Portuguese water dog
noun Date: 1948 any of a breed of medium-sized robust dogs that have a large broad head and curly or wavy coat and are strong swimmers

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  • Portuguese Water Dog — (Canis lupus subsp. familiaris) Portuguese Water Dog Other names Cão de Água Português Nicknames Portie, PWD, Water Dog Country of origin Portugal …   Wikipedia

  • Portuguese water dog — n. any of a breed of medium sized dog once found along the coast of Portugal, where it was trained to assist fishermen: characterized by a profuse, curly or wavy coat of black, brown, or white …   English World dictionary

  • Portuguese water dog — a dog used to retrieve fish and fallen articles from the water, to carry messages between boats and to guard boats. Used from about 1500 A.D. onward …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Portuguese Water Dog — noun /ˌpɔːtʃəɡiːz ˈwɔːtə dɒɡ,ˌpɔɹtʃəɡiːz ˈwɔtɚ dɔɡ/ A water spaniel breed of gun dog originating in Portugal. Syn: Portie, PWD …   Wiktionary

  • Portuguese water dog — one of a breed of medium sized dogs originally developed to assist Portuguese fishermen and having a profuse black or brown coat with or without white markings and webbed feet. * * * …   Universalium

  • Portuguese water dog — one of a breed of medium sized dogs originally developed to assist Portuguese fishermen and having a profuse black or brown coat with or without white markings and webbed feet …   Useful english dictionary

  • Water dog — Water dogs, once called Water Spaniels, are a type of gun dog and count among their number some of the oldest dog breeds. With the advent of kennel clubs many water spaniels were accepted under the names including the designation retriever rather …   Wikipedia

  • Spanish water dog — similar to the Portuguese water dog, a dog used to retrieve fish and fallen articles from the water, to carry messages between boats and to guard boats. Used from about 1500 A.D. onward. Now used for bomb and drug sniffing …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • St. John's Water Dog — Infobox Dogbreed country = Newfoundland, Canada name = St. John s Water Dog extinct = true image caption = Nell, a St. John s Water Dog circa 1856. The St. John s Water Dog, also called the St. John’s Dog, was a dog breed from Newfoundland.… …   Wikipedia

  • Dog breed — For a list of dog breeds, see List of dog breeds. Chihuahua mix and purebred Great Dane Dog breeds are groups of closely related and visibly similar domestic dogs, which are all of the subspecies Canis lupus familiaris, having characteristic… …   Wikipedia

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