Loyal and loving, Wisconsin Wisconsin Portuguese Water Dogs quickly become part of the fabric of their owners’ lives
Wisconsin Portuguese Water Dogs relish their work as pets, guardians, workers, and best friends. Though they are not without their challenges, the noble hearts and able minds of Portuguese Water Dogs make them incomparable companions. Wisconsin Portuguese Water Dogs are creative and opinionated. Their great ingenuity and drive can be both a marvel and an annoyance.
Wise owners commit to early, positive obedience training and to daily exercise for their dog’s mind and body. Portuguese Water Dogs are discriminating canines who evaluate people before forming bonds with them. Once these bonds are formed, a Water Dog loves its “people” with all of its heart. Their sensible, cautious temperament has been preserved from the days in which Water Dogs worked on Portuguese fishing boats, procuring and guarding the day’s catch alongside their beloved masters.
As puppies they are naturally curious about the water- they like to play in their water bowl and, unfortunately, in any unguarded toilets. As adults, many dogs are adept swimmers; some are almost obsessive about water retrieving. Because of their affinity for one another, there are many multiple Wisconsin Portuguese Water Dog families. These families are treated to the unique delights of Portuguese Water Dog games, wrestling matches, and cacophonous attempts at communication. Startlingly intelligent, it seems that Water Dogs are quite capable of planning tricks or capers in advance. They excel at problem solving and challenge their owners to keep up with their fruitful imaginations for play and mischief.
At the same time, Wisconsin Portuguese Water Dogs are incredibly sensitive to their owner’s moods. Their big brown eyes and sweet canine hearts see and sense everything. This emotional sophistication allows many Portuguese Water Dogs to thrive as therapy or service dogs. The Portuguese Water Dog is a joy and a challenge. Loving these dogs is easy, but owning one is a responsibility. Be prepared to think, train, and love beyond reason.
About Sunshine Kennels, Wisconsin Portuguese Water Dogs
We bought our first Portuguese Water Dog "BO" in 2002, and just three years later brought home "Molly".
We enjoy participating in conformation, agility, obedience, and water work with our dogs. Our dogs do not live in kennels- they sleep in our bed, sit on our couch, and they play in our yard.
As breeders, Wisconsin Portuguese Water Dogs are committed to producing healthy pets who have stable temperaments. It is important to us to find homes that will be appropriate our puppies and want to be involved in our puppies’ lives even after they leave us for their new families. We will always be available to answer questions and to lend support. We at Sunshine Kennels, Wisconsin Portuguese Water Dogs hope that we will produce healthy, sound dogs who enrich and enliven people’s lives.
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Why NuVet Plus is a part of our guarantee
As a quality breeder, Wisconsin Portuguese Water Dogs highest priority is the health of the dogs I breed. Part of that responsibility includes doing everything possible to assure their wellbeing after they go to a new home. While all quality dog foods will provide everything needed to sustain life. NuVet Plus is and added benefit to your puppies health. NuVet is cold processed allowing all of the benefits of its rich nutrients to be retained, giving your new puppy an extra layer of protection, especially during the most critical first year of life. Additionally, when puppies nurse, they rely on their mother’s colostrum (highly nutritious milk produced right after birth) for the antibodies they need to fight infection. However, the maternal antibodies’ effectiveness declines as the puppy’s immune system begins to mature. By 8 weeks, your puppy’s immune system is at a vulnerable point and will soon be challenged on multiple fronts. When a puppy is moved away from its mother and siblings to live with its new family, the immune system is weakened by the stress of adoption and exposure to bacteria and viruses in its new home. These are pathogens for which the puppy’s body has not yet developed antibodies, and it is widely recognized that the immune system is less effective in times of stress. So starting NuVet Plus now is important to helping your puppy grow into a healthy adult. The vaccine series is also started during this time period. Vaccines are only effective if the immune system can respond properly. If the immune system is distracted by combating an actual disease processor and it does not receive the nutrients required to keep it strong during times of stress, the health of the puppy is at risk. The best way to prevent illness during this critical time is to provide the nutritional support required for proper immune system function.
Wisconsin Portuguese Water Dog owners commit to early, positive obedience training and to daily exercise for their dog’s mind and body. NuVet Plus is a synergistic combination of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals known to boost immune system function. All of NuVet Labs’ ingredients are sourced in the United States, manufactured in a human-grade U.S. FDA registered pharmaceutical laboratory, and cold processed to maximize the potency of the nutrients. NuVet Labs has been in business since 1997 and has never had a product recall. By including NuVet Plus® into your puppy’s daily diet, you can be confident that you are providing the nutrients required for optimal immune system performance. Additional information may be found on the NuVet Labs website www.nuvet.com. NuVet is not available in stores, and is only available to the general public with an order code from an authorized pet professional.