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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

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