Excursion by boat with a Portuguese Water Dog

Image gallery of a boat trip along the Ria Formosa near Olhão in the Eastern Algarve with a Portuguese Water Dog (Cão de Água Português). This breed has got worldwide recognition since one of it became the pet of Barack Obama.


Portuguese Water Dog Ahoy!

Portuguese Water Dog Ahoy!

Portuguese water dogs were trained 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 Dog

Portuguese Water Dog

The trip starts at the quay of Olhão


Boat on the quay of Olhão

Boat on the quay of Olhão


Ria Formosa near Olhão

Ria Formosa near Olhão

This was the operational area for the Portuguese Water Dog for centuries


Portuguese Water Dog

Portuguese Water Dog

Last instructions from the coach


Portuguese Water Dog and coach

Portuguese Water Dog and coach


Portugese Water Dog in action

Portugese Water Dog in action


Portugues Water Dog - an excellent swimmer

Portugues Water Dog - an excellent swimmer


Portuguese Water Dog

Portuguese Water Dog


Portuguese Water Dog

Portuguese Water Dog


View to Ilha da Culatra

View to Ilha da Culatra

Our way back to the harbour of Olhão

Our Recommendations
Advertising