Portuguese Water Dog

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Portuguese Water Dog
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Portuguese Water Dog
Other namescão de água português, cão de água algarvio
Common nicknamesPortie, PWD, Water Dog
OriginPortugal
Traits
Weight Female 16–23 kg (35–50 lb)
Height Male 50–57 cm (20–22 in)
Female 43–52 cm (17–20 in)
Coat curly or wavy
Life span 10–14 years
Classification / standards
FCI Group 8, Section 3 Water Dogs #37 standard
AKC Working standard
ANKC Group 6 (Utility) standard
CKC Group 3 - Working dogs standard
KC (UK) Working standard
NZKC Utility standard
UKC Gun Dogs standard
Domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris)

The Portuguese Water Dog is a dog breed that originated from the Algarve region in Portugal. They are used as working dogs along the Portuguese coast: they help fishermen catch fish.