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Portuguese Water Dog

The courageous, lively Portuguese Water Dog was bred to assist fishermen at sea by retrieving, diving and guarding. The breed’s 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.
Also Known As:
Cão de Água Português
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