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Howdy folks,

The best way to get hold of me is via email:  jane@bluegrace.com

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!

Will holding Bluegrace Portuguese Water Dog puppies

A very excited young man with an armful of puppies.

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:

Rude phone call

You can thank this woman, I’d say in her late 20’s, who is the reason I no longer have my phone number of my website. She objected to me telling her I was still in bed.

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

Ripple Feb 15

5 thoughts on “Contact Us

  1. hey there, just read your content on the web, shit hot.
    Im a pom living in Mexico.
    Have a restaurant. local economy is poor, bizness is dwindling,
    going to fix pet food to save my arse,
    and
    EXACTLY as you describe in your pages,
    I enjoy very much your Oz outlook/attitude/ just honest really
    I should have been an Okker, I share your views 100%
    and will grow this new venture into something worthwhile;
    I m just grateful to read your stuff, it gives me great confidence to go down the same road as you.
    99% of our products are from …..whisper it… the usa…

    and the standard is one degree below garbage……….road kill, zoo death, hoof and horn heaven,

    so thanks alot, I will wake up tomorrow; actually the first day of our new venture, with a huge smile, and a pocket full of enthusiasm. My muscles feel like steel right now.

    [just need to clean some of the rust off, eh????]

    cheers fellahs,
    I’m a fan, Im Jeffrey. She’s Marlene, and he’s Douglas.
    and taaaaaa very much for your shot of undiluted motivation.

  2. Lee & Tracey

    Hi Jane, Great to talk to you the other day about coming over to see you and pups in July. We are very excited you will have pups available and are looking forward to coming over. The dates we are looking at visiting are the 7th or 8th July and will be booking our flights from NZ soon, if you could let us know which day suits? We look forward to hearing from you and receiving the information you said you would email us. Regards Lee & Tracey.

  3. Ainsley McNeill

    Hello,
    I am looking for a portuguese water dog for sept. I am looking for a puppy, I am not bothered if it is a male or female. I am looking for a dog that is very active and will run with me or run beside the bike when I am going for a casual ride.

    I am just wondering if you will have any puppies around that time? I am living in Sydney but I am moving to Adelaide in Sept for work so I am hoping to pick one up once I have moved and I am settled.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you,
    Ainsley

    • Jane

      Hi Ainsley

      sounds like you’ve got a big adventure coming up! If you get the chance to come down to Melbourne, we’d love to have you visit to see our dogs, see them working, talk health stuff, check out temperament, etc and see if that matches with what you’re looking for that would be great!

      I’m going to email you separately an info package. Sounds like our current pups will be outside your time frame but we could certainly put you down for the following litter if all works out. Remember, we never ever want people to think we are pushing them to buy. We’d rather everyone takes their time to make sure this is the right thing for them.

      I’ll be in touch,

      Jane

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