16 Historical Facts About Portuguese Water Dogs You Might Not Know

The temperament of the Portuguese Water Dog is a mixture of companion dog traits and a typical working breed. This dog usually has a strong bond with its family and loves to be surrounded by the people it loves. However, she is a little reserved in her expression of her emotions, as she likes to show her affection in a more noble manner. Most members of the breed form a particularly close relationship with one family member to whom they are particularly loyal.

#1 The homeland of the Portuguese water dogs is Portugal.

#2 Already in the Middle Ages, Portuguese fishermen and hunters taught compact and strong dogs with water-repellent hair to in an amazing way drive fish into nets, chase game at speed and transfer letters and other valuable documents from ships to land.

#3 It is known that Portuguese water dogs ended up on the Iberian Peninsula thanks to navigators.

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