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Portuguese Water Dog Puppies For Sale

The Portuguese Water Dog is a fun-loving, energetic, and adventure-oriented pup. Brave, loyal, playful, and highly affectionate, the Portuguese Water dogs make a wonderful addition to any family looking for a lovable companion pet. These fluffy pups enjoy going to the beach for a swim, hiking through mountain trails, playing with fellow fur-babies at the dog park, and participating in all family activities. They are great at dog sports, very loving of their pet parents, and fantastic with children of all ages. Portuguese Water Dogs are also highly intelligent, easy to train, and eager-to-please. A very rare and highly sought-after breed, the Portie is one of dogdom’s crown jewels. Find Portuguese Water Dog puppies for sale at Premier Pups.

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BREED INFORMATION


Temperament

Sweet, Loyal, Joyful, Outgoing

Adult Weight 30-60 lbs
Adult Height 15-20 in
Life Expectancy 12-14 yrs
Rating 5.0 ( reviews)
Maintenance
Low High
Training
Easy Hard
Shedding
Min Max
Adaptability
Easy Hard
Active
Low High

About the Breed

Originally from Algarve Portugal, the Portuguese Water dogs are one of the rarest and most popular breeds in the United States. Renowned for their skills in aiding Portuguese fishermen and made famous by former President Barack Obama, these dogs are the precious gems of the canine world. 

These charismatic and friendly dogs love to swim (as their name suggests) and are quite the adventurers. They are versatile, intelligent, and very friendly with both pets and humans.

Also known as Portie, the breed is recognized by the American Kennel Club since 1984. 

Appearance and Grooming

Porties are medium-sized dogs with curly or wavy hair and an athletic build. They have adorable floppy ears, beautiful dark eyes, fluffy, waterproof coats, and webbed paws. Their coats typically come in combinations of black, white, and brown. 

Because they are a breed that doesn't shed, Portuguese Water dogs should be brushed often to avoid their hair knotting or matting. A quick brush every other day and a bath every few months should keep these dogs looking their best. 

Temperament

Portuguese Water dogs are calm and charming pooches that don't tend to be aggressive or reactive around others. They enjoy being surrounded by friends and family and do quite well in multi-pet households. Although shyness isn't someting that these dogs possess, it is always beneficial to socialize them during early puppyhood. 

Family and Companionship

A dog that loves the company of people, the Portuguese Water dog thrives in a family setting as well as near a single owner. These adorable dogs adapt quickly to their new environment and are just as quick to make new friends. They get along great with children and love to go on adventures with their owners. 

Exercise

As an energetic dog breed, the Portie needs plenty of daily exercise to be healthy and to stay fit. Not exercising these dogs enough might cause them to become bored and display some destructive behavior like excessive barking. Daily 30-minute walks in the morning and evening should provide them with the workout they need. 

Training and Socialization

Highly intelligent and eager to please their owner, Portuguese Water Dog puppies are among the easiest to train. They respond very well to training sessions that include interactive games, praise, treats, and positive reinforcement. Both physical and mental stimulation is required when training these puppies.

Although they are naturally friendly, Portie puppies still require early socialization to ensure they grow up to be sociable dogs. They will benefit to be introduced to other dogs, places, and sounds as soon as they come home.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do Portuguese Water Dogs shed? The Portuguese Water Dog sheds very little, if at all.

Are Portuguese Water Dogs hypoallergenic? Yes. Because they shed very little and have hair instead of fur, Portuguese Water Dogs are considered a hypoallergenic breed.

How big are Portuguese Water Dogs? Portuguese Water Dogs are a medium-sized dog breed that measures 15 to 20 inches and weighs between 25 and 60 pounds.

Are Portuguese Water Dogs double coated? No. Portuguese Water Dogs have a single coat and no undercoat.

How long do Portuguese Water Dogs live? The average lifespan of a PWD is between 12 and 14 years.

Do Portuguese Water Dogs make good pets? Yes. The Portuguese Water Dogs make fantastic pets for any type of owner. They are trustworthy around children and get along well with other pets.

What group is the Portuguese Water Dog in? The Portuguese Water Dog is part of the American Kennel Club's Working Group.

How often should you bathe a Portuguese Water Dog? As their name suggests, Portuguese Water Dogs are very fond of water. They relish any opportunity to jump in a puddle or go for a swim. When they go for swims, it is ideal to give them a bath with just water when they come home. Otherwise, a bath every month or two should suffice to keep them clean and looking splendid.

Are Portuguese Water Dogs good for apartments? PWD's are very adaptable dogs that can do well in apartments, granted they are sufficiently exercised. They are not an overly vocal breed and can be great for apartment life.

Are Portuguese Water Dogs good for first-time pet owners? Portuguese Water Dogs can be excellent first pets as long as their owners provide them with enough exercise and training. These dogs are well-mannered and naturally obedient, which makes them a breeze to care for.

Are Portuguese Water Dogs good guard dogs? Although they can be trained for the job, Portuguese Water Dogs are a medium-sized breed that is much too friendly towards others. Teaching them to be guard dogs is possible, but they are not as well-equipped for the role as other dogs might be.

How much do Portuguese Water Dogs weigh? At maturity, a female Portuguese Water Dog typically weighs between 25 and 50 pounds, while a male PWD can reach as much as 60 pounds when fully grown.

What Are Portuguese Water Dogs bred for? Portuguese Water Dogs are mostly bred for companionship today. Decades ago, they were bred to herd fish into nets and act as couriers between two fishermen ships.

Are Portuguese Water Dogs easy to train? Yes. These dogs are quite intelligent and eager to please their owners. They are quick to pick up on tricks and can be taught a wide variety of commands.

Is there a miniature Portuguese Water Dog? No, Portuguese Water Dogs only come in one size that is medium. A miniature version of this dog is the Mini Portidoodle which is half Mini Poodle and half Portuguese Water Dog.

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Portuguese Water Dog Breed Info

Portuguese Water Dog Breed Info

The Portuguese Water Dog is a fun-loving, energetic, and adventure-oriented pup. Brave, loyal, playful, and highly affectionate, the Portuguese Water dogs make a wonderful addition to any family looking for a lovable companion pet.

These fluffy pups enjoy going to the beach for a swim, hiking through mountain trails, playing with fellow fur-babies at the dog park, and participating in all family activities. They are great at dog sports, very loving of their pet parents, and fantastic with children of all ages. The Portuguese Water Dogs are also highly intelligent, easy to train, and eager-to-please. A very rare and highly sought-after breed, the Portuguese Water Dog is one of dogdom’s crown jewels.

REMY

Available 11/30

PORTUGUESE WATER DOG PUPPY

8lb 6oz
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Portuguese Water Dog Breeders

Like people, the most critical moments in a puppy's life starts in the beginning. It truly takes a special breeder to assist with nourishing and raising an Portuguese Water Dog puppy properly. Only the nation's best Portuguese Water Dog breeders can provide the best quality of life. Here at Premier Pups, we work hand-in-hand with our breeders. Providing a safe, natural, comfortable, and healthy environment for the nursing mother and her baby is essential.

The footage produced in our videos is 100% real. We directly take un-staged, unedited, and only authentic scenes at our breeder locations. We only align ourselves with Portuguese Water Dog breeders whose standards are much higher than the rest. We spend consistent on-site time with our selected breeders and can undoubtedly say that our puppies come from a caring environment.

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