Portuguese Water Dogs are energetic and need 30 minutes to an hour of vigorous exercise daily. They love swimming and make excellent jogging companions.
How fast can Portuguese water dogs swim?
Dogs can swim between 1-2 mph depending on the type of breed, some breeds will swim slower than this, if at all. Dogs with webbed feet such as the Portuguese water spaniel will be able to swim the fastest.
How do you swim a Portuguese water dog?
Place him in the water with one hand under his belly and the other hand holding his tail so his body is level. You should both be facing your helper who should be waiting at the shore. As soon as the feet of the eager portuguese water dog comes into contact with the water, he should immediately begin kicking.