All our dogs came from champion parents and could no doubt all be champions themselves had we chosen to show them and enter into that political ring. That would mean leaving some of our dogs at home with my husband & traveling with only a few at a time. I would miss them too much to do that & maybe even Mike, my husband, too. We would rather stay home together with all of them so we can play and enjoy every single day as a pack.
How will you know if it is a Polish Sea Dog Pirate?
He will be wearing 2 eye patches!
Tribute to THOR Infante De Grifford, (Portugal & US AKC)
Figurr’in PWD came from Portugal & desiring to have the Very Best Stud possible to start our kennel we tracked down the best breeder in the world. We were truly blessed to get Mr. Stud Muffin Thor from Augusto Guimaraes who owned the famous & historic De Grifford Kennel in Portugal. Augusto the Portuguese Water Dog Guru of the world bred true standard size and temperament for over 65 years.
His strong genes and direct Portuguese bloodlines produced puppies that continue his special bloodlines for us. He was loyal, loving and devoted to all his lady pirate beauties and us. His favorite pick up line, “I’ve sailed the Seven Seas, and you’re the sleekest schooner I’ve ever sighted”.
Died September 14, 2017. Thor went on 3 hikes with his pack and took his late afternoon nap in his favorite dog bed. He died in his sleep. We should all be so lucky. We slid him down into his grave and he lay there with the biggest smile on his face. He found Augusto and some of his littermates and they were already having fun together. God Bless Him. He was a good old boy and died with his boots on. We’ll always love you and meet at that famous rainbow bridge.
Current Stud Muffins
INDIANA Jones, Harding, (Canadian & US AKC)
INDIANA Jones, Dr. Jones when he is in trouble. Indy earned his name from all the dangerous stunts he pulled on us as an 8-week-old puppy, without getting hurt even once. No matter what the season he’s wet from being in water and catching balls, which he hockey kicks back to you. He adores and loves playing with his puppies. They are the only ones he will ever give up his ball to. He has a perfect sweet disposition no matter what any of the girls do to him. His coat is a beautiful thick brown with beautiful white markings. He’s an absolute wonderful joy and fun guy to be around.
Sea Dog Dread PIRATE Roberts, Butler, (US AKC)
Ahrrr…. Dread Pirate Roberts, is an exceptionally beautiful parti color black and white sweetheart. He has a beautiful shinny thick wavy coat and a natural black eye patch on his eye. He’s super athletic, but sweet and gentle as it can be. Pirate loves attention and sleeping next to his 7-year-old master, Regan. He is an extremely loyal family member. He loves playing with all kids that come over to visit & his best friends his beloved Princess Buttercup and Precious Muffin. He never runs out of patience for Master Regan who he grew up with.
SEA DOG MOWGLI, Fleetville, (US AKC)
Mowgli is a one of a kind and our newest stud muffin in our outstanding line up and on the smaller size being only 52 pounds. He has the most rare, Silver Fox colors with dark auburn on the bottom of his coat, feet and around his eyes and silver on the tips of his beautiful thick wavy coat. He gets compliments everywhere he goes. From his tremendous markings to his absolute perfect disposition, Mowgli has been nothing short of pure joy to raise. He learned commands very easily. He loves running and playing with his comrades. Fetch is one of his favorite games, even though he sometimes thinks it’s funny to make you chase him because of his wonderful sense of humor!
SEA DOG DE GIFFORD COOPER, West Chester, (US AKC)
Cooper is as good as they come. He is from our Sea Dog Kennel. Pirate and Katie Scarlett were his parents and Thor his grandfather. No wonder he is so good and sweet. He has 4 wonderful well-behaved kids to play with everyday that are home schooled, which is of course why they are so nice to one another and well-behaved. Lillie is his one true love. Both of them are as smart as they come.
SUNFLOWER'S BO, Nicholson, (US AKC)
Sunflower’s Bo has a sunny disposition to match his name. He loves to cavort through the snow, launching himself in the air like a dog half his size. Bo is a big mush and is happiest when he’s playing with his girls Emma and Bonnie Blue. Snuggling with his human girl is a very close second! You won’t find a dog more loyal and attentive than Bo. He’s a beautiful jet black wavy with beautiful white markings. Recently he has turned into quite the Ladies Man.
Lillie Jasmine, West Chester, (US AKC)
Lillie loves the outdoors and her special loving family in West Chester. Together with handsome Cooper, whose grandfather was our famous THOR, they are keeping our famous De Gifford bloodline going. Their puppies are all as sweet and gentle as they both are.
Sea Dog De Gifford Princess Buttercup, Butler, (US AKC)
We are proud to have Princess continuing our fantastic DE Gifford bloodlines. Famous Sea Dog De Gifford Anjo Branco (our white angel) is Princess’s mom, and Indy is her dad.
She’s super agile, very athletic, always on a hunt, and after being a destroyer the first year of her life, she turned into a super sweetie pie, and a super mom. Princess and Pirate destroyed a lot the first year of their life’s – and now she is as sweet as she could be
The Dread Pirate Roberts and her are like a tag team running around the farm and new Malt House in Butler all day until their little masters get home from school to play with them.
Sea Dog Muffin, Butler, (US AKC)
Our newest and best addition is little Muffy. She is a perfect little girl and never seems to do anything bad. She keeps everyone amused with how she can constantly entertains herself and the others in the pack.
Sea Dog De Gifford Princess Emma, Nicholson, (US AKC)
Miss Emma is a beautiful brown and white wavy with the prettiest amber eyes. She loves to have a job and takes it very seriously. Whether it is watching over her people, greeting customers at work, tracking deer with her boy or chasing a ball, she does it with her whole heart and with complete dedication. When she’s not playing with the other dogs, you can find her sleeping on her back with all four paws in the air. Thor was her Grandfather.
Sea Dog De Gifford Bonnie Blue, Nicholson, (US AKC)
Bonnie Blue is the daughter of Sea Dog De Gifford Katie Scarlett O’Carroll. She’s a white and black fluff ball that is always smiling. Bonnie loves everyone, two-legged and four-legged alike. Her best friend is a black and white cat. She loves to play with others but is perfectly content to occupy herself with her favorite stuffed elephant. Bonnie Blue can be found doing yoga with her human mom every chance she gets! Thor was her Grandfather. Mated with Bo they will be having the most beautiful black and white puppies together in a few weeks and just as sweet as both of them.
Sea Dog Mia, Fleetville, (US AKC)
Mia is always ready to have a good time. This brown curly beauty captures the heart of everyone who meets her. From her sweet disposition to her back end always wiggling from happiness, Mia truly embodies the breed. Her first litter of pups proved just how wonderful of a mother she was and how willing she was to let everyone share in the joy of her puppies!
Sea Dog Miley, Fleetville, (US AKC)
Miley is a spark of energy that brings a smile to everyone’s face. She is a chip off the old block. Her mom, Issy, whose mom was our special Violet and our very first PWD.
Miley’s strength, endurance and agility amaze everyone that meets her. She is always looking for a friend to play with and always greets you with a wagging tail. She is super smart and an absolute sweetheart except when in comes to tormenting poor Mowgli, her best friend and lover!
Sea Dog Oreo, Towanda
Sea Dog Oreo from our Beautiful Mia & Mowgli with the rare European Silver Fox coat is a sensational looking PWD. No doubt she could win any beauty contest in the world. Her super intelligence, sweetness and agility make her the most lovable dog in the country town of Towanda. She loves hiking, swimming and wadding in creeks. Bred with Indiana Jones they soon will be haveing a lot of brown and maybe even silver fox puppies.
Sea Dog De Gifford Mattie, Harding, (US AKC)
Born on our farm with Beautiful Diabolo her mom. She looks just like her mom and has a wonderful happy attitude every minute of every day. She truly believes every second of your life should be nothing but fun. She has done more damage here having FUN then all our other dogs as puppies put together. If it is missing, broken, or torn you need only look as far as Mattie. She always behaves as if nothing has happened, no matter what has happened. She pulls Indy’s ear down and dunks his face into the water when they are swimming together and loves to bite his back legs when he is running. It has made him a very fast runner!
Sea Dog Issy, Harding (US AKC)
Sea Gyspy Black Violet and Indy are Issy’s parents. She was our best surprise ever when Violet had her the morning we were suppose to leaving for our home in NC. She is the best of both parents. Super smart, sweet, athletic and agile. Issy was natural surfer first time out on a surfboard. She is as smart and spicy as they come. As little puppies you couldn’t keep her and Bandit off a paddleboard. They would work as a team and push one into the water to go for a ride all by themselves. She has the most beautiful, sweet, healthy loving puppies. Her and Bo are having their first litter together in a few weeks.
Sea Dog DeGifford Bandit, Harding, (US AKC)
Bandit mom is our beautiful Pure White Bronco and the wonderful Dread Pirate Roberts. She is the most lovable, smart and athletic dog you have ever seen. She loves hunting like her mom. Her favorite sports are swimming, paddle boarding and running. She doesn’t have a bad bone in her body. Bred with Bo this time she will have a beautiful assortment of puppies that are as sweet and loving as both parents.
(Retired) Wizlo-Ericeira Sailor, Harding, (France & US AKC)
Sailor’s mom went from France to Portugal to get bred at the De Grifford Kennels. She is extremely happy and loves to smile. First thing when I get up in the morning or when she knows she is doing something wrong and you say no, no she shows you all her teeth accompanied with a funny sort of dance in a circle while she is doing it. She is a solid black thick wavy with a beautiful face. We call her and Diabolo the twins. Sailor will cross any barriers to stay faithfully at your side.
(Retired,) Sea Dog De Gifford Anjo Branco, Butler
Anjo Branco means White Angel in Portuguese. She is from the same litter as Bella with Thor and Caley as her parents. Our only 2 to bring back the rare white recessive gene. Branco is a PURE white curly PWD, very athletic and energetic, but sweet and cuddly at the same time. She loves traveling and loves being around people. She is always on a hunt, for birds, squirrels, chipmunks and/or foxes on her farm in Butler. She was trained in South Dakota on Broken Arrow pheasant and waterfowl farm and possesses great bird hunting skills. Her Princess Buttercup is carrying on our famous Portuguese bloodlines.
(Retired) Sea Gyspy Black Violet, Harding
Ms. Violet was our first PWD and definitely sold us on the breed from the first day she came into our lives. Retired and my constant companion for over 15 years now, Violet is total show quality, always prancing with perfect form, curled tail and agility. Between 3 months & 4 months old she learned 35 tricks. Then she went on to excel in tracking. She proved to learn faster and better then our private Iraq military K-9 trainer had ever seen. She impressed the heck out of him & us with the breed’s fast learning ability. She can jump over any fence or get in or out of any house. As a result she is my constant companion and enjoys traveling everywhere. She is an incredible dog instructor herself. We have witnessed her taking her pups to various places in our woods and having them find their way home individually.
(Retired) Sea Dog De Gifford Alessandra, Sandie, Harding
Sandie and Indiana are always in competition for a ball no matter how long or how many times you throw it. She is a smart as she is loving. Quite a talker just like dear old dad Thor. Wonderful bloodlines for temperment and true to standard PWD. Great swimmer and super athletic. Sandy was always a wonderful mom!
(Retired) Wizlo Diabolo (France & US AKC),Harding
Diabolo is the sweetest thing alive without a bad bone in her body. She is from the same great kennel in France as Sailor but they have different parents. She has excellent blood lines and the silkiest solid black thick wavy hair. She would do anything in the world you ask of her. She would make the perfect lap dog & is a certified therapy dog with the AKC good citizenship award. She will swim or run forever to retrieve a tennis ball. She follows the standard of the original Porties with the fantastic combination of the De Gifford blood lines she has passed onto our Mattie.
(Retired) Sea Dog De Gifford Bella, Harding
Bella was born right here on our farm. She is one of our rare white/ivory porties with the white recessive genes. She is our squirrel, rabbit, pheasant & duck hunter. Bella is wonderful and very caring, especially for the young new puppies. She loves being at my husband’s side all day long when he is out in the woods.
Her and Indy’s little gal Eclipse in France, pictured below when we delivered her there, has won championships throughout Europe!
(Retired) Katie Scarlett O’Carroll, Butler
Our sweetheart Scarlett – or I should say Katie Scarlett O’Carroll, born in Colorado with Erma and Thor stud muffin being her parents. She is a true black PWD, with just a small white little star on her chest, beautiful black eyes, a great sweet personality as well as a great swimmer. She never gets tired of hiking, swimming or retrieving all day long as well as getting in trouble every now and then with her best friend Indiana Jones. She is the most talkative of our dogs, and wins the hearts of every person that meets her. Bonnie Blue at our Nickelson location will carry on her DeGifford blood lines.
About White Portuguese Dogs
True white PWD many people, including some breeders in the US, didn’t realize are born Ivory or Cream color and then change to white. If you aren’t well versed on the breed you may mistakenly think they look like a Golden Retriever or Golden Doodle at first. As their special little portie bodies develop and grown any one can see that they definitely are 100% to standard Portuguese Water Dog puppies.
Standard Rare White Porties like ours have black noses and eyes. During the winter noses change from black to pinkish called winter noses. True white PWD have bluish skin like their black siblings. The whites born in the US that sometimes develop black ticking know as Irish and the white with black spots called party color have pink skin. Our DNA testing done by the AKC confirmed our special pups to be the solid white original true to standard PWD. Eclipse from our kennel has won championships all over Europe!