About Us

We are breeders of Portuguese Water Dogs in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area. Our Arizona kennel, Sapphire's Portuguese Water Dogs, is an active member of the Superstition Kennel Club, Rio Salgado Portuguese Water Dog Club, PWDCA, and the BMDCA.

Our first breed is Bernese Mountain Dogs. We have been BMD exhibitors/breeders since 1998. We have produced top winning dogs over the past 12 years and have had a dog in the top 10 for the past 5 years. We strive for excellence. Please visit our Bernese site at www.azbmd.com.

We had always been intrigued by the Portuguese Water Dog and got Dory, AM/CAN CH Planalto Dory De Sapphire, our first PWD from Karen and Dottie. Dory was a winner right off the bat winning Best Puppy In Show in Palm Springs with an over 4500 dog entry that year! She went on to win her first 5 pt major in Scottsdale and just kept going to a group placing special. We then took her to Canada for a regional and cluster shows where she obtained her Canadian Championship in just 3 days.

Dory has been a fantastic mother and has produced some beautiful puppies for us to continue her legacy. Through this breed, we have met and become friends with some wonderful people who have been so helpful and supportive. We look forward to the future of our breeding program and we thank the wonderful people who have helped us become the breeders we are today.

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