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Below you will find a list of events that as a member of Spanish Water Dog Club you may be interested in. 

Please note that not all events are hosted by the Club.

Please ensure to scroll down through all the page to ensure you don't miss any.

If you would like to find out about Shows with SWD classes, please click the link here:


Please support the SWD Glaucoma DNA research campaign

Current Events

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2021 SWD Club Open Show

held in conjunction with The National Dog Show

at Staffordshire County Showground


Thursday 23rd September 2021

Judging will take place in Ring 3 in the Pavilion.


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The schedule for the show can be downloaded below or by visiting 


Entries for this show are now closed.

39 dogs making 68 entries including Special Classes.

Judging will take place in Ring 3 in the Pavilion.

In line with ongoing Covid-19 safety regulations, can all entrants please be aware that they will be required to wear facemasks throughout the duration of  the show.

Please note, following an announcement by Birmingham National Dog Show we are pleased to advise that if your dog is entered only in a class at the Spanish Water Dog Club Show and not the National Dog Show a FREE removal pass will be issued to you by the Show Secretary Carol Palumbo on the day.  Please ensure you speak to Carol to collect your pass before leaving the show.

As a club we endeavour to assist prospective judges to progress up the Judges Lists. We have been given permission by the Kennel Club to run “Special Awards” at our own shows. This allows the Judge to have a captive audience who will hopefully make a reasonable entry in support for them to go over and include in their judges CV.   Please help support this years Special Awards Judge, Mrs Helen Gilroy by entering into this years Special Award classes.

(n.b. please be aware that dogs must have previously entered into one of the main show classes to be eligible to enter a Special Award Class)

2021 Open Show Schedule

A Spanish Water Dog completing a water retrieve

Water Training Weekends

Hosted by Swim 4 Paws


Proposed Dates for 2021

Bookings for training and arrangement of time slots are to be made directly with Swim 4 Paws. 

Pat Booth will be in attendance on the stated dates to provide training and assistance.

12/13 June - SWD Water Training

10/11 July - SWD Water Training

25/26 September - SWD Water Training


Venue:      SWIM4PAWS

Address:   Mooredge Cottage, Moorwood Lane, Sheffield S17 3BS

Times:      Saturdays 9 am – 6 pm,  Sundays 9am – 6pm

Cost:         £30 per half hour (a collection will be taking place on the day towards DNA Research                                                          Fund)

Email:       Nigel Haslam via  swim4paws.sheffield@gmail.com or phone 07831 879809 to book


The water training sessions are being operated by Swim4Paws and are operating on half hour slots.  On the dates specified, SWD water specialist Pat Booth will be available to provide training and guidance on specific Spanish Water Dog water training attributes to work towards the Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards.


They welcome dogs of all abilities to try their paws at swimming, boating, retrieving and the ultimate diving.


You can book a 1-hour session which they will split into 2 x 30 Minute sessions

giving your dog chance to rest and not get overtired or overexcited - this will be more beneficial and provide a more rewarding session.


As well as enjoying the swim, please consider contributing to the Club's health initiative to raise money to fund research to find the gene that causes a predisposition to Primary Glaucoma in our breed.  There will be a bucket for donations or you can donate via the links at the top of the page.  Your donations will be allocated towards the £10,000 that the SWDC are seeking to raise.  The DNA Test will be invaluable to Breeders in the future to help them breed out this painful eye condition that inevitably leads to blindness.


So, if you would like to join the growing group of Water Enthusiasts and enjoy your dog demonstrating tasks expected of them historically, as a working perro in coastal fishing ports in his home country of Spain, or if you would like to see if they can Dive under the water to retrieve a lost item or jump from a boat and rescue you, by pulling you to safety, then these events are for you and your curly best friend.  

Please be aware the event sells out fast and there are limited places.


In the future we will be setting up the ability for owners to achieve the Bronze and Silver Level Certificates through a remote submission process.  Your dog will be able to achieve these levels by you sending in videos of you and your dog performing the skills at each level.  More details on how to do this will be announced soon on the Club web pages.

Downloadable details of the criteria for Bronze and Silver Awards can be found below.

Water Test Bronze and Silver Criteria

A Spanish Water Dog Diving underwater for a retrieve