About Us

Welcome to Salt Heir Portuguese Water Dogs.  Our dogs are born and raised in our home with our 5 wonderful children, ranging in age from 18-9 years old. Both Joe and I have been raised with dogs our entire lives and we couldn’t imagine our home without a family pet.  Over the years we have owned and raised many different breeds but none have touched our lives quite like our first Portuguese Water Dog, Gracie.

While vacationing on Cape Cod my husband and kids were visiting a boat yard.  There they saw an amazing dog leaping and retrieving in the water.  They became very enamored and asked the owner what breed of dog it was?  A Portuguese Water Dog.  When we returned home from our trip we began researching the breed and looked for a breeder. A lively, intelligent breed that wants to be part of the crew! What better breed to join our crew of 5 kids!  A perfect match!  We brought home our beautiful black, wavy girl Gracie that summer and there was no turning back!  She captured our hearts and everyone else who came in contact with her.  Gracie has an amazing temperament and we wanted to share her with others. So our journey begins… with our Salt Heir breeding program to share this amazing breed with others.