Portuguese Water Dogs Are Our Passion
Big Bay Reg'd Kennel
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Fall Puppies - please call 905 773-1123 for details

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At BigBay we produce loving family pets and performance or show ring prospects by focusing on temperament, health, trainability and true PWD character-fun loving, people oriented dogs who love to retrieve and play in the water! 

Our breeding program is based on PWD’s from long established, champion breeding lines known for sound temperament, health, trainability and proven working ability in water work, obedience and agility. 

We carefully select breeding pairs for each litter in support of our commitment to produce PWD’s that have responsive, easy to train temperaments, and suit both family pet and performance homes.  We also focus on structure and health – ensuring that we prevent the inheritance of genetic health issues and produce physically sound, beautiful PWD’s that are a credit to the breed and our breeding program.

Our pups are home raised and well socialized through ongoing interaction with a range of people, dogs and experiences. We temperament test our pups to ensure the best match of the pup to your family and provide a written purchase/sale agreement that includes a health guarantee and comprehensive breeder support from the time the new pup goes home and thereafter.

Our pups receive a thorough check by our veterinarian, are registered with the Canadian Kennel Club, have had a micro chip implanted and have received their first set of vaccinations before going to their new homes.

For information on our upcoming litters and discuss the suitability of a BigBay PWD for your family and arrange a visit!bigbay sadie

Call us at (905) 773-1123

Lorraine Wilson

Richmond Hill, Ontario

(past Officer of the Board of Directors of the Portuguese Water Dog Club of Canada- PWDCC)

Chair 2010 PWDCC National Specialty Water Trial

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Testimonial - I have known and taken classes from Lorraine for several years.  I decided to do water work with one of my PWD’s and decided to take Lorraine’s classes.   Even though I was a novice handler we earned our Junior Water Dog Title on our first attempt, which surprised me and others. We could not have done it without her guidance.  I have continued to consult Lorraine over the years.  She is an extremely knowledgeable and competent teacher and trainer in all areas of dog training.  Her class handouts are extremely helpful.  Even if I am not registered in one of her classes she is always willing to help out with suggestions if I am having problems. 

She also willingly offers guidance at the water trials, and did an excellent job of organizing the 2010 National Specialty Water Trial.

I have also gotten to know many of Lorraine's dogs and their puppies.  I would be happy to own any of them.  My girls are Hogan’s granddaughters. I certainly highly recommend Lorraine as a trainer and a breeder and will continue to use her instruction and tutoring in the future.

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Big Bay Portuguese Water Dogs Highlights

  • Cn/Am Ch Valkyrie Summer Solstice- our foundation bitch- CD, CDX, AWD, WWD- Dam of our BIS winner  - #3 obedience dog in Canada  
  • Cn/Am Ch Ondulado’s Hogan AWD, WWD, CD, CDX AgN, JWW- our foundation male- # 3 PWD in Canada- producer of multiple Champions and a Top Conformation Dog       
  • BIS Ch BigBay Selkie’s Waggish Mate – youngest PWD to earn Best in Show title – at just 10 months old- also earned multiple Group 1 awards
  • Best Brace in Show- Ch Selkie’s Waggish Mate and CN/Am Ch. Valkyrie Summer Solstice
  • Ch BigBay Jazz Sonata –Roxy- AWD, WWD-  Championship at 9 months
  • Ch BigBay Jasmine DeEstrella –Jazzy- CD, CDX, Therapy Dog
  • Ch BigBay Ace of Hearts –Ace - RN, CGN  – Cn Championship, Apprentice Water title, CGN, Rally-O  Novice title – all by 15 months old
  • Ch BigBay Stormy Weather- Lena- Championship at 8 months- Apprentice Water title - at 11 months
  • Ch BigBay Bonito Pescador – Bonito- Championship at 9 months 
  • Ch Big Bay Sailor’s Delight  - Darby- Championship at 10 months
  • Ch Anclado Hogan’s Alley – Alley- CD, AWD, WWD, CWD, RN
  • Ch BigBay Magnolia Lane- CGN - Ty- Cnd Championship at 7 months including a Best Puppy in Group – CGN at 7 months
  • Ch BigBay Sadie- Sadie- Cnd Championship – including Best of Winners at the PWDCC Booster  

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In addition the awards listed above, many of our pups have earned top awards in their puppy training classes and have gone on to train for water work competitions. 

Awards and accolades are terrific and are a compliment to our breeding program and the dedication our families make to training their dogs. Perhaps even more importantly BigBay dogs are well loved members of their families. They are keen to participate in family outings, play with the children and thoroughly enjoy the outdoors including romping with other dogs or playing fetch at the park, trips to the cottage or camping or just cuddling up for a tummy rub!


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For your Big Bay Portuguese Water Dog

Water Trial Training and Coaching
There is nothing more rewarding than partnering with your PWD dog to do what it was born to do – WATER WORK !

Learn how to train your PWD to participate in water trials

  • offering on-land and in water sessions
  • private and group training
  • seminars and camps

New Puppy Orientation

  • private in home orientation and coaching for new PWD owners
  • small group puppy training classes

Grooming for PWD's

  • learn to groom sessions
  • grooming services - in your home or mine

Show Handling Services

  • PWD's and selected other breeds ·  Competitive rates-top quality presentation and care of your dog
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Cn/Am Ch. Ondulado’s Hogan
#3 PWD in Canada

Ch BigBay Selkies Waggish Mate
BIS and multi BPIS & Group winning PWD
Youngest PWD to earn a Best in Show in Canada

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The solution was easy for me!  When it was time to start showing my dog, Ariel, I used 4PawsTraining Services!  Lorraine was Ariel's only handler, and Ariel acheived her CKC Championship with Lorraine's training and guidance in a very short time! 
The time Ariel spent with Lorraine was enriching for her.  Lorraine treated her with much love and care, the way she would her own dogs, and by the time Ariel had won her Championship, she was a more well-rounded dog for the experience!

I would recommend 4PawsTraining handling services to anyone, and feel confident that they are putting their beloved dog in wonderful hands, and that their dog would benefit from the experience!

Lorraine has so much love and passion for dogs.  That, combined with her skills and expertise, and the fact that she was so flexible, made the overall experience a positive one for me and my dog! In fact, my new puppy will be going to her first show with Lorraine this weekend!!
Carolynne Issa

Lorraine Wilson

Testimonial - We purchased Sadie from Lorraine in October 2009, and have never looked back. This was our first family dog for our youngest two children ages 8 and 10 at the time. Lorraine was so helpful with everything from the first few days to our decision to put a championship on her. Her guidance and easy approachable manner has made her a joy to work with. We are thoroughly enjoying Sadie and are extremely happy with her. We look forward to the spring and starting water training once again with Lorraine.



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Above - Sadie playing with her sister and aunt.

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