Quality Portuguese Water Dogs bred for Type, Temperament and Trainability.

















We have over 18 years experience breeding, training, showing and raising Portuguese Water Dogs and German Shepherds.  We no longer show and breed our German Shepherds but here are some of our accomplishments:


APRIL 2014:   Red Deer Kennel Club.  Another Canadian Champion for Sandstone.  "Jovi" CH Sandstone's It's My Life Sapphire completes the requirements for her Canadian CH by going BOB from the classes two days in a tow.


SEPTEMBER 2013 PORTUGUESE WATER DOG NATIONAL SPECIALTY, ALBANY OREGON:  AM and CAN CH Sandstone's Ziggy Stardust "Ziggy" wins the Stud Dog Class at the National.  A huge win accompanied by his two daughters, Jovi and Grace.  Also in Best of Breed competition, Ziggy survived the initial cut from the group of dogs being shown.  A big thrill for me as competition was pretty fierce at that show.  Ziggy will now retire from the show ring but continue to be at stud here at Sandstone.


JULY 2011:  Alberta Kennel Club:  Another Sandstone Champion and again from our girl Madonna.  CH Sandstone's Walkliken Egyptian "Bangle" finished her championship in just two shows going Winners Bitch 3 of the 4 days and BOW 2 of the three days.  Sandstone's Sharp Dressed Man "Gibbs" picked up two more points at this show going BOW one of the days. CH Sandstone's Ziggy Stardust "Ziggy" went BOB 2 of the 4 days and BOS the other two days over some very strong specials competition. 


JULY 2011:  Evelyn Kennel Club:  After taking a year off from dog shows, Sandstone came back with a bang at this show.  We showed 3 of our dogs "Bangle" Sandstone's Walkliken Egyptian; "Gibbs"  Sandstone's Sharp Dressed Man; and our specials boy "Ziggy" CH Sandstone's Ziggy Stardust.  Bangle took Winners Bitch on Friday, Best of Breed over specials on Saturday and Winners Bitch on Sunday for a total of 7 points.  Gibbs took Winners Dog on Saturday for his first two points.  Ziggy went Best of Breed on Friday and Sunday and Best of Opposite to his sister on Saturday.


JANUARY 2010: Alberta Kennel Club:  Another Sandstone Champion and again from our girl Madonna.  CH Sandstone's Ziggy Stardust "Ziggy" finishes with 2 - 3 point majors.  What an amazing dog this boy is. 


NOVEMBER 2009:  Red Deer Kennel Club:  Another Sandstone Champion with Calliope following in her father's footsteps and finishing at the same show.  CH Sandstone's Blindedbythe Light finishes going Winners Female in a large entry of PWD's.  Sandstone's Ziggy Stardust also takes 3 more points going Best of Winners and Best Puppy.


OCTOBER 2009 - We have had a great summer of showing and still have 3 more shows this year.  At Alberta Kennel Club in August Sandstone's Blindedbythe Light (Calliope) walked away with 3 points, going Best of Breed one day over special.  We took 3 dogs to Skaha Kennel Club on Lake Osoyoos  in September and what a beautiful location for a dog show.  Calliope picked up 5 more points going Best of Breed from the classes two out of three days.  Sandstone's Walkliken Egyptian (Bangle) received a very fabulous Best Puppy In Group on the day she turned 6 months old.  Her brother, Sandstone's Ziggy Stardust (Ziggy) received his first point the next day and the following day Ziggy rounded out a very successful weekend by also getting a Best Puppy In Group.  Awesome!!


NOVEMBER 2007 - Red Deer Kennel Club:  Another Sandstone Champion!!  CH Sandstone's TNTanaki v Acostar (Angus) finishes going Best of Opposite the first day of the Red Deer show.  A whirlwind championship in just 5 days of showing.  Our girl Jezabel also takes Winners Female two of the three days of the show for another four points.


OCTOBER 2007 - Lower Mainland Dog Show:  In Angus' (Sandstone's TNTanaki v Acostar) first appearance in Canada, with an entry of 22 Porties, he takes 4 Best Puppy's, 2 Winners Dogs, 2 Best of Winners and a Best of Opposite at the Working/Herding specialty taking 9 points in one weekend.  Wow!!


SEPTEMBER 2007 - Portuguese Water Dog Club of America National Specialty - In Ventura, CA, at his first dog show at 9  months of age, Angus (Sandstone's TNTanaki v Acostar) goes 4th 9 - 12 puppy dog under Portuguese breeder/judge Carla Molinari. 


FEBRUARY 2007 Alberta Kennel Club:  Another Sandstone Champion!!  CH Sandstone's Say It Ain't So (Ainslee) finishes going Best of Breed.  Our baby girl Sun Joy's JJezabel Kiss n Tell (Jezabel) also goes Winners Female and Best of Opposite for her first two points.


JULY 2006 Pacific Kennel Club:  Another Champion finishes in 3 weekends.  It is now CH Sandstone's Material Girl (Madonna).  Two puppies from the same litter finishing their championship in one month.  All in all a very good summer.


JUNE 2006 Mount Cheam Kennel Club:  Another great weekend with a new Champion at the end of it all.  It is now CH Sandstone's Pin Ball Wizard (Elton) who finished in 3 weekends of showing going Best of Breed from the classes two of three days.  His sister, Sandstone's Material Girl (Madonna) in her first weekend of showing, went Winners Female two of three days.


MARCH 2006 Calgary Kennel Club: Our Sandstone PWD puppies did amazing.  On Friday, Sandstone's Pin Ball Wizard (Elton) in his second show, took Winners Dog for another 2 points.  On Saturday, Sandstone's Say It Ain't So (Ainslee) in her first show ever, went Best of Opposite from the classes for 2 points.  On Sunday, Ainslee went Best of Breed from the classes for 3 more points and Elton went Winners Dog for 2 more points.  Both Elton and Ainslee are only 10 months old.


We have placed Canadian Championships on six of our Portuguese Water Dogs including one who received a very nice puppy class placement at the PWDCA National in California;


We have put two of our PWD's, Pandora and Dega through two levels of agility and Dega has completed one level of obedience so far.  Another of our girls, Justeen, is competing in agility and has received two titles so far;


We have finished five German Shepherd Canadian Champions, three of them being our own breeding;


Bred, raised and trained the 1999 Best of Opposite Sex Puppy at the U.S. German Shepherd National (Madison);

Bred, raised and trained the German Shepherd Canadian Central Region 2000 Best in Futurity Female (Madison);

Own, raised and trained the Canadian Western Region 2000 Reserve Maturity German Shepherd male (Ransom);

Bred, raised and trained the Canadian Mid West 2003 Best Of Opposite in Maturity German Shepherd female (Cali) and 2003 Reserve Maturity German Shepherd male (Bugsy);  


Bred, raised and trained the German Shepherd Canadian Central 2004 Best In Maturity Female (kd);


At the young and tender age of 8 months, a German Shepherd from our kd x Teddy breeding, Sandstone's To The Max TD, and his owner/trainer Waldy Gorka, obtained their Tracking Certificate...WOW!! 






Petro Haring
Box 307 Okotoks, AB T1S 1A6

Phone:  403-995-2292