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Breed Specific Seminar & Judges Day

08/10/2018

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Breed Specific Seminar & Judges Day

25th NOVEMBER 2018

Location: Stretton Village Hall, Main Road, Stretton, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 6EW.

Time: 9.30 am

The morning seminar is open to all SWD enthusiasts, and will include illustrated informative talks on the history of the breed, coat presentation, confirmation & movement together with an in depth look at the breed standard. The aim is provide a friendly platform for discussion and plenty of time for Q & A. Attendees completing this part will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Refreshments will be provided.

The afternoon session, is for a maximum of 12 candidates and will include both Part 1 written and Part 2 practical tests for all aspiring judges. To be considered for the SWDC judges B List both the written and hands on assessment have to be passed. A certificate will be posted to all successful candidates.

The current judge’s criteria is available on the SWDC club website.

In line with the new JCF criteria we will be offering mentoring sessions as an alternative to the above afternoon session. This is only available to judges currently on the club’s B list or above.

Fees for this event are;

£30 for full day including lunch.

£15 for the morning or afternoon only.

Word Doc: http://www.spanishwaterdogclub.co.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Judges-day-Booking-FormNOV2018-v-1-2.docx

PDF Doc: http://www.spanishwaterdogclub.co.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Judges-day-Booking-FormNOV2018-PDF.pdf

Further details are available from;

Fiona Donaldson

Email: BEC.SWD@aol.com

SWDC Championship Show 2017 – Judges Write Up

21/04/2018

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2017 held the Spanish Water Dog Club’s first Championship Show, held at the stunning Windsor show ground. Thank you to Windsor Championship Show for allowing us to use the venue with you, and Royal Canin who kindly sponsored the show. The judge for our first championship was fittingly a judge from Spain – Snr Jose Maria Pinero Lopez. The club and committee would like to thank Jose and his family for making the journey over to judge our show.  On behalf the SWDC we would like to thank all the exhibitors and spectators who made the show a great success. Without your support and help the show would not have been as enjoyable or have as many trophies and gifts. Special mention to Trophies R Us how sponsored some of the lovely flasks and keep sake items.  Photographs from the show can be found through the club – Thank you to Joy Middleton and Emma Newman for your help and running around capturing this moment.  All that is left is the write up from Snr Jose Maria Pinero Lopez:    Spanish Water Dog Canagua Championship Show 2017  First of all I would like to thank the UK Spanish Water Dog Club for trusting in me to judge the first CC’s show on its 25th anniversary.  In general the breed appears to be in very good health, with examples of very good quality and some young examples which will improve the board.  I haven’t seen any serious defects in the breed here. All the mouths were correct, without any missing teeth. Very good coat quality and good characters, with only a few timid examples but none aggressive.  Good pigmentation, a few parti colours were a little speckled which would be good to correct, I also saw well defined parti colours.  There were examples of natural short tails and long tails well positioned and only one example with a tightly curled tail.  Therefore in general I would give my congratulations to all the breeders for their hard work wutg the breed in this first quarter of a century. I would encourage them all to keep working for the good of this wonderful breed which is the Spanish Water Dog.  I would again like to thank you all for trusting in me, and to say that I loved judging your dogs. I am at your disposition to help in any way I  can with my knowledge.    Class 1 Minor Puppy Dog 1st – Otto De Aronagua Del Chanderhill (imp)  A rustic example with a very good head. Correct eyes and ears. Well sprung ribcage and doesn’t pass the elbows. Straight top line. Front and back angulation correct. Excellent pigmentation. Short tail.  2nd – Zorrazo Gone Wild  A robust example with a good head and eyes. Correct ears, the left slightly folded. Slightly rounded ribcage, straight topline. Ok front and back angulation. Good pigmentation, bi-colour with long tail.  3rd – Adormidera Ziggy Star Dust  A large example but without substance, it lacks volume. Good eyes, ears slightly positioned too far back. Lack of spring of rib. Correct angulation, good pigmentation. Long tail.    Class 2 Puppy Dog  1st Zulusky Chris Mears  A very rustic example, with correct head, eyes and ears. Well sprung ribs, but a little square in shape. Correct angulation, Good pigmentation. Curled tail which coils onto the loin. A little untrusting, I would have preferred a better character.  2nd Magic Mike Vom Haus Kristo A rustic example with a correct head, eyes and ears. Well sprung ribcage, however would have preferred a strong top line. Correct angulation and pigmentation.    Class 3 – Junior Dog  1st Valentisimo’s Domino  A very rustic elegant example which is strung on all fronts. A strong head with correct eyes and ears. Well sprung ribcage and a straight topline. Natural bobtail in black particolour. Good angulation with good bone and very good on the move. Lovely character.  2nd Valentisimo’s Yogi  A very large example, but well formed for its size. Good on general lines. Natural short tail in brown. Character somewhat scared.    Class 4 – Yearling Dog  1st Prizelands You’re The One for Rainethyme  A very rustic example. A strong head with correct eyes and ears. A well sprung ribcage not passing the elbows. Ok top line. Good angulation with elegant movement. A natural short-tail in black with very good pigmentation.  2nd Valentisimo’s Domino    Class 5 – Novice Dog  1st Valentisimo’s Marco Magico  A correct example with good head, ears and eyes. Well sprung ribcage, ok topline. A parti-colour with black, of good character and good pigmentation.  2nd Valentisimo’s Domino    Class 6 – Graduate Dog  1st Prizelands You’re The One for Rainethyme  2nd Granreserva Valeroso  A correct example but a little small for me. Head, eyes and ears all correct. Good ribcage. Topline falling away a little. Good angulation. A natural short tail in back, with good pigmentation. Would have preferred a slightly stronger character.    Class 7 – Post Graduate Dog  1st Prizelands Adormidera Jacsen Solo  An excellent example both rustic and strong. With a big, strong head, strong eyes and well positioned ears. Well sprung ribcage not passing the elbows, strong top line, with good bone and angulation. Excellent on the move and a good character. Good pigmentation with a long tail.  2nd Quijote De Las Brisas Del Mar Del Valentisimo (imp) TAF  Very good example. Head, eyes and ears all correct. Well sprung rib, good front but a little over angulated at the rear. Therefore making the top line fall away to the rear. A natural short tail in brown with good pigmentation.  3rd Josalyn Onofre Seve  A good example but lacking in substance. Head, eyes and ears all correct. Good ribcage, with good angulation. Good straight top line. Excellent movement. A long tail in black particolour with good pigmentation.    Class 8 – Limit Dog  1st Valentisimo’s Gran Pinnto  A very rustic, excellent example. Strong head with correct eyes and ears. Well sprung ribcage, straight top line. Strong front and back with good bone. Excellent on the move. A natural short tail, parti colour, I would have preferred a little less speckling. Good character.  2nd Duende Wavelet  A slightly small example, but with a strong head. Eyes and ears both correct. Ribcage well sprung and correct topline. Ok front and back with bone. Long tailed in parti colour but faded. Good character.  3rd Josalyn Manolito In Seasmoke  A small example lacking in volume but correct general lines. Just lacking volume for a male.    Class 9 – Open Dog  1st Valentisimo’s Tuvida  An example straight from the standard. Very good head with excellent eyes and ears. A deep well sprung ribcage not passing the elbows. Straight topline. Excellent angulation with elegant movement. White with good pigmentation of nose and eyes. Excellent character. Natural short tail.  2nd Espiritu De Arellano Del Sierrasalva  A very robust example, excellent on general lines. Head, eyes and ears all correct. Well sprung ribs with straight top line. Would have preferred better movement on the rear. Good character, natural short tail.    Class 10 – Veteran Dog or Bitch  1st Prizelands Raintime Bob  An excellent veteran example with good body. Excellent head with correct eyes and ears. Ribcage and angulation correct. A natural short tailed male with good pigmentation and good character.  2nd Prizelands Creme Caramel for Adormidera  A female in white with a long tail. An excellent example with good body. Head, eyes and ears all correct. Good angulation and topline. Poor quality of coat for her age.    Class 11 – Vintage Dog or Bitch  1st Multi Ch Curioso De La Ribera Del Genil Del Valentisimo (Imp) An excellent example in every way. A dog straight from the standard. A big, well proportioned head with excellent eyes and ears. Well sprung ribcage which does not pass the elbow. Well muscled with a straight topline. Good bone and well angulated. Parti colour in black with good pigmentation and short tail. Excellent. CC & BOB 2nd Maravilla Latigo de Ubrique  An excellent example in body. Head, eyes and ears all correct. Straight top line and well sprung ribcage. Good anuglation. Very elegant.  3rd Glenturret Trella An excellent bitch very much from the standard on all lines. Head, ears and eyes all correct. Wit correct ribcage and topline. Parti colour with good pigmentation. Good character    Class 12 – Special Working Gundog Dog or Bitch  1st Valentisimo’s Guerrero  An excellent example. Structurally correct, with a very good head. Eyes and ears both correct. Strong neck well sprung ribcage which does not pass elbows. Strong front and rear with excellent angulation. Straight top line. A natural short tail in black and white.  2nd Chasjenka Tiggywink of Goldfly  An example of excellent structure. Strong head with correct eyes and ears. Ribcage, top line and angulations all correct. I would have liked a little more volume and size.    Class 13 – Good Citizen Dog or Bitch   1st Valentisimo’s Fauna Para Bumbleridge  An example very much of the standard. Correct head with very good eyes and ears. Correct ribcage and top line. In general very rustic example. Excellent front and rear. Good pigmentation, parti colour. Natural short tail.  2nd Glenturret Venus  A very feminine example. Good overall structure. Head, eyes and ears all correct. Arched ribcage. Good front and rear with elegant movement. Perfect pigmentation for a white bitch.  3rd Sierrasalva’s Amor De Elena A very good example. Correct head with good eyes and ears. Well sprung ribcage, straight top line. Well boned front and rear. Excellent movement.    Class 14 – Minor Puppy Bitch  No Entries    Class 15 – Puppy Bitch  1st Kimsha Salsa  A very good puppy with good structure generally. Head, eyes and ears all correct. Good front and rear. Very good pigmentation and good character.  2nd Kimsha Copacabana  A very feminine example with correct head, ears and eyes. Ribcage and top line both goo. Ok front but over angulated on the rear. Good character.    Class 16 – Junior Bitch  1st Valentisimo’s Fauna Para Bumbleridge  2nd Valentisimo’s Adella  A very elegant example for junior. Correct head, good eyes and ears. Arched ribcage with a straight topline. correct angulation with very lively movement. Good pigmentation, parti colour. Natural short tail.  3rd Pabiaga’s Love Bites  A rustic example. Good head with correct eyes and ears. Sprung ribcage and straight top line. Correct front and rear with excellent movement. Good pigmentation. Would have preferred more coat on the muzzle.    Class 17 – Yearling Bitch  1st Valentisimo’s Fauna Para Bumbleridge  2nd Glenturret Venus  3rd Josalyn Palba Leonara  A very correct example in general. Correct head, good eyes and ears. Well sprung ribcage, straight top line. Very feminine. Correct front and rear. Good movement. Would have preferred a little more volume.    Class 18 – Novice Bitch  1st Glenturret Venus    Class 19 – Graduate Bitch  1st Prizelands Sweet Truffle  An exmaple of very good structure. Correct head with good ears and eyes. Arched ribcage. Straight topline. Well boned front and rear. Elegant movement and good character. Good pigmentation, brown with long tail.  2nd Valentisimo’s Flix  A very well structured example. A good head with correct eyes and ears. Arched ribcage, straight top line. Good front and rear. Ok pigmentation, parti colour, would have preferred less speckling. good on the move and nice character.    Class 20 – Post Graduate Bitch  1st Valentisimo’s Nasa  An excellent example very much from the standard. Very food head with correct eyes and ears. Well sprung ribcage and straight topline. Good angulation with harmonie movement. Good pigmentation, parti colour. Natural short tai.  2nd Yesi Del Turco Andaluz  An excellent example from the standard. Good head with correct eyes and ears. Arched ribcage which does not pass the elbow. Good angulations. A black bitch with good pigmentation and long tail. Perhaps a little timid.  3rd Carbonnie Dona Roxanna A very good example. Good head with correct eyes and ears. Strong neck and sprung ribcage. Straight topline. Well angled front and rear. Well proportioned. Good pigmentation.    Class 21 – Limit Bitch  1st Valentisimo’s Tizi  A very feminine example in general. Good head with correct eyes and ears. Front and rear with good angulation. Excellent pigmentation. Good coat.  2nd Carbonnie Dona Roxanna 3rd Sierrasalva’s Amor De Elena    Class 22 – Open Bitch  1st Valentisimo’s Pacopilik  A very typical example of the breed with proportions to the standard. Strong head with correct eyes and ears. Straight topline. Good pigmentation, parti coloured with natural short tail. Very rustic. Good character and good on the move.  2nd Briarlow’s Asombrosa Del Lyntonridge  A very feminine example which is correct in general. Good head, ears and eyes. Strong neck and arched ribcage. Straight topline. Elegant on the move. Good pigmentation with a long tail.  3rd Prizelands Sweet Lullaby  A strong example but without losing her femininity. Very cute. Good head. Correct ears and eyes. Well sprung ribcage and ok topline. Good front and rear with excellent angulation. Good character, pigmentation good, long tail. She has a rear dew claw on the rear right leg. In Spain this is not allowed.    Dog CC – Multi Ch Curioso De La Ribera Del Genil Del Valentisimo (Imp) Reserve Dog CC – Valentisimo’s Guerrero  Best Puppy Dog – Otto De Arnagua Del Chanderhill (Imp) Best Veteran Dog – Multi Ch Curioso De La Ribera Del Genil Del Valentisimo (Imp) Bitch CC – Valentisimo’s Pacopilik Reserve Bitch CC – Valentisimo’s Tizi Best Puppy Bitch – Kimsha Salsa Best Veteran Bitch – Prizelands Creme Caramel for Adormidera Best of Breed – Multi Ch Curioso De La Ribera Del Genil Del Valentisimo (Imp) Reserve Best of Breed – Valentisimo’s Pacopilik Best Puppy – Otto De Arnagua Del Chanderhill (Imp) Best Opposite Sex Puppy – Kimsha Salsa Best Veteran – Multi Ch Curioso De La Ribera Del Genil Del Valentisimo (Imp) Best Opposite Sex Veteran – Prizelands Creme Caramel for Adormidera From the Spanish Water Dog Club  www.spanishwaterdogclub.co.uk 

SWDC 2018 Open & Champ Shows

25/03/2018

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Spanish Water Dog Club Official Statement

This year both the Open and Championship shows will be held along side other shows.

Information for both shows can be found on Higham Press – https://www.highampress.co.uk/download.asp 

1st July 2018 – SWDC Championship Show 

Entires close 11th June 2018

Judge: Mrs Carole Coode (Warringah)

* The Club Show is again being held within the Windsor Championship Show and entry to the ground must follow Windsor’s rules. Each SWD entered into the SWD Club Championship Show will receive a pass and removal order that will gain you access into the Windsor grounds. Car Parking will be charged on the day by Windsor at £10 (this CANNOT be pre-paid via your SWC Club entry)

Only if you enter Windsor classes or NOT FOR COMPETITION to the Windsor Show will you be provided with a bench and be allowed to pre-book a Car Parking Pass at £5. This can be made online via Higam Press.

Spectator Dogs will be allowed at the venue if they are registered with Windsor Secretary on arrival at a cost of £8 per dog.

1st July 2018 – Windsor Championship Show: 

Entries close online 31st May

Judges: DOG – Peter Harper, BITCHES – Mr Andrew Scourfield 

https://www.highampress.co.uk/windsor.pdf 

2nd September 2018 – SWDC Open Show 

Entries close 13th August

Judge – Mr Derek Smith 

https://www.highampress.co.uk/SWDC-open2018.pdf

2nd September 2018 – City of Birmingham Championship Show

ENTRY DETAILS TO BE CONFIRMED

AGM Minutes 2017

21/03/2018

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Spanish Water Dog Club Official Statement

Dear Members,

Please be advised that the minutes from the 2017 AGM are available to download HERE.

http://www.spanishwaterdogclub.co.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/SWDC-2017-AGM-MINITES-SMNW2AANBEFINAL1.docx

We look forward to seeing as many of you are possible at the AGM on Saturday 24th March 2018 at 11.30am.

Kind Regards,

Nigel Egginton

Secretary

Health Report 2018

16/02/2018

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Health Report 2018: 

In light of the KC announcement yesterday and a number of questions the Secretary has received I thought it would be useful to circulate the Annual Health Report ahead of next month’s AGM.

Survey 2017 

A massive thank you to everyone who took part in the 2017 Breed Health Survey. We have an amazing turn out from owners in the UK, in addition owners from 10 different counties also contributed giving us a really robust sample. It is lovely to see so many people take part for the development and progression of the breed. The survey has been designed to give the Spanish Water Dog Club an insight in how the breed is developing and help review/check any health issues that might be around before they develop.

As there is so much information to process and review, our health team are writing a much more detailed report on the survey. The presentation and report will be available for everyone to read shortly and if you have any questions we would encourage you to get in touch.

Questions Following the AGM 2017

Thank you to those who sent us questions after the AGM 2017. Our Health Team have been reviewing the questions asked, research papers, Kennel Club etc.

Recognition of CHG and NAD

Upon review of the survey 2017 this has shown that there are a number of dogs in the UK who have been tested as affected and carriers. We estimate that following these results around 15% of the UK population could be carriers (both CHG and NAD).

Following these results we have been in talks with the KC regarding the results and the tests.

Recording of bobtail/mid-tail/long-tail in SWD.

There is already the options for breeders to record if a puppy has been born with a natural bobtail on the registration documents. These are clearly displayed in the Breed Record Supplements.

The KC are unable at this time to include mid-tail or long-tail to the registrations.

Record DNA tests for bobtail gene (Brachyury gene)

We have been advised that at this time the KC will only record dogs on their registration as bobtail. The Kennel Club only record DNA disease test results at this time, so they will not record the gene test. It might be something that is reconsidered, along with colour and coat tests, however this more like in the distant future. The KC have advised that Breeders are welcome to carry out the tests and record their own data at this time.

Health Seminar 2017

The health team apologise that we have been unable to hold a Health Seminar during 2017 as we had hoped to do. Due to the scale and time that has gone into the 2017 Health Survey this was not logistically possible to achieve. This is priority for 2018.

Introduction of CHG and NAD for Spanish Water Dogs 

We are pleased to announce (although much quicker than we anticipated) that after discussing the initial health survey results with the Kennel Club, they have decided to approve two new official DNA testing schemes for neuroaxonal dystrophy (NAD) and congenital hypothyroidism with goiter (CHG) to be included on the breeds health check list. This is a KC tool is primarily aimed at helping SWD breeders to have all information available to make informed decision on future breeding plans.

As Breed Health Co-ordinator we have been working with the Kennel Club following the 2017 Breed Health Survey to look at options. While discussing the information the Kennel Club have decided to recognise these tests, (with rather unhelpful timing and unusual quickness for the KC) this is before the Health team could update the membership at the SWDC AGM, which would be our normal course of action. I do hope that you will as we do see this as a big step forward for the breed.

We would like to encourage Breeders and Owners to review the information about testing and diseases mentioned. Our Health Team would like to encourage people who are considering breeding to have their dogs tested and to send their results to the KC to be recorded. We would like to remind breeders that they need to consider these tests in context when breeding from their dogs. As they would with any of the existing health tests within SWD – hip scoring, eye testing, pra-prcd etc.

Dogs who are tested for CHG and NAD will be recorded as – Clear, Carriers, or Affected. Please note that being a Carrier or Affected does not preclude a dog from being bred from but does mean the breeder should use a clear dog as a mate.

The reason that we recommend owners/breeders take part in testing is to check their dog’s status for known simple inherited disorders. This way, as a breed, we can steer away from known inherited diseases before the dogs are bred from. Testing all potential breeding dogs, where relevant, allows breeders to determine the chance a dog may pass a disease causing gene on to it offspring.

The Kennel Club has some useful information about DNA Testing & Simple Inherited Disorders:

https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/health/for-breeders/dna-testing-simple-inherited-disorders/

Both tests can be done with a simple DNA swab and the results recorded directly from the laboratory or by sending certificates directly to the Kennel Club – health.results@thekennelclub.org.uk

Please find details of the Kennel Club Press Release on their website:

https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/press-releases/2018/february/new-dna-testing-schemes-for-spanish-water-dogs/

If you want to get your dog tested then there is a currently a 10% with Labokin 

Labolkin have kindly offered the SWDC members 10% off DNA testing. If you are interested in this offer, please contact our Health Team – Joy Middleton, variaredogs@gmail.com who can email you a form/code to send off with your tests.

Gonioscopy / Eye Testing: 

The BVA/KC/ISDS Eye Scheme is currently trialling a pilot scheme for gonioscopy grading which allows for more informed breeding decisions.

This pilot study was started in July 2017, and assessed by the KC Working Party in November 2017. Although the pilot study has been successful so far it has been agreed this pilot study continue to gather further information. This will be reviewed again until July 2018.

Under this pilot scheme, dogs are either classified as Grade 0 (unaffected), Grade 1 (mildly affected), Grade 2 (moderately affected) or Grade 3 (severely affected).

Grade Gonioscopic Findings Breeding Advice 0 Normal iridocorneal angle (ICA) with no/minimal (0%-<1%) pectinate ligament abnormality (PLA) Advice: Normal iridocorneal angle – highly unlikely to develop primary glaucoma

Suitable for breeding 1 1-25% of ICA affected by PLA Advice: mildly affected – unlikely to develop primary glaucoma

Suitable for breeding 2 26-75% of ICA affected by PLA Advice: moderately affected – low risk of development primary glaucoma

Breed specific advise required if breeding considered 3 >75% of ICA affected by PLA Advice: severely affected – highest risk of developing primary glaucoma

Not recommended for breeding

The above table has been taken with permission from the Kennel Club’s information regarding “Breeding Advice.” This advice may change, however, as further research is performed. 

For the pilot scheme it has also been advised that those getting their dogs tested should do this every 3 years, so the date of the last examination falls within 3 years if the date of birth of a litter. BVA have advised that, whilst 1 and 4 years of age are suggested time points, the final examination could beneficially be timed to coincide with the reduced price senior dog eye examinations at 8 years of age or over.

This does affect those in the KC Assured Breeders Scheme going forward who are advised to following the new pilot scheme. Members are being given around 6 month’s grace period to account for any existing breeding plans.

If you have any queries about the guidance or any aspect of Gonioscopy examinations please contact the Canine Health Scheme team at the BVA (tel: 0207 908 6380, email: chs@bva.co.uk)

Free Resourced with the Kennel Club Academy: 

Focusing on Canine Genetics. The KC have developed this resource to encompass a number of elements to do with DNA, Gene, Mutations, Genetic Mutations, single mutation test, linkage test, panel test and DNA profile.

This resource will be useful to any breeders/owners who seek advise when considering breeding from their dogs and want to make informed breeding decisions prior to doing so.

https://learn.kcacademy.org.uk/login/index.php

I do hope that you have found this update useful and if you have any comments or thoughts you would like to be discussed at the Health update after the AGM please let us know as sadly I can’t be there this year but I can prepare information in advance.

To download a copy of the Health Report, please click on the link below:

http://www.spanishwaterdogclub.co.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Health-Report-2018-PDF.pdf

With best wishes

Joy Middleton

SWDC Health Co-ordinator

variaredogs@gmail.com