The Portuguese Water Dog
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Small to medium-sized dog, well-proportioned, powerfully built, of rustic appearance, with a dense, curly coat of wooly texture. The dog should give the impression that he has the strength and endurance to work all day in difficult and challenging terrain.
Size – Height at the shoulders: Males 16½ to 19½ inches; Females 15½ to 18½ inches.
Males 28 to 35 pounds. Females 24 to 31 pounds.
The Lagotto’s expression should be intelligent, friendly and attentive.
The correct trim must always be unpretentious, and contribute to the natural, rustic look typical of the breed.
Color: Lagotti can be off-white solid color, white with brown or orange patches, brown roan, orange roan, brown, orange, or sable (in different shades), with or without white. Some dogs have extremities darker than their body color. Tan markings (in different shades) allowed. The colors have a tendency to fade, sometimes to such an extent that the brown areas can appear as silvery/gray roan. All the above colors are equally desirable, including the faded or diluted colors.