Portuguese Water Dog

  • Size

    Medium
  • Height

    Males – 20 to 23 inches, Females – 17 to 21 inches
  • Weight

    Males – 42 to 60 pounds, Females – 35 to 50 pounds
  • Coat

    Black, white or brown
  • Color

    Yellow, fawn, black, brown, or white
  • Energy

    Medium
  • Activities

    Conformation, Agility, Obedience, Retrieving, Water Rescue
  • Indoor/Outdoor

    Both

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.

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