Portuguese water dog texas

We are searching data for your request:

Forums and discussions:
Manuals and reference books:
Data from registers:
Wait the end of the search in all databases.
Upon completion, a link will appear to access the found materials.

Portuguese water dog texas

The Portuguese Water Dog Texa was imported to Canada in the early 1960s by the American Kennel Club from the city of Lisbon in Portugal. Portugal was experiencing a very severe drought in the summer of 1959 when an American breeder, Joe and Frances Travnick of Santa Rosa, California, decided to ship a number of his dogs to Canada and Portugal because of the lack of water in the United States. Joe Travnick had already developed a dog which he believed was a suitable companion for children, which became the foundation of the first generation of the water dog. Joe and Frances were told that the dogs, along with their offspring would be a great help to the poor and the unfortunate, since their owners would be able to give the dogs swimming lessons. Joe Travnick left the decision in the hands of his associates and it was decided that the Portuguese water dog Texa would go to Canada. Joe and Frances Travnick were to have all of their children and descendants' dogs bred, but only one daughter, Rosemary Travnick, would go into the Kennel Club organization. Rosemary started breeding water dogs in 1961. The Portuguese water dog Texa is a type of water dog used in water safety for children and adults, as a tool for animal trning. The water dog was used in the 1960s by the police of the city of Lisbon. The dogs are very docile, especially with children. Due to their size, they are not allowed in public parks, especially at night, as they would be liable to damage their surroundings, their owners and even themselves. In the United States, Portuguese water dogs became very popular, especially with celebrities. The Portuguese water dog Texa is the most documented water dog in the world. Today, Portuguese water dogs, including the Texa, are recognized in many countries around the world as one of the best, if not the best, water dogs. In the United States, their best known and most recognized owner is President Kennedy. There is a great amount of evidence of these dogs assisting in water rescue and in saving lives in water. The Portuguese water dog Texa was the first water dog to be accepted by the Canadian Kennel Club in 1962. The Portuguese water dog was used for rescues in the United States during the cold war with Russia in the 1960s. Portugal and the United States were trying to rescue their citizens during the Cold War and the United States needed a reliable type of dog that would be able to survive in cold and dangerous water. In 1962, Dr. Joe Travnick, American Kennel Club judge and president of the Texas Water Spaniel Club in the United States, had heard of the Portuguese water dogs in Portugal that had been used for water rescues in the United States and was very interested in obtning one.

Water rescue

Portuguese water dogs were used as a tool for water rescue during the Cold War in the United States. Their small size allowed them to enter very small places in which other dogs were not able to enter. Their ability to thrive in such extreme cold was also key in some water rescues, allowing them to enter places of freezing water.


As of August 2015, there were seven kennels in the United States, which were accredited by the American Kennel Club, dedicated to the Portuguese Water Dog. The kennel in Austin, Texas is the largest one, with over 400 dogs. One of the kennels was founded by Dr. Joe Travnick, who had noticed the dogs in Portugal that had been used for water rescue and was very interested in obtning one for the United States.


Further reading


Category:Dog breeds originating in Portugal

Category:Water dog breeds

Category:Mammals described in 1892

Watch the video: Barkley Portuguese WaterDog Claiming The Door

Previous Article

Is Coccidia Transferable From Kittens to Children?

Next Article

Choosing a Labradoodle Dog (Labrador Retriever and a Poodle Cross)