An  athletic and active breed, the Portuguese Water Dog requires regular and vigorous exercise equivalent to two 20 minute free run sessions each day. Portuguese Water Dogs are highly intelligent and strong-willed and respond well to obedience training. Their profuse coat may be wavy or curly in texture and requires regular combing, brushing and grooming.  Please visit our National Club Website at
for detailed information about Portuguese Water Dogs including grooming, exercise, training needs and health issues you should be aware of as well as valuable information on selecting the right dog for your family and recommendations for choosing the right breeder.
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