Welcome .............

Thanks for visiting Cedar Creek Portuguese Water Dogs

We raise quality Portuguese Water Dogs in a healthy environment where each of our breeding candidates has had breed specific DNA genetic health testing and CHIC certification through OFA.  We recommend  scrolling through our website to learn more about the PWD breed, our dogs, who we are and what protocols we use in our puppy program.

Helpful links are provided throughout our website making it easier to gather more detailed information. For instance, the Portuguese Water Dog Club of America (PWDCA) has a wealth of information regarding the PWD.  They are the AKC recognized breed club for the Portuguese Water Dog.  They have a wealth of information specific to the Portuguese Dog here.  

Morgan laying down on Tile
Morgan 5 months
Morgan and Freeman Walking on Sidewalk
Morgan and Freeman 2018

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About us

Located in the Great Lakes Region we moved back to our country home in the Mid-Michigan area, where we find it more peaceful, healthier and have alot of room for our dogs to roam.  

Although we are surrounded by many lakes, our favorite is to train and practice at Clinton County lake Park where the Portuguese Water Dog  National SpecialtiesWater Dog trials were held St. Johns, Michigan.   

We have memberships in both local and national AKC clubs.  Mt Pleasant Michigan Kennel Club and  Portuguese Water Dog Club of America.  Click below for information about us and our experiences.. 

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Our Dogs

The Scientific side of our dogs.  We strive for quality, however, most importantant to us is structure, health, performance and temperaments, as this passes down to the generations.  This is fundamental because it is needed as they are all in some form of training, competing or working AKC modality to include Therapy dog, as well.  

All of our dogs have had the Portuguese Water Dog breed specific DNA genetic health  testing, as well as, hips and elbows.  Our breeding dogs have CHIC certification through OFA (Orthopedic Foudation for Animals). 

The Fun Side ;  training does not have to be hard or boring! To the right is a  video of Morgan and Freeman playing Frisbee. Storm has also become quite the Frisbee Queen herself, while Jagger although a late bloomer,  loves retrieving bumpers in the dock diving pool.  

Although it is fun and play to them,  they are learning balance, honing retrieving skills, building muscle, getting mental stimulation, and exercising all at the same time.  Not to mention the competitive between them makes them learn quickly and end up train themselves so to speak.  All of this transfers over when using structured training. Click below to learn more about our individual dogs

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Freeman as a puppy
Freeman 7 weeks old

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Our Portuguese Water Dog Puppies

Although we have taken the AVIDOG University Breeder Courses we keep up to date annually with new material.  We also stay in contact with several other breeders and Veterinarians to stay abreast with the latest breeding practices.  We follow Avidog and their guidelines before during and after pregancy, as well as, care of both dam and litter following whelping.  

We use Early Neurological Stimulation & Early Scent Introduction exercises along with daily socialization throughout.  We also include a desensitization process.   Then puppies are temperament tested at 7 weeks old. 

It is our utmost priority to have happy families and happy puppies in forever homes.  So we use every measure to the best of our abilities (including applications and interviews) to match puppies to their perspective families.  Click below to learn more about our    

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