Dog breeds that can’t swim

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The pug is the first. Flat features make these little wrinkled puppies have problems breathing. In deep water, a pug's small legs can't reach the floor for support. 


They can learn to swim, but their huge bodies, barrel-shaped chests, and lengthy legs make them unnatural swimmers. 


They have longer muzzles than brachycephalic breeds like the pug, so they won't have breathing problems in the water, but their short legs will make paddling difficult. 


Boxers' long legs and athletic bodies deceive. They have a flat face and short snout. They can swim, but too much time in the water might cause respiratory and head-above-water issues. 

Shih Tzus

Shih Tzus struggle to stay afloat due to their short muzzles and small legs. Their thick coat might grow damp and weigh them down, making breathing difficult. 

Basset hound

Basset hounds were initially intended for hunting, however they won't follow a trail into deep water. Their big bodies, huge heads, and small legs don't suit swimming. 


These gentle, full-muzzled pups are sensitive to temperature changes. They'll thank you for playing on land instead of cold water. 

Bull terriers

Due of their deep chests and small legs, bull terriers struggle to swim. Despite being a strong and athletic breed, they like aquatic sports. 


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