The Portuguese Water Dog is an exceptionally friendly, animated, and entertaining creature. They make for a great family dog, behaving well around other pets and children. They are also incredibly smart, although they may be difficult to train for an unseasoned pet parent. They require a firm, yet gentle, hand to get them to follow instructions.
A beautiful dog, you will first notice the Portuguese Water Dog's coat which is an amazing black on most dogs. You can find these dogs in white and brown as well, but those coats are much harder to locate. Some are multi-colored dogs. Those are generally white and will have darker spots over their body.