Portuguese Water Dog Puppies for Sale
The Portuguese Water Dog originates from Portugal. Due to the fact that they are excellent swimmers, these dogs were used alongside the fishermen for hundreds of years. The dogs would herd & catch fish, retrieve things that fell into the water and even carried messages from one ship to the next. The first pair of Portuguese Water Dogs were imported to the United States in 1958.
They were first recognized by the AKC in 1983 and Grouped as Sporting.
- Country of Origin: Portugal
- Weight: 35 - 60 lbs
- Height: 16 - 23 inches
- Color: The Portuguese Water Dog colors are Black, White or Brown. They can also have a solid color with patches of another color.
Portuguese Water Dog puppies are extremely intelligent, friendly and obedient. They make a great family dog and love their family dearly. This breed makes for a great guard & watchdog.
The Portuguese Water Dog life expectancy is between 10 – 14 years. Health Issues to watch for are:
- Progressive Retinal Atrophy
- Hip Dysplasia
- Skin Allergies
Coat & Coat Care
This breed has a single-layered coat which is thick and either wavy or curly in texture.
Regular brushing of their coat is needed to keep them from getting matted.