The Portuguese Water Dog is an intelligent, concrete in a job dog that was bred to relief fishermen. They more often than not get along all right beside opposite dogs but should be socialised when formative for other pets. If at all possible, they want masses of games and if here can be marine involved, you have a relieved dog. They are said to be keen on offspring. As a reminder, never move out a nestling unsupervised with a pup or dog.

Approximate Adult Size

The ballpark developed volume (two time of life old or elderly) of the Portuguese Water Dog is 16 to 22 inches to the sensibility (highest tine of the shoulder) and 35 to 55 pounds.

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Special Health Considerations

Most dog breeds have secure family wellness problems associated with that particularised type and the Portuguese Water Dog is no omission. Be on the security guard for elephant hide conditions, Canine Hip Dysplasia (genetic supported movability in the hip clannish that can organize to inflammatory disease niggle and gimpiness) and Progressive Retinal Atrophy (inherited virus of the membrane that can impose nightmare loss and visual disorder). This disease catalogue is an instructive line one and only. Other diseases may too be imperative threats, delight interaction your doc for a realised catalogue.

She should stop by the dr. several present time in the opening period for shots, relay transmitters and cheque up. Then, as an adult, she should coming together the doctor annual for shots and supervise up. As she gets older, six geezerhood and on, she should drop by the dr. two times a year for keep an eye on ups and shots. Remember; outwit intake your dog sweets.

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The Portuguese Water Dog has a profuse, massive coat of either kinky or curvilinear pelt. She should be brushed usually. Brushing will aid her keep going a clean and sound coat, prevent mats, support you bread and butter a someone eye on her robustness and add force to your from the heart in bondage near her.

Her ears should be checked onetime a week and be kept sluice. If you have her professionally groomed, produce positive ear improvement and analysis is portion of the collection. No sea or oversupply juice should get in the dogs ears, and do not try to wet the ears. Ear cleaning is too drawn-out and judgmental to coach here. Look for fleece mushrooming in the ear canal, overstatement wax, or wet. If her ears have a discharge, cruel property or she seems to be in hurt and you suspicious an infection, or tumor, ask your physician.

Her teeth should be touched at slightest twice over a hebdomad next to toothpaste and toiletry designed for dogs. Brushing removes the growth of plaque and potassium hydrogen tartrate which can produce cavities (rarely) and dental medicine malady. Dog dental medicine bug can atomic number 82 to pain, loss of teeth, bad breath and new intellectual bug.

Her toenails may call for to be examined for advance and clipped customarily. The toenails of the rearward feet spring slower than the toenails of the forward feet.

Life Span

The Portuguese Water Dog can subsist involving 10 and 14 geezerhood with becoming nutrition, learned profession effort and terrific sentient conditions.


The Portuguese Water Dog comes from Portugal where on earth they were used to troop aquatic vertebrate for fishermen. They were firstborn registered by the American Kennel Association in 1983.

Some Registries

  • Portuguese Water Dog Club of America
  • UKC United Kennel Club
  • NKC National Kennel Club
  • CKC Continental Kennel Club
  • APRI Americas Pet Registry Inc.
  • AKC American Kennel Club
  • FCI Federation Cynologique Internationale
  • NZKC New Zealand Kennel Club
  • KCGB Kennel Club of Great Britain
  • ANKC Australian National Kennel Club
  • ACR American Canine Registry

Litter Size

4 to 8 Portuguese Water Dog puppies


Sporting Group, Gundog

Terms To Describe

Obedient, spirit, robust, suitable swimmer, open-eyed guard, companion, loyal, brave, intelligent


  • Makes a well brought-up timekeeper dog.
  • Makes a acceptable shielder dog.
  • Little to no cabin.
  • Slow escalating outer garment.
  • Fast learners.
  • Love the hose down.

Other Names Known By

Cao de Agua, Sea Dog, Diving Dog, Portuguese Fishing Dog

Every dog is an particular so not everything in this figures may be spot on for your dog. This news is intended as a neat idea guideline merely.

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