Portuguese Water Dog FAQs

Is a Portuguese Water Dog right for you?  Here are some frequently asked questions about Portuguese Water Dogs to help you determine if a PWD is right for your family.

Do they shed?

They do not shed very much, but they do shed (all mammals shed at least a little).  PWDs, as well as other single-coated breeds (Poodles, Bichon Frises, Kerry Blue Terriers, Wheaten Terriers, to name a few), do not have an undercoat that sheds.  That undercoat shedding is what most people with allergies have problems with. Read more…