Welcome to the historical website for

the Portuguese Water Dog Club of Northern California.


It wasn't a cold and rainy night—but what the heck, in 1991 a group of PWD owners began to congregate and decided that a club might be a good thing. A club to recognize and idolize (are you kidding?) our PWDs. Personally, I have always thought that the real reason to form a club was that owning a PWD made one a prime candidate for a support group (perhaps even a 12 step program). I mean really, can you imagine describing PWD antics to someone owning a Golden or a Labrador? They quite simply don't understand counter surfing and the fact that our dogs express their opinions and it IS best to not ignore them!


Following along you will see how we have progressed over the years.