Breed

Portuguese Water Dog


AKC Grouping
Working Group
Temperament
  • affectionate
  • adventurous
  • athletic

Demeanor
alert and responsive

Choosing the Best High-Protein Portuguese Water Dog Food

In regard to weight, the Portuguese Water Dog is a large dog generally weighing 42-60 pounds (male), 35-50 pounds (female). The Portuguese Water Dog is also considered a medium-tall dog in regard to height, with an average height of 20-23 inches (male), 17-21 inches (female). If you're trying to figure out the optimal dog food for your Portuguese Water Dog, you should definitely consider the option of a high-protein dog food like those available from Spot & Tango. The Portuguese Water Dog is an AKC Registered breed in the 'Working Group' with roots originating back to Portugal. The athletic, affectionate and adventurous Portuguese Water Dog with an alert and responsive demeanor, generally does particularly well on a high-protein dog food. This is thanks, in part to, its large size combined with its usually high energy levels.


Breed

Portuguese Water Dog


AKC Grouping
Working Group
Temperment
  • affectionate
  • adventurous
  • athletic
Demeanor
alert and responsive

Big! That's the easiest way to describe dogs in the AKC's Working Group. The Portuguese Water Dog is no exception weighing in at a large 42-60 pounds (male), 35-50 pounds (female) and a medium-tall 20-23 inches (male), 17-21 inches (female). Obesity is a real concern for dogs today and its easy to let such a large breed accidentally over eat. In order to help the Portuguese Water Dog get the nutrients they need and to keep their calorie intake as efficient as possible, we recommend a high-protein dog food for the Portuguese Water Dog. Yes, it's pretty clear a high-protein dog food is the best choice for the Portuguese Water Dog and the other breeds within the AKC's Working group to keep this naturally athletic, adventurous, affectionate giant of a dog full and happy its 11 to 13 years.


Energy
energetic
Grooming
daily brushing
Training
obedient
Shedding
seasonally

The Portuguese Water Dog is considered an energetic dog and thus your Portuguese Water Dog could benefit from a high-protein dog food due to that simple fact alone. A dog food rich in high-protein helps to build muscle and support the energy levels of an energetic Portuguese Water Dog. Furthermore, the calories in high-protein dog food are more efficiently used by an energetic dog like the Portuguese Water Dog. In fact, dogs that don't receive enough protein can actually experience muscle loss and see a noticeable drop in energy levels. Lastly, a high-protein dog food that's optimal for the Portuguese Water Dog is low in carbohydrates which are a non-essential component of a healthy diet for most dogs, but especially true for an energetic Portuguese Water Dog.


The Portuguese Water Dog is a large, medium-tall dog weighing in at over 42 pounds. Dogs of this size could benefit from a well-rounded diet that have all the necessary nutrients for their large frame. While a high-protein dog food is important for large breeds, most important is the proper percentages and sources of those proteins. When you select a high-protein dog food for your Portuguese Water Dog at Spot & Tango, you can be assured that we have properly balanced a properly sourced, high-protein dog food while also including other essential nutrients needed for a large dog such as the Portuguese Water Dog.


Spot & Tango offers several high-protein meat options for your Portuguese Water Dog including a Turkey & Red Quinoa, Beef & Millet, and Lamb & Brown Rice option. All our recipes have an appropriate blend of spinach, carrots, peas, various fruits, eggs, parsley, apple cider vinegar, safflower oil, vegetable stock and an all-natural blend of vitamins & minerals to ensure meals are nutritionally balanced while still creating a high-protein dog food for a Portuguese Water Dog. 100% of the ingredients in our recipes are approved for human consumption (because dogs deserve to have the same quality food that we eat) and use USDA Certified meats. We never use preservatives, growth hormones or artificial additives. Our vegetables are an excellent source of fiber and vitamins our eggs help increase protein levels while also containing essential calcium and amino acids to support strong bones, build muscles and repair tissue. If you want a high-protein dog food for your Portuguese Water Dog, Spot & Tango could be the solution.