We are a small hobby kennel that may breed once a year or not at all. We are interested in producing a line that is clear of as many health problems as possible and that produces great temperaments with work ethics and great structure.
Portuguese Water Dogs are wonderful animals, full of exuberance, fiercely loyal and loving to family, and very intelligent, but they are not necessarily the breed for everyone. With sufficient and consistent training early on, they can be good with older children, and can happily chill on your feet or, better yet, curl up on your couch or lap. They are very athletic, have a terrific nose and excellent eyesight, and thus are superb dogs for a number of performance venues. Best of all, they have a wicked sense of humor and can provide many hours of amusement and laughter. Owners who learn to channel their dog's behavior and energy will be rewarded with a fantastic companion for many years to come.
One of us is an avid dog trainer who teaches manners, tricks, and is a CGC evaluator at a local training facility; we hope to help prospective owners understand the importance and FUN of training your companion. Through this website, we hope to deliver a good amount of training information to help you raise your puppy and to wisely choose puppy and adult dog classes at appropriate training facilities. We also hope to be a clearinghouse for information about health issues in the breed and how you can better manage the health of your dog so that you can enjoy a long relationship with what we hope will be your best friend.
Even if you only want a pet and have to go to another breeder as we have no puppies available, we hope you will find our website useful as it has information about the breed and many helpful links on training a puppy of any breed. As a visitor to our page said, "... I'm a first time dog mom so I've had to do a lot of research on training, pet proofing, etc - and your page has been a giant help to me. I wanted to reach out to let you know and to say thanks."
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Darwin, an Improperly