The kids and I count everytime we go somewhere with the dog and someone asks, "Is that a Poodle?". Her hair is a bit curly, but that's really where the similarity ends...at least to us.
We describe the Portuguese Water Dog breed like a "Poodle on steroids". She'll grow to about 50lbs and she's thick and muscular.. a beautiful dog. She's hard to photograph, because she's so hairy, but here's my latest attempt...can you make out her face LRY?
I think the side view of her muzzle distiguishes her from a Poodle.