Breed standard of the Portuguese Water Dog, cão de água português

Fédération Cynologique Internationale, the largest cynological umbrella organisation, founded in 1911, is the valid breed standard for Switzerland.

Standard 1955/2013, Breed standard of the FCI As PDF

The current breed standard was formulated after the dog Leao, who lived in the 1930s. Leao belonged to a Portuguese fisherman from Albufeira and was then owned by Vasco Bensaude. In 1955, the breed received final recognition by the FCI.

Leao 1931 – 1942, found on the coast working with his fisherman and taken over for breeding by Vasco Bensaude.