Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Portuguese Water Dog


General information

  • An ancient breed originating in Portugal for working with fishermen. Does various tasks such as swimming between boats with messages and pulling nets into the water.
  • Also good at hunting rabbits.
  • The cut of the coat is similar to that of the Poodle for the same reason - that is to reduce water resistance while swimming.
  • Easily obedience trained and a good watchdog, this breed prefers hotter climates and will require regular exercise.

Biological Data

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