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The Portuguese Water Dog

Monday, July 12, 2010
posted by Jim Murphy

portuguese-water-dogThe Portuguese Water Dog was the dog of choice by President  Obama.  There are some good reasons why he probably chose this breed for his family.  The Portuguese Water Dog is a loyal, lively water loving dog. The are amusing and fun to be around.  They are loyal and affectionate with their family. They have lots of stamina and if they are exercised on a regular basis, they will be calm.  They are excellent with children and get along with other pets without any problem.  They need a chance to get to know cats so there are no problems.  They are even tempered and pleasant animals.  They are highly intelligent and trainable. Training is not difficult if you understand how to properly communicate.  They are very sensitive to the tone of your voice. Your voice should be soft but firm when training. This is an extremely intelligent dog and  will take liberties if it feels stronger minded than it’s owners.  Make sure you are consistent, confident and firm when handling this dog.  Portuguese Water Dogs make great watchdogs and have a very keen sense of smell.  Puppies are notorious chewers so make sure that you provide them with lots of chew toys.

If you decide to get a Portuguese Water Dog, do your research first, make sure that you have enough time to train him and spend quality time with him and he will make a wonderful companion for you and your family.