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Portuguese Water Dog

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Portuguese Water Dog

Portuguese Water Dog

UK KC Classification Working
Country of Origin Portugal
Date of Origin Middle Ages
Height 43 - 57 cm (17 - 22.5 inches)
Weight 16 - 25 Kgs (35 - 55 lbs)
Life Expectancy 12 - 14 Yrs

Main Characteristics

Portuguese Water Dogs are well balanced, robust dogs. They are extremely energetic and intelligent. Their profuse coat covers their whole body except under their forelegs and thigh and it has two distinct types; fairly long, loosely waved hair that has a slight sheen, or short hair that has harsh, dense compact curls and that lacks lustre. They can be black, white, brown, black and white or brown and white in colour.


Portuguese Water Dogs are brave and obedient.


If you are considering a Portuguese Water Dog as a pet, consider the following points:
They are suitable for hot climates
They are easy to obedience train
They need a lot of physical exercise
They usually make good watch dogs

Interesting Facts

Portuguese Water Dogs are also known as:
Cão de Agua
Water Dog

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