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PORTUGUESE WATER DOG
Portuguese Water Dogs are originally from the Portuguese region of the Algarve, from where the breed expanded to all around Portugal’s coast, where they were taught to herd fish into fishermen’s nets, to retrieve lost tackle or broken nets, and to act as couriers from ship to ship, or ship to shore. Portuguese Water Dogs rode in fishing trawlers as they worked their way from the Atlantic waters of Portugal to the waters off the coast of Iceland where the fleets caught cod. – WIKIPEDIA
This breed has gained in popularity over the last decade.
My first experience with a Portuguese Water Dog did not leave the best of impressions, as he was incredibly hyper. Splash was just over a year old and had obviously not had much interaction with other dogs. Good thing he liked them, but he would get so wound up, it was almost impossible to calm him down. This is not a happy scene with multiple dogs in residence. Splash wore me out and I was glad when it was time for him to go home.
Bogart, aka Bogie, was also playful, but a little older and calmer.
Elvis (don’t you love these names?) would get carried away, sometimes.
We had to watch him more closely as he could become too aggressive.
Snoopie is a regular Christmas holiday guest and one of the sweetest.
What do you think of the Portuguese Water Dog?
Do you know any?
Looking forward to your comments!