The Portuguese Water Dog descends from dogs used for centuries by Portuguese fishermen to drive fish into nets, retrieve gear from the water, and swim messages from boat to boat.

Care and Health

Major concerns include the possibility of Addison’s disease, various eye issues and hip dysplasia. Daily brushing,

Fun Fact

Bo Obama was a former first dog

Good For

Family companion


calm, intelligent,


Size medium, medium Fur, sheds a lot, high energy.

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