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Moscow Water Dog Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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OriginRussia
Other Names
What other names does the Moscow Water Dog have? The dog breed also known as...
Moscow Diver, Moscow Retriever, Moskovsky Vodolaz, Moscow Vodolaz
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed
AKC Group
Is Moscow Water Dog recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Moscow Water Dog recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Price
How much does the Moscow 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? Moscow Water Dog price:
Unavailable
Unfortunately the Moscow Water Dog is an extinct dog breed, so there isn’t any available price range or breeder in the world for purchasing this breed.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Moscow Water Dog size:
Giant
Weight
How much does the Moscow Water Dog weigh? Moscow Water Dog weight:
99-154 pounds (45-70 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Moscow Water Dog? Moscow Water Dog average weight:
126.5 pounds (57.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Moscow Water Dog? Moscow Water Dog height:
25-28 inches (64-72 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Moscow Water Dog average height:
26.5 inches (68 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Moscow Water Dog have? What does this canine coat look like?
WaterproofDense
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Moscow Water Dog's coat?
White & Brown
Grooming
How to groom the Moscow Water Dog and how often?
Advanced: The Moscow Water Dog requires a lot of grooming. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer can be helpful sometimes. Regular brushed dog's coat is less likely to shed. Ears and eyes should be cleaned often to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Occasional dog nail trimming and dog bath is important. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your Moscow Water Dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Moscow Water Dog, search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Moscow Water Dog dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Moscow Diver? Moscow Water Dog shedding level:
Moscow Water Dogs shed above average. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type. If you don't like vacuum cleaning, you might have to reconsider your choice of having a puppy from the Moscow Water Dog breed.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Moscow Water Dog have? What characteristics does the breed have?
DominantCourageousGentleCalmPowerfulProtective
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Moscow Water Dog? Are they intelligent?
Average: Moscow Water Dog's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Moscow Water Dog dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Moscow Water Dogs are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Moscow Water Dog is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Moscow Water Dog sensitivity:
Moscow Water Dogs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Moscow Water Dogs are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Moscow Diver need? Moscow Water Dog social needs:
Moscow Water Dogs are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Moscow Water Dog dogs bark a lot? Why does my Moscow Retriever bark?
Average: The Moscow 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 Moscow Water Dog good as a watchdog?
Moscow Water Dogs are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Moscow Water Dog dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Moscow Water Dog dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Moscow Water Dogs are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Moscow Water Dog can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Moscow Water Dog will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Moscow Water Dog bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Moscow Diver? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Moscow Water Dog? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Moscow 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 Moscow Water Dog do?
Moscow 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 Moscow Water Dogs need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Moscow Water Dog to run away? Does this breed wander a lot? Does Moscow Water Dog roam?
Moscow Water Dogs have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Moscow Water Dog have high prey drive?
Moscow Water Dogs have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Is Moscow Water Dog good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Moscow Water Dogs are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Moscow Water Dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Moscow 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 Moscow 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?
Moscow Water Dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Moscow Water Dog dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Moscow Water Dog and children:
Moscow Water Dogs are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Moscow Water Dog dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Moscow Water Dogs are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Moscow Water Dog good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Moscow Water Dog dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Moscow Water Dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly
Are Moscow Water Dogs good office dogs? Do Moscow Water Dogs make good office friendly dogs? Can Moscow Water Dogs be ofiice dogs?
No
Moscow Water Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Moscow Water Dog dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Moscow Diver temperament with senior people? Are Moscow Water Dog dogs good for elderly owners?
Moscow Water Dogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Moscow Water Dog dogs get along with other pets? Are Moscow Water Dog dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Moscow Water Dogs are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Moscow Water Dog breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Moscow Water Dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Moscow 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). Moscow Water Dog is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Moscow 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. Moscow Water Dog is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Moscow 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. Moscow Water Dog is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Moscow 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 Moscow Water Dog is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Moscow Water Dog be a boat dog?
Yes
Moscow Water Dog breed usually likes being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Moscow 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. Moscow Water Dog is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Moscow Water Dog dogs have health problems?
The Moscow Water Dog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Life Expectancy
How long do Moscow Water Dog dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Moscow Water Dog be?
9-12 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Moscow Water Dog breed hypoallergenic?
No
Moscow Water Dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher 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 Moscow Water Dog have?
Moscow Water Dogs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Moscow Water Dog dogs require per day?
Moscow Water Dogs have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Moscow Water Dogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Moscow Water Dog need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
4 to 7 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Moscow Water Dog risk for obesity:
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the Moscow Water Dog's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk 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 Moscow Water Dog's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers cold weather
The Moscow Water Dog can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Moscow 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 Moscow Water Dog drool?
The Moscow Water Dog drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed. 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 more than others, just like the Moscow 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 does it take to have Moscow Water Dog puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Moscow 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 Moscow 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 Moscow Water Dog have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-12 puppies

Pros & Cons of Moscow Water Dog

Pros
  • Watchdog Ability: Moscow Water Dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Child Friendly: Moscow Water Dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Cat Friendly: Moscow Water Dogs are cat-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Moscow Water Dogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Moscow Water Dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Boat Dog: Moscow Water Dog breed usually likes being on a boat.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Moscow Water Dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Grooming: Advanced: The Moscow Water Dog requires a lot of grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Moscow Water Dogs shed above average.
  • Drooling tendency: The Moscow Water Dog drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Average to High.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Moscow 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.
  • Office Friendly: Moscow Water Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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