A DOG FOR THE DAY

algarve

  • Play with a Portuguese water dog and discover why they’re the Algarve’s choice canine
  • Learn the rich history of this lovable, energetic breed, and see them in action




The Portuguese water dog might have achieved global fame as the chosen pet for the American First Family, but in the Algarve they have long been the canine of choice. Originally taught by the Romans to herd fish and retrieve nets, they were constant companions to fishermen, even ferrying messages between boats, their webbed feet powering them through the water. Rarely used for their original purpose since fishing methods have modernized, they are still found in many homes in the Algarve, where as pets they are lovable, energetic, strong, and extremely faithful to their masters. Currently, a park is being created in Faro to house Portuguese water dogs, give educational talks on them, and allow visitors to interact with them, but until that is open, Carla Peralta, who breeds these dogs, would be happy to arrange an interaction experience with her dogs (with a few days’ notice).





​​Carla is based near Olhão, around 25 minutes from the hotel.

​​CARLA PERALTA: +351-960-240-768; acap.geral@gmail.com












A DOG FOR THE DAY

A DOG FOR THE DAY

algarve

  • Play with a Portuguese water dog and discover why they’re the Algarve’s choice canine
  • Learn the rich history of this lovable, energetic breed, and see them in action




The Portuguese water dog might have achieved global fame as the chosen pet for the American First Family, but in the Algarve they have long been the canine of choice. Originally taught by the Romans to herd fish and retrieve nets, they were constant companions to fishermen, even ferrying messages between boats, their webbed feet powering them through the water. Rarely used for their original purpose since fishing methods have modernized, they are still found in many homes in the Algarve, where as pets they are lovable, energetic, strong, and extremely faithful to their masters. Currently, a park is being created in Faro to house Portuguese water dogs, give educational talks on them, and allow visitors to interact with them, but until that is open, Carla Peralta, who breeds these dogs, would be happy to arrange an interaction experience with her dogs (with a few days’ notice).





​​Carla is based near Olhão, around 25 minutes from the hotel.

​​CARLA PERALTA: +351-960-240-768; acap.geral@gmail.com