BARBET / FRENCH WATERDOG
FCI-Standard N° 105, Origin: France
Water dog used for hunting wildfowl. Like all water dogs, the French Water Dog is more than just a retriever; he must search for, locate and flush out the game hiding in the water vegetation. He then retrieves the game shot by his master. Very resistant to cold, he shall go to water in all weather.
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IRISH WATER SPANIEL
FCI-Standard N° 124. Origin: Ireland
The Irish Water Spaniel can be easily adapted to suit most forms of shooting he will hunt, often point and retrieve readily from heavy cover. The construction and nature of the breed has traditionally made it the choice of the wildfowler.
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(Romagna Water Dog)
FCI-Standard N° 298. Origin: Italy
Truffle dog. Ancient breed of retrieving water dogs in the lowlands of Comacchio and the marshlands of Ravenna. During the centuries, the great marshlands were drained and turned into arable land. Subsequently the Lagotto changed from being a water dog to an excellent dog for searching truffles in the flat open country and in the hills of Romagna.
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FCI-Standard N° 37, Origin: Portugal
Assistance with fishing and retrieving as well as companion dog. A dog of medium proportions, bracoïd tending to rectilinear to slight convex. Harmonious in shape, balanced, strong and well muscled. Considerable development of the muscles due to constant swimming.
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FCI-Standard N° 336. Origin: Spain
Used as shepherd dog, hunting dog and assistant to the fisherman. Rustic dog, well proportioned (medium weight), dolichocephalic, of rather elongated harmonious shape and attractive appearance, of an athletic nature with well developed muscles owing to his regular exercise; the profile is rectilinear; his sight, hearing and scent are well developed.
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WETTERHOUN (FRISIAN WATER DOG)
FCI-Standard N° 221, Origin: The Netherlands
Dog for otter hunting. Quiet dog with stubborn character, reserved about strangers, an ideal guard-dog.
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AMERICAN WATER SPANIEL
FCI-Standard N° 301. Origin: USA
The American Water Spaniel was developed in the United States as an all-around hunting dog, bred to retrieve from skiff or canoes and work ground with relative ease.
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