The Portuguese Water Dog that originated in Portugal is a companion dog in the Retriever family. The breed loves swimming and diving into the water and helps humans hunt waterfowl by luring them.
Appearance & Grooming
The Portuguese Water Dog is a medium-sized dog. The breed has wavy hair in black, white, and brown. Their coat can be either long or short by nature. The Portuguese Water Dog sheds seasonally and requires daily brushing when shedding.
Behavior & Disposition
The Portuguese Water Dog is known for its courageous, intelligent, obedient, and affectionate character. They tend to play well with younger children. However, adult supervision is recommended when playing with puppies and other dogs.
The Portuguese Water Dog has a high activity level, but it is still easy for the breed to become overweight. For optimal health, the breed should be carefully monitored for calorie consumption and should have daily walks.
The Portuguese Water Dog is an intelligent dog and quickly picks up obedience training.