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All About the Portuguese Water Dog

The Portuguese Water Dog
(Photo by Steffen H. Wohnort)
The Portuguese Water Dog (Photo by Steffen H. Wohnort)

The Portuguese Water Dog (PWD) made news in early 2009 as one of the two finalists to become the “first dog,” as President-Elect Barack Obama’s family announced in early January that they’re deciding between the Portuguese Water Dog and the Labradoodle in their search for a new dog.

The History and Origin of the Portuguese Water Dog

While the Portuguese Water Dog is not as popular and well-known as the Poodle or Golden Retriver, it’s actually a very old breed with a faithful following.

This breed originated in – you guessed it – Portugal more than 2,000 years ago. The Portuguese Water Dog breed was developed in the coastal fishing villages of Portugal, where these working dogs served several purposes as a companion, watchdog and fishing assistant.

The Portuguese fishermen used the PWD for several purposes. The dogs would jump into the water to “herd” fish into the fishing nets. They were also adept at diving, which meant these dogs were great for retrieving fishing gear and lost nets. The dogs would also swim between boats and from boats to the shore to deliver messages, among other things.

This breed’s history as a working dog and companion of Portuguese fishermen explains this dog’s strong stamina, powerful hindquarters, his intelligence, his strong drive to perform tasks and please his owner, and, of course, his love of water.

Portuguese Water Dogs: Coat and Appearance

In general appearance, this dog is often mistaken for the Poodle by people on the street.

The Portuguese Water Dog is a large dog, typically weighing between 40 and 60 pounds. There are two coat types: wavy coat and curly coat. The coat is actually more of a hair than fur. PWD’s coat comes in shades of black, brown and white.

Are Portuguese Water Dogs Hypoallergenic?

The Portuguese Water Dog is actually preferred by many dog lovers who have allergies. Like Poodles and the Bichon Frise, the PWD has one coat. This lack of an undercoat means a dramatic reduction in shedding, which makes housekeeping and grooming easier. This attribute is also great for many people who are allergic to dogs, as many are allergic to the undercoat.

But beware! While the Portuguese Water Dog is considered a “hypoallergenic” dog breed, it’s important to note that no dog is truly “hypoallergenic.” Some people are allergic to the dander as well as the fur, and since all dogs have dander, all dogs are capable of creating problems for an individual with animal allergies.

The Portuguese Water Dog’s Temperament

The Portuguese Water Dog has a working dog temperament: eager to please, generally friendly with most strangers and extremely devoted to his family. This is not a shy or soft-spoken dog; the Portuguese Water Dog is confident, loyal and eager to get going!

Like all working dogs, the PWD is a high-energy breed, both in a physical and in a mental sense. So this means anyone considering this breed will need to provide plenty of walks, jogs and games of fetch in the yard. This is not a dog breed that will be satisfied by one or two brief walks each day. Boredom and inactivity can be a dangerous thing for a working breed; if a Portuguese Water Dog is not kept mentally and physically active by his family, he will go in search of mental and physical stimulation on his own and you may not like what he comes up with! Like all working dogs, the PWD needs a “job” to be happy, so he’s apt to assign himself to a job if you don’t do it for him and that job may be barking at the neighbors or unstuffing the couch!

In sum, the Portuguese Water Dog is an intelligent and friendly working breed that’s especially at home in the water. If you like the PWD, you may also enjoy reading about another working dog – the Siberian Husky.

(Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons)

List of hybrid dogs recognised by the American Canine Hybrid Club


List of hybrid dogs recognised by the American Canine Hybrid Club

Afghan Hound-Rottweiler >> Rottaf

Alaskan Malamute-Timber Wolf >> Wolamute – not registered with ACHC (Wolamute Club of America)

American Bull Dog-Boxer >> Bulloxer

American Bull Dog-Bulldog >> EngAm Bulldog / Olde Bulldog

American Bull Dog-Dogue De Bordeaux >> American Bull Dogue De Bordeaux

American Bullnese >> French Bulldog-Pekingese

American Eskimo-Cocker Spaniel >> Cock-A-Mo

American Eskimo-Lhasa Apso >> Kimola

American Eskimo-Pomeranian >> Pomimo

American Eskimo-Poodle >> Pookimo

American Eskimo-Shetland Sheepdog >> Eskland

American Eskimo-Shih Tzu >> Shih-Mo

American Ori-Pei – Pug >> Pug-A-Pei

American Rat Terrier-Pug >> Puggat

American Rat Terreir-MinPinscher >> American Rat Pinscher

Australian Terrier-Jack Russell Terrier >> Rustralian Terrier

Basset-Boston Terrier >> Basston

Basset-Dachshund >> Basschshund

Basset-Pug >> Bassugg

Basset-Shar Pei >> Ba-Shar – Sharp Asset

Beagle-Bearded Collie >> Beacol

Beagle-Bichon Frise >> Glechon

Beagle-Boston Terrier >> Boglen Terrier

Beagle-Brussels Griffon >> Bea Griffon

Beagle-Jack Russell Terrier >> Jack-A-Bee

Beagle-Boxer >> Bogle

Beagle-Cocker Spaniel >> Bocker

Beagle-Dachshund >> Doxle

Beagle-Golden Retriever >> Beago

Beagle-Labrador Retriever >> Labbe

Beagle-MinPin >> Meagle

Beagle-Pekingese >> Peagle

Beagle-Poodle >> Poogle

Beagle-Pug >> Puggle

Bearded Collie-Dalmatian >> Bodacion

Bernese Mountain Dog-Border Collie >> Bordernese

Bichon Frise-Cairn Terrier >> Kashon

Bichon Frise-Cavalier King Charles Spaniel >> Cavachon –only Cavachon Club

Bichon Frise-Chihuahua >> Chi-Chon

Bichon Frise-Chinese Crested >> Chinese Frise

Bichon Frise-Cocker Spaniel >> Cock-A-Chon

Bichon Frise-Coton de Tulear >> Biton

Bichon Frsie-Havanese >> Havachon

Bichon Frise-Japanese Chin >> Ja-Chon

Bichon Frise-Lhasa Apso >> La-Chon

Bichon Frise-Maltese >> Maltichon

Bichon Frise-Miniature Schnauzer >> Chonzer

Bichon Frise-Pekingese >> Peke-A-Chon

Bichon Frise-Pomeranian >> Bichon-A-Ranian

Bichon Frise-Poodle >> Poochon

Bichon Frise-Silky Terrier >> Silkchon

Bichon Frise-Shih Tzu >> Zuchon

Bichon Frise-Toy Fox Terrier >> Fo-Chon

Bichon Frise-Westie >> Wee-Chon

Bichon Frise-Yorkshire Terrier >> Yo-Chon

Boston Terrier-French Bulldog >> Faux Frenchbo Bulldog

Boston Terrier-MinPin >> Bospin

Boston Terrier-MinSchnauzer >> Miniboz

Boston Terrier-Pekingese >> Bostinese

Boston Terrier-Pug >> Buggs

Boston Terrier-Shih Tzu >> BoShih

Boxer-Bulldog >> Bullboxer

Brussels Griffon-English Toy Spaniel >> English Toy Griffon

Brussels Griffon-Lhasa Apso >> Lhaffon

Brussels Griffon-Poodle >> Broodle Griffon

Brussels Griffon-Rat Terrier >> Rattle Griffon

Brussels Griffon-Shih Tzu >> Shiffon

Bulldog-Dalmatian >> Bullmatian

Bulldog-Olde Bulldog >> Victorian Bulldogge

Bulldog-Pug >> Miniature Bulldog

Bulldog-Treeing Walker >> English Bull-Walker

Cairn Terrier-Poodle >> Poocan

Cairn Terrier-Shih Tzu >> Care-Tzu

Cairn Terrier-Westie >> Cairland Terrier

Cairn Terrier-Yorkshire Terrier >> Corkie

Cantel (Cantel Club of America) >> Cantel

Cavachon (Cavachon Club of America) >> Cavachon

Cavachon-Shih Tzu >> Cavazoo

Cavalier King Charles-Cocker Spaniel >> Cockalier

Cavalier King Charles-Lhasa Apso >> Lhasalier

Cavalier King Charles-Poodle >> Cavapoo

Cavalier King Charles-Maltese >> Cav-A-Malt

Cavalier King Charles-Shih Tzu >> Cava-Tzu

Chihuahua-Dachshund >> Chiweenie

Chihuahua-Jack Russell Terrier >> Jack Chi

Chihuahua-Japanese Chin >> Chin-wa

Chihuahua-Maltese >> Malchi

Chihuahua-Maltese >> Malchi

Chihuahua-MinPin >> Chipin

Chihuahua-Papillon >> Chion

Chihuahua-Pekingese >> Cheeks

Chihuahua-Pomeranian >> Chiranian

Chihuahua-Poodle >> Wapoo

Chihuahua-Pug >> Chug

Chihuahua-Rat Terrier >> Rat-Cha

Chihuahua-Shih Tzu >> ShiChi

Chihuahua-Toy Fox Terrier >> Taco Terrier

Chihuahua-Yorkshire Terrier >> Chorkie

Chinese Crested-Havanese >> Crested Havanese

Chinese Crested-Pomeranian >> Chinaranian

Chinese Crested-Pug >> Pugese

Chinese Shar Pei-Basset Hound >> Basshar Pei

Chinese Shar Pei-Pug >> Ori-Pei

Cocker Spaniel-Coton de Tulear >> Cocker-Ton

Cocker Spaniel-English Cocker Spaniel >> Colonial Cocker Spaniel

Cocker Spaniel-English Toy Spaniel >> English Toy Cocker Spaniel

Cocker Spaniel-Golden Retriever >> Cogol

Cocker Spaniel-Min Australian Shepherd >> Cotralian

Cocker Spaniel-MinPin >> Cockapin

Cocker Spaniel-Pekingese >> Cockinese

Cocker Spaniel-Pomeranian >> Cockeranian

Cocker Spaniel-Poodle >> Cock-A-Poo

Cocker Spaniel-Shiba Inu >> Shocker

Cocker Spaniel-Toy Fox Terrier >> Foxker

Cocker Spaniel-Yorkie >> Corkie

Collie-Poodle >> Cadoodle

Coton De Tulear-Poodle >> Poo-Ton

Coton De Tulear-Shih Tzu >> Coton Tzu

Dachshund-Maltese >> ??

Dachshund-Miniature Schnauzer >> Miniature Schnoxie

Dachshund-Papillon >> Papshund

Dachshund-Pomeranian >> Dameranian

Dachshund-Poodle >> Doodle

Dachshund-Scottish Terrier >> Doxie Scot

Dachshund-Shih Tzu >> Schweenie

Dalmatian-Golden Retriever >> Goldmation

Doberman Pinscher-Poodle >> Doodleman Pinscher

Dogue de Bordeau-Neapolatin Mastiff >> Ultimate Mastiff

English Bull-Walker (ACHC)-French Bulldog >> Free-Lance Bulldog

English Toy Spaniel-Poodle >> Eng-A-Poo

English Springer Spaniel-Lab >> Labradinger

French Bulldog-Pug >> Frenchie Pug

German Shepherd Dog-Poodle >> Shepadoodle

Golden Retriever-Labrador Retriever >> Golden Labrador

Golden Retriever-Poodle >> Goldendoodle

Golden Retriever-Siberian Husky >> Goberian

Golden Retriever-Weimaraner >> Goldmaraner

Havanese-Poodle >> Poovanese

Havanese-Shih Tzu >> Havashu

Italian Greyhound-Poodle >> Pootalian

Jack Russell Terrier-MinPin >> Minnie Jack

Jack Russell Terrier-Poodle >> Jack-A-Poo

Jack Russell Terrier-Rat Terrier >> Jack-Rat Terrier

Japanese Chin-Maltese >> Jatese

Japanese Chin-Papillon >> Japillon

Japanese Chin-Pekinese >> Japeke

Japanese Chin-Pomeranian >> Chineranian

Japanese Chin-Poodle >> Poochin

Japanese Chin-Shih Tzu >> Jatzu

Japanese Chin-Toy Fox Terrier >> Jafox

Japanese Chin-Westie >> Jaland

Japanese Chin-Yorkshire Terrier >> Jarkie

Labrador Retriever-Poodle >> Labradoodle

Labrador Retriever-Vizsla >> Labralas

Labrador Retriever-Weimaraner >> Labmaraner

Lhasa Apso-Maltese >> Lhatese

Lhasa Apso-Pekingese >> Lhasanese

Lhasa Apso-Poodle >> Lhasa-Poo

Lhasa Apso-Shih Tzu >> Shih Apso

Lhasa Apso-Yorkshire Terreir >> Yorkie-Apso

Maltese-MinSchnauzer >> Mauzer

Maltese-Papillon >> Malton

Maltese-Pekingese >> Peke-A-Tese

Maltese-Pomeranian >> Pomanees

Maltese-Poodle >> Malt-A-Poo

Maltese-Shih Tzu >> Mal-Shi

Maltese-Westie >> Highland Maltie

Maltese-Yorkshire Terrier >> Malkie

MinPinscher-Pekingese >> Peke-A-Pin

MinPinscher-Pomeranian >> Pineranian

MinPinscher-Pug >> Muggin

MinPinscher-Rat Terrier >> Rat-A-Pin

MinPinscher-Wire Fox Terrier >> Wire Fox Pinscher

MinSchnauzer-Maltese >> Malzer

MinSchnauzer-Poodle >> Schnoodle

MinSchnauzer-Shiba Inu >> Schnu

MinSchnauzer-Silky Terrier >> Silkzer

MinSchnauzer-Welsh Terrier >> Wowauzer

MinSchnauzer-Westie >> Wauzer

MinSchnauzer-Yorkie >> Snorkie

Ori-Pei -Pug >> Pug-A-Pei

Papillon-Pekingese >> Peke-A-Pap

Papillon-Pomeranian >> Paperanian

Papillon-Poodle >> Papi-Poo

Pekingese-Pomeranian >> Pominese

Pekingese-Poodle >> Peke-A-Poo

Pekingese-Pug >> Puginese

Pekingese-Shih Tzu >> Shinese

Pekingese-Silky Terrier >> Silkinese

Pekingese-Toy Fox Terrier >> Foxingese

Pekingese-Yorkie >> Yorkinese

Pomeranian-Poodle >> Pooranian

Pomeranian-Shih Tzu >> Shiranian

Pomeranian-West Highland White Terrier >> Weeranian

Pomeranian-Yorkshire Terrier >> Yoranian

Poodle-Saint Bernard >> Saint Berdoodle

Poodle-Schipperke >> Schipper-Poo

Poodle-Scottish Terrier >> Scoodle

Poodle-Shiba Inu >> Poo-Shi

Poodle-Shih Tzu >> Shih-Poo

Poodle-Silky Terrier >> Poolky

Poodle-Soft Coated Wheaton >> Whoodle

Poodle-Toy Fox Terrier >> Foodle

Poodle-Weimaraner >> Weimardoodle

Poodle-Welsh Terrier >> Woodle

Poodle-Westie >> Wee-Poo

Poodle-Yorkie >> Yorkie-Poo

Pug-Westie >> Pugland

Pug-Yorkie >> Pugshire

Rottweiler-St. Bernard >> St. Weiler

Scottish Terrier-Silky Terrier >> Skilky Terrier

Scottish Terrier-Westie >> Scoland Terrier

Shih Tzu-Toy Fox Terrier >> Fo-Tzu

Shih Tzu-Silky Terrier >> Silky Tzu

Shih Tzu-Westie >> Weshi

Shih Tzu-Yorkie >> Shorkie Tzu

Silky Terrier-Westie >> Silkland Terrier

Silky Terrier-Yorkie >> Silkshire Terrier

Toy Fox Terrier-Yorkie >> Torkie

Welsh Terrier-Wire Fox Terrier >> Wirelsh Terrier

Westie-Yorkshire Terrier >> Westshire Terrier



The first breeder to create a new hybrid cross has the opportunity to name it if chosen to do so.

If the breeder does not choose to name a new hybrid, our office will do so.

Once a name has been selected, that name will be used for all successive litters of that particular hybrid.

Miscellaneous Class Breeds


Miscellaneous Class Breeds

The Miscellaneous Class is intended as an interim stage prior to a breed becoming eligible to compete in a variety group at AKC shows. Under our current policy, the stud book will continue to be maintained by the Foundation Stock Service until the AKC Board of Directors sets a date for full recognition. Before entry into the Miscellaneous Class, the Board will work with the national club to determine the variety group to which the breed will be assigned. After a limited time in the Miscellaneous Class a date would be set, at which time the breed would become eligible to compete in a variety group at all-breed dog shows.

Dogue de Bordeaux
Redbone Coonhound
Swedish Vallhund
Tibetan Mastiff

Foundation Stock Service Breeds


Foundation Stock Service Breeds

The Foundation Stock Service (FSS); was created by the American Kennel Club to answer the needs of today’s rare breed fanciers. The Foundation Stock Service is an optional record keeping service for all purebred breeds not currently registrable with the American Kennel Club.

You can follow the links below for contact information (note: we do not have contacts for every breed).

American English Coonhound
Appenzeller Sennenhunde
Argentine Dogo
Belgian Laekenois
Black and Tan Coonhound
Bluetick Coonhound
Boykin Spaniel
Bracco Italiano
Cane Corso
Catahoula Leopard Dog
Caucasian Mountain Dog
Central Asian Shepherd Dog
Cesky Terrier
Coton de Tulear
Czechoslovakian Wolfdog
Entlebucher Mountain Dog
Estrela Mountain Dog
Finnish Lapphund
German Spitz
Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen
Icelandic Sheepdog
Irish Red and White Setter
Kai Ken
Karelian Bear Dog
Lagotto Romagnolo
Lancashire Heeler
Norwegian Buhund
Norwegian Lundehund
Perro de Presa Canario
Peruvian Inca Orchid
Portuguese Podengo
Portuguese Pointer
Pyrenean Shepherd
Rafeiro do Alentejo
Rat Terrier
Spanish Water Dog
Thai Ridgeback
Treeing Tennessee Brindle
Treeing Walker Coonhound

Complete List of AKC Recognized Breeds


Complete Breed List

The AKC Board of Directors has the authority to add a breed to the list of AKC-registrable breeds if, in its opinion, sufficient evidence is presented to justify such action. There are a number of factors the Board considers in making this decision, including documentation that the breed in question has been breeding true for many generations, with accurate record keeping; evidence that there is sufficient interest in the breed throughout the United States; and a national club in place that meets AKC requirements to act as the parent club for the breed.

Afghan Hound
Airedale Terrier
Alaskan Malamute
American Eskimo Dog
American Foxhound
American Staffordshire Terrier
American Water Spaniel
Anatolian Shepherd Dog
Australian Cattle Dog
Australian Shepherd
Australian Terrier
Basset Hound
Bearded Collie
Bedlington Terrier
Belgian Malinois
Belgian Sheepdog
Belgian Tervuren
Bernese Mountain Dog
Bichon Frise
Black and Tan Coonhound
Black Russian Terrier
Border Collie
Border Terrier
Boston Terrier
Bouvier des Flandres
Brussels Griffon
Bull Terrier
Cairn Terrier
Canaan Dog
Cardigan Welsh Corgi
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Chinese Crested
Chinese Shar-Pei
Chow Chow
Clumber Spaniel
Cocker Spaniel
Curly-Coated Retriever
Dandie Dinmont Terrier
Doberman Pinscher
English Cocker Spaniel
English Foxhound
English Setter
English Springer Spaniel
English Toy Spaniel
Field Spaniel
Finnish Spitz
Flat-Coated Retriever
French Bulldog
German Pinscher
German Shepherd Dog
German Shorthaired Pointer
German Wirehaired Pointer
Giant Schnauzer
Glen of Imaal Terrier
Golden Retriever
Gordon Setter
Great Dane
Great Pyrenees
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
Ibizan Hound
Irish Setter
Irish Terrier
Irish Water Spaniel
Irish Wolfhound
Italian Greyhound
Japanese Chin
Kerry Blue Terrier
Labrador Retriever
Lakeland Terrier
Lhasa Apso
Manchester Terrier
Miniature Bull Terrier
Miniature Pinscher
Miniature Schnauzer
Neapolitan Mastiff
Norfolk Terrier
Norwegian Elkhound
Norwich Terrier
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
Old English Sheepdog
Parson Russell Terrier
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen
Pharaoh Hound
Polish Lowland Sheepdog
Portuguese Water Dog
Rhodesian Ridgeback
Saint Bernard
Scottish Deerhound
Scottish Terrier
Sealyham Terrier
Shetland Sheepdog
Shiba Inu
Shih Tzu
Siberian Husky
Silky Terrier
Skye Terrier
Smooth Fox Terrier
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
Spinone Italiano
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Standard Schnauzer
Sussex Spaniel
Tibetan Spaniel
Tibetan Terrier
Toy Fox Terrier
Welsh Springer Spaniel
Welsh Terrier
West Highland White Terrier
Wire Fox Terrier
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
Yorkshire Terrier