Portuguese Water Dog

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Breed Group: Working
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Overview
The Portuguese Water Dog has aided Portuguese fisherman for centuries by herding and catching fish, carrying messages between ships, retrieving anything and everything that fell overboard, and guarding the catch and boats. Being that they were bred for water work, this breed loves the water and is an excellent retriever.
Character
The Portuguese Water Dog is very intelligent, devoted, loyal, and very alert. Him being so alert, this makes him good as a watchdog. This breed is very people-oriented and should be kept as a family pet as he does not do well in kennel life. The Portuguese Water Dog can be protective of his family and territory so socialization at an early age should be performed to avoid any dominance and/or aggression issues that may occur in the future.
Temperament
The Portuguese Water Dog has is very fun loving and enjoys the company of others. He can be somewhat protective making him a great candidate for watch dogging, although he should not display any aggressive tendencies. This breed can do well around children, however can be protective and somewhat combative around other dogs so early socialization again is necessary if this dog is to live in peace with another. The Portuguese Water Dog should not be trusted around smaller and more passive animals.
Care
Regular combing and brushing this breed is necessary. This breed has a very thick and close-knit coat which can easily get tangled or matted, so daily combing should be provided. Bathe only when necessary. Brushing with a wire brush or a fine-toothed comb would work best. Checking for burrs in the coat should be performed if this dog is to have free roam in a fenced yard.
Coat
The Portuguese Water Dog has a little to no shedding coat, and is great for homes with allergies. The coat may be either curly or wavy, and is thick, covering the whole body at an even length. The coat of this breed is somewhat weather resistant, so bathing should be sparse.
Training
This being such an intelligent breed, he does well in obedience and agility. The Portuguese Water Dog is also very lively which makes him quite stubborn at times. Trainer must be firm yet gentle, but this breed is very willing to learn. Given the proper handler and training, this breed will do wonderfully.
Activity
The Portuguese Water Dog does well in a family environment and can be very active both indoors and out. This breed does best with at least an average sized yard, but if given the proper amount of exercise, he can do well without one. Portuguese Water Dogs love to jog and would make a wonderful companion for the outdoors type.
Weight
Male: 42-60; Female: 35-50 lbs
Height
Male: 20-23; Female: 17-21 inches
Color(s)
black, white, brown, or combinations of black or brown with white
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2017

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How much do Portuguese Water Dog puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Portuguese Water Dog varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Portuguese Water Dog puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Portuguese Water Dogs sold is $2,125.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Portuguese Water Dog with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $3,100 upwards to $5,900 or even more for a Portuguese Water Dog with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Portuguese Water Dogs sold is $1,900.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $2,125.00
Average Price: $1,900.00
Top Quality: $3,100.00 to $5,900.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 1344 Portuguese Water Dog puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning a Portuguese Water Dog puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Portuguese Water Dogs true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Portuguese Water Dog Names for 2017

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 1344 Portuguese Water Dog dogs.
  • 1. Hank
  • 2. Bella
  • 3. Chase
  • 4. Chaz
  • 5. Ariel
  • 6. Jake
  • 7. Sailor
  • 8. Carter
  • 9. Mia
  • 10. Nuno
  • 11. Angel
  • 12. Cooper
  • 13. Daisy
  • 14. Huey
  • 15. Jack
  • 16. Jasmine
  • 17. Juliette
  • 18. Lucy
  • 19. Luna
  • 20. Lupe

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Casa Kamolot
Member Since: February 2011
Location: N/A
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I have been breeding Canadian Kennel Club purebred dogs for appx 25 years in Good Standing and a registered Kennel with CKC and registered along with Canada Revenue as a business. I have been with the Portuguese Water Dogs since 2001. We have many satisfied customers in USA from coast to coast, references available. Casa Kamolot is on 9.5 fenced acres in the country side of Peterborough Ontario Canada , we are 1.5 hours from Toronto Airport. Our PWDs are raised in our home with family and friends and our house dogs ! Our Vet comes to our home to inspect our home to do vaccinations,microchipping and check the health of our dogs. We like this so our vet knows the conditions of our puppies and adults are raised in had many referrals from them ! I am semi retired and home most of the time so they get lots of care and yes sometimes spoiled rotten . Check out my facebook Casa O Kamolot Kennels

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Anonymous asked:
I have 2-year-old Shiz Tsu and a 2-year-old King Charles. Do you think a Portuguese Water Dog puppy will work well with them? They are very playful dogs but the King Charles is very submissive

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The Portuguese Water Dog is a happy-go-lucky breed of dog with lots of energy. They are sweet, loyal and lovable dogs that enjoy the company of other dogs and their owners. Though this breed is a little larger than your other dogs, the Portuguese Water Dog could fit in well with your other dogs. Bring your other dogs to your breeder and allow them to find a pup that fits well within their two-dog pack.

Anonymous asked:
Do Portuguese Water Dogs like their owners a lot? They didn't say anything about this in the description. If he lived with me would he get enough exercise if he is walked daily and ran loose for a half an hour to 45 mins? Also, he would obviously go outside whenever he has to go to the bathroom. I've had lots of different breeds during my life. I just want to make sure he would like to live with me in the new place I live.

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Anonymous

If you take the time to train your dog, spend time with your dog and play with your dog then the Portuguese Water Dog will have a very good bond with you. An average walk should be 30 - 45 minutes and then 30 - 45 minutes of loose running is a perfect amount of exercise for your dog. But remember, puppies need less exercise in the beginning.

Anonymous

I had a Portuguese water dog as a child and it had created a strong bond with the family. It is true about a good watch dog because one day I opened the door to strangers and my dog came running to my side and was barking until my parents came to see what was going on. The exercise regime that you have planned is okay but make sure you consider your dog as part of the family and know you want it before you get him and later on think of him as a chore.

Anonymous

We have had Porties for over 25 years and are always amazed at what they do. They are completely devoted to their pack members, i.e. the family and if normal, they will show complete loyalty to each. With other dogs they are typically submissive in order to get along. Only once did I see another dog attack ours who stood still as the other dog charged toward it.

Anonymous asked:
My 2-year-old Portuguese Water Dog is brown with white, however, her color seems to be turning white/gray?

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Anonymous

Your vet is the only one that can help you in this situation.

Anonymous

My sisters Morkie was brown and black, but then its color changed to white and gray. This could just be a natural thing but if you think anything is wrong then take him to a vet.

Anonymous

This change is very typical with the majority of brown PWDs.

Anonymous asked:
What is the overall health and longevity of a Portuguese Water Dog?

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Anonymous

The Portuguese Water Dog breed has very close roots. Health issues are an issue, however, many responsible breeders will health test their breeding stock. If all the health tests are not done there is a reason. Every breeder has full access to these tests. Cutting costs or fudging the truth just leads to sick, unhealthy and dead puppies. They should live to be 12-15 years with great breeding.

Anonymous

There is no reason a Portuguese Water Dog breeder should not give a lifetime health guarantee on genetic issues if their breeding stock has been tested and healthy.

Anonymous

Addison's Disease runs in some lines and there is no preventative test. Make sure the breeder has tested both bitch and sire for all the PWD recommended testing. Avoid the clear through parentage test result. All puppies should be eye checked by a vet before going to their new homes.

Anonymous

*#2. Our PWD stood still as the other dog charged toward it and at the last second flipped the larger dog over by the neck and had it yelping. She let it run off. They are very quick and strong. Very gregarious but gentle dogs. Of course early training is required to establish your pack dominance, successful commands, and your life style. They should have a relatively large crate and be taught to use it as home when open or closed. These dogs are incredibly intelligent and you sometimes need to keep a step ahead. But they really want to be petted and loved and near people. They seem to handle any circumstance they are put in such as travel or other dogs or being alone for a while duriing the day. At earlier ages one of our three got separation anxiety even when in the crate. By about three years she was over it. Our dogs have all been able to leap or climb tall buildings, escape artists, counter surfers and garbage investigators if anything is not put away or closed. They are strongly driven by food, which is very effective in training them and a warning to keep it out of reach. I always say the secret to Portuguese Water Dogs is 30 second pets. When you come in the door, she doesn't want pet, pet nice girl. No. She wants a full ceremony of 30 second pets as she goes around you flapping her beautiful flag tail. They are a lot of fun. Their hair is single layer and you can pet them all day and never have dog smell on you. Their hair needs to be cut 2-4 times a year We have only had females which are easier all around, but the males we have met have been properly trained and well behaved. Think hard about what you are willing to put into your dog/companion relationship because the breed needs responsible owners and the dogs need companionship. Best wishes.

Anonymous asked:
Does a Portuguese Water Dog have fur or hair? Also, what shampoo would I use to help my little buddy stop itching? Thanks.

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Anonymous

The Porties have hair, my family uses Johnson & Johnson's baby shampoo on her. Most other shampoos will dry out their skin.

Anonymous

Hair or fur has nothing to do with itching. Itching comes from many factors. It also depends on where they are itching. Contact your vet for itching issues. A PWD has hair.

Anonymous

Itching can come from allergies, food, grass and sometimes the shampoo. Porties have hair and not fur. Dogs like Porties and Yorkies with hair are thought to cause less of an allergic reaction to those that have allergies to dogs.

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Updated: 10/23/2017