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Cão da Serra de Aires vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Pudelpointer – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Cão da Serra de Aires vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Pudelpointer" Compare Cão da Serra de Aires and Portuguese Water Dog. Which is better: Cão da Serra de Aires or Portuguese Water Dog or Pudelpointer?
Name Cão da Serra de Aires Portuguese Water Dog Pudelpointer
OriginsPortugal Portugal Germany
Group Working Dogs Working Dogs Gun Dog
Popularity Rank49854244
Reviews040
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Other Names Portuguese Sheepdog, Portuguese Shepherd Dog Water Dog, Portie, PWD, Cao De Agua Pudel, Pudlepointer, Puddle Pointer, Poodle Pointer, Pudle Pointer, Pudel Pointer
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Cross Breed
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1983 as a Hound breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group No set Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Water Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry America's Pet Registry Continental Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Foundation Stock Service National Kennel Club American Canine Association, Inc. American Kennel Club Canadian Kennel Club Federation Cynologique Internationale Australian National Kennel Council New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club The Kennel Club No set
Price $800-$1000 $2500-$2800 $800-$1000

General Appearance - Cão da Serra de Aires vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Pudelpointer

Size Medium Medium Large
Weight 26-40 pounds (12-18 kg) Male: 42-55 pounds (19-25 kg), Female: 35-49 pounds (16-22 kg) Male: 50-65 pounds (23-29 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg)
Avg. Weight 33 pounds (15 kg) Male: 48.5 pounds (22 kg), Female: 42 pounds (19 kg) Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg)
Height 16-22 inches (41-56 cm) Male: 20-22 inches (50-57 cm), Female: 17-20 inches (43-52 cm) Male: 23–26 inches (58–65 cm), Female: 21–24 inches (53–61 cm)
Avg. Height 19 inches (48.5 cm) Male: 21 inches (53.5 cm), Female: 18.5 inches (47.5 cm) Male: 24.5 inches (62 cm), 22.5 inches (57 cm)

Hair & Care - Cão da Serra de Aires vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Pudelpointer

Coat Shaggy Curly Wiry Dense Harsh Double Waterproof
Colors Grey Fawn Wolf grey Black White Brown Black Liver Brown Black
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Cão da Serra de Aires doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Average: The Portuguese Water Dog requires average grooming effort.
Easy to groom: The Pudelpointer doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Cão da Serra de Airess shed moderately.
Portuguese Water Dogs shed none to minimal.
Pudelpointers shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Cão da Serra de Aires vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Pudelpointer

Temperament Intelligent Lively Brave Impetuous Obedient Docile Intelligent Quarrelsome Calm Selfish Controlled Outright Tempered Independent
Intelligent Rank
Average: Cão da Serra de Aires's has average obedience intelligence.
Smart: Portuguese Water Dog's has great intelligence.
Very smart: Pudelpointer is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Cão da Serra de Airess are quite easy to train.
Portuguese Water Dogs are easy to train.
Pudelpointers are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Cão da Serra de Aires is a highly playful breed.
The Portuguese Water Dog is a playful breed.
The Pudelpointer is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Cão da Serra de Airess have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Pudelpointers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Cão da Serra de Airess are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Portuguese Water Dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Pudelpointers are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Cão da Serra de Airess are a social breed.
Portuguese Water Dogs need a lot of social interaction.
Pudelpointers are a social breed.
Barking
Low to Average: The Cão da Serra de Aires rarely barks.
Low to Average: The Portuguese Water Dog rarely barks.
Average: The Pudelpointer barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Cão da Serra de Airess are average watchdogs.
Portuguese Water Dogs are good watchdogs.
Pudelpointers are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Cão da Serra de Airess strongly protect their territory.
Portuguese Water Dogs are average defenders.
Pudelpointers are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Cão da Serra de Aires has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Portuguese Water Dog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Pudelpointer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Cão da Serra de Airess have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Portuguese Water Dogs have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Pudelpointers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Cão da Serra de Airess tend to escape less than other breeds.
Portuguese Water Dogs have average wanderlust potential.
Pudelpointers have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Cão da Serra de Airess have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Portuguese Water Dogs have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Pudelpointers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Cão da Serra de Airess are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Portuguese Water Dogs are apartment-friendly dogs.
Pudelpointers are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Cão da Serra de Airess adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Portuguese Water Dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Pudelpointers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Cão da Serra de Airess do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Portuguese Water Dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Pudelpointers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Cão da Serra de Aires vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Pudelpointer

Stranger Friendly
Cão da Serra de Airess are average friendly towards strangers.
Portuguese Water Dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Pudelpointers are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Cão da Serra de Airess are very kid-friendly dogs.
Portuguese Water Dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Pudelpointers are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Cão da Serra de Airess are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Portuguese Water Dogs are cat-friendly dogs.
Pudelpointers are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Cão da Serra de Airess are average friendly towards other dogs.
Portuguese Water Dogs are dog-friendly dogs.
Pudelpointers are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Cão da Serra de Aires is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Portuguese Water Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Yes
Pudelpointer is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Cão da Serra de Airess are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Portuguese Water Dogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pudelpointers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Cão da Serra de Airess usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Portuguese Water Dogs are usually friendly towards other pets.
Pudelpointers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Cão da Serra de Airess are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Portuguese Water Dogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Pudelpointers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Cão da Serra de Aires breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Portuguese Water Dog breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Pudelpointer breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Cão da Serra de Aires vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Pudelpointer

Health Issues
The Cão da Serra de Aires is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Portuguese Water Dog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Pudelpointer is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Eye Problems Hip Dysplasia Luxating Patella Hip Dysplasia Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Persistent Pupillary Membranes Entropion Ectropion Distichiasis Cataracts Abnormally Small Eyes GM-1 Storage Disease Juvenile Dilated Cardiomyopathy Gastrointestinal Diseases Irritable Bowel Disease (ibd) Colitis Megaesophagus Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis Lymphangiectasia Addison's Disease Hip Dysplasia Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 10-14 years 9-11 years
Hypoallergenic No Yes No
Energy Level
Cão da Serra de Airess have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Portuguese Water Dogs are high energy dogs.
Pudelpointers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Cão da Serra de Airess have an average exercise need.
Portuguese Water Dogs need quite a lot of exercise.
Pudelpointers have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Cão da Serra de Airess are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Portuguese Water Dogs don't need too much sleep.
Pudelpointers sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 2 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals 2 to 2.5 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Portuguese Water Dog can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Pudelpointer can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Cão da Serra de Aires has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Portuguese Water Dog has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Pudelpointer has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Cão da Serra de Aires is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Portuguese Water Dog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Pudelpointer is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Cão da Serra de Aires vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Pudelpointer

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 3-6 puppies 4-8 puppies 4-6 puppies

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