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Source. Most sources list the Tweed water spaniel or Tweed water dog as a breed strongly resembling a small liver or yellow curly-coated retriever. In the late nineteenth century, the flat-coated retriever expert Stanley O’Neil encountered some of the Tweeds helping salmon fishermen with their nets on the Northumberland coast: Further up the coast, probably […]

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From William Nelson Hutchinson’s Dog Breaking (1869) : When recently salmon-fishing on the upper part of the Tweed, I occasionally met on its banks a totally blind man, and who, in spite of this great disqualification, continued a keen and successful trout-angler. He had been for some years entirely sightless, and was led about by […]

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It’s actually a cross between a golden retriever and a Chesapeake.  This dog looks a lot like what I imagine a Tweed water spaniel looked like. Remember that the Tweed water spaniel is an ancestor of several retriever breeds. I don’t think it is accurately called a water spaniel, for many descriptions of it suggest […]

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By 1868, Nous had been an established working retriever at Guisachan for three years, and his owner, the 1st Baron Tweedmouth (Dudley Marjoribanks), decided that he wanted to use Nous to found his own breed. Dudley Marjoribanks had grown up in Berwickshire, the former county in which Berwick-upon-Tweed had been its shire town. He also […]

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No, it’s just a goldendoodle. I’m sorry to get your hopes up. This pup even has the top-knot that screams water spaniel, but it is not. However, this pup looks a lot like the Tweed water spaniel or Tweed water dog. The ones around Ladykirk in Scotland were said to be sandy or tawny in […]

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From Treytor. Sorry, but this is a small goldendoodle named “Waffle.” This goldendoodle, though, has some throwback features that are really similar to the Tweed water dog or Tweed water spaniel. Except for the shaggy hair on her muzzle, her coat is really quite like a Tweed water dog’s. It’s wavy to rather curly, but […]

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The Tweed water spaniel was said to be different from the other varieties of water spaniel. It had a short coat that was quite wavy. All of the others had much longer coats, and Irish or Shannon water spaniel was quite long-haired. (This breed would become the modern Irish water spaniel or “Irish retriever”). This difference from […]

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From the Friends of Guisachan: This image is of “Belle,” the Tweed water dog that was bred to “Nous,” the yellow wavy-coated retriever, to found the Lord Tweedmouth strain of yellow retrievers. The Tweed water dog, often referred to as a spaniel, was actually a dog that belonged to market hunters on the North Sea […]

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  These “spaniels” were owned by Mrs. Orby Hunter and were painted by Ben Marshall. Their names were “Diver” and “Shuckleback.” Diver is a barbet/English rough water dog/poodle type of water dog, but Shuckleback looks like a proto-curly coated retriever. Maybe a bit of St. John’s water dog had been crossed in, or maybe he was […]

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A reader named Tim, who blogs as the Wicked Yankee over at the Daley Clan blog sent me photos of what his family insists was an Irish water spaniel that belonged to his great-great grandfather, Daniel Duggan. Duggan was a poacher and lover of dogs and horses: Daniel was a very talented trainer of animals. I have […]

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