Portuguese Water Dogs are eager to please, amusing, energetic and loyal dogs. They are also very intelligent and they learn fast, which means that if you don’t get them stimulated they can easily get bored.
You have to provide them challenging training in order to keep them occupied. They are perfect for watching and protection.
When it comes to children, you have to know that they are excellent companions. Even though their energy could scare kids sometimes, they are beautiful and kind. They get along with other dogs and cats, especially if they rose together.
Like other retrievers, you have to watch them carefully if you have mice or rabbits, because they see it as a food.