About Us

NEWS FLASH: WE WILL NOT HAVE PUPPIES AVAILABLE FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE. COCO IS NO LONGER SUITABLE FOR BREEDING AS HER X-RAYS HAVE SHOWN “EVIDENCE OF MINOR DYSPLASTIC CHANGES” IN HER  HIP JOINTS AND LOW GRADE ELBOW DYSPLASIA. WE CANNOT, IN GOOD CONSCIENCE, PROCEED WITH BREEDING HER. SHE WILL CONTINUE TO BE A FAMILY PET, ALONG WITH CHERRY.

WE ARE SEEKING TO SECURE ANOTHER MEANS TO BREED AND NURTURE A NEW LITTER OF PUPPIES.

WE THANK EVERYONE FOR THEIR SUPPORT AND INTEREST IN OUR PUPPIES.

Praia da Baia PWDs is located near Victoria, BC on a rural property that is home to Jan and George, with Cherry and her daughter, Coco, our Portuguese Water Dogs.

Jan and George had cocker spaniels in our lives and Jan has bred them. In modern times we started out deciding we wanted a Portuguese water dog and arranging for the purchase of a female pup when she became available. Before that could occur we decided that we would want to breed her if she was of Championship quality. After much searching we obtained a Cherry, female pup, from Mavis McClintock of Samador PWDs, as a family pet. We enjoyed taking Cherry to shows and she earned her Canadian Championship.

After health testing, and with Mavis’s mentoring, Cherry was bred to Baker, a beautiful young dog in the process of getting his Championship. Ten magnificent puppies were born on September 16, 2011! The puppies are in homes all the way from Vancouver Island to Boston Mass!

On Saturday October 6, 2012, Cherry delivered eight puppies, sired by Baker, four males and four females. They went to new homes as far away as San Francisco.

In February 2014, Cherry was bred by artificial insemination to Tux, a  Canadian Champion, owned by Shari Cooper, Tracey Brown and Lana Langley, out of Alberta. Eleven black and white puppies were born on April 23, 2014. Cherry is now “retired”.

We are working on breeding Coco, from the 2014 litter. Hopefully we will have puppies ready to go to their new homes after this Christmas-time.  

In case you were wondering, “Praia da Baia” is Portuguese for “beach of the bay”, honouring the homeland of the Portuguese Water Dog in the Algarve region of Portugal.