Skip to comments.Westminster Kennel Club Host: Portuguese Water Dogs Require Owners Of "Equal Intelligence"
Posted on 02/11/2014 8:57:49 PM PST by i88schwartz
WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW ANNOUNCER: The Portuguese Water Dog is an intelligent, athletic breed. They're excellent swimming and driving abilities made them well suited for their early role working with Portuguese fishermen. Spirited dogs, they are always ready for a full day's activity in or out of the water, and require owners of equal stamina and intelligence.
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When I heard that the first thing I said was someone needs to rescue Bo from the White House...
If true how come Bo and Sunny live with the Obama’s..those two pooches are obviously smarter than those two Commies they live with
Also, congrats to the Wire Fox Terrier Sky who won Best In Show
I watched the show tonight. They also described this dog as “demanding of attention and manipulative”. I heard that and it got my attention alright.
The thing to keep in mind is the nobamas are owners only on paper, I'm sure the actual day to day owners are the trainer/handlers.
they always pick those little dogs.....the big hound was the crowd favorite all along....it’s gotten to be so predictable...
The blood hound was very nice and deserved to be the winner. I liked the Corgi too.
I agree. I thought the boxer should have won the working dog category. It had a lot of spirit.
It is predictable. That poodle is always in the final cut and the celebrity Obama dog. That little Dandie certainly should have won the terrier group. I liked the Corgi for best in show and the hound.
The Corgi was a cutie and so was the Pin Pin..all deserving dogs, of course Im biased since I have a Pomeranian/Maltese mix and a Shih Tzu
Our dog had puppies a few months ago. Pit bull and Chihuahua. You wouldn’t think it, but they’re adorable. They look like Pits, but they act like Chihuahuas. They whine, bark, jump and dance around, and burrow under the blankets just like a Chihuahua. They won’t get as big as a Pit, though. Probably small to medium sized.
Studies are showing dogs to be vastly more intelligent than we have previously given them credit for.
They pick up on subtle cues from humans (and other dogs) that not even Pan Troglodytes has a clue about.
I’m waiting for them to simply put a TV monitor underwater with a long dictionary type narrative playing in the background and some recording instruments. Along with dolphins.
We could be talking to them in three or four years easy if there was an effort.
Yeah, looks like Bo drew the short straw on that one!
That’s actually a pretty darn cute combo..Do they look more like Pit Bulls or Chihuahua’s? I know our Nemo is Pomeranian and Maltese but he has the Pomeranian body, Pomeranian ears, tail, and personality, but he has some Maltese in him too, just not sure where LOL. Maxie is a full bred Shih Tzu, got him from our neighbor down the street who could no longer take care of him(But a few months ago they ended up getting a new dog, wait a few years they will give him up too) he’s a good boy, a miniature shih tzu, doesn’t look like the ones you see in the dog shows, I dont think we could keep their coats looking that long
We're talking to them now. The problem is their intelligence is limited, so they're not talking back.
Basset hounds are the best dogs in every category. End of discussion. ;p
The bloodhound and the corgi were my 2 favorites. But the wire haired fox terrier did nail it in the informal stack. I really thought the bloodhound was going to get the prize until that little terrier stopped dead in his tracks and raised his chin and fixed the judge in his gaze.
I think that poodle as reserve was just a throw away because it was retiring.
“They’re excellent swimming and driving abilities...”, eh?
I’d like a dog that could spell me at the wheel on long trips. Just hope that their grammar is better than that of some bloggers (and it probably is).
We adopted a Portie before the breed became fashionable—Lost him to spleen cancer last year.
They are intelligent, but we never let him drive.
What makes that sentence really funny is that Kennedy had a Water Dog.
You are right dogs do pick up on subtle clues. The minute I shut my laptop my dogs know it is time to “go to bed”. Even before I get up out of my chair,they have started to the bedroom.
I was watching the show with a couple of girlfriends and when the waterdog won one said “That judge is a Democrat!” :) I loved the Bloodhound but am happy with the winner that they chose... lots of personality in that little body. I’m just glad that it wasn’t the Poodle.
I was glad it wasn’t the poodle too. I know poodles are good dogs but the people who think that poodle haircut is cool have got to be insane. I always feel sorry for the poodle who has to run around looking like that.
I watched the working dogs this morning, which is the only group I really like to see. It made me furious that I can’t even tune into a dog show without seeing the Obama name on my screen.
awwwwwwwwwwwwwww so adorable, you should post the photos I would love to see the cuties. I’ll post photos of our pups if I knew how to post photos here(Ive done it before but I keep on forgetting) Nemo is 9 pounds and Maxie is 13 pounds, both always hungry begging for food..Some Pomeranian’s have a personality like they want to bite but not Nemo, he is super friendly, but if you get in his way he will give you a growl(Especially if your messing with his food :-)
Maybe he should have let it drive that night.
Oops! Poor Bo.
That is a great video. I watched part of it but it is long.