Sirius Healing Therapy Dog Training Animal Assisted Therapy Dog Trainer Do Gato Portuguese Water Dogs AKC American Kennel Club Breeder of Merit Laurie Jim Hardman Seattle Washington   Sirius Healing Therapy Dog Training Animal Assisted Therapy Dog Trainer Do Gato Portuguese Water Dogs AKC American Kennel Club Breeder of Merit Laurie Jim Hardman Seattle Washington
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Portuguese Water Dogs

Sirius Healing
Animal Assisted Activities and Therapy Provider and Trainer

GRAND Ch. Do Gato's I'm a Good Dancer-Right? “Laney” is Do Gato's first Grand Champion. Both “Noley” and “Laney” are owned by Mara Hertzberg, Mara Time PWDs, Eugene, Oregon.

     

Home of Do Gato Portuguese Water Dogs®

AKC BREEDER OF MERIT

“Do Gato” is my registered AKC kennel name.

Animal assisted therapy is my joy, breeding Portuguese Water Dogs is my passion, and Do Gato Portuguese Water Dogs® is my registered AKC kennel name.

  Do Gato Portuguese Water Dogs - Laurie & Jim Hardman - Seattle, Washington - American Kennel Club Breeder of Merit
     
 
Kitty

Do Gato's foundation Mother is Ch. Stargazer's Gatinha Do Algarve. "Kitty" began her show and therapy career at about the same time. She became a therapy dog at age 1, and finished her Championship after 1 litter of puppies at about age 3.

Kitty is now retired from motherhood, after 4 litters of 31 beautiful PWD puppies. She has produced, to date, 3 Champions, and 3 more are "pointed". Several of her puppies are working therapy dogs.

Mimi Down Under


Kitty's daughter from her last litter, "Mea" (Do Gato's Mimosa of Sunnyhill), now living in Queensland, Australia, finished her Australian Championship in just 13 shows, with multiple Best of Breeds.

 

 

Thanks to Kitty and her offspring, Do Gato PWDs has been named a "Breeder of Merit" by the American Kennel Club.

Laurie and Pickles As a Pup


My goal in breeding is first and foremost, health and temperament. All health testing suggested/required by the Portuguese Water Dog Club of America is done before any breeding is considered. Potential owners are cultivated happily, developing a relationship even before the litter is born.

Pickles has now also retired from her show and motherhood careers, following her 4th litter of puppies, born 4/8/2009 (the "Seinfeld Litter", sired by Am/Int'l. Ch. Driftwood's Bacchus Dos, "Deuce").

 
Do Gato PWDs in the show ring:
 

Ch. Stargazer's Gatinha Do Algarve, RN, SD, ThD (Kitty) (retired from conformation ring)

 
Kitty's Kids and Grandkids
 

Ch. Stargazer's Evening Sonata Do Gato, CD, RE, OAP, AJP, AWD (Eve)

 
Eve's pup(s) in the show ring:
 

Int'l Ch. Sisu's Life's An Oyster, MX, MXJ, WWD (Pearl)

 

Aust. Ch. Do Gato's Mimosa at Sunnyhill (Mea)

 
Australian Ch. Do Gato's Mimosa at Sunnyhill (Mea)
Australian Ch. Do Gato's Mimosa at Sunnyhill (Mea)
 
(a Mea puppy is now in Sweden)
 

Ch. Do Gato's Catwoman, SD, ThD (Pickles)

 
Pickles' Kids
 

Ch. Do Gato's Espresso Con Panna (Truman)

 

Ch. Do Gato's Louca Noley (Noley)

 
Ch. Do Gato's Louca Noley
Ch. Do Gato's Louca Noley
Ch. Do Gato's Louca Noley
Ch. Do Gato's Louca Noley
 
Ch. Do Gato's I'm A Good Dancer-Right?
 

AKC/Int'l. Ch. Do Gato's A Cura Com Amor, AOM (Jonah)

 
AKC/Int'l. Ch. Do Gato's A Cura Com Amor, AOM (Jonah)
AKC/Int'l. Ch. Do Gato's A Cura Com Amor, AOM (Jonah)
AKC/Int'l. Ch. Do Gato's A Cura Com Amor, AOM (Jonah)
 
Jonah's Kids
 
Int’l. Ch. RainCity Do Gato Miss Brown To You, SD, ThD (Billie)
 
RainCity Do Gato Miss Brown To You (Billie)
RainCity Do Gato Miss Brown To You (Billie)
RainCity Do Gato Miss Brown To You (Billie)
RainCity Do Gato Miss Brown To You, SD, ThD (Billie)
 
Int’l. Ch. RainCity's Forbidden Fruit O'Blkwatch (Nina)
 
Ch. Ariella's Meu Camarada (Tex)
 
Ch. Pickwick Ariella’s All About Me (Duffy)
 
Ch. Ariella’s Port-A-Bella Girl (Ella)
 
Ch. RainCity’s Zanzibar (Bear)
 
Jonah also has offspring in the Czech Republic.
 

Ch. Do Gato's Dazzling Diamante (Dazzle)

 
Dazzle's Kids
 
Ch. Diamante's Triple Crown (Derby)
 
Ch. Diamante's Triple Crown (Derby)
Ch. Diamante's Triple Crown (Derby)
Ch. Diamante's Triple Crown (Derby)
 
Ch. Diamante's Shaken Not Stirred (Martini)
 
Ch. Diamante's My She Was Yare (Story)
 
Ch. Diamante's My She Was Yare (Story)
Ch. Diamante's My She Was Yare (Story)
Ch. Diamante's My She Was Yare (Story)
Ch. Diamante's My She Was Yare (Story)
 

One of Pickles/Baker pups, "Truman", (Do Gato's Expresso Con Panna), owned and loved by the Fiore Family in New Jersey, was shown to his AKC Championship at 16 months by PHA Pam Bober. Well Done Truman!

FLASH!! Pickles/Deuce daughter "Noley" (Do Gato's Louca Noley), finished her Championship in style — she won Open Bitches and then Winner Bitch at the PWD Club of America 18th National Specialty in Whittington, Illinois in September 2009, and followed by winning the same at Purina Farms, finishing her AKC Championship (pending verification) — she is now Ch. Do Gato's Louca Noley.

Kitty and Pickles keep themselves very busy with their therapy work. We make visits at least 5 days a week to different facilities (sometimes more than one facility per day); from elementary and high school at-risk children, Gero-Psychiatric patients, Maximum Security prisoners, and many other facilities.

We remain a proud founding team of Reading with Rover, as well as being members of R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dogs).

Do Gato at Westminster Kennel Club, New York

2006 found Jonah (Ch. Do Gato’s A Cura Com Amor) showing at Westminster Kennel Club, Madison Square Garden, New York. While he didn’t win, he showed well in “the blizzard of the century”. Jonah has more than a dozen Best of Breed wins, as well as two Group Placements and an Award of Merit by the Southern California PWD Club in 2005.

Jonah is owned and loved by Elana Winsberg and Mike Barber of Seattle.

2007 found sisters Pickles and Dazzle (Ch. Do Gato's Catwoman and Ch. Do Gato's Dazzling Diamante) competing in a fine field of 30 PWDs at Westminster. Dazzle arrived in NY with multiple BOBs and a Group Placement, and she made the first cut of PWDs from 30 to 9. A snow/ice storm stranded our intrepid contingent for 3 extra days, but it didn't dampen our fun! Dazzle returned to the Garden in 2008, shown by Dad Jim Beach.

I breed perhaps once a year, and traditionally there has been a waiting list for our puppies. Our next lovely girl up will be Billie, with a breeding planned for late fall 2009. With the publicity generated now that President Obama and his family are proudly owned by Bo, PWD, I cannot stress enough that anyone considering a Portuguese Water Dog needs to do their research carefully. Conscientious breeders participate fully in the Portuguese Water Dog Club of America Breeder Ethics and health testing programs. Sometimes people will drop off our waiting list because they "just can't wait". Please, in addition to me, contact several breeders; inquire about health testing (ask for proof), socialization, etc. Choose the breeder you want to work with. Your breeder should be available to you for the life of your beloved pet. References are gladly given by my puppy owners (several of whom have gotten more than 1 dog from me).

First, foremost, and always = what's best for the breed, and the best for my dogs, is what comes first.

Laurie and Billie
Our New Addition:

She's RainCity Do Gato Miss Brown To You. Billie is a beautiful rich brown color. She was bred by Angela and Pamela Harding, RainCity PWDs. Billie's Dad is Jonah, and her Mom is AKC/Int'l. Ch. RainCity's All That Jazz, RN.

Billie made her ring debut in Canada at 6 months. She sprinkled her wins from 1st to 3rd Places during her weekend of fun (and I DO mean fun!). I guess it's a good thing when the Judge is laughing at you and your puppy, but gives you the ribbon after requesting an encore run around the ring!

Laurie Hardman
Do Gato PWDs
Sirius Healing AAA/AAT

 
 

Sirius Healing Therapy Dog Training Animal Assisted Therapy Dog Trainer Do Gato Portuguese Water Dogs AKC American Kennel Club Breeder of Merit Laurie Jim Hardman Seattle Washington


Sirius Healing
Animal Assisted Activities and Therapy Provider and Trainer
12046 12th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98125-5014
206-363-3004

 
 
Sirius Healing Animal Assisted Activities and Therapy Provider and Trainer
Do Gato Portuguese Water Dogs — American Kennel Club Breeder of Merit