標準外型 : distinctively large,Eyes-- Medium in size,Ears--Set well above the line of the eye,it is slightly longer than the muzzle
毛質和毛色 : A profuse, thickly planted coat of strong, healthy hair, covering the whole body evenly,Black, white, and various tones of brown
披毛護理 : His profuse coat is hypoallergenic, but requires regular maintenance.It may be kept in the lion clip (the coat on the hindquarters and muzzle are clipped to the skin) or the retriever clip (the entire coat is clipped to one inch in length and follows the outline of the dog).
飼養要點 : 從幼犬時便嚴格訓練以抑制其鬥爭本能
性格 : He is very intelligent and responds well to obedience training.
歷史和用途 : Referred to as the Cao de Agua (dog of water) in its native Portugal, the Portuguese Water Dog was bred to accompany fisherman on their boats. An exceptional swimmer and diver, the breed retrieved broken nets, dove for fish, carried messages between boats and to shore, and guarded the boat for his master in foreign ports. The breed started disappearing in the early 20th century when technology made his daily job somewhat obsolete, but Dr. Vasco Bensaude, a wealthy Portuguese shipping magnate and dog fancier, saved the breed.