Portuguese Water Dog
Ease of Training
He originated in Portugal
He was bred to accompany fisherman on boats
Personality and Behavior
He's energetic and athletic
He loves the water
He likes to be petted
He's good with strangers
He usually bonds extra closely with one family member
He doesn't like being away from you for long periods of time
He has a habit of standing on his back legs to investigate table tops for food
He needs lots of physical and mental stimulation or he will be bored and his behavior may become destructive
He's easy to train because he learns commands at an above average rate.
He sheds virtually no hair. You'll be hard-pressed to find a hair in your home! (Good for clean-freaks.)
Grooming / Maintenance
Option 1: Clip his coat short every few months and then it only needs to be brushed occasionally.
Option 2: Clip and scissor his long coat into shape every 6 weeks and then brush it daily to keep it mat and tangle free.
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