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September 2022
Championship Show

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Sunday 4th September 2022 saw the fifth Spanish Water Dog Club Championship Show at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire. Kindly sponsored by Vet Spec, the show was held in conjunction with the City of Birmingham Championship Dog Show. 

This year 44 dogs made up a total entry of 50 and we had 15 entries into the three Special Award Classes.

This years' Best in Show, Best Bitch and Bitch CC went to the winner of the Open Bitch Class, Pabiaga Kemina.  This marked the third Challenge Certificate awarded to her under a different Judge which, subject to confirmation from the Kennel Club, officially awards her Show Champion status.

Reserve Best in Show went to the Best Dog and Dog CC, winner of Limit Dog Class,  Valentisimo's Has To Be, also winning Best Opposite Sex in Show

He is owned by Natalie & Joe Spencer

Best Puppy in Show was taken by the Minor Puppy Dog winner Zorrazo Villain of Circumstance NAF (Imp HRV), owned by Kate Rutherford.


Reserve Dog CC

Reserve Dog CC was taken by the Junior Dog class winner, Sh Ch Zorazzo Quest for Success (Imp Hrv) JW Esp J Ch, also owned by Kate Rutherford.

Reserve Bitch CC

Reserve Bitch CC was taken by Sh Ch Zorrazo Cheek By Jowl With Chanderhill who won the mixed Special Working class.  She is owned by Kate Hodgkinson-Rutherford and Mark Rutherford.


Best Opposite Sex Puppy was won by Prizelands Fondant Fancy at Cooishka owned by Kirstie Thompson.  

Best Veteran in Show was won by Josalyn Manolito in Seasmoke and Best Opposite Sex Veteran was won by Josalyn Juananci - a double win for Lynn Napier.

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

Main Winners

Best In Show & Bitch CC
Pabiaga Kemina
Pictured with owner Tracey Whitehead (L) and Judge Pat Booth (R)

Reserve Best In Show,
Dog C.C. & Best Opposite Sex  In Show

Valentisimo's Has To Be

Owner Natalie Spencer with Judge Pat Booth

Best Puppy In Show
Zorrazo Villain of Circumstance NAF (Imp Hrv)

Best Opposite Sex Puppy in Show
Prizelands Fondant Fancy at Cooishka

BEST IN SHOW and Bitch CC - Pabiaga Kemina
Dog CC, Reserve Best in Show & Best Opp Sex in Show - Valentisimo's Has To Be
Reserve  Dog CC & Bitch CC
Best Veteran In Show - xxxxx & Reserve Best Veteran in Show xxxxxx
Best Puppy in Show - Zorrazo xxxx & Best Opposite Sex Puppy in Show - Prizelands xxxxxx
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Best Veteran in Show
Josalyn Manolito In Seasmoke

Best Opposite Sex Veteran
Josalyn Juananci

Reserve Dog CC
Sh Ch Zorrazo Quest For Success (Imp Hrv) JW Esp J Ch

Reserve Bitch C.C.
Sh Ch Zorrazo Cheek By Jowl with Chanderhill


About The Judges



Ms Pat Booth (Maravilla)

What a priviledge to be asked to judge SWD at the SWDC CHAMPIONSHIP Show 2022 - Celebrating 30 years of these amazing dogs in the UK.

I have had SWDs in my life since 1997, always supporting and advocating the working attributes of the breed.  I have been involved and competed in many sporting disciplines, their natural athleticism and drive delivering an energetic dog who thrives on work.  As a founder member of the SWDC and a committee member for many years, I have been involved in all of the major milestones of the breed's development and nationwide recognition.  My passion for the breed and its health is still as strong as ever and currently I enjoy working my dogs in gundog work and water rescue.  I have 9 SWDs under my care to keep me on my toes! 

Miss Kirsty Watts (Oakmarsh)- Special Award Judge

I was brought up with working Labradors and later I had my own Chocolate  Labradors which I tried to show and work and bred a couple of litters.  In 1998 I came across Chesapeake Bay Retrievers.  

I liked the fact that most of the Chesapeakes I saw in the show ring, also worked and I had my first litter in 2010.  

I became interested in Spanish Water Dogs when my friend had a litter in 2014 and I have followed them ever since.  I have handled SWDs in the show ring and am currently on the Judges B List.  I have been passed to award my first set of CC's in Chesapeakes later this year.  


SWD Championship Show

Judge Pat Booth's Critiques

SWD Club Special Awards

Judge Kirsty Watts Critiques 

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Photo Gallery

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