The Spanish Water Dog was originally imported from Turkey into Spain as a general purpose sheepdog and guard. It is also used sometimes as a gundog, and is skilled at retrieval from water. The SWD is a medium size, athletic, robust dog that is slightly longer than tall. The SWD is diligent, loyal, affectionate, and intelligent. They have very strong natural herding and guarding instincts, leading them to become the "self-appointed" guardians of their homes. Check out our collection of Spanish Water Dog names for male or female SWD puppies.