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Dog Breed Information
The Portuguese Water Dog
Country of Origin: Portugal
The Portuguese Water Dog is a sturdy, medium-size dog. They have strong, broad heads and heart-shaped drop ears. They weigh approximately 35 to 60 pounds, are 17 to 32 inches in height and live approximately 10 to 13 years. They come in several colors including black, white, brown or any combination of these colors.
These energetic and athletic dogs played a major role in the Portuguese fishing industry for many years. They were commonly used to herd fish, retrieve lines and deliver messages from boat to boat. As you may have already guessed…they are excellent swimmers (they even have webbed feet!).
The Portuguese Water Dog is very intelligent and willing to please. They are loyal and devoted family members. This breed is VERY active and requires daily vigorous exercise. If you are a couch potato, this dog probably isn’t the best choice for you! If the Portuguese Water Dog does not get enough exercise he will quickly become bored and possibly destructive. They are very intelligent and are excellent students when it comes to obedience training.
If you are looking for a friendly, smart and energetic dog then the Portuguese Water Dog may be the perfect dog for you! If you would like to learn more about this adorable breed, please visit: The Portuguese Water Dog Club of America.

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This beautiful breed has a water proof, hypoallergenic coat that requires regular maintenance. Daily brushings are a must in order to keep this pup’s coat tangle free and healthy. Though known to be generally healthy animals, Portuguese Water Dogs are prone to a few medical issues such as: cardiac problems, eye problems, hip dysplasia, skin allergies and renal disease. The good news is if YOU have allergies than this breed is perfect! Many people that have allergy issues choose this breed because of their hypoallergenic coat.
A great family dog!
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