They are savage and quarrelsome, but are naturally excellent water-dogs.
Usually Portuguese Water Dogs are black, brown, white or some combination thereof, and if the hair is pushed aside, their skin looks blue in surface tone and color.
Portuguese Water Dogs may also grow and be affected by Addison's disease, an adrenal cortical disease that can be treated.
Portuguese Water Dogs are high energy dogs that need a lot of exercise and proper training.
In signing the PWDCA Breeder Referral Agreement Form, a breeder is agreeing to breed and sell Portuguese Water Dogs in an environment that places attention primarily on the health and well-being of the dog.