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We are about 90 mins north of Melbourne. We are on acreage and have a facility like no other in Australia where it has been specifically designed for the Portuguese Water Dog.
This means, wear old clothes! We prefer to have people visit in the morning where possible. Bring your sense of humour, your camera, and a list of questions you want to ask. We are going to show you the good, the bad, and the ugly, and we want you to walk away having had a thoroughly good exposure to the breed and to us.
Remember, this breed is not for everyone, and we “will not put you down for a puppy” by just sending us a note or texting us to do so. You need to visit. This is really, really important. I put a significant amount of work into this, we never even break even, so I want to make sure that my pups go to great long term homes that will train the pup thoroughly so that it is an outstanding breed representative. Trust me, if you have a well behaved dog people will worship the ground you walk on.
And if you have allergies or any member of your family has allergies then they must visit. This is non negotiable.
We firmly believe you are not just choosing a breed, you are choosing a breeder. We won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, and don’t aim to be.
And if you think I’m too tough, then this breed is probably not right for you. This is a hard working energetic enthusiastic dog. It will be way too much of a handful for some people. If left in the backyard 24/7 it will quickly destroy everything in your backyard and become a nuisance barker. Luckily enough for you, your neighbours will be straight over that day and every other day, some even leaving anonymous notes in your letterbox to let you know there is a problem, and the council ranger will probably visit a couple of days later. Or call me. Yes that’s happened.
However if you do the required work and have this dog as an integral part of your life, it will be a complete joy to own and you will be inseparable.
My background is Human Resources. In fact, I even have a Masters degree in it. My specialty is training humans, amongst other things prior to giving up the Corporate life. I use these skills to help me determine if this is going to work for you. I’m trying to facilitate a great experience for you. I want your ownership of one of my dogs to be joyous. And if I think it will be otherwise, I’m going to let you know and why. This also means I’m not going to do a “sales job”.
This video below shows a litter from a few months ago and one of the many sessions we give them before they leave to introduce them to the water