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Eastern Fishing Dog

Meaning of Name

The Eastern Fishing

Other Names - What other names is a Eastern Fishing Dog sometimes called?

The Fishing Dog, The Grandfather Dog

Description - How would you describe a Eastern Fishing Dog?

Often referred to as the grandfather dog in domestic settings, Eastern Fishing dogs (EFD) are a large breed of dog that has been bred for hunting large fish. While often seen as lazy and stubborn in a household environment, the EFD is a devoted worker in the fishing industry.



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Breeds Original Purpose

Hunting large fish

Todays Purpose

Hunting large fish, Household pet


Energy Level: High
Exercise Needs: High
Playfulness: Moderate
Affection Level: Moderate
Friendliness Toward other Dogs: Moderate
Friendliness Toward other Pets: Moderate
Friendliness Toward Strangers: Moderate
Ease of Training: Moderate
Watchdog Ability: Low
Protection Ability: Low
Grooming Needs: Moderate
Cold Tolerance: High
Heat Tolerance: Low

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Weight - How much does the usual Eastern Fishing Dog weigh?

Males: (118-123.lbs) (118-124.lbs)

Height - How tall is the usual Eastern Fishing Dog?

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Deep set, Droopy eyes


Long, low-set pendant ears


Nose is large, pink or brown in colour. Snout is broad, deep, and had a well-defined stop


Front legs are heavy boned and feathered. Hind legs are slanted and muscular. Feet are large and you.d with webbing between toes.


Stocky and rectangular. Chest is wide and deep.


Strong otter tail, feathered


Thick, long, double layered, waterproof


Fawn, white with brown markings, chocolate brown

Notable features - What physical features are most notable for Eastern Fishing Dog?

! Large, hanging jowls
! Large teeth
! Droopy, tired looking eyes

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Whats Their Personality Like?

The Eastern Fishing Dog (EFD) is a fairly docile breed that prefers sleeping on a heated blanket to running through muddy fields. They are comically lazy dogs, despite this they are dedicated to they're job and loves playing in water. Some EFDs do nit take interest in fishing, which would lead them to being put down, but these days uninterested dogs become household pets

Whats Their Behavior Like?

EFD are known to be aggressive toward aquatic animals (Fish, Axolotls, etc.) but remain nonchalant when it comes to land mammals. They are generally friendly dogs that love to cuddle. They have a tendency to chew on things, and they're large teeth and strong jaws can damage most furniture.

How Easy Is It To Train Them?

They are natural hunters and learn fairly quickly, however may become bored with mundane tricks such as "lie down". Some EFDs may be disobedient and unwilling to participate in hunting, which led to they're integration as household pets. These types of EFD are known to be notoriously stubborn.

What Are Their Grooming Needs?

They have a heavy undercoat and shed in the summer months. They're hair falls out in clumps and sticks to furniture and fabrics. They have a tendency to rub against furniture to discard of loose hair. Daily brushing is needed, as well as deshedding when possible

What Is Their Health Like?

They're large jaws can lead to Craniomandibular osteopathy, which is the growth of excessive bone in the jaw. They often die of water inhalation or drowning due to diving for fish. They're eyes are also prone to infections, being exposed to ocean and river water often. They also may suffer from Diabetes mellitus, Copper toxicosis and other diseases

Are They Good For People With Allergies?

The International Kennel Club listed EFDs among it's breeds not recommended for allergy sufferers.

What Are They're Instincts?

They are fairly calm towards children and over small land animals. They are not overly maternal when it comes to they're young, they keep them alive but do not take time to teach them, often leaving that to the human owner. Working EFDs have a high abandonment rate as well, often finding themselves to invested in they're work.

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Preferred habitat - What kind of habitat is best for Eastern Fishing Dog?

Coasts, large houses. They are rarely found outside of the East Side.

Food sources - Where does Eastern Fishing Dog find its food?

They are known to sometimes consume they fish they catch. Its advised they be not hungry when let out fishing.

Prey - What does Eastern Fishing Dog prey on in its habitat?

Large Fish, Axolotls, Small sharks

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Method of attack - What methods does a Eastern Fishing Dog use to attack?

They stalk fish in rivers and piers before diving into the water after them, grabbing the fish pulling it to the surface, where it is suffocated and taken away to be processed.

Maximum speed - How fast can a Eastern Fishing Dog move?

2-3.mph in water
25-27.mph on land

Strengths - What are the notable strengths of Eastern Fishing Dog?

! Swimming
! Stealth

Weaknesses - What are the notable weaknesses of Eastern Fishing Dog?

! Weight
! Parental instincts


May suffer from-
! Copper Toxicosis
! Craniomandibular Osteopathy
! Diabetes Mellitus
! Gastric Torison
! Glaucoma
! Legg-Perthes Disease
! Pannus
! Wobbler's Syndrome

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Weakest sense - What is Eastern Fishing Dog's weakest sense?


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Similar creatures - What other creatures is Eastern Fishing Dog most like?

! Lutrin Otterhound
! Otterhound

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