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blackwaterdiamond.com Our kennel was created gradually as we are getting more and more "fallen down" to this amazing breed. We bought our first PWD (Oakley) in 2010 as nothing to the unsuspecting dogs preferring non-flowing breeds. At home, we had Bishon a poil frise and we knew that another dog must also be non-flowing, but at the same time it should be proportionally a bit bigger and a bit more active. Because we own the Dog Training School, we knew we'd have plenty of time to devote him and that's why his lively temper and tirelessness would not be an obstacle for us. We have also been looking for a suitable companion for children and for the performance of canistherapy, as we also prepare dogs for canistherapy in our training school and this breed really has all the prerequisites for a terrific therapeutic dog. Since in Slovakia this breed has not been extended so far, we had to look beyond the borders of our neighbors (the Czech Republic), where we agreed to meet personally after a time of communication via emails with the breeder because we did not see the portraits alive. It was love at first glance! We immediately came to the pavilion and did not know how to care for our puppy. About a year after we brought home the PWD, we knew that we would not just stay at one but our family responsibilities (the birth of children ...) drew us a little bit of a dream, but finally, when our children grew up a bit, we brought brown bitch (Shelby). Since we still think that there is no better breed than the Portuguese Water Dog, we have decided to help this wonderful breed in Slovakia, so our kennel has been set up to keep the quality of breeding at the highest level and at the same time to breed this breed also in Slovakia, not only abroad.

­čśŐReally "important" note: Few people after the purchase of the PWD will stay at only one ­čśŐ

History

Portuguese water dog is a very old breed, which was in Portugal in the 13th century. Already it was a fisherman who helped attract nets, catch fish, and transmit messages from the ship to the mainland. In his novice, he lost his job and did not disappear thanks to the enormous enthusiasm of a bunch of enthusiasts who managed to stabilize it in the 1930s. In the past, the Portuguese water dog was on the entire Portuguese coast. Today, as a result of the modernization of fishing, it is mainly in the province of Algarve, which is considered to be the place where it originated. Because it has been on the Portuguese coast for a long time, it is recognized as a Portuguese national breed.

Standard

ORIGIN:
Portugal.
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE OFFICIAL VALID STANDARD:
04.11.2008.
UTILIZATION:
Assistance with fishing and retrieving as well as companion dog.
FCI- CLASSIFICATION:
Group 8 Retrievers, Flushing Dogs, Water Dogs. Section 3 Water dogs. Without working trial.
BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY:
In ancient times, the Portuguese Water Dog could be found throughout the entire Portuguese coast. Thereafter, due to continuous changes in fishing methods, the breed was located mainly in the Algarve region which is now considered as its original birthplace. Its presence on the Portuguese coast is probably very remote and thus the Portuguese Water Dog should be considered as an autochthonous Portuguese breed.
GENERAL APPEARANCE:
A dog of medium proportions, bracoïd tending to rectilinear to slight convex. Harmonious in shape, balanced, strong and well muscled. Considerable development of the muscles due to constant swimming.
IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS:
Of almost square shape, with the length of body approximately equal to height at the withers. The ratio of the height at the withers to the depth of the chest is 2:1; the ratio of length of skull to muzzle is 4:3.
BEHAVIOUR/TEMPERAMENT:
Exceptionally intelligent, it understands and obeys easily and happily any order given by its owner. An animal with impetuous disposition, wilful, courageous, sober and resistant to fatigue. It has a severe, penetrating and attentive expression, as well as remarkable visual and scent faculties. An excellent and resistant swimmer and diver, it is the inseparable companion of the fisherman for whom it performs a multitude of tasks, both in fishing and in guarding and protecting its boat and property. While fishing, it will willingly jump to sea to retrieve escaped fish, diving if necessary and likewise if a net breaks or a cable becomes loose. It is also used as a liaison between boats and shore or vice-versa, even at great distances.
HEAD:
Well proportioned, strong and broad. Parallel longitudinal axes of the skull and muzzle.
CRANIAL REGION:
Skull:
Seen in profile it is slightly longer than the muzzle (4:3). Its curvature is more accentuated at the back and the occipital protuberance is pronounced. Seen from the front the parietal bones are rounded with a slight depression in the middle; the front is slightly hollow, the frontal furrow extends to two thirds of the parietal bones and the superciliary arches are prominent.
Stop:
Well defined and slightly behind the inner corners of the eyes.
FACIAL REGION:
Nose:
Wide, with well open and pigmented nostrils. Black in black, white and pied animals. In brown specimens the nose is the same colour as the coat, but never marbled.
Muzzle:
Straight, broader at the base than at the extremity.
Lips:
Thick, especially in front. Commissure not prominent. Mucous membranes (palate, under the tongue and gums) deeply pigmented in black, deep brown in brown dogs.
Jaws/Teeth:
Strong, healthy teeth, not visible when mouth is closed. Strong and well developed canines. Scissor bite or pincer bite.
Eyes:
Medium sized; noticeable and rounded in shape; set well apart and slightly slanted. The iris is black or brown and the lids are thin and black edged, brown in brown dogs. Unapparent conjunctive.
Ears :
Set above the eye line, held against the head, slightly raised from the rear and heart-shaped. Thin in texture, their extremity never reaches below the throat.
NECK:
Straight, short, rounded, well muscled, well set and carried high; connecting to the body in an harmonious transition. Without ruff or dewlap.
BODY :
Top line:
Straight; level.
Withers:
Wide and not prominent.
Back:
Straight, short, broad and well muscled.
Loin:
Short and well connected to the croup.
Croup:
Well proportioned, slightly sloping with symmetrical and non apparent hip bones.
Chest:
Wide and deep. Its lower edge should reach the elbow. The ribs are long and well sprung, providing great respiratory capacity.
Underline & belly:
Gracefully shaped and reduced in volume.
TAIL:
Natural, of medium set-on, thick at its base, tapering towards the end. Should not reach below the hock. When at tentive curls in a ring, not reaching beyond the middle of the loin. It is a useful aid for swimming and diving.
LIMBS FOREQUARTERS:
General appearance:
Strong and straight. Upright. Slightly sloping pasterns are admissible.
Shoulder:
Slanting in profile and transversely. Strong muscular development.
Upper arm:
Strong and medium in size. Parallel to the main body line.
Forearm:
Long and strongly muscled.
Carpus (pastern joint):
Strong bones, broader when seen from the front than from the side.
Metacarpus (pastern) :
Long and strong. Forefeet Rounded and flat with slightly arched toes of medium length. The webbing, extending over the whole length of the toes, is composed of limp tissue and covered with abundant and long hair. Black nails are preferred but, according to coat colour, may also be white, striped or brown. The nails do not reach the ground. Hard central pad and normal thickness in the other pads.
HINDQUARTERS :
General appearance :
Upright and well muscled. Slightly sloping hocks are admissible.
Buttock :
Strong and well rounded.
Thigh :
Strong and medium in length. Very well muscled. Stifle joint turned neither in nor out. Second thigh : Long and very well muscled. Turned neither in nor out. Well slanting from front to back. All tendons and ligaments are strong.
Hock :
Strong.
Metatarsus (rear pastern) :
Long. Without dewclaws.
Hind feet :
Identical to the forefeet in all aspects.
GAIT/MOVEMENT :
Easy movement with short steps at walk; light cadenced trot and energetic gallop.
SKIN :
Thick, supple; not very tight; internal and external mucous membranes preferably pigmented.
COAT HAIR :
The whole body is abundantly covered with strong hair, with no undercoat. There are two varieties: one long and wavy and the other shorter and curly. The first is slightly shiny and woolly; the latter is dense, lustreless and forms compact cylindrical curls. Except for the underarms and groin the coat is even all over the skin. On the head it forms a topknot of wavy hair in the long and wavy variety and of curly hair in the curly variety. The hair in the ears is longer in the long and wavy variety.
COLOUR :
The coat is black or brown of various shades, or solid white. In black or brown coats, white is accepted in the following locations: muzzle, topknot, neck, forechest, belly, tip of tail and lower extremities of the limbs, below the elbows and hocks. The white coat must not be albino, consequently the nose, eyelids and inside of the mouth should be pigmented in black, and brown in brown dogs . In this breed partial clipping of the coat, when it is too long, is typical. The hindquarters, the muzzle and part of the tail are clipped, leaving a plume of full length hair at the tip of the tail.
HEIGHT AND WEIGHT :
Height :
Males: 50 - 57 cm. Ideal height 54 cm. Females: 43 - 52 cm. Ideal height 46 cm.
Weight :
Males: 19 - 25 kg. Females: 16 - 22 kg.
FAULTS :
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect on the health and welfare of the dog.
SEVERE FAULTS :
Head :
Too long, narrow, flat or pointed.
Muzzle :
Too tapered or pointed.
Eyes :
Light, too protruding or too sunken.
Ears :
Incorrect set, too big, too short or folded.
Tail :
Heavy, dropped in action or raised perpendicularly.
DISQUALIFYING FAULTS:
Aggressive or overly shy.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
Size :
Over-sized or under-sized
Jaws :
Undershot or overshot.
Eyes :
Wall eye, uneven in shape or size.
Deafness :
Congential or acquired.
Tail :
Docked, rudimentary or non-existent.
Feet :
Presence of dewclaws.
Coat :
Hair different from the described types.
Colour :
Albinism, marbled nostrils in whole or in part. Any other colour than the described type.

Ernani Canto Mokr├Ż Bandita (Oakley)

Sex: dog
Born: 13.2.2010
Color and type of coat: black with white marking, curly
Breeding dog: from 2012
Certificate of the therapeutic dog
Shows: 4x CAJC, 2x CAC, 1x BOB, Slovak Junior Champion, Victory Junior Winner 2012
PRA-prcd: A-clear
HIPS: B/B
GENETIC PROFILE
Father of 11 puppies (4 female, 7 male)



Bohemia Princess Rei Pescador (Shelby)

Sex: bitch
Born: 5.6.2016
Color and type of coat: brown with white marking, wavy
Breeding dog: from 2018
Certificate of the therapeutic dog
Shows: 3x CAJC, 7x CAC, 3x res.CAC, 1x CACIB, 2x res.CACIB, 3x BOJ, 1x BOB, 1x BOS, Slovak Junior Champion, Grand Prix Slovakia Junior Winner 2017, Derby Junior Winner 2017, Victory Junior Winner 2018, Slovak Winner 2018, Club Winner SVK 2018, Club Winner CZE 2018
PRA-prcd: A-clear
HIPS: A/A
GENETIC PROFILE



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Litter A - 16.1.2019

Puppies was born 16.1.2019. All puppies are very nice and healthy. Shelby is great mother. We have 7 males and 4 females, in curly and wavy coat, black with white markings.
A personal visit before taking a puppy is welcomed.







The mating was in November 2018. USG confirmed puppies in December 2018.
The puppies will be available in March 2019.



We expect the birth of puppies in black, black with white markings, maybe brown and brown with white markings, curly and wavy. Expecting fantastic nature after parents, since both parents have the Certificate of therapeutic dog. If you are interested in a puppy or have any questions about the breed, please contact us.

MOTHER: Bohemia Princess Rei Pescador (Shelby)



Born: 5.6.2016
Color and type of coat: brown with white marking, wavy
Breeding dog: from 2018
Certificate of the therapeutic dog
Shows: 3x CAJC, 7x CAC, 3x res.CAC, 1x CACIB, 2x res.CACIB, 3x BOJ, 1x BOB, 1x BOS, Slovak Junior Champion, Grand Prix Slovakia Junior Winner 2017, Derby Junior Winner 2017, Victory Junior Winner 2018, Slovak Winner 2018, Club Winner SVK 2018, Club Winner CZE 2018
PRA-prcd: A-clear
HIPS: A/A
GENETIC PROFILE

FATHER: Camlin Seadancer Made in America for Mokry Bandita (Boris) (import USA)



Born: 7.7.2010
Color and type of coat: black with white marking, curly
Breeding dog: from 2012
Certificate of the therapeutic dog
Shows: Champion CZ, HU, PL, Junior Champion CZ, HU, PL, BIG Champion od Champions 2012, Naj├║spe┼ínej┼í├ş v├Żstavn├Ż Portugalsk├Ż vodn├Ż pes v ─îR za rok 2011, Klubov├Ż ┼íampion ─îR od roku 2014
PRA-prcd: A-clear
HIPS: A/A
Genotype for Improper Coat: Normal
JDCM-cardio 1-1 (probable normal) (USA test)