The exact origin of the Spanish Water Dog is unknown. Some researchers believe that her ancestors are North African dogs, others are convinced that Turkish traders brought similar dogs to Spain. One way or another, the Spanish Water Dog was known in Andalusia as early as the first millennium. For a long time, she helped shepherds and hunters. However, when shepherds and hunting dogs were introduced, its popularity declined. Then sailors and fishermen began to give birth to pets of this breed, who noticed the animal's love for the water.