The Portuguese Water Dog is known as a “gun dog” used for hunting water fowl. Maybe some people think water dogs make great surfer dogs. It’s true they love the water, but they also love the hunt and the discipline it takes to become a professional hunting dog.
Portuguese Water Dogs are very “labor” intesive animals. They need regular vigorous exercise, so they are not for the weak of heart.
Me, when I get my next dog, it’s going to be an old dog with no tricks that like to sit in the sun and not think. Now that’s a pet!!!