PORTUGUESE WATER DOG

by Antonio Gil January. 13, 2016 2408 views

The Portuguese Water dog breed once served as crew on fishing trips, retrieving lost gear, and herding fish into nets. Today, he's a fun-loving family companion. Portuguese fishermen ranged from the Atlantic coast of their own country to the frigid fishing grounds of Newfoundland in their quest for cod. Assisting them were medium-size, curly-coated dogs who drove fish into nets, retrieved lost tackle, and swam messages from boat to boat.
Known variously as the Cao de Agua (dog of the water) and Portuguese fishing dog, these canine helpmeets developed into what we know today as the Portuguese Water Dog, a calm, intelligent, and — of course — water-loving breed. In fact, one of their distinctive characteristics is their webbed feet.

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Jay Boggess 3 years, 8 months ago

Lovely countryside. Handsome dog! Perfect place for him to live & thrive!

3 years, 8 months ago Edited
Kara Bana 3 years, 8 months ago

I adore these portraits. Scragglier than their cousin, the Newfoundland dog. They remind me for some reason, of the sheep dog from Looney Tunes. :)

3 years, 8 months ago Edited
Ros Mercury 3 years, 8 months ago

Great looking dog especially in the 3rd shot.

3 years, 8 months ago Edited
Mike Meliska 3 years, 8 months ago

Nice dog.

3 years, 8 months ago Edited
Gonia 3 years, 8 months ago

Looks splendid! I hope he won't try to eat my leg when I'm biking.....:)

3 years, 8 months ago Edited
Maud - Normandie - France 3 years, 8 months ago

Un bel endroit pour se promener avec son chien !!

3 years, 8 months ago Edited
Teo Montana 3 years, 8 months ago

Beautiful set! High maintinence dog.....

3 years, 8 months ago Edited
Bill Baird 3 years, 8 months ago

Interesting. Great scenery.

3 years, 8 months ago Edited
Michel Beroard 3 years, 8 months ago

Merveilleuse description. Très instructive. J'ignorais qu'il existe ce type de chien. Et je sui heureux que tu nous apprennes tout celà.
Merci.

3 years, 8 months ago Edited
Sadhya Rippon 3 years, 8 months ago

What a lovely animal, and the landscape you have shown us is fantastic (and beautifully edited too!)

3 years, 8 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 3 years, 8 months ago

Googled! I really thought you were having us on!!!

3 years, 8 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 3 years, 8 months ago

I insist on seeing their feet! :-)

3 years, 8 months ago Edited
John Parsons 3 years, 8 months ago

Fascinating story Antonio, great pics - must be quite a job getting their fur dry!!!!! Someone near to us owns a couple of them and they seem to take great delight in plunging into the water and "rescuing" swimmers who don't want to be rescued!!!!!!

3 years, 8 months ago Edited
Gillian Parsons 3 years, 8 months ago

Wow some job keeping them neat and tidy, great to read about these.

3 years, 8 months ago Edited
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