15 Amazing Facts About Portuguese Water Dogs You Might Not Know

The Portuguese Water Dog is one of the oldest European breeds, although now these animals are considered rare, and they are not widespread in Europe and the world as a whole. However, at one time in Spain and Portugal, they were highly valued and kept in many families.

#1 Portuguese Water Dogs are active dogs that require a high level of exercise given their work history.

#2 Portuguese Water Dogs once served as crew on fishing trips, retrieving lost gear and herding fish into nets.

#3 Today, this dog breed makes for a fun-loving family companion — represented by Bo Obama, former First Dog of the US — who still retains their intelligence and love of the water, not to mention the webbed feet, that made them so valuable to their human family.

Alice White

Written by Alice White

Alice White, a devoted pet lover and writer, has turned her boundless affection for animals into a fulfilling career. Originally dreaming of wildlife, her limited scientific background led her to specialize in animal literature. Now she happily spends her days researching and writing about various creatures, living her dream.

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