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SWDC – Gundog Assessment Day


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** IMPORTANT NOTICE ** Sadly due to concerns over alabama rot, illness and low entries. We are proposing this event for the time being. We are sorry for any disappointment this may cause. As soon as we have an alternative date we will publish it. Thank you for your patience and understanding SWDC Team


The SWDC are pleased to be putting on a working Assessment Day. Details about the event can be found below:

Location: A field off A35 (Bloxworth Training Ground, Bloxworth, BH20 7EU)

By Kind Permission: The Macdonald-Smith Family of Bloxworth Estate (home of Corbinsbere Gundogs)

Date/Time: On Saturday 28th April 2018 at 9.30am

Judges: Mr Chris Page and Mrs Carol Page



Please remember to bring something for the Raffle and your loose change to buy some raffle tickets.

Any questions please contact – Nigel Egginton, email –

Best wishes,

SWDC Team.



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Dear Members,

Please be advised that the notice of the Annual General Meeting together with nominations for the committee is now available to be downloaded. We are looking for committee members to fit a number of positions and all the details about the “Vision” for the SWDC can be found below:



All nominations need to be received (postmarked) no later then – Saturday 1st February 2018.

All Nominees must be paid up members of at least one year’s standing. Nominations are required for the Honorary Treasurer and up to 6 Committee Members.

The AGM will be held:

TIME: 24th March 2018 at 11:30am LOCATION: Wymeswold Memorial Hall, Clay Street, Wymeswold, Leicestershire, LE12 6TY

Members will also be notified by the usual group email, please remember to check your spam.

Please also find attached the summary of the committee meetings available for all members to read: CLICK HERE

It will be great to see as many of you as posible at the AGM.

Kind Regards Nigel Egginton Secretary, Spanish Water Dog Club

We Are Seeking Your Vision for the Future.


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Spanish Water Dog Club Official Statement We Are Seeking Your Vision for the Future.


Dear Members We are starting a New Year for the Spanish Water Dog Club and approach the Clubs 15th AGM. So, before our next committee meeting, scheduled for 13th January, we would like to ask you all to spare a moment to tell us if you are completely satisfied with the direction of your club and how you see it’s role in the future? Over the last few years your officers and the committee have concentrated on securing the protection of the breed within the regulations directed by the Kennel Club, finally getting the breed formally recognised. This means that Spanish Water Dogs have after 25 years in the UK achieved the recognition to be UK KC Champions both in the Show Ring and GunDog Group – Minority Breed Spaniel. To cement this achievement in 2017 your current committee members successfully hosted the first CC Show at Windsor and, for the first time ever, a Minority Spaniel Kennel Club Working Gun Dog Test. Along with all the necessary education for Judges, as required by the the KC to achieve this, both these events were major milestones towards the breed’s final official recognition by the UK’s governing body, the Kennel Club. Having achieved all this some of your committee members feel they are at a cross roads, as most of the work for the breed in these areas no longer needs pioneering, requiring now a maintaining and improving programme already set up, for 3 or more years, to satisfy the Spanish Water Dog Breed Club’s Kennel Club status. There are 3 vacant committee places, and more will be available. As determined by the Club rules of a 3 year rotation plan positions will be advised to the members after the meeting on January 13th 2018. The committee feel it is vitally important for you to have your say in the direction of your club as it evolves further, to advise us of changes you would like to suggest and more importantly to get involved with planning and executing those changes, by joining the committee. We would be grateful if any current members, of over one year standing by 1st Jan 2018, would advise us of your interest to join the committee and please send us a few lines sharing your vision for the Club’s future whether you feel able to join the committee or not. Please send your thoughts to any of your Officers Chairman Antony Pat Treasurer or Nigel Secretary Kind Regards Ant, Pat and Nigel

Winter 2017 Newsplash


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It is that time of year again where the hard work by our Newsplash editor (Pat Booth) has been gathering articles and information for the Christmas Newsplash.

This is now available to download from the website:


On behalf of the committee and Club we wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

SWDC Working Test Results


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Spanish Water Dog Club Working Test AV Spaniel [except ESS & Cocker]

23rd September 2017

Stapleford Shoot, Melton Mowbray, Leics By kind permission of Ralph Sturgess

Judges: Mr Martin Deacon [A2242] & Mr Chris Page

Puppy (2 runners) 1. Isfryn Peeping Tom – T Smith (WSS) 2. Valentisimo’s Vasco Balboa – N Spencer (SWD)

Novice (12 runners) 1. Cuatropatas Osana – J Johnson (SWD) 2. Glenbrows Tease – E Jones (WSS) 3. Buttermilk Wavelet at Pabiaga – T Whitehead (SWD) 4. Sh Ch Creeaark Fantastica – E Hirst (Clumber)

Open (6 runners) 1. Valentisimo’s Guerrero – N Egginton (SWD) 2. Thiandiwe Arthur Sixpence – M Sanderson (Field) 3. Isfryn Spotless at Ferderyn – D Yates (WSS) 4. Josalyn Nana Natallia – A Green (SWD)

Best Hunter: Valentisimo’s Guerrero Best in Test: Valentisimo’s Guerrero Most Promising Handler: E Jones (Glenbrows Tease)

Photographs by Joy Middleton, copyright held by Joy Middleton, if you would like any copies please email