10+ Historical Facts About Portuguese Water Dogs You Might Not Know

The temperament of the Portuguese Water Dog is a mixture of companion dog traits and a typical working breed. This dog usually has a strong bond with its family and loves to be surrounded by the people it loves. However, she is a little reserved in her expression of her emotions, as she likes to show her affection in a more noble manner. Most members of the breed form a particularly close relationship with one family member to whom they are particularly loyal.

#2 Already in the Middle Ages, Portuguese fishermen and hunters taught compact and strong dogs with water-repellent hair to in an amazing way drive fish into nets, chase game at speed and transfer letters and other valuable documents from ships to land.

#3 It is known that Portuguese water dogs ended up on the Iberian Peninsula thanks to navigators.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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