The curly-coated Portuguese Water Dog is a working breed that is about as fun-loving and lively as any dog breeds out there! The Portuguese Water Dog was originally used by Portuguese Fisherman to retrieve equipment that was lost overboard and was even known to “herd” fish into the nets, making them very valuable fishing companions.
The fact that Portuguese Water Dogs love to be in the water can surely be attributed to their history as a “fisherman’s Friend”, and having webbed feet never hurts when you like to swim, of course! As a matter of fact, this dog is so well known to be a water lover, that the Portuguese call them “Cao de Agua”, which means Dog of Water.
Another interesting fact is that the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, chose the Portuguese water dog as his presidential family pet. President Obama currently owns two Portuguese Water Dogs, Bo and Sunny, and was said to have chosen this breed because they are a low-shedding, hypoallergenic breed.
When purchasing a Portuguese Water Dog puppy, it is essential to be aware of all characteristics of this breed. Looking for a puppy to bring into your family is an exciting process, but having the knowledge of what to expect with any dog is the key to successful integration into your family. A puppy is a huge commitment, so being knowledgeable about how to train and care for your Portuguese Water Dog puppy is particularly valuable. For information on these subjects, check our blog or a good book related to this specific dog breed.
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