A couple of years ago we never even heard of the Portuguese Water Dog until we met our new neighbours next to our cottage who had just moved in. No little kids could be seen but suddenly a bouncing ball of wool came bounding over to meet us. This was our first time seeing a Portuguese Water Dog (Isabella, Bella for short).
If you want to know all the technical stuff about the breed you can check with wikipedia or read on. Bella is one of the smartest dogs we know. We could be just arriving at the cottage, haven't even emptied our hands and Bella is at the door. We guess the doggie treats have something to do with it.
Bella comes to visit 5 or 6 times a day. Grabs a treat, plops down for a snooze and sometimes an hour will go by and we forgot Bella was still here. Oh well, Jerry and Sabina (Bella's owners) always know where to look for her.
Bella loves to play fetch, including jumping into the lake, swimming 40-50 feet out to get whatever we tossed out. She's friendly, smart, obedient and does not have a mean bone in her body.
It's no wonder that President Obama made the decision to get a Portuguese Water Dog.
The best part, it's like having your own doggie but we don't have to pay to feed or groom her and Jerry is out there everyday doing the scooping.
So if you are considering to get a new dog (friend/companion) put the Portuguese Water Dog on your short list. We heard they are expensive, but as in any good stock or house purchase the return you will get will far out weigh your investment.
Well, here's Bella...
Hoped you liked out little story about Bella, she didn't get to see this, she took her cookie and left.
Al and Peggy Cunningham