Our Story

  Lou and Joel Allingham

Lou and Joel Allingham

In 2004, the Allingham’s embarked on a quest to add a furry, friendly dog to their family. 

They began the search for the perfect addition with the hope of showing and breeding a purebred dog.  After months of research they found the perfect breed.  

They decided on a Portuguese Water Dog because of their intelligence, charming personalities and silky non-shedding coat. Who knew what an adventurous ride it would be…
 
They adopted their first Portuguese Water Dog, Roxy, 13 years ago. She is a wonderful old girl, still fun-loving and full of spirit.  Roxy, has imparted her wonderful temperament to her puppies, long since retired, she is G-mom to all.
 
Calypso Portuguese Water Dogs was started with a bang, birthing of our first litter on July 4, 2007.  They were the Independence Day Litter! 

Only one year later and Calypso was awarded their first AKC Champion:  Calypso Seas The Day  “Gusto”.  There have been many AKC Champions since…
 
Calypso puppies are raised in a loving home. They have an enriched environment to grow up in, meeting chickens & horses and lots of loving stimulation to help them become confident pups.

Lou and the Calypso crew do a phenomenal job pairing the puppies with families and we have always been impressed on how well the puppies are taken care of and trained before they come home.
— Carolina, Winter Park, FL

WE ARE DEDICATED TO BREEDING HEALTHY DOGS THAT ARE SOUND IN BOTH MOVEMENT AND TEMPERAMENT, GREAT REPRESENTATIVES OF THE BREED, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY A JOY TO OWN.