Portuguese Water Dog
The Portuguese Water Dog (PWD) has a long history of working for the fishermen in Portugal helping get fish together into nets, delivering messages between fishing boats, and diving for equipment from the water. They make anyone with allergies a great companion with their hypoallergenic coats that are silky but do need to be brushed often. This medium sized breed that is a former White House resident is a joy to be around as they are affectionate, loyal, lively, amusing, and easy to train. They are friendly toward other dogs and strangers as well as being playful with a love of children. The PWD thrives on swimming, giving pleasure, and looking after the family.