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.
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.
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.
PWD, Water Dog
A bit smaller than a Labrador
Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.
Professional help needed. Curly, keeps growing and needs cutting.
Doesn't moult much
But all dogs shed dander so if you're allergic, make sure you'll be ok
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