Hi There, VivBounty here with the story of our sight hound, Pedro who was raised by the beach in Spain and now lives in rural New Brunswick where there’s lots of water and lots of snow in the winter.
As you may have read in other posts, Pedro is a mix of Podenco (Ibizan rabbit hound), Husky, and lately we’ve heard from our veterinarian in Spain, a possible ancestry of Pointer. Well I couldn’t tell you if any of those breeds are naturally inclined to swimming, but Pedro is not. He loves his bath, and happily hops in the bathtub, basks in the warm shower as I rinse him off, but will not go near “big water”. Read more here ->> Do All Dogs Like To Swim?
We did learn through the very hot summers in Spain to keep Pedro safe, cool and healthy without him actually going into the water.
Stay tuned for more information in my next post about emergency first aid for your precious canines.
Until then, hug your pets!