To improve the quality of life and health of Portuguese Water Dogs

We are dedicated to fund canine medical research focused on issues that affect the health and well-being of Portuguese Water Dogs.

Since 1998, we have approved $557,935 dollars in funding to health research grants that benefit the Portuguese Water Dog. Through your donations, the Portuguese Water Dog Foundation was a major contributor in the development of the DNA gene test for Juvenile Dilated Cardiomyopathy, as well as the test for Progressive Retinal Atrophy. The Foundation sponsors various studies on cancers, Addison’s disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, hip dysplasia as well as many other important areas of health research.

You too can make a difference and help us be able to carry on with our mission to improve the quality of life and future health of our Portuguese Water Dog companions.



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CH Aviators Anchors Aweigh

CH Aviators Anchors Aweigh

Neocles Calimel Cracker Jack, “C.J.”

Neocles Calimel Cracker Jack

CH Nightskye Luz Da Lua Bars RA TD TH CGC NW1, “Sampson”

CH NightSkye Luz Da Lua Bars RA, TD, TH, CGC, NW1