Nephi is a Portuguese water dog, who are highly intelligent, and are known for their friendly and outgoing personalities. They originated from Portugal and were used by fishermen to herd fish, retrieve lost tackle and broken nets and act as couriers from ship to ship or ship to shore. They LOVE water and people!

Nephi’s favorite activities include playing with his frisbee, tug of war, greeting patients and going on adventures with his parents. He likes to show off his good looks, calm demeanor and loving personality.

Nephi graduated boot camp with honors at an intensive training program by Alpha Pak K9s. He has also received his Canine Good Citizen certificate from the American Kennel Club.

He will continue to practice his new skills by meeting our patients and is excited to help them feel more calm and comfortable at their appointments. If you would enjoy seeing him at your appointment, please ask a member of the team!

Nephi’s favorite quote: “You don’t have to brush all of your teeth, just the ones you want to keep!”

Nephi in the summer sun
Nephi with a smiling boy
Nephi with pediatric patients
Nephi with a toothbrush