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Breed Group: Working
Portuguese Water Dog

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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.

Does your Portuguese Water Dog bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
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.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
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. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Portuguese Water Dog puppy. Consider crate training if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
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. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
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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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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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 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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Your vet is the only one that can help you in this situation.

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

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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 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.

Anonymous asked:
I had a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog for 10 years. She passed away and we miss our baby dearly. My husband wants a Portuguese Water Dog, as we have a camp on the Gulf. How much do these dogs cost and is there a waiting list? Would it be co-ownership and If so for how long? Please respond, as I am very much interested.

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It depends on the breeder of the pwd. Some breeders sell with open papers and some do not. The dogs, depending on their quality, sell for between $2000.00 and $3500.00

Anonymous

I own my own Portuguese Water Dog, and I must say we've had many memories. He's the perfect pet, and I got him for $2000, but I've seen them bought between even $1000-3000. Personally, $3000 is way too much. This is your decision.

Anonymous

It is a very sad time when we lose a dog. They are members of our families. Our Mom and Dad Porties have been with us since they were puppies and are wonderful dogs.

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Updated: 7/6/2015