Welcome – Commocean Portuguese Water Dogs

Water or Snow dog

Water or Snow dog


The Portuguese Water Dog is an ancient breed which was a very important crew member on the fishing boats of Portugal. They were used to retrieve articles that fell overboard, to set nets, and even to herd fish into the nets. They are powerful swimmers, and of course love the water. They are a medium size, fun loving, active breed. However, they are not the breed for everybody. In order for them to reach their full potential as a well mannered fabulous family pet they need training and exercise. If you are looking for a dog that will be happy to sit at home all day by himself, and never get into mischief, this is NOT the dog for you. These guys NEED training, socializing, exercise and of course lots of love. They are not at all happy to be left out in the yard by themselves, they must be close to their people. You can expect your Portuguese Water Dog to follow you everywhere and want to be with you no matter what you are doing. Right now, while I am on the computer I have four Portuguese Water Dogs stretched out on the sofas. As soon as I get up from my chair I will have four Portuguese Water Dogs at my heels, ready to go where ever I do.

Many people are attracted to the Portuguese Water Dog because they are non shedding and hypo-allergenic. This is true to a point, not every allergy sufferer will be able to tolerate the Portuguese Water Dog. And although they are a ‘non shedding breed’, they still lose hair, just as people do, so you will still find some hairs floating around in your house. Just like other non shedding breeds, Portuguese Water Dogs have hair that grows continuosly.

You will have to spend time brushing (at least twice per week ), and you will need to learn how to trim their coat, or take your Portuguese Water Dog to the groomers every month or two.

When you raise a Portuguese Water Dog right, you will be rewarded with the best four legged friend you could imagine, but remember there will be some work on your part.