Encourage and promote quality in pure-bred Portuguese Water Dogs and to do all possible to bring their natural qualities to perfection
Urge members and breeders to accept the standard of the breed as approved by The American Kennel Club as the only standard of excellence by which Portuguese Water Dogs shall be judged
Do all in its power to protect and advance the interests of the breed by encouraging sportsmanlike competition
Conduct PWDCA sanctioned water trials, supported entries, and other Portuguese Water Dog activities deemed appropriate by the Board, including but not limited to licensed specialty shows, obedience trials, agility trials, and tracking tests under the rules of the American Kennel Club
Provide a support network for Portuguese Water Dog owners including educational and social events.