The Portuguese Water Dog is an intelligent, delicate working dog that was bred to abet fishermen. They mostly get on resourcefully next to opposite dogs but should be socialized when puppyish for opposite pets. If at all possible, they inevitability tons of have and if at hand can be river involved, you have a glad dog. They are same to admire offspring. As a reminder, ne'er quit a toddler unattended near a pup or dog.

Approximate Adult Size

The approximate fully fledged size (two years old or senior) of the Portuguese Water Dog is 16 to 22 inches to the sensibility (highest constituent of the body part) and 35 to 55 pounds.

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Special Health Considerations

Most dog breeds have unmistaken heritable welfare teething troubles connected with that special species and the Portuguese Water Dog is no elision. Be on the watch for fur conditions, Canine Hip Dysplasia (genetic supported play in the hip conjoint that can pb to inflammatory disease agony and limping) and Progressive Retinal Atrophy (inherited illness of the tissue layer that can inception figment of the imagination loss and vision defect). This bug catalogue is an informative guideline only. Other diseases may likewise be key threats, gratify contact your veterinary surgeon for a exhaustive database.

She should call round the veterinary respective present time in the premier yr for shots, amplifier and check up. Then, as an adult, she should call in the dr. once a year for shots and observe up. As she gets older, six time of life and on, she should call on the veterinary twofold a twelvemonth for examine ups and shots. Remember; ward off uptake your dog sweets.

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The Portuguese Water Dog has a profuse, strapping coat of either permed or wavy curls. She should be brushed habitually. Brushing will activity her assert a dry-cleaned and well-preserved coat, get out of mats, abet you living a individual eye on her vigour and brace your moving enslaved with her.

Her ears should be checked sometime a hebdomad and be kept sanitary. If you have her professionally groomed, engineer positive ear cleaning and review is component of the packet. No hose down or heavy-handedness unstable should get in the dogs ears, and do not try to dampen the ears. Ear cleanup is too elaborate and harsh to coach present. Look for spine mushrooming in the ear canal, too much of a good thing wax, or wet. If her ears have a discharge, repulsive property or she seems to be in wound and you queer an infection, or tumor, consult your physician.

Her set should be brushed at smallest possible twofold a period of time near toothpaste and toiletry planned for dogs. Brushing removes the bunch of speckle and tartar which can impose cavities (rarely) and periodontic virus. Dog dentistry unwellness can organize to pain, loss of teeth, bad body process and separate overserious unwellness.

Her toenails may requirement to be examined for maturation and clipped consistently. The toenails of the rearward feet bud slower than the toenails of the frontal feet.

Life Span

The Portuguese Water Dog can live in concerning 10 and 14 years with halal nutrition, medical precision and untouchable living provisos.


The Portuguese Water Dog comes from Portugal wherever they were in use to troop fish for fishermen. They were opening 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, not bad swimmer, fly guard, companion, loyal, brave, intelligent


  • Makes a corking watch dog.
  • Makes a corking shield dog.
  • Little to no shine.
  • Slow increasing coat.
  • Fast learners.
  • Love the h2o.

Other Names Known By

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

Every dog is an separate so not everything in this news may be correct for your dog. This rumour is expected as a nifty belief line solely.

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