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.
Answered by Anonymous - 11/3/2012 10:31:36 AM