Some people confuse the Portuguese Waterdog with a Labradoodle, but this is in fact one of the oldest dog breeds. Their heritage is working alongside fishermen helping to pull in fishing nets.
These days they have found a place in our hearts and homes. They make fantastic family dogs and enjoy an active lifestyle with their family.
Portuguese Waterdogs make great jogging partners and surf buddies and will overachieve at any kind of agility training. They are very playful and love to run through the fields and of course through the water.
Any water activity you can think off, they will love to be part of. Retrieving out of the ocean, jumping through the waves to bring a ball back ...that's a Portuguese Waterdog's purpose in life. So if you live near the water, this could be the breed for you!
They are easy to train but can be a little stubborn at times. These dogs have a very good sense of smell and sometimes this can cause them wander off at the park if they are on the trail of a scent. They are keen to work and have lots of endurance.
A Waterdog's coat requires regular brushing in order to not get matted.
|Life expectancy:||12-15 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||Average|