Irish Water Spaniel
This section contains three breeds that were originally bred to hunt waterfowl in marshes and boggy terrains. Each breed is not only different in the way they hunted, but they also developed in countries completely isolated from one another. These breeds are the Water Spaniel of Ireland, the Tolling Retriever of Canada, and the Lagotto which first developed in the Romagnolo region of Italy. The Lagotto more recently became specialized to find truffles. We have also included in this section a couple of other breeds of water dogs from Europe.