About Our Dogs

                                                           Morgan                                 Freeman                                Storm

    On this page you will find the health information and apptitudes of our Portugues Water Dogs                                                                                     “Morgan”  –  “Freeman” and our latest import – “Storm” 

Health Testing

Morgan has a registration and DNA profile with AKC, as well as,  a CPC (Club Portugues de Canicultura ) registration (Portugal Dog registry). 

In addition, Morgan and Freeman have tested negative for the Portuguese Water Dog Club of America (PWDCA)  genetic marker tests.  As well as the genetic tests, they have both tested negative for hip dysplasia and any eye diseases.  In particular,  hip and CAER certification, also, through OFA  (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals), as well.  Notably, they have received their CHIC Certification through OFA.   Click the Logo to learn of the Importance of CHIC Certification and how it can help.  On the other hand, Storm is still a puppy and will receive her age appropriate testing as she grows.  

Aptitudes

All three of our dogs (common in the Breed) are exceptional athletes, above all, incredibly intelligent, in fact, great retrievers.  

More importantly, Morgan and Freeman have mastered scoops and catching Frisbee’s on the fly, whereas, Storm is developing that while she grows.  On the other hand, she does very well with her commands retrieving and returning to your hand.  

 Morgan and Storm are the Socialites, whereas, Freeman is all about business .  Although, Morgan and Storm have been on several nursing home visits, Freeman has tried a few, but its not his thing.  

Lastly, we were finally able to attend both the PWD and Newfie Water Trial events this past summer.  Learn more about the Great Lake Portuguese Water Dog club here GLPWDC . 

Health Testing and Pedigrees

 

Granted, our genetic testing and certifications can be seen on the OFA registry, they don’t show he actual reports.  Never the less in order to receive CHIC certifications all testings had to be don at approved laboratories. 

However, to view the actual reports we uploaded copies of them on the Paw Prints data base.  Therefore, by  clicking on the Paw Print Logos below for each dog you will be able to view and download them if you desire.

  

Whether getting a puppy from us or someone else we highly recommend checking the OFA registry and view all sources of genetic certifications that are only through pwdca approved laboratories to make sure the genetic testing is legitimate. 

 

Freeman
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Morgan
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                                                 Scroll down to view pictures of  Morgan – Freeman – Storm

Morgan

Morgan comes from an excellent European blood line.  Therefore, she was  imported with a microchip and has a DNA profile with AKC.  With regards to her hair type, she is a wavy with beautiful black silky hair, while she has  minimal white markings.  As mentioned, she is exceptionally athletic, light on her feet and can turn on a dime.  On the other hand, she is incredibly spirited and enthusiastic while at work, play or what ever life throws her way.  

Speaking of temperament Morgan knows no strangers.  Although a water dog, the only time she likes the water is to retrieve while playing in the lake, otherwise, she will tolerate a bath.  

In regards to all of her nursing home visits, she is preparing for work as a therapy dog.   Never the less, we are working on  her good citizenship certification, first.  Above all, she has been a good inspiration and mentor while introducing Storm to the beginnings of Therapy work.  Similarly, Morgan is loyal, protective and loves to please her human companions.  Seldom will you not ever find her sitting by your feet, or more likely, sitting on your lap.     

 Given these points, her focus regarding  AKC work is obedience, good citizenship, advanced obedience/Rally and Therapy. Although she could do agility, we are not as agile. 

 

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freeman

There was never a doubt that we would get a second pwd.  When  Morgan turned a year old we packed her up and set off cross country to claim Freeman our next family addition.    Incidentally, he is a wavy black with white markings also coming from an excellent European bloodline of champions.

Not with standing, is his extreme intelligence, besides his athleticism.  Like a detective, he will search, find and lead Morgan to her lost Frisbee long before dreading the thought of sharing his.   

Like Morgan, Freeman is  an excellent guard dog very loyal, loving and protecting of both his puppies and human family.  Even though he will tolerate social outings, his forte is the water. Living up to the water dog breed, he loves the water.  In particular, he loves dock diving and underwater retrieving.  .

When he is outside he is all about business and doing a job.  We will continue obedience training and crowd acclimation while moving him towards water trials events.   

 

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Storm

Storm is the latest addition to our family, as has been noted. In summary, she is a wavy brown, also an import like Morgan.  Likewise, she  also comes from an excellent European bloodline of champions.  Consequently,  the day we picked her up at the Detroit Metro Airport, we found ourselves dodging severe storms and tornado’s.  Hence, her name “Lotta Storm”, and calling her storm for short.  Anyways, like Morgan and Freeman, she lives up to the athleticism and intelligence known to this breed.     

 

 

In terms of personality and temperaments, hers  lays somewhere between Morgan and Freeman. On the one hand, she is playful and a socialite like Morgan, but on the other, business like similar to Freeman, but not to the same extreme.  We believe with this combination she can be an all around dog working both therapy and water trial events.  Never the less, she will need to start with citizenship and obedience certification, as well. 

 

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