About Portuguese Water Dogs (Cao de Agua)

Portuguese Water Dogs are working dogs! This lovely breed was born in the Algarve area along the coast of Portugal. Valued as a helper of fishermen, these dogs were treated as members of the crew, receiving their portion of the catch for dinner. Today the Portuguese Water Dog continues to work - as a friend and companion, and as a partner in the agility ring and in the water trial. Portuguese Water Dogs are gregarious creatures and, when properly socialized, love attention... and expect it as a right!

The Portuguese Water Dog is hypoallergenic, minimal shedding, and does need regular brushing and trimming. They come in 2 different coat types, wavy and curly. They also come in a variety of colors.

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