Lauren has been breeding Portuguese Water Dogs since 1997. She is a Portuguese Water Dog Club of America (PWDCA) member, a PWDCA approved water trial judge, and frequently teaches PWD training workshops around the country. Lauren shows her PWDs in Conformation, Water Work, Agility and Scent Work. She has also competed in Obedience and Tracking.
With an emphasis on producing healthy companions, Lauren selects breeding prospects for their temperament and willingness to work, play and relax with their human family. Amarinhar Portuguese Water Dogs and their people have twice earned Lauren the PWDCA 
Outstanding  Breeder Achievement Award*
(OBAA Winner 2012 and 2013)
*The Outstanding Breeder Achievement Award (OBAA) is an annual recognition of the PWDCA member breeder whose accomplishments best serve to maintain the triad of PWD breed type, breed working ability, and breed health.
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