8 Dog Breeds That Are Not Natural Swimmers

Bulldogs have a heavy build, short legs, and a dense body structure, making swimming challenging for them.


With their long bodies and short legs, Dachshunds are not natural swimmers and may struggle in the water.


Pugs have a brachycephalic (short-nosed) face, which can make it difficult for them to breathe and swim effectively.


Basset Hounds have short legs and a heavy body, making swimming more challenging for them.

Basset Hound

Shih Tzus have a dense coat that can weigh them down in water, making swimming difficult for them.

Shih Tzu

While some Boxers enjoy water activities, they are not considered natural swimmers due to their muscular build and shorter muzzle.


Similar to Bulldogs, French Bulldogs have a compact build, short legs, and a heavy body, making swimming more difficult.

French Bulldog

Corgis have a long body and relatively short legs, which can affect their swimming ability, especially in deep water.


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