Originally bred in Scotland for hunting waterfowl. Maintained popularity for friendly nature.
Intelligent, eager to please, friendly and devoted. Excellent family and service dogs.
Prone to cancer, hip and elbow dysplasia. Annual exams assist early detection and prevention.
Long coat requires thorough twice weekly brushing to minimize loose fur. Regular baths.
Eager to learn and highly trainable. Excel at service tasks and skilled dog sports with positive methods.
Require over an hour of daily activity such as long walks and games of fetch.
Typically live 10-12 years with diligent health monitoring, exercise, nutrition and checkups.