Some dogs just love the water - whereas others would rather stay on land.

Dogs who can swim: These are the 10 breeds of adorable dog that make the best and worst swimmers - from the Bulldog to the Labrador

If you are looking for a new puppy and want a four-legged friend that will be comfortable in water then there are certain breeds that you should avoid – and others that should top your wishlist.

Wednesday, 8th June 2022, 11:06 am

Plenty of us decided to welcome new four-legged friends into our homes in the last couple of years – according to Kennel Club figures dog ownership soared by nearly eight percent – and post-lockdown demand for puppies remains high.

There are a whopping 221 different breeds of pedigree dog to choose from, alongside numerous crossbreeds, so there’s plenty of thinking to do before you select your family’s latest addition.

There’s even academic guidance to seek out, with Psychologist Stanley Coren’s book ‘The Intelligence of Dogs’ ranking breeds by instincts, obedience, and the ability to adapt.

One thing to consider is that some dogs just don’t get on well with water due to a range of physical attributes which mean they are not designed for swimming.

Meanwhile others love the water – with some even having webbed feet to help them power through seas, lakes and rivers.

Here are the 10 breeds of dog make the best and worst swimmers.

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