8 breeds of dogs that can't swim

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1. Pugs

The pug is the first, and it probably won't come as a surprise to most people. These tiny, wrinkled-faced puppies are notorious for having breathing problems because of their flat faces.

2. Corgis

Although corgis were originally bred in Wales, United Kingdom, for herding, where they aren't as strong and athletic in the water.

3. Dachshunds

Dachshunds have similar swimming issues to corgis because of their long bodies and short legs. Compared to brachycephalic breeds like the pug, they do have longer muzzles.

4. Boxers

Don't be deceived by a boxer's long legs and athletic frame. They belong to the brachycephalic category and, like the pug, have a flat face and a short muzzle.

5. Shih Tzus

Shih Tzus struggle to maintain their head above water due to their short muzzles and small legs. 

6. Basset hound

You shouldn't anticipate your basset to continue a hunt that takes him to any deep bodies of water because these short-legged hounds were originally bred for hunting.

7. Maltese

These adorable little puppies are very light and have full muzzles, but they are also extremely sensitive to sudden changes in temperature.

8. Bull terriers

Bull terriers are not naturally good swimmers; because of their short legs and deep chests, it will be harder for them to stay afloat.

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