Many dogs enjoy swimming as much as people do, and cool times in the lake or backyard pool are one of the best parts of warm weather. (But don’t forget you have to look out for your pet around water, since even the strongest, most enthusiastic swimmers can get into trouble just like their owners.)
Here are a few dogs bred to be in and around water:
Schipperke (“little boatman)
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
Spanish Water Dog
Irish Water Spaniel
Most Australian Shepherds (and some other Shepherds), Spaniel Breeds, and Retrievers enjoy the water as well.
So find the right dog for your lifestyle and enjoy the summer.