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Portuguese Water Dog adult black and white

Portuguese Water Dog

Portuguese Water Dogs have webbed feet, making them exceptional swimmers, and their strong senses of sight and smell have helped to make them invaluable companions of fishermen.

About the Portuguese Water Dog

Portuguese Water Dogs are robust, intelligent dogs with a tight, curly coat and a strong desire to work.

As extraordinary swimmers and divers, Portuguese Water Dogs are famous amongst fishermen, not only out at sea, but to guard their boats and other property. On board, they follow the action attentively, jumping in and even diving deeper to retrieve any fish that manage to slip the hook or net.

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Portugal
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FCI Group 8, AKC Working Group
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Medium
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10–14 translations.feature.breeds.years

Intelligent / Obedient / Friendly / Loving / Lively

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  • Needs a lot of exercise
  • Gentle with children
  • Needs little training

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