| UK KC Classification
| Country of Origin
| Date of Origin
||43 - 57 cm (17 - 22.5 inches)
||16 - 25 Kgs (35 - 55 lbs)
| Life Expectancy
||12 - 14 Yrs
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
Portuguese Water Dogs are also known as:
Cão de Agua