What type of coat does a Portuguese Water Dog have? The Portuguese Water dog has two varieties of coat. One is compact curls, and the other is wavy with a slight sheen. These dogs have no undercoat and do not shed. They are clipped in either a “lion clip” (face and hindquarters shaved) or a “retriever clip” (hair cut evenly to about one inch).
What is an improper coat on a Portuguese Water Dog? Portuguese Water Dogs can inherit improper coat. The dog may have some undercoat and shed. The appearance of a wavy with improper coat is like a Flat Coated Retriever or Border Collie, a curly will tend to look like an American Water Spaniel or Curly Coated Retriever.
How do you groom a wavy Portuguese Water Dog?
Do Portuguese water dogs have curly hair? The Portuguese Water Dog has two coat types: curly and wavy. Both types are a single coat, meaning there’s no undercoat. That’s why the Portie doesn’t shed as much as some breeds and why he’s often considered to be hypoallergenic.