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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 

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.

SWDC Working Test – 23rd Sept 2017


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The Spanish Water Dog Club is holding its second Working Test event:

When: 23rd September 2017 Start: arrive for 9:30am for 10am prompt start Location: Steepleford Shoot, Keepers Cottage, Holygate Road, Stapleford, Melton Mowbray, Leics, LE14 2SG Judges: Mr M Deacon (A Panal – 2242) & Mrs C Paige.

Facilities: Hard ground car parking, £5.00 butty (egg or bacon) with endless tea and coffee, Keepers Cottage with toilet facilities to keep warm and dry (should it be raining), Sponsorship and goodies from, keepsake trophies, rosettes & a Raffle.


Entry Form: Word Version – DOWNLOAD HERE JPEG Version – DOWNLOAD HERE

We have some lovely Trophies for: Best in Test Best Hunter Best Puppy Most Promising

Looking for sponsorship, if you would be interested in sponsoring a Trophy and have your details/name/affix engraved on the cups they are £80.00 please get in touch.

Any questions please contact: Joy Middleton