The Portuguese Water Dog is a strong, robust medium sized, agile dog with stamina and endurance to do a full days work. They have substantial boned density and well muscled frame. Their head is large with a broad top skull and muzzle.
The Portuguese Water Dog has a non-shedding coat and has hypo-allergenic hair that continues to grow as human hair does. They come in combinations of black/white, brown/white and cream colors and do not have an undercoat.
They are very loyal, affectionate, energetic, intelligent family dog which thrives on and demands human attention. PWD's thrive as a family member and get on well with children and other pets. With a sense of humor it will invariably compete for centre stage. Portuguese Water Dogs are alert and protective rather than aggressive and is cautious and sensible with strangers.
Allergies: because of their hair (not fur) it is easier for people with allergies to live with this breed than double coated shedding breeds. It is recommended that you spend enough time with a hypo-allergenic in order to test your allergic response before you buy a puppy.