Is a Portuguese water dog right for you? The Portuguese water dog is highly intelligent and affectionate breed. They are strong and have great stamina that requires large amounts of mental stimulation and physical exercise. They are very social and thrive and demand human attention. They are great characters and can be very stubborn at times and therefore require owners who provide strong sense of leadership.
Other things to consider….
- They are big chewers, especially as a puppy
- They love to dig
- They need lots of exercise
- They require a fair amount of grooming
- They learn quickly and like to please their owners. They are a working breed and like a job to do. Therefore they thrive with continuous training/stimulation.
Owning a PWD can be one of the most rewarding experiences you will ever have but they certainly are NOT a low maintenance animal to own. If you are up for the challenge please contact us. We are always available to talk and answer any questions you may have regarding the breed.