Since the President of the United States, Barack Obama has adopted a Portuguese Water dog, the breed's popularity has gone from barely known, to an icon. This rise in popularity has given dog owners the opportunity to see how great the Portuguese Water dog really is. They are obedient, brave, and intelligent dogs. The breed is classified as a working dog and originated from the Portuguese region of Algarve. Their characteristics are neutral for just about everything. Their ease of training, intelligence, guard dog capabilities, popularity, agility, and size, are all considered average to above average. The "Portie" is an all around great breed. Our Portuguese Water Dog merchandise collection offers our most popular product lines. Our ornaments, pewter key chains, gift pad sets, medium/mini figurines, signs, socks, and stickers are all available! Find all of your Portuguese Water dog gifts and items at Dog Lover Store!