The Portuguese Water Dog or Cao de Aqua Portugues is a
robust well muscled medium-sized dog, squarely built. They are great water-dogs with webbed feet and lots of energy. The coat has two types one being long, loosely waved with a slight sheen, the other short, fairly hard with dense compact lustre-less curls. Both without undercoat. Requires specialist grooming for the show ground - the entire hind quarters being clipped and tail clipped to a plume on the end.
Colours are black, white, brown, black and white, or brown and white.
In Ireland, they have their own rules and these are the same as the F.C.I. - CAC and CACIB can be won here. At the moment GB residents, must register with the Irish Kennel Club to compete.
F.C.I. registered breeds should be able to show there, when quarantine is lifted in 2000.
|Club Name||Contact||Phone number||Homepage|
|Portuguese Water Dog Club
of Great Britain
|Mrs H Irving||+44 (0) 1362 820425||yes||yes|
|Very||Very Good||?||Easy||Lots + |
|RYSALKA||Sue Tweedie||0044(0)1952 612013||Telford||yes||yes|
|Affix or owner||Contact||Telephone||Area||Homepage|
|Pedro de Anixa||n/a||n/a||Potrugal||yes||yes|
|AQUATASS||Charlotte Björklund||+46 8 531 877 07||Norsborg, Sweden||yes||yes|
For pictures of the top dogs in Scotland by Michael Trafford