Level: moderate - high
Function: companion to trappers/hermits as well
as intense swimmer/retriever of water fowl
Bright and happy disposition, alert and intelligent and showing
a willingness to work.
Independent, affectionate, and courageous, with a great love
of water. Makes a good guardian and companion, especially with children.
for: Active people & families.
aware : In Australia limited numbers are breed each
year and a wait for puppies is common
Dogs 58.4-66 cms (23-26 ins)
Bitches 53.3-60.9 cms (21-24 ins)
Dead grass (straw to bracken), sedge (red gold), or any shade
of brown. White spots on chest, toes and belly permissible. The
smaller the spot the better.
A distinctive feature. Coat should be thick and reasonably short,
not over 3.8 cms (1.5 inches long), with harsh oily outer coat and
dense fine woolly undercoat covering whole body; hairs having tendency
to wave on neck, shoulders, back and loins. Hair on face and legs
only should be very short and straight. Moderate feathering on stern
and tail permissible. Curly coat not permissible. Texture of coat
very important as dog is used for working under all sorts of adverse
weather conditions, often working in ice and snow. Oil in harsh
coat and woolly undercoat of extreme value. The coat should resist
Appearance: Large sized body. Well proportioned,
active worker with a distinctive coat and intelligent expression.
Strong muscular appearance. Eye and nose colour blends with coat
colour. Ears hang to the side of the head. Tail is long.