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The Portuguese water dog is prized for its strength, spirit, and soundness.
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Portuguese water dogs have a coat that's black, white, or brown -- and waterproof, allowing them to swim all day long.
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The profuse, curly coat requires regular maintenance and can be kept in the "lion" clip, with the hindquarters and muzzle clipped to the skin.
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Porties are active and athletic and require vigorous daily exercise.
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With their intelligence and good response to training, porties make ideal pets, and their hypoallergenic coat makes them particularly suited to those with allergies.
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