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Breed Specific Seminar & Judges Day


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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.

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Fiona Donaldson


TCAN Seminar & Working Test Information


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SWDC are holding: TCAN SEMINAR plus the Spanish Working Test Information & Explanation.

Date: 14th October 2018 Venue: Wymeswold Memorial Hall, 2-5 Clay Street, Loughborough, LE12 6TY

Running Plan for the day: 11:00am Reception Morning (Coffee / Tea) 11:30 – 1:00pm TCAN SEMINAR LUNCH BREAK *please bring your own 1:30pm – 3:00pm TCAN SEMINAR including Q&A 3:15pm – 4pm WORKING TEST SEMINAR

Presented by – Antonio Garcia Perez

Cost: SWDC Members £15.00 per delegate Non- Members £25.00 per delegate

Booking form please click the link below: 

SWDC Health Report 2017


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Spanish Water Dog Club Official Statement

After the presentation at the AGM, we are pleased to present the summary of the 2017 Spanish Water Dog Club Health Survey.

It was exciting to see that we had 511 dogs take part in the 2017 survey which is a rise from 274 dogs in 2014.

SWDC Health Report 2017  SWDC AGM Presentation  If you have any questions or would like to review any of the information with our Breed Health Co-ordinator please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Joy Middleton.

Thanks, Joy Middleton

Breed Health Coordinator

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

2017 Breed Seminar


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The Spanish Water Dog Club



Whether you already own, are thinking of owning or are just interested in Spanish Water Dogs this is the Seminar to attend, packed with interesting facts about the History of the Breed. Did you know its ancestors were thought to be brought to the South Iberian Peninsula, from North Africa, by Turkish merchants around 1110AD?

We explain how to care for that famous wooly coat, the does and don’ts of its presentation. We will cover the BREED STANDARD in depth and you will have lots of chances to discuss, have hands on, together with lots of Q & A time regarding the breed specifics, from our breed experts.

Optional written exam and hands on assessment for aspiring judges.

Venue: Stretton Village Hall,

Main Road, Stretton, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 6EW

9.30am – 4.30pm  Refreshments and lunch provided 


Any questions please let us know.

Kind Regards Nigel Egginton, Secretary, Spanish Water Dog Club.