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September 6th 2017 ~ Front Cover


Multi Best In Show Canadian & American Grand Champion

Claircreek Faro D’Atlantico

Claircreek Portuguese Water Dogs are very proud to have Faro on this week’s front cover.

Faro has been such a sweet loving boy since a baby – just a pleasure to be with. I started showing him myself at 6 months old, as I do most, if not all of my Claircreek dogs until they are Champions, then Edgar Rojas takes over for the long haul of campaigning the dogs.

Faro has been successful from the start with his first BIS under well known Working dog judge Dr. Klaus Anselm at 9 months of age. Dr. Anselm was to judge the fabulous Morris and Essex show shortly after that, and Faro earned more points at that show toward his American Championship. I continued to show Faro as a special in 2016 in the USA, where he was awarded multiple group wins. This year he is eligible to be in the Top 20 at the PWDCA National Specialty in Rhode Island, USA. He is also an American Grand Champion.

Edgar Rojas and I have been showing my Claircreek dogs for 18 years now. We have always had a Claircreek dog in the top five when they have been specialed. In 2015 Edgar specialed Faro’s sire, Multi BIS Am & Can Ch. Claircreek Lusitano Oceano Atlantico who achieved 34 BIS in Canada, and was Canada’s #2 Dog of all Breeds. Oceano has gone on to Europe where he is very successful – now with a Portuguese Championship, Greek, and Grand Champion of Ukraine- so far…

Faro is also the nephew of  the World Famous Claircreek Impression De Matisse who is a 3 time Group 1 winner at Westminster, BIS at Eukanuba, #1 Dog of All Breeds, and was awarded 238 BIS in two years to make him the top winning dog of all time. Faro comes by his type and conformation honestly.

This year it is Faro’s turn to be campaigned in Canada, as his breeder I couldn’t be more proud of him, he has been awarded 36 Best in Shows, which surpasses his sire Oceano’s Best in Show record.

Faro has been awarded to date:
36 Best in Shows
84 Group Firsts

Faro is ranked:
Canada’ #1 Dog of All Breeds

Our sincere appreciation to all of the judges who have awarded Faro so highly to date, Edgar thank you for presenting Faro to the fancy so beautifully.

As his breeder/owner I could not be more proud to have a Claircreek Portuguese Water Dog as #1 All Breeds in my home country of Canada.

Donna Gottdenker
Claircreek Portuguese Water Dogs

Breeder/Owner: Donna Gottdenker
Handler: Edgar Rojas

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Rob is a long time purebred dog enthusiast. Starting out in obedience sports, his main interests morphed into conformation and breeding. Rob is a breeder and exhibitor of Golden Retrievers under the Conquerer prefix.