Family: gundog, water dog
Area of origin: Portugal
Original function: fishing aid
Average size of male: Ht: 20-23, Wt: 42-60
Average size of female: Ht: 17-21, Wt: 35-50
Other names: cao de agua
Portuguese Water Dog Dog Temperament
The gregarious Portuguese water dog is a fun-loving, family-loving, water-loving dog. He is good with children, and other dogs and pets. He is sensitive and responds well to direction. He is a good breed for an active person wanting an adventurous, affectionate, biddable partner.