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2021 Open Show

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About The Judges



Mr Steve Hall

I first exhibited in 1973 with an Old English Sheepdog and a couple of years later we purchased a Bearded Collie, along with my wife we bred and owned champions in both breeds, then along came the docking ban in 2007 which we decided to change our breed because we did not want an OES with a tail. Along with my wife and eldest daughter we purchase a Lhasa Apso Bitch from the Sealaw lines of Mr Geoff Corish, this bitch became a champion and we have made up seven Lhasa Champions to date, we also made up two champion Shih Tzu’s.

Regarding my judging experience my first appointment was way back in April 1977, my first set of CCs was at the SKC in 1984, I class myself as very lucky to have done what I have done in our sport as I now award CCs in around 50 breeds over four groups and Best in Show at championship shows in the UK. I have judged two groups at Crufts and 15 breeds; I was the first judge to have the pleasure to judge the first Import Register at Crufts and the last judge to judge the Breeders Stakes in the main arena. My overseas appointments have taken me to many states in the USA, Barbados several times, Jamaica, Trinidad, Japan, Dubai, Sri Lanka, India, and every country in Europe.

Mrs Helen Gilroy - Special Award Judge

I have been asked by the Club to say a few words about myself so here goes, I started in Labradors in 1984 and started judging in 1990. I was delighted to have been passed to award C.C’s in my first breed, I have had the honour to have judged in Europe and all over the UK. 


Frank bought me my first Spanish Water Dog 11 years ago for my old age (so he said) as I could no longer keep up with the Labradors in the ring, and have been interested in the breed for three years prior to acquiring our girl. We now own three Spanish, two girls and a boy.

Frank now handles them in the ring as I no longer can keep up with this athletic breed, and now I do all the grooming and training.

I am very honoured and delighted to have been asked to judge the Special Classes at our breed Open Show in September.

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Basking in 21°c sunshine, The Spanish Water Dog Club Open Show finally made its return on Thursday 23rd September 2021 following an unscheduled years absence owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Competitors descended upon Staffordshire County Showground where the club show was being held in conjunction with the National Dog Show organised by the Birmingham Dog Show Society. 

The event, kindly sponsored by Royal Canin, consisted of 39 dogs making up a total entry of 68.

This entry included the three extra Special Award Classes.  These classes are specifically put on by the club, with the permission of the Kennel Club, in an endeavour to assist prospective judges to progress up the Judges List.  It allows judges, newly qualified or seeking additional experience, the opportunity to examine and judge the Spanish Water Dog breed by gaining a captive audience of owners of the breed who are present at the show.

It was a clean sweep for the girls this year, with all the overall winners all coming from the Bitch Classes.

Best in Show was the winner of the Open Bitch Class and subsequently Best Bitch, Conbrio Box of Delights.

Reserve Best in Show was 2nd in Open Bitch Class and Reserve Best Bitch, Ferrylands Hunting High and Low for Chanderhill JW (Imp Nor)

Best Puppy in show was taken by the Puppy Bitch winner Kurlibears September Aurora

Best Veteran in Show was awarded to Josalyn Juanci from the Veteran Bitch Class


Scroll down for details of the results from all the classes and the show photo gallery.

Classes and Winners


Classes and Winners

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Best In Show
Conbrio Box Of Delights

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Spanish Water Dog Club OPen Sow 2021 - Best In Show - Conbrio Box Of Delights

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Reserve Best In Show
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Spanish Water Dog Club Open Show 2021 - Reserve Best in Show Ferrylands Hunting High And Low For Chanderhill JW (Imp Nor)

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Best Veteran In Show
Josalyn Juananci

Best Puppy In Show
Kurlibears September Aurora

Spanish Water Dog Club 2021 - Best Vetran - Josalyn Juananci

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Spanish Water Dog Club Open Show 2021 - Best Puppy In Show - Kurlibears September Aurora

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SWD Open Show

Judge Steve Hall's Critiques

SWD Club Special Awards

Judge Mrs Helen Gilroy's Critiques 

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Photo Gallery

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