Portuguese Water Dog

Ease of Training
Guard Dog


  • 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.

Other varieties

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