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Meaning of "Portuguese water dog" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PORTUGUESE WATER DOG

Portuguese water dog play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PORTUGUESE WATER DOG

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Portuguese water dog is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PORTUGUESE WATER DOG MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Portuguese water dog

Portuguese Water Dog

The Portuguese Water Dog is a breed of working dog as classified by the American Kennel Club. Portuguese Water Dogs are originally from the Portuguese region of the Algarve, from where the breed expanded to all around Portugal's coast, where they were taught to herd fish into fishermen's nets, to retrieve lost tackle or broken nets, and to act as couriers from ship to ship, or ship to shore. Portuguese Water Dogs rode in bobbing fishing trawlers as they worked their way from the warm Atlantic waters of Portugal to the frigid fishing waters off the coast of Iceland where the fleets caught cod to bring home. Portuguese Water Dogs were often taken with sailors during the Portuguese discoveries. In Portugal, the breed is called Cão de Água. In its native land, the dog is also known as the Algarvian Water Dog, or Portuguese Fishing Dog. Cão de Água de Pêlo Ondulado is the name given to the wavy-haired variety, and Cão de Água de Pêlo Encaracolado is the name for the curly-coated variety. The Portuguese Water Dog is a fairly rare breed; only 36 Portuguese Water Dogs were entered for Britain's Crufts competition in 2013.

Definition of Portuguese water dog in the English dictionary

The definition of Portuguese water dog in the dictionary is a robust dog of a Portuguese breed that has a wavy coat, often with the hindquarters and tail clipped, and is an excellent swimmer and diver.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PORTUGUESE WATER DOG

Portsmouth
Portugal
Portugal laurel
Portuguese
Portuguese East Africa
Portuguese Guinea
Portuguese Guinean
Portuguese India
Portuguese man-of-war
Portuguese Timor
Portuguese West Africa
Portuguese-speaking
portulaca
portulacaceous
porty
porwiggle
pory
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WORDS THAT END LIKE PORTUGUESE WATER DOG

attack dog
black dog
Canaan dog
cattle dog
chili dog
Eskimo dog
eye dog
German shepherd dog
gun dog
hot dog
Newfoundland dog
prairie dog
put on the dog
search dog
shepherd dog
sniffer dog
top dog
tracker dog
water dog
working dog

Synonyms and antonyms of Portuguese water dog in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Portuguese water dog» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PORTUGUESE WATER DOG

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Translator English - Chinese

葡萄牙水犬
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Perro de agua portugués
570 millions of speakers

English

Portuguese water dog
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पुर्तगाली पानी कुत्ता
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

كلب الماء البرتغالي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Португальская водяная собака
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Cão de água português
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পর্তুগিজ জল কুকুর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Chien d´eau portugais
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Anjing air Portugis
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Portugiesischer Wasserhund
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ポルトガル水犬
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

포르투갈어 물 개
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Asu banyu saka Portugis
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

Con chó Bồ Đào Nha
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

போர்த்துகீசியம் நீர் நாய்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पोर्तुगीज पाणी कुत्रा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Portekiz su köpeği
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Cane da acqua portoghese
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Portugalski pies wodny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Португальський водяний собака
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Câine de apă portughez
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Πορτογαλικά σκυλί νερού
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Portugese water hond
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Portugisisk vattenhund
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Portugisisk vannhund
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PORTUGUESE WATER DOG»

The term «Portuguese water dog» is quite widely used and occupies the 44.065 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Portuguese water dog

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PORTUGUESE WATER DOG»

Discover the use of Portuguese water dog in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Portuguese water dog and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Portuguese Water Dog
"A comprehensive guide to owning and caring for your dog"--Cover.
Paolo Correa, 2005
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The New Complete Portuguese Water Dog
This edition tells the story of the once obscure breed that now has found safe haven in homes, show rings and performance arenas wherever fine dogs bring pleasure.
Kathryn Braund, 1997
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Living with a Portuguese Water Dog: A Love - Hate Relationship
This book will make you laugh and cry.
Sylvia Mennear, 2009
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Agua, the Mysterious Portuguese Water Dog
Renee Kelahan. Author's Note Portuguese Water Dogs (Porties) are loyal companions and are strong, brave, protective, and very intelligent. They are part of the American Kennel Club Working Dog Group and need to be kept busy With jobs ...
Renee Kelahan, 2009
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A Day As a Portuguese Water Dog
His friends tell him that he is NOT a Portuguese Water Dog even though he insists he is. He eventually finds that he doesn't like doing things that Portuguese Water Dogs enjoy and that it is okay to be himself.
‎2010
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Grooming Your Portuguese Water Dog
I keep this book on my iPhone for those quick tips & reminders. This book will benefit Novice to Professional groomers and is a Portuguese Water Dog handlers must have guide!"" --Sammie Lewis, All Breed Professional Handler teamazuma.net
‎2013
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Portuguese Water Dog Puppy & Dog Training & Behavioral Book
Vangie C. Farmington. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. WHEN YOUR PORTUGUESE WATER DOG IS APRAID OF LOUD NOISES HOW TO STOP YOUR PORTUGUESE WATER DOG FROM IUMPING UP ON PEOPLE HOW TO BUILD A ...
Vangie C. Farmington, 2012
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Portuguese Water Dogs Are the Best!
Portuguese water dogs have boundless energy, and they're loyal and loving too. Learn all about this breed, from its keen smarts and good-looking coat to its hisotry as a fishing dog in Portugal.
Elaine Landau, 2009
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My Senator and Me: A Dog's Eye View of Washington
Describes a day in the life of Splash, the dog of the late Senator Kennedy, as he followed around his busy owner, played a game of catch on the lawn in front of Congress, and toured some of the most historic areas in the nation's capital.
Edward Moore Kennedy, 2006
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Portuguese Water Dogs
This book introduces young readers to the Portuguese water dog.
Jill C. Wheeler, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PORTUGUESE WATER DOG»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Portuguese water dog is used in the context of the following news items.
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Passionate about proper care for animals
Susan K. White of Indian Trail sits with Mickey, the Portuguese water dog she rescued from a county shelter in Florida almost 14 years ago. «Charlotte Observer, Jul 15»
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Shemin Sisters Go to Washington to Honor a War Hero
We even saw one of the President's Portuguese Water dog, Bo. The Pentagon experience was full of awe. The purpose of the ceremony was to ... «Scarsdale10583.com, Jul 15»
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Coastal Writers to be featured July 31 on NPR WSDL's Writer's Edition
... "The Stories We Tell," and Foster will share part of her memoir in progress about her trip across country with her Portuguese Water Dog Nike. «Cape Gazette, Jul 15»
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Hamptons Scene: Avoiding Pond Scum at Parrish as Clammers Party
The other day, O'Brien dug up about 30 of the mollusks in Peconic Bay with help from his Portuguese water dog Bella. This activity resulted in a ... «Bloomberg, Jul 15»
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Vienna dog heads to quarantine after biting clinician
... the hand recently while attempting to perform a medical procedure on a 14-year-old Portuguese water dog named Cleo, Vienna police said. «Inside NoVA, Jul 15»
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Fairfax County Animal Watch
A 14-year-old Portuguese water dog bit an employee's hand during a medical procedure. Adoption events. The Homeless Animals Rescue ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
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Vienna Crime: Hit and Run, Marijuana Possession, Attempted …
... employee had been bitten on the hand while attempting to perform a medical procedure on a 14 year old Portuguese Water Dog named Cleo ... «Patch.com, Jul 15»
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Four-legged volunteers
Flat- and curly-coated retrievers, a few golden retrievers, a Pomeranian mix, a Portuguese water dog and a standard poodle are among the ... «Leader-Telegram, Jul 15»
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Furry companions of superstar singers
The award went to Bo, the Obamas' portuguese water dog. Which just goes to show that even in the world of celeb pets, the US president's pet ... «AsiaOne, Jul 15»
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Off topic: Pets and presidents, ocean sunfish, cheap sushi, meal …
Photo: President Barack Obama with daughters Malia, center, and Sasha, right, walk Bo, the family's new Portuguese water dog, during the ... «SiliconBeat, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Portuguese water dog [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/portuguese-water-dog>. Mar 2020 ».
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