About our Kennel

Maryland Porti-Paws is a small AKC registered kennel dedicated to breeding friendly, pure-bred Portuguese Water Dogs.  We have 3 females and 1 male who produce 2-3 litters per year.  Our dogs enjoy playing and running around our large, 1 acre lot.  In the summer, they get to swim in our in-ground pool! 

Our puppies are kept with their mother and sometimes other puppies for playtime. They are well socialized by adults and breeder's grandchildren! We take pride in how well our puppies do with children, and ensure plenty of handling by the time they are ready to go to their forever home!


All of our puppies come with a good health guarantee and their first set of vaccinations. All puppies will have been checked out by a veterinarian at least once, and be AKC registered prior to leaving the kennel. 



About the Breed

Portuguese Water Dogs originated in Portugal during the Middle Ages. They functioned as a fishermen's fishing aid for their excellent swimming capabilities. Today, they are commonly used in water rescues. 


Portuguese Water Dogs are medium sized, and can have curly or wavy fur. Their coats can vary between mostly black to mostly white! 


Friendly, smart, and active, the Portuguese Water Dog is a great choice for a family dog. They do well with children and other dogs and pets. Portuguese Water Dogs will want to be trained and live an active lifestyle. Bonus if you have a pool or access to water!