Your favourite AKC dog breed is the Portuguese Water Dog. This is the perfect breed gift, telling all about PWD. A great dog lover gift on a t shirt, hoodie, mug, sticker, magnet, button, ornament - makes a great Portuguese Water Dog Christmas gift. The Portuguese Water Dog once existed all along Portugal's coast, where it was taught to herd fish into nets, to retrieve lost tackle or broken nets, and to act as a courier from ship to ship, or ship to shore. There are two "clips" or cuts that are considered acceptable on the Portuguese Water Dog: the lion clip (with a shorn rear) and the working clip (with all hair left intact). The Portuguese Water Dog coat is profuse, non-allergenic, non-shedding, and waterproof. The Portuguese Water Dog has webbed feet and is part of the AKC Working Group. Nicknames include Portie and PWD. This breed can also be known as Cao de Agua Portugues. An interesting fact about this dog is that it has a "multi-octave" voice.