: 30-45 pounds (14-20 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of this canine?
Male: 42.5 pounds (19.5 kg), Female: 37.5 pounds (17 kg)
Height
How tall is the Cantabrian Water Dog?
Male: 17-20 inches (44-50 cm), Female: 16-18 inches (40-46 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido?
Male: 18 inches (45.5 cm), Female: 17 inches (43.5 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Cantabrian Water Dog have? What does this canine coat look like?
WoolyCurly
Colors
What color is the Cantabrian Water Dog's coat? What color is a proper this fido coat?
BlackWhiteBeigeGrownCreamFawnBlack & WhiteBrown & White
Grooming
How to groom the Cantabrian Water Dog and how often?
Effortless: The Cantabrian Water Dog requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. Cantabrian Water Dog is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Cantabrian Water Dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent this canine shedding?
Cantabrian Water Dogs shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car covered by dog hair. Cantabrian Water Dogs could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Cantabrian Water Dog have?
IntelligentEasygoing
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Cantabrian Water Dog?
Smart: Cantabrian Water Dog's intelligence is above average. Tricks and commands can be trained easily. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 70% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Cantabrian Water Dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Cantabrian Water Dogs are very easy to train. They easily find out the association between commands and actions.
Playfulness
How playful dog breed is this dog?
The Cantabrian Water Dog is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive is it?
Cantabrian Water Dogs are less sensitive than other dog breeds. They aren't receptive to their owner's emotions and handle soft punishment quite well. They don't mind an always changing daily routine, a hectic household, young children, noisy environment and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Cantabrian Water Dogs are loving and affectionate dogs. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does need this dog?
Cantabrian Water Dogs are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Cantabrian Water Dogs bark a lot? Why does my dog bark?
Average: The Cantabrian Water Dog barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Are Cantabrian Water Dogs good watchdogs?
Cantabrian Water Dogs are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Cantabrian Water Dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Does this canine have an aggressive/protective behavior of their territory/property?
Cantabrian Water Dogs strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential
How likely are you to get bite from this dog? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Cantabrian Water Dog has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Cantabrian Water Dog do? How big is the mouthiness potential of this breed?
Cantabrian Water Dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not an aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Cantabrian Water Dogs need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Cantabrian Water Dog to run away? This dog wanderlust potential:
Wanderlust potential of the Cantabrian Water Dog is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive?
Cantabrian Water Dogs have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Cantabrian Water Dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on leash.
Apartment Friendly
Are Cantabrian Water Dogs good apartment dogs? Can they live in a flat?
Cantabrian Water Dogs are not apartment-friendly dogs. If you don't have a garden, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Adaptability
Are they adaptive and easy to handle?
Cantabrian Water Dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they good with strangers? Are they friendly with strangers?
Cantabrian Water Dogs are average friendly dogs towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Cantabrian Water Dogs kid-friendly dogs? Are they good with young children?
Cantabrian Water Dogs are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Cantabrian Water Dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido temperament with cats?
Cantabrian Water Dogs are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Are they dog-friendly with other dogs? How well do Cantabrian Water Dogs get along with dogs? What is this canine temperament with dogs?
Cantabrian Water Dogs are average friendly dogs towards other dogs.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Are they healthy breed? Do Cantabrian Water Dogs have health problems?
Cantabrian Water Dogs tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Life Expectancy
How long do Cantabrian Water Dogs live? What is this dog average life span?
13-14 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Cantabrian Water Dog breed hypoallergenic?
Yes
Cantabrian Water Dogs do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction. However there are no 100% hypoallergenic dogs in the world, there are a variety of breeds that are considered to reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Cantabrian Water Dog have? How high is the energy level of this fido?
Cantabrian Water Dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Cantabrian Water Dogs require per day?
Cantabrian Water Dogs need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Cantabrian Water Dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Cantabrian Water Dog need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
2.5 to 3.5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? The risk for obesity:
Average. The Cantabrian Water Dog has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Cantabrian Water Dog's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate cold and hot weather?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Cantabrian Water Dog has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Do they drool? How much does it drool?
The Cantabrian Water Dog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Cantabrian Water Dog could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Cantabrian Water Dog. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog pregnancy last? How long does it take to have a few puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Cantabrian Water Dog: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Cantabrian Water Dog have a litter? Twice a year (maximum)
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Cantabrian Water Dog have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-8 puppies

Advantages

  • Hypoallergenic: Cantabrian Water Dogs do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction.
  • Grooming: Effortless: The Cantabrian Water Dog requires minimal grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Cantabrian Water Dogs shed none to minimal.
  • Drooling tendency: The Cantabrian Water Dog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Cantabrian Water Dog's intelligence is above average.
  • Watchdog Ability: Cantabrian Water Dogs are good watchdogs.
  • Trainability: Cantabrian Water Dogs are very easy to train.
  • Adaptability: Cantabrian Water Dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Territorial: Cantabrian Water Dogs strongly protect their territory.

Disadvantages

  • Apartment Friendly: Cantabrian Water Dogs are not apartment-friendly dogs.

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