Thursday, November 28, 2013

Sawyer was on TV today!!

Sawyer was awarded Best of Breed at the National Dog show (AKA The Kennel Club of Philadelphia)!  So he was seen for ably 3 seconds on the airing of the show on NBC on Thanksgiving day.   If you would like to see Sawyer's individual exam it can be found at the following link:

Sawyer is BISS BrGrCh. CnSand Ardanwood Whitewash the Fence 4 Me.  He is owned by Richard Garber and Anne Wagner (and me).  Shown by Jenny Krieger.  

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Next CnSand Litter!

The next CnSand litter will be between Dobby (BISS Ch. DownEast Elf About Town) and Tantrum (CnSand Heir I Go Again).  Full info is on my website (     I expect Tanny to come in season in the next few week which will mean that pups will be due in 2014 and ready to go early Spring (if all goes as planned).

CnSand Website UPDATED!

After not updating the CnSand website in what felt like FOREVER.....I have re-designed the entire website.   While it is not as colorful as the last one, the new site has tons of great information and photos all in a much easier format.   I will continue to add to it in the future.   Due to the ease of updating the site I will be able to update it more frequently, though i will continue to post news on this site.

Monday, October 21, 2013

No pups at CnSand

Unfortunately, the SASE x Brady breeding did not take.  No clue why as SASE is very healthy, Brady has produced two fabulous litters.   We utilized timing and did natural breedings.  Sometimes nature just works out that way.  

I WILL do that breeding again on SASE's next season.    I believe that it will be a phenomenal breeding as both dogs are of wonderful quality.   My next litter will be Tantrum (CnSand Heir I Go Again).   I expect her to be in season in a month or so.   which would put pups due in early 2014.  

The best laid plans....

Friday, September 27, 2013

Portuguese Water Dog Congress 2013 (+playlist)

This is the video I created for the Portuguese Water Dog Congress in Portugal.  September 2013.   I was not in attendance.....but I am happy that my video was shared with all the attendees.  It features American Bred Portuguese Water Dogs doing a variety of canine sports as well as other features such as puppies, up-close, and shaved down PWDs.   Enjoy.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Litter Due October 26th!! SASE & Brady

While we are sad about Tushie not being pregnant.....we do have a litter Due October 26th Between SASE (Abadessan's Signed Sealed Delivered (11 points both majors towards her AKC championship)) and Brady (Cosmos Let's Celebrate AWD (Brady was Winners Dog at the 2012 National under breeder judge Steve Dostie.  As well, Brady recently earned his Junior Water Dog and Apprentice Water Dog titles!).

SASE is OFA Good, PRA-PRCD Clear, Cardio Clear By Parentage, Improper Coat Clear, Current CERF (# Pending).
Brady is OFA Good, PRA-PRCD Clear, Cardio Clear, Improper Coat Clear, GM-1 Clear, Current CERF.

Expect Wavies (outside chance for curly), Black, Black and White, and maybe Parti.  An in-person meeting is required to be considered for a puppy.

Sadly Tushie is not pregnant.

Unfortunately Tushie is not pregnant...thus the expected litter (due end of September) between Tushie and Otto is no longer.    I can't thank Richard and Anne enough for all their efforts in trying to accomplish this.   Thanks also to the Swenson's and Otto.    We are all saddened by this news.    Tushie will be spayed and will continue as Anne's partner as a therapy dog.  Something Tushie excels at!!!   Thankfully we have Tushie's son we don't lose those amazing genes.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Fall Puppies at Cnsand!!!

Tushie (Ch. Cnsand Don't Squeeze the Charmin, Black Curly ) has been bred to Otto (Ch. Cnsand Bass Ackwards, Black and White Wavy).  Pups due End of September.  Tushie is OFA Good, PRCD PRA Clear, Current CERF, JDCM Carrier, IC Carrier.  Otto is OFA Good, PRCD PRA Normal, JDCM Normal, IC Normal, and GM-1 Normal.  Otto's CERF exam is expired a new one will be done soon.   The combination of Otto to Tushie is genetically incapable of producing PRCD PRA, JDCM, GM-1, or IC because at least one parent is genetically tested as a non-carrier for these simple recessive diseases.  Expect Wavies and Curlies, Black, Black and White, and possibly Parti Color.   An in-person interview is required to be considered for a puppy.   Email me at for more information.  

Thursday, August 1, 2013

PWD Breeders/Fanciers

Dear Portuguese Water Dog Breeders and Fanciers,
In February of 2012 Mrs. Anat Cunha of Barrington, RI, breeding under the kennel name Karma filed suit against me in the Superior Court of Providence County in Rhode Island.  
In this suit, Mrs. Cunha is seeking my removal as Co-Owner of all dogs that we currently Co-Own.   
My Co-Ownership was a requirement of purchase of Wayfarer CnSand Pure Karma (Cnsand Bass Ackwards x Akire Gotta Lotta Moxie) pursuant to a written contractual agreement between Mrs. Cunha, Patty and David Gault (Wayfarer), and myself (CnSand). In addition, as an agreement of purchase of Wayfarer CnSand Pure Karma, Mrs. Cunha agreed to have all offspring produced placed on spay/neuter contracts unless permission was given by both Patty and David Gault (Wayfarer) and myself (CnSand). 
Mrs. Cunha is also seeking my removal as Co-Owner of Karma CnSand the Beat Goes On (DownEast Lord of the Rings x Wayfarer Cnsand Pure Karma), a puppy produced from a litter I arranged with my long time friend, Steven Dostie (DownEast). My Co-Ownership of Karma CnSand the Beat Goes On was a requirement of the Stud Dog owner, Steven Dostie (The DownEast Stud Service Agreement required all puppies from this litter to be placed on AKC Limited Registration with spay/neuter requirements, and the ownership and physical possession of one show and/or breeding potential female puppy is allowed as long as the puppy is co-owned by all bitch owners, thus contractually requiring me to remain a co-owner of this bitch). 
Wayfarer CnSand Pure Karma was bred to Floodtide’s Meet Me at Dockside.  Mrs. Cunha did not receive permission from me for any of the resulting puppies to be placed on anything other than a strict Spay/Neuter Contract.   Mrs. Cunha was able to register 9 of the 10 puppies on Full Registration with the AKC.  The AKC agreed to list me as Co-Owner of all of the dogs that were fully registered in this litter.  Mrs. Cunha is also seeking my removal as Co-Owner of all these dogs/bitches (all dogs will be listed by AKC name and AKC registration number at the conclusion of this letter).
Mrs. Cunha bred Karma CnSand the Beat Goes On (a bitch I co-own as mentioned above) without my knowledge, approval, or input during this ongoing litigation. The resulting litter was born 4/28/2013. On June 5, 2013, I was notified by the AKC that Mrs Cunha attempted to register the litter with the AKC.   Per AKC rules and regulations, I was contacted to obtain my approval and signature  as co-owner. I explained that Karma CnSand the Beat Goes On was involved in an ongoing lawsuit and that I would not be signing the litter registration.   I provided the AKC with copies of Mrs Cunha's Court Complaint and my response to the Complaint and Counterclaim.   The AKC responded on July 12, 2013 that they will not make any decisions in regards to the registration of the litter until after the case has been resolved.   Mrs. Cunha placed all of the puppies from the litter at 8 weeks of age.   I do not know where the puppies were placed, nor do I have any first hand knowledge of any contractual promises to or requirements of the new owners that Mrs. Cunha has made.  
I Co-Own the following dogs and do NOT agree to their being bred.  Mrs. Cunha has refused to agree to not breed the dogs listed below until after the lawsuit has been settled, thus I feel it is necessary to inform my fellow breeders and fanciers that I do NOT approve of them being bred and I have had no input in breeding decisions for them. In addition, I will NOT agree to sign any litter registrations resulting from them being bred.  
  1. Wayfarer Cnsand Pure Karma (9/2/2007)  WS23375907
  2. Karma Cnsand the Beat Goes On (4/15/2010)  WS33644508
  3. Karma Queen of Kings Can’t Touch this Royal Seal (4/28/11) WS37358201
  4. Karma Kings of the Sea (4/28/11) WS37358204
  5. Karma Kings Spare to the Heir (4/28/11) WS37358205
  6. Karma Princess of Coral Destined to be Queen (4/28/11) WS37358206
  7. Karma Queen Princess of the Sea (4/28/11) WS37358207
  8. Karma Prince Squid Born to be King (4/28/11) WS37358208

Thank you for your attention to this very important matter. Please feel free to share this information with any breeder/fanciers that may not have received it.  

Kris Cofiell
CnSand PWDs
PWDCA member since 1993
AKC Breeder of Merit

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Sloopy was named the Number one ranked Obedience PWD for 2012!!

 CnSand Freudian Sloop CDX WWD 
#1 Obedience - 2012 
Top Novice, Open, Average Score and Overall 
New UD in 2013 
Total of 7 High in Trials 

owned and loved by Verne Foster
Abadessan's Marked Man at CnSand "Gotti" X CnSand Hook Line and Sinker "Cora"

Saturday, July 13, 2013

4th Annual cnSand PWD Reunion!

CnSand Portuguese Water Dog Families!

I am hosting the forth annual CnSandPWD Family Reunion in Newtown, CT at the new home of Richard and Ann Garber.  The Garber's have graciously volunteered the use of their property for the event.  While the Newtown house may not have quite the expanse of grass as the farm in Pawling had....this beautiful place has a completely fenced in yard.  Plenty of room for humans to relax and dogs to run about.  

Date: Saturday, August 3rd at 1pm.  (raindate August 4th)
RSVP:  By July 29th.  Please call or Email Kris if you plan to attend.  (860)633-8045
I will give you a complete address once you RSVP

What to bring:  We ask that everyone attending bring some sort of snack, salad, chips, desert, from the list below (some items will allow more than one to bring it).  The first to RSVP and say they are bringing it gets to...thus those after will be requested to bring something else.   We had ALOT of food left over last please feel free to bring smaller portions.

Richard and Anne will supply Hamburgers, Hotdogs and rolls.  If you would like a Turkey or veggie burger or other grill food...please feel free to bring it and we will get it cooked.  

I will supply paper products and plastic wear.

Drinks (please bring either two 2 liter bottles or two 12 packs individual cans)
Diet Coke/Diet Pepsi
Iced Tea 
Other favorite 

Available items to bring (Again...PLEASE smaller portions):
Tossed Salad w/ dressing
Potato Salad
Pasta Salad
Other “picnic” food (please specify)

Potato Chips (one bag!!!!)
Tortilla Chips and Salsa (one bag)
A favorite Snack food (chex mix or something like that)

Veggie Platter
Fruit Platter

Other Dessert Food (Please specify)

For the dog:  Please make sure that all dogs are fully up to date on shots, have not been ill, and are friendly around other dogs.   Please do not bring any females that may be in season.   Intact adult males are allowed but PLEASE monitor them fully......intact males (over the age of one year) will NOT be allowed to play with each other.   Please keep your dog leashed and with you.  Kris will organize and arrange play opportunities based upon how well dogs get along.  This will not be a free for all dog park!  We will have dogs of varying ages thus we must try and make this a positive and FUN experience for everyone!

I look forward to seeing everyone!!!!   Cancelations and updates will be on my blog:

Monday, July 1, 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Bad news....

During Tushie's Ultrasound on March 4 Dr Duffy proclaimed her pregnant, but felt that the puppies looked very small for the gestational age.   He wanted to repeat the Utrasound today (3/13).    Sadly, he proclaimed Tushie Not pregnant, or no longer pregnant (resorbed the litter).    Anne, Richard, and I are devastated.    This was an exciting that held much promise.  If you are interested in a puppy related to the CnSand crew please visit Dr. Cindy O'Connor's website at:

She has two litters that are a couple weeks old.   One is sired by Bronze GCh. CnSand Ardanwood Whitewash the Fence 4 Me  (Sawyer).  Dr O'Connor is a well respected Veterinarian and former board member of the PWDCA.  She resides in Plymouth, Mass.

The Next CnSand Litter will probably be in the fall.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Tushie's Pregnancy is CONFIRMED!!!

Anne, Tushie, and I went to Norwalk Veterinary hospital yesterday where Dr Charles Duffy confirmed her pregnancy!  Numbers are not an exact science with dogs and ultrasounds...though he saw at least 4.  Pups due around April 3!  

Tiara and I return to the show ring.

This is Tiara and I at the CT Working Group Show on March 2nd.   This was my first time back in the ring in over 3 years.   While I am still generally on a Cane for most of the day.....I worked with my PT to try and get back in the ring.   I only showed Tiara and I must say I paid for it the next two or three was worth it.  Photo by Chris Harris.


Baby Bindi at the CT Working Group 4 to 6 month Puppy Group.   Shown by Richard Garber (owner of Tushie, Fani, and Sawyer (Bindi's dad)).     Bindi is CnSand Ardanwood In a While Crocodile.  She is out of SASE (Abadessan's Signed Sealed Delivered x BrGrCH CnSand Ardanwood Whitewash the Fence 4 Me). Photos by Lisa Wiley.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Tushie is being bred tomorrow!!! Pups due April 1st.

Tushie came in season early...we didn't expect her until late February/March.   Obviously Tushie had other plans!!!   She will be inseminated with Siri frozen semen tomorrow at Slade Veterinary by Dr Cindy O'Connor DVM DACT.   Pups due April 1st!!!  Yahoo.

Saturday, January 26, 2013