14 Things You Didn’t Know About the Portuguese Water Dog

The Portuguese Water Dog is a small, energetic dog hailing from Portugal.

#1 They are intelligent dogs who require a great deal of stimulation.

#2 Their excellent swimming ability and high intelligence made this dog an excellent companion on the water.

#3 Naturally, webbed toes allow the dog to swim faster and more efficiently.

#4 The dogs owe their name to the Portuguese, who called them “Cao de Agua,” meaning “dog of water.”

#6 A more playful nickname for the dogs in the English-speaking world is “Porties.”

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