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Portuguese Water Dog breed Information

Portuguese Water Dog puppies for sale Australia  Portuguese Water Dog puppies for sale Australia

Thanks to Bluegrace Kennels for the pictures of puppies & adults used on this page, and the additional information provided.


Breed information:
Adult weight range
16-25kg/35-55lbs
Average lifespan
12 years
Adult height at shoulder
Males:52cm/20.5" Females:40cm/15.5"
Average weekly cost
$35
Colour
This breed is found in white, black or brown colours.
Grooming
The breed requires weekly brushing, and for their ears to be dried thoroughly after swimming.
History
The breed was developed in its native Portugal to help fishermen set and retrieve nets, and even to herd schools of fish!
Positives
The breed is an ideal dog for people who spend a lot of time on our near the water. They are excellent swimmers - of course!
Negatives
As the name suggests, individuals from this breed are active, outdoors dogs. They are not suited to being left alone for long periods, otherwise they can become bored and destructive.

Conclusion: Rare breeds such as this often make it difficult when trying to find a breeder in this Country. Fortunately pups4sale has found as excellent breeder (link below) who has spent considerable time and energy in selectively breeding. Having said that, it is always a good idea to do further research on a breed - whether it is rare or not - before making the decision to invest in a pup. This decision will involve an average 12 year commitment, so considering your personal circumstances over that time period as much as possible is a wise idea.

If in doubt, it is suggested you speak to a breed association (most likely overseas in this case) to discuss detailed positive and negative aspects of this breed. As briefly summarised above, they do exist, as with all breeds, so when in possession of such information you can make the clearest decision possible in terms of whether to go ahead with a purchase.


Breeders:

Bluegrace Kennels, VIC  

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