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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

Two Gundog Events for SWD ‘s


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Two great gundog events, where Spanish Water Dogs are very welcome to attend by invitation from the Sussex Spaniel Club

Event: SSA Training Day on Live Game Date: Saturday 7th October Location: East Morden Wareham Dorset BH20 7DL Cost: £25 per dog

Limited spaces for 16 dogs, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

By kind Permission of Mr Stephen Harrison. For further Details and Booking information contact Ian Smith at

Event: SSA Field Trial All Aged (AV Spaniel except Cocker & ESS) Date: Monday 13th November Location: Evesham Cost: £30 per dog

By kind Permission of Mr and Mrs Onens. Schedule and Booking form available from Ian Smith at

Nigel Egginton, Secretary, Spanish Water Club

Entries Close for First SWDC Champ Show 2017


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The online entries for the historic, first ever Spanish Water Dog Club Championship Show close on 19.06.2017 you can enter online at Higham Press. We are lucky to have the top Spanish Judge José María Pinero Lopez judging this special day.


This should be a great day celebrating 25 years of the breed in the UK. So please don’t forget to enter, or it will be too late. If you would like to come along to watch as well the show takes place on the 29th June in Windsor.

You can also make a day of it, as there is also Windsor Championship show on the same day, of which entries are due now. So please don’t forget to enter at Highampress

We are so lucky to have received sponsorship from Trophies and Medals R4us and can’t thank Paul Lambert enough for his donations of high quality hip flasks for every class winner. So you have a chance to win lovely celebratory rosettes, keepsake trophies, hip flasks not forgetting the stunning high quality new perpetual trophies kindly sponsored by very generous club members. It will be great to see as many of you as possible attend in this historic day for the breed. We will also have a cash raffle and merchandise on sale. are proud sponsors of the Spanish Water Dog Club

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

Official Statement


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Spanish Water Dog Club Official Statement

We are delighted to announce the official working test and the TCAN (Test of Character and Natural Aptitud) for the Spanish Water Dog have just been formally approved by the RSCE, The Spanish Central Kennel Club, after years of development in Spain by the AEPAE. All the rules have been approved and will be implemented along with judges education. You can view everything on the RSCE website. We have been working on a full translation of the working tests and TCAN tests and will publish these shortly on our website. The working test is a big step forward for the breed in Europe and to compete officially you will have to do so in European countries under FCI rules and regulations.

The Spanish Water Dog Club will fully support the new tests and aim to hold unofficial working tests here in the future as they will not be recognised by our KC. As the tests evolve we will advise everyone accordingly. We are told this is only the start and additions like hunting will be added as the tests evolve in the future. All aspects included are the basics of our Minority Spaniel working tests, for example retrieving on land and water, obedience, steadiness, searching and handler competence.

We feel that these tests are a great addition to add to our official UK Gundog group placing of Minority Spaniel, in which the Spanish Water Dog is proving very successful. It is great to be part of a very exciting time for the breed and hopefully these tests secure that our breed will always be a multifunctional working dog of excellent balanced character. We will also be holding a seminar on the TCAN tests to demonstrate to everyone the reasons why the TCAN is so important for the future of the breed. The Spanish Water Dog Club is proud to be working alongside the AEPAE in preserving the true characteristics of our breed.

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

2017 Heats – Obreedience


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The qualifying heats for the Obreedience competition at Crufts 2018 have been announced!

The heats, held throughout the year at various dog shows around the country, including breed club shows, general championship shows and obedience shows, will enable teams to compete to accumulate points at as many heats as they choose. Further heats may be announced throughout 2017, and for clubs that would like to host a heat, there is still an opportunity to do so by completing this form.

The ten breed teams with the highest number of points will qualify to compete at Crufts 2018!*

*In the event that two or more teams of the same breed have the same number of points, the team which has achieved the highest placing at the heats will take precedence. A maximum of three breeds will be invited to compete in the final from any one breed group, subject to Kennel Club discretion.