30th Celebration Event
30th Year Celebration
16th - 17th July 2022
We had a fabulous time with our 4 and 2 legged friends celebrating 30 years of Spanish Water Dogs in the UK, at Edingale Village Hall near Tamworth.
We welcomed many dogs and their 'staff' from across the UK and we were honored to have our Patron, Antonio Garcia Perez and his wife Paqui attending from Spain.
The hall was set up with posters and photos from the rich history of the past 30 years and we were delighted to have ongoing support and attendance from SWD Rescue.
The field was set up for a variety of games and activities including a scurry and a scent work game and we had plenty of pop-up shelters and paddling pools for the dogs to keep cool.
Antonio gave a lovely presentation about the working ability of our breed and shared some TCAN information and video clips on the big screen. We had health information available
We held a fun dog show judged by our Chair, Adrian and did some basic water work in the pools with Antonio.
Our auction was great fun, with some major bidding wars and we raised around £750 for the Club. This will be used to print new wall hangings for use at Discover Dogs, Game Fairs and promotions, costs for running 2 Championship Shows in 2022 and contribute towards printing a 30th Celebration/2023 Yearbook.
A full report and more photos will be shared in the next Newsplash and the Yearbook, but for the interim, here are a few photos taken over the weekend by our club member, Robert Pike.
Thank you to all who attended and those who weren't able, who still supported by way of monetary gifting, donating auction items and auction bids.
SWD Club Committee