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Breed Group: Working
Portuguese Water Dog

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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
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.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Portuguese Water Dog puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Turtlecreek PWD
Member Since: June 2013
Location: N/A
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Offering AKC registered, PWD puppies to loving families that understand that a pet is forever. Parents fully tested per national Portuguese Water Dog Organization. Puppies raised in our home with tons of love from our four children, pets and lots of socialization. Come with Health Guarantees, Phys...

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Anonymous asked:

1/12/2013 7:18:54 PM

1/12/2013 7:18:54 PM

My 2 yr old pwd brown w/ white seems to be turning white/gray??

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Anonymous

Your vet is the only one that can help you in this situation.
7/15/2014 5:26:04 PM

Anonymous asked:

6/24/2012 7:24:48 PM

6/24/2012 7:24:48 PM

How big will the porti-doodles get?

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Anonymous

There shouldn't be any PWDOODLE. Making mutt/mix breeds out of a closely bred purebred with health issues is not a wise idea. Too many killing health issues. Stay with the backyard poodle and whatever you can locate to bred too breeders.
11/3/2012 10:26:46 AM

Anonymous asked:

4/1/2012 3:45:12 PM

4/1/2012 3:45:12 PM

What is the over all health & longviety of 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, unhealth and dead puppies. They should live to be 12-15 years with great breeding.
11/3/2012 10:31:36 AM

Anonymous asked:

5/9/2011 7:24:58 PM

5/9/2011 7:24:58 PM

does a portuguese water dog have fur or hair? also what shampoo would i use to help my little... 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.
7/16/2012 9:59:02 AM

Anonymous

Hair or fur has nothing to do with itching. Itching comes from many factors. It also depends on where they are itching. Itching has nothing to do with hair or fur. Contact your vet for itching issues. A PWD has hair.
11/3/2012 10:34:37 AM

Anonymous asked:

3/7/2011 11:21:40 AM

3/7/2011 11:21:40 AM

I had a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog for 10 years. She passed away and we miss our baby dearly. ... I had a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog for 10 years. She passed away and we miss our baby dearly. My husband wants a 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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Anonymous

I own my own PWD, 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. Personaly, 3000 is way to much. This is your decision.
1/5/2012 5:50:37 PM

Anonymous

It is a very sad time when we loose 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.
10/14/2013 1:17:35 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/7/2011 9:46:48 PM

2/7/2011 9:46:48 PM

Do Portuguese Water Dogs shed?

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Anonymous

No, they are hypo-allergenic. I have three Portuguese Water dogs and none of them shed. You do have to brush them frequently or there hair mats. This might be why yours is shedding bc it needs groomed. These dogs are high maintenance and require grooming every couple months.
9/28/2011 2:08:56 PM

Anonymous

We have had/still have 5 PWD's. None have ever shed. We do need to brush and have coats cut on a regular basis. Never heard of one that the hair is falling out in clumps. I would get to a vet ASAP.
1/25/2012 11:45:13 AM

Anonymous asked:

2/4/2011 2:02:36 PM

2/4/2011 2:02:36 PM

I am getting Portuguese water puppy Sunday. I have a German Shepard thats about 10 years old... I am getting Portuguese water puppy Sunday. I have a German Shepard thats about 10 years old and is a male. The puppy is male are we going to be ok?

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Anonymous

i would think so but be cautious anyways
8/8/2011 5:17:40 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/18/2010 8:33:07 PM

12/18/2010 8:33:07 PM

I have a 5 yr old lab and a 2 yr old cat would a Portuguese Water Dog get along with them?

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Anonymous

Definitely. Portuguese Water Dogs are super loving. They, like your lab, are true retrievers.
12/19/2010 8:32:23 AM

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