Latest Portuguese Water Dog Stories

2009-06-20 10:20:00

U.S. President Barack Obama's decision to tab a Portuguese water dog as his family's pet has prompted a boost of interest in the canine breed, experts say. Portuguese Water Dog Club of America officials said since Bo the Portuguese water dog joined the Obama family, requests for the breed have increase by 100 percent in the United States compared with the previous year, The Wall Street Journal said Saturday. The officials said the increased interest, which includes a 122 percent jump in water...

2009-05-13 16:10:00

Illinois-based toy giant Ty Inc. has released a fresh litter of Beanie Babies based on President Barack Obama's Portuguese water dog, Bo. The Oak Park company's original $4.99 Bo the Dog Beanie Babies sold out within hours of their mid-April release, leading to Tuesday's release of the Bo Beanie Babies 2.0 version for the same price along with a larger version for $9.99 and $2.99 Bo key chains, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Wednesday. Additionally, a miniature pet Bo comes with each of Ty's...

2009-04-12 15:45:00

The Obamas' watch dog may not be very big but the media dog watch has been huge, with the latest news being the U.S. first family's best friend is named Bo. The world's media have been drooling over the prospects of getting a scoop on the presidential pooch, if not actually scooping up after him. The Washington Post rang the bell first with word that the Obama girls, Sasha and Malia, named their new pet Bo. The girls reportedly picked the name because they have cousins with a cat by that name...

Latest Portuguese Water Dog Reference Libraries

2008-06-03 17:13:11

The Portuguese Water Dog, also called Cão d'Água or the Portuguese Fishing Dog originated as a fishing breed. The breed may trace as far back as 700 B.C. to central Asia, but the breed was predominantly bred and used in Portugal. The Portuguese Water Dog was often used to retrieve broken nets and lost tackle, as well as herd fish into nets and act as a courier from one ship to another. The breed was frequently carried in trawlers which worked their way from Portugal to Iceland to catch...

2007-12-18 12:23:22

The Barbet is a medium-sized French gun dog. It is thought to be the source of the various water dog breeds, such as the Portuguese Water Dog, American Water Spaniel, and the Poodle. The Barbet weighs between 37 and 61 pounds and stands 20 to 25 inches tall, although breeders try to keep the Barbet's height toward the lower end of the scale. The coat of the Barbet is long, wooly, and curly. It can be black, chestnut, grey, fawn and white with or without markings. The breed is...

More Articles (2 articles) »
Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.