I’ve been in love with porties since the early 1990s when, as an avid sailor living on Cape Cod, I thought it would be wonderful to have a sailing companion (my husband hated boats). Untypically of the breed, this dog hated boats as well. Regardless, I was hooked on these wonderful dogs. Some years later I decided to stick my toes in the conformation ring and a new passion was born. I’ve been showing and breeding ever since with the objective of producing, healthy, sound examples of our breed with outstanding temperaments.
We have produced many Champions and a number of Grand Champions. Our foundation bitch (INDY) placed first in Brood Bitch at the PWDCA National Speciality in 2012. DandeLion’s Maxwell’s Silver Hammer won an award of merit at the 2013 Westminster Kennel Club and is currently ranked the # 3 PWD in Conformation Nationally. DandeLion’s Abracadabra, a Grand Champion, was ranked #3 nationally for that year. DandeLion’s Horray for Hollywood (Cali) won a select at tgwe 2018 Westminster Kewnnel Club Show and was ranked #5 for that year.
It’s been nearly 20 years since we were adopted by our first Portuguese Water Dog, Arabella. What started out as simply wanting a great dog has evolved into a total change in our lifestyle and commitments, and began our now life-long dedication to these wonderful dogs.