Portuguese Water Dog Information

Portuguese Water DogOriginating on the Portuguese coast, this breed loves, loves, loves to swim, as his name implies. In fact, he could swim all day if you let him. Luckily for him, his coat coat is waterproof. His fur can be wavy or curly and black, liver or white in color.

Another plus of owning a Portuguese Water Dog: He is happy all of the time. His energetic, affectionate and lively personality brightens up any household. He’s great with kids, gets along with other pets and is easy to train. What more could you ask for?

Average Size

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Height: 1ft 5in - 1ft 11in     Weight: 35-60lbs

Behavior

  • Affection
  • Children
  • Strangers
  • Other Dogs
  • Barking

Care

  • Grooming
  • Shedding
  • Easy to Train
  • Time Alone
  • Exercise Need

Environment

  • Apartments
  • Cold Tolerance
  • Heat Tolerance

All dogs have their own personality and unique training, causing them to differ slightly from these breeds stats. However, please let us know if we made an error in the stats, we appreciate your help!

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