"Every puppy should have a boy." Erma Bombeck

"Channeling the stamina, intelligence and exuberance of the dynamic Portuguese Water Dog is a highly rewarding, although noteworthy challenge for any dog fancier." Karen Miller-Stebbings

"His ears were often the first thing to catch my tears." Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog treats in your pocket and then giving your Portuguese Water Dog only two of them." Unknown

"My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am." Unknown

"Love me, love my dog." George Chapman

"A dog can express more with his eyes in minutes than his owner can express with his tongue in hours." Unknown

"The dog has the soul of a philosopher." Plato

"One reason a dog can be such a comfort when you're feeling blue is that he doesn't try to find out why." Unknown

"Money will buy you a pretty good dog, but it won't buy the wag of is tail." Unknown

"Every dog must have his day." Jonathan Swift

"You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us." Robert Louis Stevenson

"His name is not the wild dog anymore, but the first friend, Because he will be our friend for always and always and always." Rudyard Kipling

"A dog is not 'almost human' and I know of no greater insult to the canine race than to describe it as such." John Holmes

"A watchdog is a dog kept to guard your home, usually by sleeping where a burglar would awaken the household by falling over him!" Unknown

"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole." Roger Caras

"The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth will ever be." Konrad Lorenz

"I am a breeder, and there will be more dogs at my funeral than people. I hope!" Joanna Kimball

"The greatest love is a mother's, Then comes a dog's..." Polish Proverb

"A dog owns nothing, yet is seldom dissatisfied." Irish Proverb

"Once known to a Portuguese Water Dog, expect a raucous welcome, with an offering of a favourite toy, accompanied by a cacophony of extraordinary sounds." Karen Miller-Stebbings

"Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault, really." Agnes Sligh Turnbull

"He displays a proud carriage, and a light happy attitude." CKC

"When you tire of puppies ... you tire of life!" Unknown

"Exceptionally intelligent and a loyal companion, he does his job with facility and obvious pleasure" CKC

"They are better than human beings, because they know but do not tell." Emily Dickinson

"Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made." Roger Caras

"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principle difference between a dog and a man." Mark Twain

"The Portuguese Water Dog is defined by his job" CKC

"If your dog is too fat, you are not getting enough exercise." Unknown

"The joy, the solace, and aid of man..." George Crabbe

"If a dog will not come to you after he has looked you in the face, you ought to go home and examine your conscience." Woodrow Wilson

"An animal of spirited disposition, he is self-willed, brave and very resistant to fatigue" CKC

"Beauty without Vanity, Strength without Insolance, Courage without Ferocity, and all the virtues of man without his vices." John Cam Hobhouse

"To err is human, to forgive, canine." Unknown

"The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog." George Graham Vest

"The robustness and high spirit of this fisherman's dog must be understood as natural exuberance." Karen Miller-Stebbings

"Here, gentlemen, a dog teaches us a lesson in humanity." Napoleon Bonaparte

"From his impressive head with piercing gaze through a rugged body to his powerful tail carried up in a ring with its characteristic flowing flag, he presents an indelible impression of strength, spirit and soundness" CKC

"Never be mean, Don't ever be cruel. He'll always be happy to play the fool. Remember he loves you, with all of his might. So stroke and caress him every night." Unknown

"A dog is better than I am, for he has love and does not judge." Saint Xanthais

"The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that you will not come back when you go out the door without them." Stanley Coren

"He has a hard, penetrating and attentive expression, splendid sight and a fair nose." CKC

"The Portuguese Water Dog is an animal of spirited disposition: self-willed, brave and very resistant to fatigue. He is a dog of exceptional intelligence and a loyal companion, who obeys his master with facility and apparent pleasure." Kathryn Braund

"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion." Unknown

"If you are a host to your guest, be a host to his dog also." Russian Proverb

"Make a special point everyday, of teaching your dog how to sit and stay. He will share your laughter and your tears, and always be faithful through the years." Unknown

"He bonds readily and is loyal to his crewmates." Karen Miller-Stebbings

"The rich man's guardian and the poor man's friend, The only creature faithful to the end." George Crabbe

"Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails." Max Eastman

"The average dog is a nicer person than the average person." Andy Rooney


We are expecting that we will have puppies ready for forever homes in Spring 2018!

There are still spots available. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to be considered for one of these puppies, or would like more information about the breeding.

Apply for Adoption

Adopting from LunaNova

All new owners will complete a breeder/buyer contract that outlines what you can expect from us as your breeder, and what we expect from you as an owner. In this contract, the health guarantee is comprehensively outlined.

We welcome you to come visit our dogs, but ask that you not plan your visit with our dogs on the same day that you are visiting any other kennels. This is for the well-being of any newborn pups that have yet to be vaccinated.

Please be sure to do your research about Portuguese Water Dogs. For further reading on concerns, see the PWDCC Buyer Beware.

View our LunaNova Adoption Application, the LunaNova Contract, or contact us!