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Bella is our first Portuguese Water Dog, and the girl that started it all for us. This wonderful bundle of energy is U-CD Int/Am CH Stargazer’s Astrud Isabella CD TD RA CWDX GROM, a black and white curly Portuguese Water Dog. She was born November 23, 2001, and is 19" at the shoulder and weighs 42 lbs, which is right at the breed ideal for females. She was bred by Christi and Sandy Overton and is out of Sabrina (Am/Cam CH Stargazer's Bewitched CD OA NAJ AWD SROM). Her sire is Kilo (Int'l/Am Ch Sunnyhill Lookout Stormwatch CD C-CD NA NAJ WWD SROM), bred by Suzanne Malick. Bella is the mother of two Astrud litters, and has two of her daughters (India and Pansy) as house mates.


Bella has great working drive, and a very sweet, fun-loving and bossy temperament. Her first love is water work of any sort, and she has earned all PWDCA water titles through Courier Water Dog Excellent. She earned her AKC Championship in grand style, showing only two weekends and finishing with 4 majors and 19 points! She is also an International Champion, and has AKC and UKC CD titles in Obedience, and AKC RA title for Advanced Rally Obedience. She also earned her AKC Tracking dog title in April 2012, at the age of 10 1/2. She is a Certified Therapy Dog, and AKC Canine Good Citizen.  For her combination of titles in diverse areas of competition, she has received the PWDCA Gold Register of Merit (GROM).



Bella is rated OFA Excellent for hips, and OFA Normal for elbows. Both of her parents are OFA Good. Her CERF is clear at age 10, and she is OptiGen B (PRA carrier), GM-1 Normal, and JDCM Normal 1-1. In addition, her MSU thyroid assay is normal at age 10, suggesting no tendency to thyroid autoimmune disease.

Click here for Bella's pedigree.

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