What Our DoMarco PWD Owners Say
"Dyna is the love of my life!! Whether it's a night sitting on the couch watching a movie, or out romping in the park, she is always by my side and happy to be doing what I'm doing. I, of course, love the fact that she doesn't shed and is extremely well behaved. She loves children, but REALLY enjoys playing with other dogs of all shapes and sizes! She's full of energy and a little naughty at times, but usually the funny kind of naughty. If you treat a Portuguese Water Dog right, they are your best friend for life!" Marci M
"When my Golden died it took me a while to decide to get another dog and I researched several breeds. I really liked PWDs and eventually found my way to Brytt by way of the internet. She was very helpful, gave me lots of information and let me meet several adults and puppies to get to know the breed. It was hard to NOT get a puppy, but I knew my hectic work schedule just wouldn't allow the time a puppy needs. We decided a better choice was an adult which I got from Brytt about 6 weeks ago. She is a great girl. I am discovering that she is very smart, energetic and bouncy and also loves to snuggle. It took her a few weeks to really figure out that she lives at my house now, but once she did she has started to take big steps forward in her confidence and trust in me. While it is certainly possible for a single person to own a PWD and work full time, it does take a big commitment. They don't like to be alone all day every day so I have changed my schedule to go home for lunch and sometimes I bring her along for a morning or afternoon. The good thing is that a PWD will reward your big commitment of time and energy with loads of love and affection, a sparkle in their big brown eyes, and tail-wagging dances of joy." Colleen B
"You have been the topic of much conversation in our household recently. My husband asked me if I had told you how we felt about Velvet. She is such a sweet natured dog and so friendly - we haven't met a stranger yet (except me when I come thundering downstairs!!!) She hardly chews any of our things and she tries to help with the laundry (picking up stuff from the floor that I drop - sometimes stuff that should stay there but hey, she is 5 months old). We feel that you made a wonderful choice for us and obviously understand this process a lot more than your average breeder. We are really grateful to you for choosing us but more importantly for choosing Velvet as a puppy for us." Louise K
In tribute to a wonderful owner and friend of DoMarco who has passed on, I include a portion of this special story of Susan, Susan's husband, Frank, and their amazing dog, Maddie. Susan and Frank have loved this dog immensely and I think Susan would like it if Maddie's story was included here. Maddie is a tribute to our breed in her intelligence, sensitivity and loyalty; confirming once again, that dogs are man's best friend. Thank you Frank, for sharing your story and for the love you give to Maddie.
"I am so happy we met you and you allowed us to have Maddie.
Thank God for Maddie. She is my best friend at night and follows me to what ever room I go to. I hug her, kiss her and talk to her. I am not sure what she understands and she keeps looking around for Susan.
May 17th, the day after the diagnosis was strep throat; Maddie would not leave Susan's side. Susan was trying to take a nap and asked me to get Maddie out of the bedroom, because her collar was jingling. Maddie is very well trained. I called her twice and she would not come. I tried to reach for her collar and she batted my hand with her paw. When I tried to get her collar from behind, she bared her teeth and growled at me. She has never done that. I told Susan that Maddie was staying. While Susan napped, Maddie curled up next to her touching her. Maddie knew more than the doctors.
Saturday, May 19th I took Susan to the hospital, because she couldn't swallow water, was confused and was breathing strangely. That's when they determined she had acute Leukemia. Susan passed away May 25th, without ever having a chance to try any shot at chemo or any experimental drugs.
Again, thank God for Maddie" Frank