Portuguese Water Dog Calendars: This seafaring breed was prized by fishermen in Portugal for being spirited, yet obedient in nature. A web-footed dog, they are a swimmer and diver of exceptional ability. They fit well into many types of lifestyles, they are usually a quiet dog who only barks when they are on watchdog duty. They have been said to "climb up and down an octave" when they bark, expressing the range of vocal tones used. Distinctly a water dog, they love the water and will courageously jump in to do whatever task is presented. They are self-willed, but obedient to their owners. Portuguese Water Dogs are intelligent, energetic dogs. They have great stamina and love fun, family and life! Portuguese Water Dogs are sensitive to commands, and should not require extensive training. They respond well to direction, although they may be stubborn to children or strangers. They are rather aloof and apprehensive around strangers, and are certainly willing to be a watchdog and a guard dog if needed. This breed is a medium sized dog, with black, white, brown or a combination of a solid with patches of color. They can have shorter, thick curls, or a shiny, wavy and loosely curled coat of medium length. They have a nose that matches the rest of the body color, and dark eyes that are often hidden behind a curtain of fur. Not only is their fur soft, but it is known to be more tolerable to people with allergies. Portuguese Water Dog Calendars make great gifts.