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The Portuguese Water Dog is part of the Working group. The Portuguese Water Dog is a dog with Excellent problem solving abilities. The trainability of the Portuguese Water Dog is Above Average. It was breed to be good for Family Pet, Watch Dog The Portuguese Water Dog lifestyle is Adaptable to indoor/outdoor living

It is important that when contacting a Portuguese Water Dog breeder that you express health concern issues and ask the breeder what they are doing in order to help mimimize them.

Please don't purchase your Portuguese Water Dog from a petstore which commonly are known to support Portuguese Water Dog puppy mills. Doing so only promotes inproper breeding ethics and promotes current Portuguese Water Dog health issues. The AKC, UKC, FCI, CKC, SKC, WWKC, FIC registries recognize the Portuguese Water Dog breed standard.

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Portuguese Water Dog
Group:  Working
Shoulder Height: 00.00 in - 00.00 in
Weight: 35-55 pounds
Exercise req'd: Medium-high amount
Intelligence: High
Suitability for kids: Good
Registries: AKC, UKC, FCI, CKC, SKC, WWKC, FIC

 



Country of Origin: Portugal - Believed to have arrived on the Iberian Peninsula with the Moors via northern Africa. Known as Cao D'Augo in Portugal. It is a strong water dog, that worked at retriving fish, gear and even acted as rescue dogs and delivered messages between boats and shore. Brought to the US in the late 1960's where its numbers have now surpassed those in its native country.

Character: The Portuguese Water Dog is obedient, sociable, high-spirited, and friendly.

Temperment: This dog enjoys the companionship of dogs, other animals and children.

Coat: Dense, curly, wavy. Most common colors are black, brown, white, black and white, or brown and white.

Care Regular grooming with a brush and comb is required. The curly-coated variety is generally closely clipped only at the tail, in much the same manner as a working retriever. The wavy-coated variety is generally closely clipped at the hindquarters and nose.

Colour: White, black, liver w/wo white markings

Comments: Love to swim. Their easy going nature and trainability make them good family dogs. Loving, loyal, brave and obedient. Non shedding, non-allergenic. two coat varieties: one is long, wavy and loose, the other is short, thick and curly. .

Purposes: Family Pet, Watch Dog

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