“The Portuguese Water Dog should leave one with an impression of HANDSOME STRENGTH AND TRUE WORKING ABILITY.”
white or brown with white. All are equally acceptable. Th e skin on dogs with black, white or black and white coats is bluish in color. Th e nose, lips and eye rims should have full pigmentation. Th e Portuguese Water Dog should leave one with an impression of handsome strength and true working ability. Th e use of the term hands on examina- tion has been repeated to distraction with- in this article. It has been repeated because it is so important in judging this breed. Many phrases contained herein have been paraphrased or taken directly from the written standard.
BIO Virginia (Ginnie) Santoli has been a member of the Portuguese Water Dog Club of America, Inc. since 1988. Th rough the years she has served the PWDCA in many capacities including service on the Board. She is a member of 2 regional PWD clubs and an all breed club. She has earned titles on her PWDs in Confor- mation, Obedience, Rally, Agility and PWDCA sponsored Water Trials. She is a member of the Breed Standard Committee and the Illustrated Breed Standard Committee.
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