Breed

Portuguese Water Dog


AKC Grouping
Working Group
Temperament
  • affectionate
  • adventurous
  • athletic

Demeanor
alert and responsive

Choosing the Best Dog Food for an Overweight Portuguese Water Dog

It can be useful to study the history of the Portuguese Water Dog in order to understand the caloric and dietary needs of the breed. The number of readily available dog food options today compared to the past, can be to blame for an increase in overweight Portuguese Water Dogs.


Breed

Portuguese Water Dog


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

Portuguese Water Dogs come from Algarve, a warm, coastal region of Portugal. Modern Portuguese Water Dogs were bred in the 1930's by a wealthy, shipping entrepreneur. Portuguese Water Dogs were responsible for guiding fish into nets and retrieving lost tackle. They also served as messengers between ships and shore. Portuguese Water Dogs were often brought from the warm waters of Portugal to the icy waters off of Iceland. Webbed feet, a curly coat and muscular build gave Portuguese Water Dogs an advantage working in the water.


Energy
energetic
Grooming
daily brushing
Training
obedient
Shedding
seasonally

Dog food became more sophisticated at the start of the 20th century, and it's possible that Portuguese Water Dogs were fed a diet of horse meat kibble. Portuguese Water Dogs are no longer used for fishing, but are trained as water rescue dogs. The unique coat of the Portuguese Water Dog is waterproof, non-shedding and hypoallergenic. The Portuguese Water Dog of America was formed in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Miller in 1984 after they received a pair of these rare dogs. Since Portuguese Water Dogs no longer work as fishing dogs, their activity levels are less than in the past. Dog food options have advanced immensely since the early 20th century, and are readily available in many different formulas. Because most Portuguese Water Dogs are less active today, they require less calories to stay healthy.


Spot and Tango has the right recipe for pet food for an overweight Portuguese Water Dog. Their fresh ingredients come directly from the regional farms and are cooked to take full advantage of the number of nutrients in each serving. This can help your Portuguese Water Dog start to get the right amount of macronutrients they require every day without eating way too much. All of Spot and Tango's recipes are human grade, cooked fresh and ready-to-serve with no added fillers which might have excess, unwanted calories. All of their dishes are made and evaluated in AAFCO authorized labs.


Spot and Tang is a family owned and operated business, and we know the value of your canine companion as a part of your family. That’s why we aim to provide dogs everywhere with the best dog food. In order to do that, we’ve consulted with experts in order to create a menu that delivers complete canine nutrition and a questionnaire to help determine your dog’s needs in order to provide you and your dog with a personalized meal plan. We make our dog food with only whole, fresh, human grade ingredients and stay away from unnecessary and unhealthy filler that may contribute to excess weight gain or trouble losing weight. We use 100% real meat that you dog craves, as well as the fruits, vegetables, and grains they need in order to round out that protein rich diet dogs seek. Our meals contain vitamin C for a strong immune system, fiber for healthy digestion, calcium for strong bones, oils for a shiny coat, and more to make sure your dog has everything they need to possibly lead a healthier and happier life in one delicious package delivered right to your door.