Curly or Wavy. Old or Young.
Portuguese Water Dogs are our passion.

Welcome to the Portuguese Water Dog Club of America, Inc. (PWDCA), the official parent club of the American Kennel Club, Inc. (AKC) in the United States for our breed. The PWDCA and its members dedicate themselves to quality breeding and ownership practices to protect and preserve the conformation, temperament, and natural working ability of the Portuguese Water Dog. The club offers many fun and rewarding events, education, and continued health research.

Every member of the PWDCA is encouraged to get involved in Portuguese Water Dog activities and PWDCA functions.  We welcome all newcomers to read through our site to get to know and become involved with this wonderful working breed.

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PWDs are super cute, smart, spirited and athletic! Get to know them, find responsible breeders, and learn about this extraordinary breed.

About PWDs

Learn the remarkable history of this ancient seafaring breed, it's grooming requirements, the breed standard; and view our Photo Gallery.

The Courier

Our award-winning breed magazine is loaded with articles, training tips, and activities specific to PWDs. Become a member today to subscribe.

Join the PWDCA

Share your love of all things PWD with other enthusiastic PWD owners. Find out what benefits await you as a member.


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Preserve & Protect this Historic Breed