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 both have tested negative for all the DNA genetic marker tests recommended by PWDCA (Portuguese Water Dog Club of America).  As well as the genetic tests, they both have  tested negative for hip dysplasia and eye diseases, with  hip and CAER certification through OFA  (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals).  Notably, they both have received CHIC Certification through OFA.   Click on the Logo below to learn more about the Importance of CHIC Certification and how it can help.  Storm is still a puppy yet, although we are awaiting results from her DNA profiling.  She will get her certifications at her age appropriate levels while she is growing.        

Aptitudes

All three of our dogs are exceptional athletes, great retrievers, and  above all, incredibly intelligent. 

Morgan and Freeman have mastered the Frisbee showing off with scoops and fly catches.  Where as Storm as a puppy has master retrieving and returning it to the hand.  The rest will come as she gets older. 

Morgan and Storm are the Socialites and have gone regularly on nursing home visits, while Freeman is all about business.  Although Freeman has tried a few visits, it simply is not his thing.  

We were finally able to attend the PWD and Newfie Water Trials last summer.  Learn more here at Great Lake Portuguese Water Dog club GLPWDC . 

Health Testing and Pedigrees

 

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

However, if you would like to view the actual reports, we have uploaded copies of them on the Paw Prints data base.    To  view the reports click on the Paw Print Logos below each dog and it will take you to the Paw Prints data base.  

   

Whether getting a puppy from us or someone else we highly recommend checking the OFA registry or an approved laboratories to make sure all genetic testing has been done and is legitimate. 

 

Morgan
Paw Print Pedigrees Dog Seal
Freeman
Paw Print Pedigrees Dog Seal

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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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