Top 10 Dog Breeds That Love Water

Labrador Retriever This dog breed is named after the game-retrieving dogs that were originally used to fetch water from fish. It's no surprise that these dogs don't have any problem jumping in. They actually enjoy it! They are strong swimmers and can spend hours fetching their favorite toys, while having fun swimming around. 

Chesapeake Bay Retriever The Labrador Retriever is very similar in appearance to this breed. If you pay attention, you will notice that Chesapeake Bay Retrievers tend to have a longer, more wavy hair and are larger. They are excellent swimmers and take full advantage of any opportunity to swim. 

Newfoundland Newfoundlands are known for their incredible strength and large size. Their origins can be traced back from Canada, where they were often used as rescue dogs. This breed is a great swimmer and has a lot of hero blood. 

Poodle It's easy to think that a Poodle would not want their beautiful curls drenched in water. This is not true in reality. This breed was originally used for retrieving waterfowl. Their long history of getting wet is evident. Although Poodles don't often get used as retrievers, they are still excellent swimmers who enjoy the water. 

Portuguese Water Dog This breed is sure to delight those who enjoy learning about fascinating facts about the past. They are Portuguese. But that's not all. They were also used to herd fish into fishing nets, which is a surprising fact. They also retrieve old and broken nets, as well as tackle. They made fishing much easier for those who worked with them. 

English Setter An English Setter will have trouble staying out of a pool or lake. This breed enjoys being wet more than it enjoys being dry. This breed is not surprising if you know that they have a long history of retrieving fish from the water. 

Irish Water Spaniel It should be obvious that this dog is on our list because of his name, which literally means "water". These dogs love to spend time in the water. Their double coat is beautiful and acts as an insulation. You will often see these furry friends enjoying a swim even when it is cold outside. 

Irish Setter Irish Setters are beautiful, smart, and well-behaved. You also know that they love water. They love water because they have a combination of some of the most talented water dogs. The Irish Setter is a mixture of an English Setter and Irish Terrier, Irish Water Spaniel, Irish Terrier, and a little bit of Pointer. This combination makes the Irish Setter a fun-loving dog who is borderline amphibious. 

Golden Retriever The Golden Retriever is a popular family dog that stands out from all the rest. You can also add the fact that they are a great companion for families who love to splash around in the water. 

Boykin Spaniel This medium-sized dog has been known for its ability to retrieve with ease. They won't hesitate to take a dip. This breed also offers companionship for hunters. Because of their willingness to please, loyalty, and ease in training, they make great family dogs.