PORTUGUESE WATER DOG CLUBS

Basic obedience training must start from the moment you bring your puppy home. The training and socialization of the puppy actually starts in the whelping box with its dam and siblings. In general, puppies should not be removed from their litter mates until they are about 8 weeks old. They should also have significant human contact during this time for proper socialization. The PWD is extremely intelligent and easily trained. It is important to remember that this breed is not just a pretty face, it is a true working dog that is happiest with a job. Left to its own devices it can become a household demon. Training must be kept interesting or the PWD will become bored and your training efforts will be counter-productive.
The Portuguese Water Dog is not a breed for everyone. The challenge of channeling the stamina, intelligence and exuberance of this dynamic dog can be frustrating attimes but ultimately rewarding. The commitment of your time and effort to training and caring for your Portuguese Water Dog is a responsibility that can not be taken lightly.
Credit; The Portuguese Water Dog Club of Canada – http://www.pwdcc.org/

BE AWARE

Be aware that club officers do change but those listed here can usually help you find the current secretary or appropriate.

CANADA

The Portuguese Water Dog Club of Canada – http://www.pwdcc.org/
Portuguese Water Dog Club of Alberta – http://www.apwdc.com/
Portuguese Water Dog Club of B.C. – http://www.pwdcbc.net/

UNITED KINGDOM

Portuguese Water Dog Club Of Great Britain – http://www.portuguesewaterdogs.org.uk

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

The Portuguese Water Dog Club of Chicago – http://www.pwdchicagoclub.org/
DelMarVa Portuguese Water Dog Club – http://www.delmarvapwd.org/
Portuguese Water Dog Club of the Twin Cities – http://www.pwdctc.org/
Pacific Northwest Portuguese Water Dog Club – http://www.pwdnw.com/
Portuguese Water Dog Club of Northern California – http://www.pwdcnc.org/
Rio Salgado Portuguese Water Dog Club – http://www.rspwdc.org/
Colorado Portuguese Water Dog Club – http://www.copwdc.org/
Great Lakes Portuguese Water Dog Club – http://www.greatlakespwdclub.org/
Movers and Shakers Portuguese Water Dog Club – http://www.moverzandshakerz.org/
Southern California Portuguese Water Dog Club – http://www.scpwdc.org/
Mayflower Portuguese Water Dog Club – http://www.mayflowerpwd.com/
Overboard Portuguese Water Dog Club – http://www.overboardpwdclub.com/
Portuguese Water Dogs Northeast – http://www.pwdsne.com/
United Sunshine State Portuguese Water Dog Club – http://www.usspwd.org/

BREED CLUB LISTING

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