Contact PointsPhone/fax: Australia +61 3 5283 1418 (internationally)
in Australia: 03 5283 1418
Mobile: 0412 113 824
or, internationally: + 61 412 113 824
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This being so, you may still want to contact us directly, especially if you need information about acquiring one of our very special puppies, or about how you should be feeding your dogs. We keep a full health and quality register of our dogs which you are welcome to view when you visit us.
We endeavour to make ourselves available for such information either via phone or email.
In addition, our puppy reference book is now available from cafe press. It's still in draft form, but provides some great breed info. It's at a discounted price whilst we are still in draft form, with the hopes of the new edition to come out in 2008, where the price will rise. Click here to view. Feedback and comments most welcome.
You may also want to order our Portuguese Water Dog Calendar. These are the only ones of their type in the world, and are sought after. Not only that, we can put you in touch with each of the owners of the dogs in the calendar so you can reference check us. Click here for more information on our 2008 calendar (we think this one is our best one yet!).
Puppy Application Form
Our current litter of pups is all spoken for. Our next litter of pups is due shortly. We do expect them all to be reserved before they are born. Pups will either be "A" for PRA or "B" for PRA (We are making excellent progress in eliminating PRA from our lines, and neither A nor B rated pups will be affected by PRA.
Please note, if for whatever reason, you cannot keep your pup or older dog, it MUST come back to us for re-homing, unless otherwise specifically agreed with us. Such a dog must returned to us with all transport costs fully paid, and you will also be required to pay a $500 re-homing fee. (ie: you don't get any money returned) If you are unsure of your situation, do not buy a pup from us. A Portuguese Water Dog will look great, but it is not a fashion accessory to be dumped down the track. Not only should all breeders be able to "rescue" dogs of their breeding, but owners must contribute to the re-homing costs if they are unable to fulfill the requirements of providing a life time home for their dog.
We plan our litters and breedings, and we would love you to plan for the right time for your pup too. So our recommendation is that you place your deposit when you are ready. Make sure the whole family is involved in this decision. It will not work if a key stakeholder does not want a pup!
If you are looking for puppies, please fill out the form below, or contact us via email. This breed is quite limited in availability. Hence it is important you contact us as soon as you are interested in the breed to get on our puppy list.
If timing is not right for you now, we have further litters, but you will need to be prepared to wait up to six months. The soooner you can confirm you want a pup, the greater your chance of getting one sooner, rather than later. Click here for: pictures and information from the latest litter, but will give you some idea of what they generally look like Please note, to get on the puppy list, you are required to send through a deposit.
If you are interested, you will need to fill our the form above. If you'd like one of our puppies (and to be honest, the pwd is not for everyone), you will need to put down a deposit to get on the waiting list.
Breeder's Terms? Sometimes we have adult puppies and younger puppies available on "breeder's terms". Generally this mean we have a dog available now, or will have one available that we believe would thrive best in a house with a family. The dog is then made available to us at a later date for either stud duty or 1 or 2 litters, depending on our arrangement, and depending on how well the dog matures. If the dog doesn't meet the conformation standard we require, then we arrange for desexing and the dog is yours forever. This is a great way of having a pwd for those on a limited budget. Generally, to be eligible to get a dog on breeder's terms, you would need to live in Melbourne, or within 2 hours drive.
Talking with you
We love hearing from people who are interested in the breed, and unlike a lot of breeders, we are quite accessible and willing to spend the time talking and mentoring people new to the breed. People with our puppies are thrilled with their puppies, and with our exclusive health and temperament guarantee, we are sought after. We are always looking for new people to join our "family".
We don't muck around with poor quality dogs. We aim to continually breed good quality. If you are after a show puppy, then we will provide you with a show puppy - not a second or third rate dog and then pretend it is awesome. We want you to have a dog on the end of your lead that we would be proud to walk around with.
Please note: we are located in Australia, but can easily arrange transport overseas to the right homes. Our network extends around the world. Generally the cost of getting a pup to Los Angeles is about $1300US, although this changes based on exchange rates.
During 2009-2010, we will be having several pups coming to the US, and since it is much cheaper to send two pups together we can help arrange this if possible. (We have sent several pups to the US over the last few years, and have more and more people wanting to get pups from us.)
Video's and pictures
Using a site called "One True Media", we now place a selection of puppy photos up on the web, so that people can view the pups, and order a copy of the pictures via DVD. Our puppy booklet is now approaching 100 pages long. This is the most comprehensive of its type in the world. We supply a copy of it on the disk to make it easier for you to search quickly through it for the information you require.
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2008 PWD Specialty photos
Agility Photos from the Specialty
Resources and documents
Find a pup
Previous puppy pics
Portugal 07 trip
Adopting an older PWD
Is the breed glamorous?
Wet dog pics!
10 Simple Rules for better dog manners
Coat types of the pwd
List of Breeders we recommend
How to Select your Puppy
Puppy Info Pack
Being the leader of the pack
General Diet Info
Feeding the PWD
Our simple grooming page
Info pack for kids
The PWD in Australia
Learn to show
Handling dogs in the show ring
Dog management skills
Learn to Breed - or not!
Dog management skills
Learn to Breed - or not!
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