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Alto Mare Portuguese Water Dogs
ALTO MARE PWDS
carefully planned breeding program, AKC Breeder of Merit; PWDCA outstanding breeder award qualifier; full health/DNA testing, Lifetime Guarantee. We are not commercial dog breeders. we breed to preserve the qualities and characteristics of the breed that make it so wonderful. Our puppies are and have always been raised in our home around normal family activity, we have specific temperament development that insures our puppies are very people social, loving and eager to please. We have been training and showing dogs for over 35 years. Our breeding program has produced over 150 AKC champions, record setting titlist in Obedience, agility, water work, etc.but best of all they have all been a family pet first and foremost.
We have had a very carefully planned breeding program for over 25yrs, we have always done thorough health testing as it came available, currently that includes: certified hips(OFA) and certified Eyes(CERF)and well as DNA testing (Optigen-PRCD; GM-1; JDCM; and IC if needed) this insures our puppies have the best chance for a long healthy life!
We raise healthy, playful, mischievous and happy PWD puppies on a diet of exercise, fun and love, all in the country sunshine. With our mix of European and American bloodlines we strive to reproduce the quality of temperament that the breed originally possessed.
Our puppies are raised free & happy, as healthy puppies should be, in a loving environment on 450 acres. The pack is contained in a 35-acre invisible fence system, with creeks and ponds to play in all day long, everyday. They are members of our family and very well behaved dogs (most of the time), with a “slight” touch of mischief in their loving eyes.
We don't subject our guys to “Dog Shows” so you won’t find our kennel amongst the usual references. They are all show quality, but we just love and enjoy them. We don't do the beauty contests, contracts, co-own puppies, or keep ‘em in crates*. Instead we provide plenty of physical and mental challenges, combined with lots of love and belly rubs every day. Some days these little black devils will all work together to create more fun and diversion than imaginable. They are extremely intelligent and willing to please because of the way they live and grow up on the farm with all our other big dogs and doggie visitors who teach them important new stuff every day. Ex: It is important to remember where you buried your bone. More important; never let anyone see you bury your bone. You will soon find out why.
We have been breeding and showing this breed for 30 years and live on 62 acres with a lake. Our pups are always born in our bedroom and receive lots of love and socialization. and love romping with the adults on our property. Our dogs are health tested for OFA, PRA, GM-1, Cardiomyopathy. Pups are vet checked and health certificates provided prior to going to their new homes at 8wks of age.