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17 Informative and Interesting Facts About Portuguese Water Dogs

#7 Classified as a working dog by the American Kennel Club, the Portuguese Water Dog is originally from the Portuguese region of Algarve. The dog became so popular within the region that it was bred all along the coast.

#8 Trained as a working dog, the Portuguese Water Dog was taught to herd fish into the fishermen’s nets, retrieve lost tackles and broken nets, and carry messages from ship to ship or ship to shore.

#9 Throughout history, the Portuguese Water Dog would often sail with Portuguese fishermen along the waters of the Atlantic ocean of Portugal to Iceland, where they became very popular in the country.

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