Quality Portuguese Water Dogs bred for
Type, Temperament, Trainability and Health.
ABOUT US...Sandstone Portuguese Water Dogs is located in the historical Sandstone Coulee, bordering the Canadian National Railway tracks, just west of Okotoks. We are a 15 minute drive south of Calgary, Alberta. We have 20 acres for our dogs to run on but we only maintain a small number of dogs which allows for individual special attention to all of our dogs. Our puppies are born and raised in our home and our dogs live with us in the house.
We have placed many quality Portuguese Water Dog puppies and adult dogs into very satisfied homes. Many of our customers are referrals from previous puppy sales and from veterinarians. Our puppies receive maximum exposure for maximum socialization right from day one. Our puppies are registered with the Canadian Kennel Club and are sold with a written health, hip and genetic guarantee and do not leave our property without first being vet checked, microchiped, vaccinated and dewormed. Our companion puppies are sold on a non breeding contract to prevent indiscriminate breeding. All our puppies leave here with 6 weeks of free health insurance supplied by Pet Plan. We offer "life time of your puppy" support for all our dogs. You do not just adopt a dog from us....you get me too!!! I offer training DVD's to help you and your puppy's transition to it's new home, PWD books to learn as much as you can about this wonderful breed, plus my customized binder which goes home with every dog which contains "everything you need to know but were too excited to remember what I said when you picked your puppy up". This binder also contains copies of both parent's health certificates, puppy vet records, articles on house training, recommended groomers, obedience classes and many articles to ensure your puppy lives a long and happy life.
All of our Portuguese Water Dogs have had all their required health testing done before entering our breeding program. We test for PRA (progressive retinal atrophy), have yearly CERF testing (Canine Eye Registration Foundation), tested for GM-1 (Storage disease), JDCM (juvenile dilated cardiomyopathy) and had their hips x-rayed by the OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals). You can find out more about PRA by going to www.optigen.com. You can find out more about OFA ratings by going to www.offa.org. You can find out more about GM-1 by going to www.pwdca.org.
Type, Temperament, Trainability and Health are our key consideration prior to any of our dogs being bred. We only selectively breed our females on a limited basis, which allows us to have only one to two litters of puppies a year. We breed quality animals that do it all: conformation, water work, obedience, agility and, of course, family companions.
We are a member of the following organizations.
The Portuguese Water Dog Club of America: www.pwdca.org
The Portuguese Water Dog Club of Canada: www.pwdcc.org
The Canadian Kennel Club www.ckc.ca
The Alberta Portuguese Water Dog Club
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