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.

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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