Portuguese Water Dog Breed Profile
Among the qualities of the Portuguese Water Dog are that they are water loving, sensible, loyal, affectionate, stable, pleasant and fun to be around.
This breed of dog loves family and children. Supervise with other pets.
Lifespan and Weight
The average lifespan for this breed of dog is around 10 to 14 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 45 to 55 lbs.
The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with this breed of dog are hip dysplasia, PRA and GM-1 Storage Disease.
Housebreaking and Shedding
Housebreaking is out of the question for this breed as it prefers the outdoors. Shedding is average, brush every other day.
Best Owner Compatibility
Not for the apartment or condo dweller. Not for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give.
Where to Buy
The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.
The average cost for this breed of dog is around $1,600 to $2,000 or more each. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.
Not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected.
This breed of dog makes for good watch dogs.
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