full screen background image
breeddir_heading

Portuguese Water Dog

As published in Canadian Dogs Annual
Portuguese Water Dog
Exercise
Grooming
Appearance
16-23" (42-59 cm) 35-60 lb (16-27 kg) Curly coat: compact, cylindrical curls, little shine. Wavy coat: falls gently in waves, slight sheen. Black, white, brown or combinations of black or brown with white.
CAN GCH, AM CH BELOURO’S EXPLORER RAFAEL. Photo: Oslach Photography. Owned Dr Patricia Lechten, Bred/Co-Owned Gillian Goldschmidt, Belouro Reg est.1995 Oro Medonte, ON www.belouropwd.com
History

History

An old breed, the Portuguese Water Dog has an ancestry closely tied with the Poodle and Irish Water Spaniel. Historically, the breed, otherwise known as the Cao de Agua, helped drive fish into fishermen’s nets. He was an essential member of the Portuguese crew. He served the vessels by retrieving things from the water, sometimes even diving for them, and delivering messages from the ship. By the early 1900s, technology made the Portuguese Water Dog’s role redundant, and the breed quickly fell by the wayside. In the 1930s, a wealthy Portuguese shipping magnate took an interest in the breed and began efforts to save it from extinction. A mere 35 dogs were brought to North America in the 1960s, where dedicated breeders continued the effort to revive the breed, increasing it to over 1,000 members.

Personality

A fearless, lively and dedicated service dog, the Portuguese Water Dog loves his family and will do anything to keep them happy. Although easily trained, he likes to think for himself and can get distracted if he doesn’t know what is expected of him. The Portuguese Water Dog loves to work, and needs to have a job. He excels at obedience, agility, water sports and any other sport his owner might want to try.

Share this article:Share on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInPin on PinterestTweet about this on TwitterShare on TumblrShare on StumbleUponEmail this to someonePrint this page


Portuguese Water Dog Breeders

Breeder Spotlight: Belouro Reg’d
Ontario

Belouro Reg’d, Gillian & Frank Goldschmidt. Breeding from generations of fully health-tested, multi-titled championed parents. Committed to producing sound healthy puppies, lovingly home raised and correctly socialized. Available to approved homes. Full health guarantee. Home of Best in Show(s), Top Show Dog Award winners in Canada and U.S., titled in water, agility and therapy. Recognized for the health, temperament, structure and trainability of our offspring. 10 Forestwood Lane, Oro Medonte, ON L0L 1T0. (705) 329-1299; belouro@rogers.com; www.belouropwd.com

 

Share this article:Share on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInPin on PinterestTweet about this on TwitterShare on TumblrShare on StumbleUponEmail this to someonePrint this page
Click to Expand
Breeder Spotlight: Skipnstone Kennels
Ontario

Skipnstone Kennels, Lawrence & Charlotte Etue. We are a family breeder and have been involved with raising, showing, working and breeding PWDs over many years. At 7-8 weeks of age, we do temperament and conformation testing with the puppies to ensure that each of the puppy buyers receives the pup best suited to their family. Puppies are available to select homes. We initiate crate training, outside playtime, socializing with our adult dogs and lots of visitors of all ages! Lawrie always says that our best dogs are someone’s cherished pet. We are available to answer your questions about Portuguese Water Dogs and puppy rearing. Cambridge, ON. (519) 651-3441; skipnstone@gmail.com; www.skippingstonekennel.blogspot.ca

Share this article:Share on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInPin on PinterestTweet about this on TwitterShare on TumblrShare on StumbleUponEmail this to someonePrint this page
Click to Expand
Baywood Reg’d
Alberta

Baywood Reg’d, Brenda Brown. At Baywood, we pride ourselves on breeding quality Portuguese Water Dogs in the Edmonton area, Alberta, Canada. Our dogs are not just shown champions but working/performance dogs with great genetics behind them. Because of this we also have absolutely wonderful puppy owners. We encourage our owners to get involved with activities that are fun for their family and dog. Baywood dogs excel at many events, obedience, rally, water, tracking, therapy and especially agility. Best of all we have great family dogs! Check us out on Facebook ‘Baywood Portuguese Water Dogs’. baywooddogs@gmail.com; www.baywooddogs.com

Share this article:Share on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInPin on PinterestTweet about this on TwitterShare on TumblrShare on StumbleUponEmail this to someonePrint this page
Kyessiline Kennels Reg’d
Ontario

Kyessiline Reg’d. Portuguese Water Dog Puppies are raised in the house.  The parents have all their health clearances. Fully Registered with the CKC. Puppies are seen by a vet, vaccinated, dewormed and microchipped. We give a two year full refund or replacement guarantee. Anna Kyessi, (613) 674-5580; anna@kyessilinekennels.ca; www.kyessilinekennels.ca

Share this article:Share on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInPin on PinterestTweet about this on TwitterShare on TumblrShare on StumbleUponEmail this to someonePrint this page
Ricelake Portuguese Water Dogs
Ontario

Ricelake Portuguese Water Dogs, Cathy Gonzalez. Our dogs are bred to CKC standard as well as for their great temperaments and intelligence but most importantly for health. All our dogs live with us in our home and all puppies are born & raised in the house. Every Porti puppy is fully guaranteed. All our breeding dogs have been tested for GMI, IC, JDCM, PRA & Hips. All puppies leave with full 2 year guarantee & lifetime breeder support. We are located in the Northumberland Hills approximately 1.5hr drive east from Toronto. Please visit our website to learn more about us and our dogs. (705) 924-2509; c_reg_4@hotmail.com; www.portuguesewaterdogsatricelake.com

Share this article:Share on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInPin on PinterestTweet about this on TwitterShare on TumblrShare on StumbleUponEmail this to someonePrint this page
Acostar Reg’d
Ontario

Acostar Reg’d, Lesley Miller. We breed quality PWDs for temperament, type, and health and raise them in our home surrounded by family. All breeding dogs are CKC Champions with PRA, GM-1, JDCM, and OFA hips, elbows, and eye clearances. All pups are health checked and guaranteed, vaccinated and microchipped before going home. (613) 469-0303; lesley@acostarpwds.com; www.acostarpwds.com

Share this article:Share on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInPin on PinterestTweet about this on TwitterShare on TumblrShare on StumbleUponEmail this to someonePrint this page
Ondulado Perm. Reg’d
Ontario

Ondulado Perm. Reg’d, Cathie & Steve Sockett. Since 1990. Breeding for temperament, type, and trainability. All breeding stock health tested. Well-socialized, home-raised puppies occasionally. Stud service available. Health guarantee. Severn, ON. (705) 329-1482; cathie@ondulado.ca; www.ondulado.ca

Share this article:Share on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInPin on PinterestTweet about this on TwitterShare on TumblrShare on StumbleUponEmail this to someonePrint this page
SailorMoon PWDs Reg’d
Ontario

SailorMoon PWDs Reg’d, Joan Gatfield. Outgoing, fun-loving, puppies available to families that appreciate an intelligent and active dog; who will include their puppy in a loving family home. Puppies go to their new families with a veterinary examination, vaccinations, 6 weeks of puppy health insurance, a microchip for identification and registered with the CKC. (519) 564-6411; www.sailormoonkennels.com

Share this article:Share on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInPin on PinterestTweet about this on TwitterShare on TumblrShare on StumbleUponEmail this to someonePrint this page

Facebook
Facebook