Dog Breeds That No Longer Exist, But You’ll Wish They Did

Tweed Water Spaniel

Tweed Water Spaniel
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The Tweed water spaniel was a local dog that could be found around Berwick-upon-Tweed close to the Scottish border. This breed may have been a cross between local water dogs and the St. John’s Water Dog, another extinct breed. They were described as mostly brown, with curly fur and a long curly tail. These dogs were eager to please, making their loyalty and athleticism invaluable to the fishermen in the Tweed River.

They are known for their help in creating the modern-day curly-coated retrievers and golden retrievers. Unfortunately, this beautiful breed went extinct in the 19th century.