Portuguese Water Dog

Medium Large Size

Doesn't moult much

Not good for first time owners

Perhaps the only breed to be described as a herder of fish. The Portuguese Water Dog was used to drive shoals of fish into nets.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Fan of lions. The traditional clip given to the Portuguese Water Dog is called the 'lion trim' because it leaves a mane of hair over the forequarters while the hindquarters are clipped.

Not the best for ...

Anyone with sensitive hearing. It is said that the Portuguese Water Dog acted as a foghorn when his resonant bark would alert other boats at times of poor visibility at sea.

Aliases

PWD, Water Dog

Cross between

None

Origin

Portugal

Size

Medium Large
A bit smaller than a Labrador

Exercise Needs

Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.

Coat

Professional
Professional help needed. Curly, keeps growing and needs cutting.

Shedding

Doesn't moult much
But all dogs shed dander so if you're allergic, make sure you'll be ok

Life expectancy

11 years

Good first dog?

Maybe

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