Belouro Reg'd (est. 1995) is located near the shores of Lake Simcoe between Barrie and Orillia Ontario. We have been involved with Portuguese Water Dogs since 1994, members over 25 years of the Canadian breed club PWDCC (past Director of the PWDCC, served on CKC Breed Standards revision and various PWDCC Committees); members of the American breed club PWDCA, CKC.
Puppies are raised in our home where other family members and breeder friends help to correctly socialize them, we temperament evaluate them to ensure proper placement. Puppies learn about the outdoors and the water as soon as the weather permits. They are introduced to the waters of Georgian Bay as we are avid boaters and spend many days on the water. The dogs accompany us on all excursions and become involved in various canine water activities.
As with any breed, PWDs are not exempt from hereditary health problems. When a family welcomes a puppy into their home it becomes an important part of the family. Puppies are whelped from fully health tested, multi-titled dam and sire that have been certified by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) to be free of hip and elbow disorders.
They are also DNA tested Optigen prcd-PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy), EOPRA for (early onset PRA), this guarantees they will produce PRA free and EOPRA free puppies.
GM-1 Gangliosidosis (storage disease), which is a nervous system disorder. All breeding PWDs are GM-1 tested clear prior to breeding.
As well, Juvenile Dilated Cardiomyopothy (JDCM) which is a fatal heart condition that is prevented by not breeding to carriers of the gene. Belouro® PWDs have been JDCM tested and are not carriers of the JDCM gene... the newest test that became available March 2020, Microphthalmia which is an ocular defect, our dogs have been tested Normal-Clear.
Both sire and dam are also certified by the Canine Eye Registration Foundation (CERF) annually and are free from eye disorders. All puppies are also CERF clear certified. There is also a coat DNA test, while is not a health test, breeding carriers of the improper coat gene results in a coat that is flat. Belouro® PWDs do not carry the improper coat gene.
8 health tests, one which is annual, 2 that are orthopedic, the 9th is coat.
Puppies are sold under a contract which covers health and ownership. Our main interest is in the proper placement of the puppy to a permanent loving home. All puppies are CKC registered. Pet puppies are CKC registered on a non-breeding agreement. We participate in the PWDCA sponsored PWD Health and Litter Database , Canine Health Information Center (CHIC), OFA database to share information with other breeders.
All of our dogs are individually health tested and older than two years of age before breeding.
If you are ready for the commitment of a puppy... and the adventure of a Belouro® puppy please contact us for information on availability. We also welcome all general inquiries relating to the breed. We can be reached by leaving an e-mail message in the mailbox attached to this website.
We do not ship puppies.