WATER DOG SUBMITTED BY THE PWDCA PORTUGUESE
T he Portuguese Water Dog worked on fi sh- ing boats all along Portugal’s coasts. Th is well-balanced working dog was prized by the fi shermen as a working companion and guard dog. He lived on the boats where he was taught to herd fi sh into nets, to retrieve lost tackle or bro- ken nets, and to act as a courier from ship to ship or ship to shore. Th e advancement in technology to motorized boats and ship to shore radios have replaced many of the essential tasks the Portu- guese Water Dog was asked to do.
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