How it all got started
"It is not a job or the money, This is what I do, it is my life and my Happiness. Plus, it is a true heart fulfillment and not many can say that they have made the lives and happiness of 400 families and puppies complete. I prefer to keep a puppy true to it's roots, where their life is fulfilled and they feel as though they have a purpose. It isn't about a show or how good the dog makes the owner look. It is about how the dog and the owner make each other feel." -------D.Workman
Pier 7 Porties is a family effort to celebrate the wonderful breed of the Portuguese Water Dog with people who share the same interest. It is built around the love of all creatures and belief that every family should experience the love of a pet, even if allergies or other obstacles exist within the home. We believe this breed is one of the most loving, loyal, and dynamic breeds in the world. They have a great athletic ability, stamina, temperament, looks, and the brains to back it all up. We are so proud to be a part of the wonderful world of the PWD! Pier7 is a family whose hearts are filled by seeing happiness in others, and to be a part of that happiness is what keeps us going. We take pride in breeding the healthiest of the healthy and prove that by offering lifetime health guarantees with each dog we place. Our plan is to place each and every dog in a home for it's entire life and we do not allow health to stand in the way or shorten that bond in any way. While we do participate in showing and raise many show quality dogs from champion bloodlines, our main focuses in our Portuguese Water Dog's are health, loyalty, and for our porties to provide the love to other families that they have provided for us. As a family of nurses, we continue to stay true to health and therapy as well and there is no bigger accomplishment to us than for one of our dogs to be able to help others. We have had many dogs go to therapy homes and therapy programs for training over the last 9 years and all have done wonderful. It is a well known fact that these dogs are fulfilled with the feeling of working and helping others and is our dream that our dogs have a life filled with happiness and meaning and while it may not be fishing it is a way for them to show they are needed and are capable of doing what needs to be done. We would like to say thank you to all of our puppy families for loving and caring for our dogs and allowing us to continue to be able to travel this amazing journey with others who share a common interest.