I fell in love with the Portuguese Water Dog after seeing one perform as a Super Dog at the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto in 1998. I was impressed with the energy, exuberance and intelligence of these amazing animals. Being a single person at that time I was not able to adequately care for a dog on my own. I met my husband Andy in 1999 and when we became engaged I told him that having a Portuguese Water Dog was part of the deal if he wanted to marry me. Luckily, he agreed and in 2003 we bought our first dog Maggie.
I am an avid “hobby breeder” and our dogs are home raised and a part of our family. In the buyer’s tips section you will read about what hobby breeding involves and how to choose a reputable breeder. Upon retiring from a very busy career as a social work therapist and administrator, I now spend all of my time caring for, training and showing these wonderful animals. I am a member of the Portuguese Water Dog Club of America and Portuguese Water Dog Club of Canada as well as a member of the Canadian Kennel Club in good standing. All of our dogs are registered with the CKC and genetically tested. Read more about this under the health issues and buyer’s tips sections. We are firmly committed to breeding top quality dogs with a focus on temperament, health and conformation. We carefully research pedigrees to ensure good health, correct type and temperament conducive to family life. Most of our dogs are placed in homes with children which is a testament to our responsible breeding practices. References from past puppy buyers are available upon request. Please refer to the testimonial section on the website. We welcome visitors to our home at any time by appointment only.
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