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Portuguese Water Dog is a loyal worker and companion. Medium-sized and robust, the breed possesses a waterproof coat and the ability to swim all day. Its coat can be curly or wavy and is black, white, or brown, or combinations of black or brown with white.
Referred to as the Cao de Agua (dog of water) in its native Portugal, the Portuguese Water Dog was bred to accompany fisherman on their boats. An exceptional swimmer and diver, the breed retrieved broken nets, dove for fish, carried messages between boats and to shore, and guarded the boat for his master in foreign ports. The breed started disappearing in the early 20th century when technology made his daily job somewhat obsolete, but Dr. Vasco Bensuade, a wealthy Portuguese shipping magnate and dog fancier, saved the breed.
Want to get your own go to the Portuguese Water Dog Club of America and look at the list of breeders for the Portuguese Water Dogs. Want to read about Dogs that CEOs have as pets read the USA today story by Del Jones
Of course "Bo" Joined the White house http://www.usatoday.com/life/lifestyle/2009-04-12-obamas-dog_N.htm. Good luck US First Family and anyone else who uses my post to get a Portuguese Water Dog. Do you have a pet ? What is it? Comment here.