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Portuguese Water Dog Sails to the Top Spot

1-Faro-PWD-for-interview-1.jpgCongratulations to Canada’s Top Show Dog for 2017 – Portuguese Water Dog GCh. Claircreek Faro Do Atlantico, bred by Donna Gottdenker & Joan Gatfield, owned by Donna Gottdenker and handled by Edgar Rojas.
This is the first time a Portuguese Water Dog has been crowned Canada’s Top Show Dog. Donna Gottdenker has set records on both sides of the border with her Porties, not only claiming Canada’s #1, all breeds, but also grabbing the top spot in the U.S. with the incomparable Matisse! A professional handler for 28 years, Edgar Rojas has been handling Portuguese Water Dogs for Donna for the past 18 years and finally joins the elite group of people who have handled a Top Dog, all breeds. To learn more about Faro and Edgar’s journey, the other Top 10 dogs and to review the stats, please visit CKC’s Top Dogs page.
Thank you to our presenting sponsor, Purina® Pro Plan® for such generous support of CKC’s Top Dogs program.
Congratulations to all CKC Top Show Dogs!
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of CKC’s Top Dog stats. If there are any discrepancies or corrections, please review your records against the CKC’s published results and send the show information in question to Please note that all CKC titles earned up to and including 2017 will appear on your dog’s certificate.
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