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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.

Temperament

Portuguese Water Dogs are brave and obedient.

Suitability


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
Português
Portie
PWD
Water Dog
 


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