Why do Portuguese water dogs have a lion cut?

This traditional cut originated with the fishing dogs of Portugal. The lion cut diminished the initial shock of cold water when jumping from boats, as well as providing warmth to the vitals. The hindquarters were left shaved to allow easier movement of the back legs and the powerful, rudder-like tail.

Why are Lowchens shaved?

Although they grow a single coat that grows long all over, it is composed of heavier guard hairs and finer undercoat. The traditional lion-clip is what distinguishes it from other long hair breeds. Many people think that the dogs just “come that way.” Nope, they need to be shaved to achieve that Lion Dog Look.

What is a lion cut for dogs?

The lion cut is a popular professional grooming cut that can be given to both dogs and cats. The cut generally shaves off most of the fur on the body and legs and leaves a tuff of fur on the tip of the tail and the paws; a sculpted lion’s mane cut leaves a long fringe of fur around the face.

Are Lowchen dogs rare?

Lowchens are a small and very rare breed of dog that can trace their origins to Medieval Europe. They used to be even rarer than they are today- in the 1970’s, there were fewer than 70 Lowchens in the entire world!

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Whats the most expensive dog breed?

The Tibetan Mastiff officially became the world’s most expensive dog when a Chinese businessman bought an 11-month-old red mastiff named “Big Splash” for $1.6 million during a luxury pet fair.

How often should I wash my Portuguese Water Dog?

Regular baths (every month or two) are also a good idea for this breed—they’ll help with tangles, matting, and keeping them smelling oh-so-fresh! Just make sure to thoroughly rinse out that thick fur, you don’t want any leftover residue irritating the skin.

Do Portuguese Water Dogs have whiskers?

Those weathered, white whiskers. Portuguese Water dogs are a very different breed from most domesticated dog breeds out there. Their work ethic is second to none. Their ability to swim is a huge part of who they are.

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