Our Breeding Philosophy

Each Ruff-Wave (reg.) breeding is undertaken with consideration, care and investigation.  We consider Temperament and Health as our primary mission, believing that if you cannot live with a dog and if a dog is not predisposed to long life, then there are perhaps unanswered questions as to why the breeding was undertaken.

Often, a puppy from each of our litters stays with us.  We consider ourselves as our best customer.  We are always breeding with an eye toward keeping a puppy for our home.  We feel this make our litters better suited for those who are also looking for a puppy.

At Ruff-Wave (reg.) we attempt to breed puppies to a standard as suggested in the Breeders Agreement of the Portuguese Water Dog Club of America, Inc, which we are long term active members in good standing.  Parents are health tested and DNA identified, puppies receive genetic testing where appropriate, and as well receive well puppy care, vaccinations and are microchipped.

Typically, we breed once every year or so, depending on the age of our dogs, personal schedules and competition planning.  Litters are raised in our home.

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