The American Kennel Club recognized Benita Bottom-Svitchan and TagAlong PWD as a Breeder of Merit in August
2011. TagAlong PWD will continue to be strong supporters of the policy and procedures of the AKC and strive to produce healthy dogs with the conformation and spirit of the working Portuguese Water
Dog. We encourage our new owners to participate in PWD water work, AKC
companion, performance and conformation events to build lifelong friendships and a strong bond with their working Portuguese Water Dog in the sport of pure bred dogs.
"Siena", CH Aviator's Peanut Gallery CD, RA, OA, NAJ, CWD, SROM, CGC, and her daughter "Savoy", CH TagAlong's High Tea for
Two CD, RA, AX, AXJ, NF, CGC, WWD, SROM and son "Sabato", CH TagAlong's Roman Holiday BN, CD, RE, AWD, CGC are always eager to go for a walk or jog. They
also love water and retrieving in the ocean, lakes,ponds and of course swimming pools too. Once they finish their work and play they do have their special household spots like the kitchen or
family room to just hang out. PWDs are great companions too. Of course there are times when they must be left alone unsupervised and this is why crate training is highly
recommended for young dogs and certainly for puppies left alone. A crate is a very safe place for a PWD to be as they learn household rules.
Training, discipline and socilization are a must for having a well behaved Portuguese Water Dog. They are an active and intelligent breed who needs both social and
mental stimulation and exercise. Siena" has her favorite places and people and she loved training as a puppy at Olde Towne School for
in Alexandria, VA where she got a great start in life attending their two week daily puppy class and having lessons for her and her owner handler "me". We also highly
recommend that all pups have a pet care professional to take care of them when their people are away. TagAlong PWD requests that all of our puppies take
their owners to school and complete a puppy school and Basic Obedience class to make sure their new owners are trained well to take care of them. Puppy owners are also
encouraged to participate in the AKC Puppy S.T.A.R. Program
and we will gladly help you find a pet trainer
and school for you and your new puppy.
We look forward to meeting you and talking more about what it is like to live with a PWD.
Please note that views expressed on this Web site are from TagAlong PWD, and do not represent the views of the PWDCA, Inc.