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

Swimming Dogs 2022: These are the 10 breeds of adorable dog that are best and worst at swimming - from the Bulldog to the loving Labrador ๐Ÿ•

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 โ€“ and others that should top your wishlist.

Plenty of us decided to welcome new four-legged friends into our homes in the last couple of years โ€“ according to Kennel Club figures dog ownership soared by nearly eight percent โ€“ 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 thereโ€™s plenty of thinking to do before you select your familyโ€™s latest addition.

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Thereโ€™s even academic guidance to seek out, with Psychologist Stanley Corenโ€™s book โ€˜The Intelligence of Dogsโ€™ ranking breeds by instincts, obedience, and the ability to adapt.

One thing to consider is that some dogs just donโ€™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 โ€“ 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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