Top 9 Water-Loving Dog Breeds

The most common water-loving breed is Labrador. They love water and swim well.

Labrador Retriever

Friendly and extroverted Golden Retrievers enjoy water. They're terrific water buddies.

Golden Retriever

This breed originated in Portugal for fishing vessels. Webbed feet and good swimmers make them ideal for water tasks.

Portuguese Water Dog

Newfoundlands are strong, powerful water rescue dogs. They are strong swimmers with a thick, water-resistant coat.


The sporting canine Brittany spaniel is water-savvy.


Their short, thin coats make water warmth harder.


Jack Russell Terrier are good in swimming. They love to play in water.

Jack Russell Terrier

Barbet resting tongue out These dogs are prey-driven and will swim through any water to find it.


English Cocker Spaniels are gun dogs. It produces one of the most diverse litters of all dog breeds.

English Cocker Spaniel

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