The Dog Breeds That Donโ€™t Like Water

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The Dog Breeds That Donโ€™t Like Water

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Certain breeds of dogs such as Golden Retrievers and Labrador love getting wet. The moment they see a kiddie pool, lake, sea, or any water body, they donโ€™t think twice about jumping in. While this may sound surprising to you, there are breeds of dogs that donโ€™t like water at all. These canines prefer to soak in the sun rather than get wet.ย Certain breeds of dogs such as Golden Retrievers and Labrador love getting wet. The moment they see a kiddie pool, lake, sea, or any water body, they donโ€™t think twice about jumping in. While this may sound surprising to you, there are breeds of dogs that donโ€™t like water at all. These canines prefer to soak in the sun rather than get wet.Here are seven dog breeds that dislike water:

  1. BoxersAccording to the American Boxer Club, these canines are not known to be good at swimming. Due to their deep chest and lack of tail, they donโ€™t have the build to swim, unlike other canine breeds. On the other hand, you can teach them how to swim if you are willing to put in the effort (treats and time).
  2. Basset HoundBasset Hounds are not natural swimmers because of their short legs and stocky and long bodies. When they are in water, the back part of their body starts to sink while the front half floats. As a result of this, Basset Hounds are in an inefficient and uncomfortable vertical position.
  3. DachshundDachshunds find it quite hard to swim because of their short legs and long bodies. Due to this body structure, they have to put in extra effort to stay afloat and swim. If you put a Dachshund in water, it wonโ€™t be comfortable because its feet canโ€™t touch the ground. However, with patience, you can teach Dachshunds to like water.
  4. Hairless Chinese CrestedAs these breed of canines lack hair for insulation, they are extremely sensitive to colder temperatures. It is easy for them to feel cold when they are in water. On top of that as canines have a higher body temperature, Hairless Chinese Crested will feel cold faster than normal.
  5. MalteseMaltese are another breed of dogs that donโ€™t like getting into water bodies. When they become older, their tracheas weaken. As a result of this, it is much harder for them to breathe in old age. Swimming is a strenuous activity, making it hard for Maltese. Bathing them is the only way to get them near water.
  6. GreyhoundAlthough Greyhounds are the fastest breed of canines in the world, they canโ€™t use that ability when they are in water. They loose balance when they are in water, making it harder for them to swim. At the same time, their lanky, skinny, and long legs make it harder to swim and stay afloat.
  7. PomeranianWhen it comes to activities that require high levels of agility, Pomeranians are excellent. However, it is a completely different story when you put them in water. Due to their short legs, they find it hard to swim.

These are the dog breeds that donโ€™t like water. If you have any questions regarding this topic, feel free to leave a comment below!

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