Portuguese Water Dog

A.K.A. : Cão de Água Português, Cão de Água Algarvio
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Overview: The Portuguese Water Dog is a very fun-loving breed. They do not shed, thus making them a low-maintenance breed. They're very playful and, as their name implies, they love to play in the water. Suitable for both city and country living.
Breed Group: Working
Weight (lbs): male: 42-60, female: 35-50
Height (in): male: 20-23, female: 17-21
Colors: Black, white, brown, or combinations of black or brown with white.
Coat: It has profuse, single coat, either wavy or curly.
Character: Portuguese Water Dogs are obedient, sociable, and friendly.
Temperament: This breed enjoys being around other dogs, other animals, and children.
Care: The coat needs combing every other day, plus monthly clipping or scissoring. Two clips are acceptable: the lion clip and the retriever clip.
Training: This breed is very intelligent and is eager to please. Therefore, training can be an easy process and they seem to understand instructions quite well.
Activity: The Portuguese Water Dog loves to swim and needs a lot of exercise each day.
Country of Origin: Portugal
Health Issue: This breed is prone to hip dysplasia and progressive retinal atrophy.
Life Expectancy: 10-14
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