Overall, Portuguese Water Dogs are a spirited, robust swimmer and diver; loyal and alert. The Portuguese Water Dog is intelligent and quite easy to train. He learns new commands quickly at an above average rate.

Portuguese Water Dogs are social and interactive dogs, known for their athleticism and high energy. According to the Canadian Kennel Club, Portuguese Water Dogs require daily vigorous exercise and respond well to training.

The Portuguese Water Dog is a hypoallergenic single coated non-shedding breed. They grow and lose hair much like a human does, and require frequent grooming.


   Height     Weight
Male    19.5 - 22.5"    42 - 60 lbs
Female    16.5 - 20.5"    35 - 50 lbs