March 9, 2011 by retrieverman
This is the ancestor of the water spaniels and retrievers, which came later.
It is also a likely ancestor of the St. John’s water dog.
Posted in Retriever history, St. John's Water Dog, working dogs, working retrievers | Tagged English rough water dog, water dog, Water rugge, water spaniel | 2 Comments
Nice old depiction of the rough water dog. It would be helpful if the provenance/source of such pictures was given.
Memoirs of British Quadrupeds by William Bingely, pg. 97
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