Portuguese water dog


noun

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.

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British Dictionary definitions for Portuguese water dog

Portuguese water dog

noun

a robust dog of a Portuguese breed that has a wavy coat, often with the hindquarters and tail clipped, and is an excellent swimmer and diver
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