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Nona B.

11/03/2022

Portuguese Water Dog

Had a great experience with first person contacted. No pressure, lots of knowledge and info. Only problem was the communication once I purchased. Had to ask a couple of times about progress and timing of delivery. Very happy with my new puppy!

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Portuguese Water Dog Characteristics

A breed that was once used on fishing boats to herd fish into nets, the Portuguese Water Dog is now more popular as a large and friendly household companion. With his distinctive webbed feet and poodle-like coat, the Portuguese Water Dog is a unique breed that is growing in popularity every day.

Fast Facts

  • Energy High
  • Size Large
  • Trainability Responsive

Known around the world as the Cao de Agua (Dog of the water) and Portuguese Fishing Dog, these dogs have served a unique purpose for a long time. When not herding fish into nets, these dogs were also used to retrieve lost tackle that had fallen overboard and transfer messages between fishing boats.  
 
Standing between 17-23 inches at the shoulder and weighing between 35-60 pounds, the Portuguese Water Dog is a medium-sized breed. Closely related to the poodle, these dogs have a similar curly coat that is commonly found in brown or black and is mostly hypoallergenic. They will still require frequent grooming and brushing, as even the most hypoallergenic breeds shed a little bit.
 
Considering the breed was created to assist fishermen through vigorous physical activity, these dogs naturally have a lot of energy. While they will gravitate towards the water, providing them with any kind of exercise in abundance is crucial to promote good behavior while at home. When these dogs get bored, they develop destructive tendencies and begin chewing up furniture and digging holes in the backyard. Frequent exercise along with early socialization and obedience training are crucial in maintaining a manageable dog.
 

How dog-friendly is Sioux Falls?

A recent study from the insurance company The Swiftest analyzed some of the biggest U.S. cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Sioux Falls is ranked the 42nd most pet-friendly city with a population under 200,000. The city scored a B+ for the cost of dog insurance and the number of dog-friendly rentals.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Sioux Falls 

Sioux Falls has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities where your pup can roam and get its daily dose of exercise. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city are Family Park Dog Park, Falls Park, Spencer Park, and Lien Park.  


In Sioux Falls and the surrounding area, you’ll also find several great hiking trails for when you want to go on a nice long walk with your dog. A few great spots to explore include Devil’s Gulch Park, Newton Hills State Park, and the Great Bear Recreation Area.    

Life in Sioux Falls with a dog

Sioux Falls has dozens of pet-friendly restaurants where you can grab a bite to eat with your dog. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Monks House of Ale Repute, Remedy Brewing Company, Bread & Circus, and Prairie Berry East Bank.  


Sioux Falls has many other pet-friendly establishments including, pet stores, groomers, daycares, and pet spas. The city is also home to a high number of pet sitters. And, every year there are a variety of pet-centered events to celebrate our furry companions.


If your friends or family are visiting Sioux Falls, there are plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city are Clubhouse Hotel & Suites, AeroStay Hotel, My Place Hotel Sioux Falls, and Candlewood Suites.            

Popular dog breeds in Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls is home to a wide range of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Labrador Retrievers, Shih Tzus, Chihuahuas, Pit Bulls, German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Dachshunds, and Yorkshire Terriers. No matter which kind of dog you choose to bring into your family, your new pup will find many fellow companions across the city.

 

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