water dogs love to swim
Four Acostar dogs Keke, Captain, Bella and Tia enjoying an afternoon swim

About Acostar

Acostar PWDs is owned and operated by Lesley Millar, located in Ottawa, Ontario – Canada. Lesley is lucky to have the full support of her family in this business. You can read more about Lesley here.

What Makes Portuguese Water Dogs So Special?

These water dogs have an incredibly rich history as working crew members on Portugal fishing vessels. Once their services were no longer required, they almost went extinct and were saved by some very dedicated individuals devoted to preserving this special breed of dog. Read more about the water dog history and characteristics here.

Let Us Help!

All in all, bringing a Portuguese water dog into your life and your family can be extremely exciting and rewarding. At the same time, these dogs have very specific needs. Let us help you figure out if this is the right match for you.

And remember…

Portuguese water dogs love the water!

Portuguese water dogs love the water!