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Portuguese Water Dog

Portuguese Water Dog
  • Size Medium
  • Height Males 50.5 to 59 centimetres
    Females 43 to 53.5 centimetres
  • Weight Males 19 to 27 kilograms
    Females 15.5 to 23 kilograms
  • Coat Thick
  • Energy Medium
  • Colour Black, white or brown
  • Activities Conformation, Agility, Obedience, Retrieving, Water Rescue
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both
The courageous, lively Portuguese Water Dog was bred to assist fishermen at sea by retrieving, diving and guarding. The breeds webbed feet, robust body and waterproof coat make him a superior swimmer. Obedient and affectionate, the energetic, athletic Portuguese Water Dog requires daily exercise. His thick, hypoallergenic coat sheds minimally, but regular grooming is recommended.
Living Considerations
  • Good with children
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living if adequately exercised
Did you know?
The Portuguese Water Dog originated in Portugal, where the breed is called the Cao de Agua, or “dog of water.” He also is commonly referred to as the Portuguese Fishing Dog.