A retriever type of gun dog bred to flush and retrieve game from water.
Long before becoming the latest celebrity at the White House, Portuguese Water Dog puppies have been bred, raised and trained for centuries to be superior companions and working dogs of exceptional stamina.
The Portuguese Water Dog is also known as Cão de Agua Portages.
The Portuguese Water Dog does not move with a lengthy stride like an Irish Setter.
The Portuguese Water Dog Club of America is serious when it recommends starting obedience training for these puppies within their first year.
Portuguese Water Dog puppies are bright and have an open and winning personality, but they need a firm hand from the start.