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Cantabrian Water Dog Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Cantabrian Water Dog so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginSpain
Other Names
What other names does the Cantabrian Water Dog have? The dog breed also known as...
Perro de agua cantábrico, Perro de lanas, Merlucero
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Cantabrian Water Dog recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Cantabrian Water Dog recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
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? Cantabrian Water Dog price:
$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 Cantabrian Water 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 size is this breed? How big is this dog? Cantabrian Water Dog size:
Medium
Weight
How much does the Cantabrian Water Dog weigh? Cantabrian Water Dog weight:
Male: 35-50 pounds (16-23 kg), Female: 30-45 pounds (14-20 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Cantabrian Water Dog? Cantabrian Water Dog average weight:
Male: 42.5 pounds (19.5 kg), Female: 37.5 pounds (17 kg)
Height
How tall is the Cantabrian Water Dog? Cantabrian Water Dog height:
Male: 17-20 inches (44-50 cm), Female: 16-18 inches (40-46 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Cantabrian Water Dog average height:
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?
WoollyCurly
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Cantabrian Water Dog's coat?
BlackWhiteBeigeCreamFawnBlack & 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 Dog dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Perro de agua cantábrico? Cantabrian Water Dog shedding level:
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 Dog 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? What characteristics does the breed have?
IntelligentEasygoing
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Cantabrian Water Dog? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Cantabrian Water Dog's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Cantabrian Water Dog 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 is this breed?
The Cantabrian Water Dog is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Cantabrian Water Dog sensitivity:
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 or office environment and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Cantabrian Water Dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. 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 the Perro de agua cantábrico need? Cantabrian Water Dog social needs:
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 Dog dogs bark a lot? Why does my Perro de lanas 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
Is Cantabrian Water Dog good as a watchdog?
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
Do Cantabrian Water Dog dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
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
Do Cantabrian Water Dog bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Perro de agua cantábrico? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Cantabrian Water 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?
Cantabrian Water Dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not 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? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Cantabrian Water Dog roam?
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 a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Cantabrian Water Dog have high 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 Dog dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Cantabrian Water Dog good as an apartment dog? 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 adaptable and easy-going?
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.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Cantabrian Water Dogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog
Where Cantabrian Water Dog dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Cantabrian Water Dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Cantabrian Water Dog dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Cantabrian Water Dog and children:
Cantabrian Water Dogs are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Cantabrian Water Dog dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Cantabrian Water Dogs are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Cantabrian Water Dog good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Cantabrian Water Dog dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Cantabrian Water Dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly
Are Cantabrian Water Dogs good office dogs? Do Cantabrian Water Dogs make good office friendly dogs? Can Cantabrian Water Dogs be office dogs?
No
Cantabrian Water Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Cantabrian Water Dog dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Perro de agua cantábrico temperament with senior people? Are Cantabrian Water Dog dogs good for elderly owners?
Cantabrian Water Dogs are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Cantabrian Water Dog dogs get along with other pets? Are Cantabrian Water Dog dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Cantabrian Water Dogs do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Cantabrian Water Dog breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Cantabrian Water Dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Cantabrian Water Dog be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Cantabrian Water Dog is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Cantabrian Water Dog be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Cantabrian Water Dog is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Cantabrian Water Dog be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Cantabrian Water Dog is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Cantabrian Water Dog be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Cantabrian Water Dog is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Cantabrian Water Dog be a boat dog?
Yes
Cantabrian Water Dog breed usually likes being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Cantabrian Water Dog be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Cantabrian Water Dog is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Cantabrian Water Dog 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 Dog dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Cantabrian Water Dog be?
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?
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 Dog 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? Cantabrian Water Dog 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 hot and cold weather & climate?
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
Does the Cantabrian Water Dog 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's pregnancy last? How long is the Cantabrian Water Dog pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? Cantabrian Water Dog pregnancy time period:
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? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Cantabrian Water Dog have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-8 puppies

Pros & Cons of Cantabrian Water Dog

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Cantabrian Water Dog's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Cantabrian Water Dogs are very easy to train.
  • 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.
  • Watchdog Ability: Cantabrian Water Dogs are good watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: Cantabrian Water Dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Cantabrian Water Dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Boat Dog: Cantabrian Water Dog breed usually likes being on a boat.
Cons
  • Health Issues: Cantabrian Water Dogs tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
  • Apartment Friendly: Cantabrian Water Dogs are not apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Wanderlust potential of the Cantabrian Water Dog is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Cantabrian Water Dogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Cat Friendly: Cantabrian Water Dogs are not cat-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Cantabrian Water Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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