Welcome to Bluegrace Portuguese Water Dogs.

Based near Melbourne, Australia, we have been involved in this breed since 1997.  There are a number of pages to explore here, and for those of you interested in getting involved with the breed, we are enthusiasts happy to meet with you, share our knowledge, and show you our dogs.  And if you do visit, if you’ve been able to read through all or most of this website, that will give us a big step up on our discussions.

Yes we have puppies due, available to go mid year, 2015.

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The Portuguese Water Dog is: intelligent, non-shedding, hypo-allergenic, and medium sized working dog…. just like a life partner should be.

The Portuguese Water Dog was used as a working dog with the Portuguese fisherman, where it took out nets, carried messages between boats, picked up items accidentally dropped overboard, and protected the catch and the boats.  As such, it is a true working dog, which can fit in well to many situations – as long as the work is put in early by the owners to have a well behaved and managed dog.

They do required twice daily exercise sessions for their entire life.  What a wonderful way to help keep both dog and human in shape!

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Our dogs are involved in conformation showing, obedience, agility, school visits, endurance tests, herding, and flyball, and make wonderful companions to homes that can meet their exercise and discipline needs.

Yes we have puppies due – these pups will be ready to go in July 2015.

Please note, because of superior behavioural outcomes, we now only let our puppies go at 12 weeks of age. Those extra 4 weeks at home particularly developing appropriate behaviours make all the difference.

Call us on 03 5433 6259 or 0412 113 824 for more information.


We invite you to visit our home, just north of Melbourne, where you can see our comprehensive program for our water dogs, and meet the puppies that we currently have available for the right homes.Please note, the Portuguese Water Dog needs a home where there are exercise opportunities both morning and night, where an adult in the household is responsible for the dog, and where the adult can attend dog training for at least the first year of the pup’s life.

We have developed extensive literature, training material, and advice with an excellent support network to help you grow your pup into a wonderful adult dog. Time and dedication is needed to help create the best water dog for your situation.

Yes we have puppies available, but we want people to take their time in making a decision to ensure that not only is this the right breed for them, but also, critically, that I am the right breeder for you



8 thoughts on “Home

  1. Ge

    Having trouble getting on your raw diet email list, for helpful information. Please put me on your emailing’s. I am a proud owner of a Maremma. She likes Raw meat and Bones.

    thank You

  2. Kristina

    I am contacting you from Croatia. My family decided to have a dog. We are very interested in Portuguese Water Dog. Can you please advise when do you expect to have new puppies and what would be their prices?
    Thank you very much in advance.
    Best regards,

    • Jane

      Hi Kristina, thanks for your enquiry. There are many lovely Portuguese Water Dogs in different parts of Europe. You might want to try closer to home first as it is very expensive to ship a dog from Australia.

      all the best


  3. Brent McGrath

    Am very interested in buying one of these dogs, how much are they and can I view them somewhere

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