We have puppies now. They will be ready to go at 12 weeks of age in mid May. These puppies will be microchipped, vaccinated (inc C5 at 12 weeks of age), and desexed. Pups come with significant breeder support and health guarantee. Please note, because of significant commitments towards the end of 2016, we envisage only having a small number of pups available from our top stud dogs and girls in 2016. We are very selective as to where the pups go and strive hard to match the right home to each pup. As such if you do visit or call (please at a sensible hour only), it will help immensely in our discussions if you have read through this website.
Black puppies are $2200. Other colours sometimes available, POA.
chip #’s: 982000365484213, 982000365484345, 982000365474823
Well this is usually the most viewed page, so I am going to provide you with a lot of information.
Let’s start with the tough stuff: The Portuguese Water Dog is suited to those people who love an energetic dog that they need to train and have a lot of fun with. They are very energetic, boisterous, require multiple mini training sessions at the start, need attendance with their human at weekly dog training classes for the first year of their life, requires regular grooming, they will test all boundaries, and will be a complete jerk if you don’t do the training. In fact, if you don’t do the work, they will be horrible, and you will be pulling your hair out. Trust me on this.
If you’re prepared to put in the work in the first few weeks and months, you’ll have a great dog. If you forget/neglect to do this, you’ll have a big problem on your hands, and you’ll end up with a dog that requires a whole lot of behaviour modification. I can’t help you with that. That’s not my specialty, but there are specialists you can hire, that will cost you far more than your dog, that will help you manage, some but not all of the problems you’re un-trained dog WILL develop. That’s why we put so much emphasis on training as soon as you get your dog.
If you have 3 kids under the age of 4 or even under the age of 10, you’re going to find your hands full with this breed.
On the positive side: if you do the work, follow my advice, and keep on top of issues – all during those first few months, you will have the most fantastic dog. They are intelligent and non shedding.
Our puppies are $2200 for the classic black colour with perhaps a small amount of white on the chest only. (If you’d like a specific colour other than black, please contact us for pricing.) We keep the pups until 12 weeks of age to ensure the best behavioural and dietary start possible. During this period they are vaccinated 2-3 times (inc the 12 week C5 vaccine), wormed several times, and desexed. If you’d prefer to desex your pet later, you’ll need to sign a contract to this end and pay for it yourself. We normally do not sell un-desexed pets due to people having problems with ensuring desexing. We do sell entire pups to people who want to show the dog. We do have pups available internationally for show and pet homes.
Comprehensive notes and communication is provided to people getting our puppies. Be prepared for a plethora of information.
Our new stud dog from Europe has arrived has now completed his health testing with his hips & elbows being great, and having passed his other required genetic testing. Both of our other stud dogs with results in both hip/elbows and available genetic tests. All dogs have been in the show ring, with some attaining multiple championships, whilst others continue in their quest to achieve theirs. All our girls have been shown in the show ring and we are very choosy about who stays in our breeding program.
Most commonly available colour of pups is black. Occasionally there may be a small amount of white. If you’d like a specific colour other than black, please contact us for pricing. If you would like a pup that carries the ee colour gene, please let us know as we will shortly have those available.
Check out this video below of us introducing pups to the water at 8 weeks of age:
Occasionally we have a girl who doesn’t turn out to have a couple of the attributes we were looking for, and we will then re-home. These can be between 6-18 months of age. Every now and again, when our girls have had one or two litters, we will look to re-home them around the age of 5. If you can offer a lounge for a retired show dog, then every 2 years or so, we might have one available.