Breeder: Portuguese Water Dogs

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Breeder Info: Portuguese Water Dogs

Breed(s): Portuguese Water Dog

Cathy and Mike Dugan founded Aviator Kennel in 1987 with a goal of producing dogs who are healthy, consistently high-quality and are placed with homes where dogs are treasured and loved. Aviator has produced Dalmatians since 1987 and Portuguese Water Dogs since 1995. Aviator dogs have been placed throughout the United States and around the world including England, Denmark, France, South Africa, Brazil, China, Portugal, Australia and Germany. Aviator has produced nearly 200 champions in both breeds with multiple International, National Specialty and Regional Specialty winners. Cathy and Mike Dugan have bred top winning Portuguese Water Dog since 2008 , most notably GCH CH Aviators Luck Be A Lady, “Ladybug” who won the working groups at Westminster in 2011 and the AKC Eukanuba National Championship in 2010, the top-winning female PWD in history. Cathy and Mike have also been committed to health testing and healthy breeding programs. They do complete health testing on breeding stock and has conducted 20/20 Optigen Clinics annually at all-breed dog shows and specialties in the Northern California area. Cathy Dugan is now an American Kennel Club Judge for Dalmatians, Portuguese Water Dogs and Junior Showmanship. She is also approved to judge for Rottweiler’s and Boxers. She and her husband have published nearly 70 articles in national dog magazines. They were among the first Breeders of Merit for Portuguese Water Dogs in 2011. In 2009 they were honored as the top U.S. breeders winning the Breeders Showcase at the Santa Barbara Kennel Club. In 2011 they were honored as the top Working Group breeders at Santa Barbara. Their newest breed is the Cane Corso. Cathy is a hospice nurse case manager for Sutter Hospice in Roseville, CA and uses several of her dogs for therapy work with her patients. Mike is a lawyer.

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Kennel Name: Portuguese Water Dogs

Breeder Name: Michael and Cathy Dugan

Breeding for: 22 years.


Breeder's Location: Shingle Springs, CA 95682

Contact By Phone: 530-676-7860

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