Tweed Water Spaniel
The Tweed Water Spaniel, or Tweed Spaniel, is a breed of dog extinct since the 19th century. It is best known for being involved in the early development of the modern Curly Coated Retriever and Golden Retriever breeds of dogs. They were described as generally brown, athletic dogs from the area around Berwick-upon-Tweed near the River Tweed and close to the Scottish Borders. A type of water dog, the breed was not well known outside the local area. This breed may have been created by crossing local water dogs with imported St. John's water dog, another breed which is also now extinct.
Also known as
This breed is also called Horter, Ladykirk Spaniel, Ria, Tweed Spaniel, Tweed Water Spaniel as well as Vanished Dog Breeds (Part 1).
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