I’ve always heard March comes in like a lion, but this year March is coming in like a pair of Portuguese Water Dogs. You’ll understand once you see this awesome photo from Beth Alexander Photography. Molly and Atlas must have so much fun during this snowy photo shoot.
From Maegan “After lots of research, we decided a Portuguese Water dog would be a great fit for our family. We were so fortunate to meet an amazing, responsible breeder who spent lots of time getting to know us, to match us with the best puppy for our family.
Our breeder became our biggest resource and a close friend. Last year when Molly’s sister had a beautiful litter of 14 puppies, we decided to keep the ‘pick of the litter’ and try our hand at conformation!
Atlas instantly fit into our family. At only a year old he already has his Canadian Championship, Canadian Good Neighbour Certificate, and a Rally Obedience title.
Molly and Atlas play together constantly. When we’re gone to work, Molly lies right beside Atlas’ crate all day.”
Although I’m a big proponent of dog adoption, if you are considering buying a puppy, please research breeders carefully as this family did.
An ethical breeder will among other things:
- welcome you to visit the mom and puppies
- ask you lots of questions and be happy to answer your questions.
- will insist that you sign a contract stating that if you can’t keep the puppy you will return it to the breeder
- never sell puppies to a pet store
- test the parents for genetic diseases
About Beth Alexander Photography: Based in Avonmore, Ontario, Beth specializes in pet photography.