The best way to get hold of me is via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Make sure you answer the questionnaire half way down the front page and send me through your thoughts. This should serve as an excellent discussion point for you and your family to decide if this breed is the right one for you.
All information on availability of pups, price, etc, is on the front page. If you’ve found this page, you’ve found the front page!
Unfortunately because way too many people have started contacting me via text and phone at really unreasonable hours, I prefer all contact initially to be via email. It’s worth sharing a text which was sent early one Sunday morning. I was operating on limited sleep not long after the birth of pups. I shouldn’t even need to explain myself and justify this. Please remember, dogs are my hobby, not my job:
And then there’s the ones where the writer explains why he’s sending a text at 9.10pm on a Saturday night “My kids are bugging me to find out more about your dogs.” Oh dude, if you can’t teach your kids manners, how will you possibly train a pup?
To be frank, I’m a little concerned that people think it’s 100% fine to wake me up to talk about pups. If you seriously can’t wait until an appropriate time to touch base, then I am not the breeder for you, and in all likelihood, you’re not going to have the patience and self control to deal with this breed, nor probably any other breed. The people I invariably place pups with are lovely, respectful, and just wonderful owners who show me early on that they have the maturity and life skills to manage this breed and work with me positively. Thank you to all of you. You’ll know you’re one of these people because you’ll read this page and think “I can’t believe the cheek of some people”. and “thanks for stuffing it up for the rest of us.”
We do prefer to meet our puppy people where ever possible after the initial stages of information are swapped. It is important for you to check us out in person. We have had numerous people fly in from interstate and overseas and whilst I know this is not always possible, please don’t ask me, like one person did recently, for me to drive half way to Sydney (4 hours each way) to meet him. That’s a firm no sunshine. (My words were a little saucier in my head).
You can also find out more about the breed on our worldwide facebook group where you can meet owners and breeders from around the world in a group which encourages pleasant discussion and is moderated to remove those with poor manner and lack of emotional control. Just click here: A better Portuguese Water Dog group
And stop calling them “porties”! eeeuugggh.
Vic Govt PER #: BR102201