In 2000, hoping to start our own line, we bought our third Portuguese water dog, “Ruby”, from Judy Siebert of Piedelai Kennel. We bred Ruby to “Primo”, owned by Lana & Greg Woodburn. Primo throws nice mellow temperaments and beautiful white markings. He has a large head which is what Ruby needed improvement on. We were very happy with the results. The combination had beautiful puppies.
Around this time Ty decided he wanted a “Ruby/Primo” puppy. Julie was smart, and agreed on the condition that if Ty got a dog he would learn how to show him.
Ty picked up on the sport very quickly and was able to finish “Diamond” out of the Bred by Exhibitor Class, and then found himself hooked on PWD’s, and his other interests had to take a backseat to the dogs. Showing dogs is one of the few sports where amateurs compete with professionals.
We enjoy the competition, and are thrilled when our dogs win over dogs being shown by Professional Handlers.