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

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30th Year Celebration

16th - 17th July 2022


We are looking forward to celebrating 30 years of Spanish Water Dogs in the UK with you.


In May 1992, 4 friends from the UK, watched the judging of the Spanish Water Dogs at the World Dog Show in Valencia, Spain. In October, the Canagua Partnership was formed and the first 2 imports arrived from Spain.   


In order to celebrate this prestigious event, we have secured a centrally based village hall where we can gather.  The hall allows dogs inside and has a large outside space that we can use for activities.




Date:  Sat 16 Jul 22 – Sun 17 Jul 22

1st Event Commences:  12 noon to 1pm

Location: Edingale Village Hall, Edingale, Tamworth, B79 9LJ.

Cost: £15 for individual members, £25 for family membership

          £20 for individual non-members, £30 for family non-members

  This will cover:

  • All hot and cold drinks (please bring along mugs for your personal use)

  • Participation in games

  • Entry for one class in the Companion show (Individual), or entry for two classes (Family/ Joint)

  • Access to information and images of the 30 years of SWDs in the UK

  • A chance to catch up with friends, and your SWD family

  • Use of the hall and facilities


We are also intending to have a number of displays/ stands that are relevant to SWDs.

Additional costs:

Additional entries into the Companion show will be £2 per entry

Breakfast will be available on Sunday from £2.50

Successful bids for the Auction items will need to agreed prior to departure                                                   


Accommodation:  We have a small number of tent pitches that attendees can use, for a small fee, over the weekend.  Please indicate if you would like a pitch on your application form.


Unfortunately, we are not able to host caravans on this site, however, there are a number of sites within 10 miles of the hall (please see accommodation options document for further details).






Sat 16 July 2022



12 noon to 1pm





Patron's demonstration

Games and activities



Refreshments Available

Demonstration by Antonio Garcia Perez

Participation encouraged

BBQ's available for individuals to cook own supper

Please bring along monies so that you can secure your favourite lots

Sun 17 July 2022





Orders will be taken for cooked breakfast (additional cost)

Companionship Show

You can enter on Sat or first thing Sun morning


Provisional Programme:



Donations: We are keen to obtain prizes for the Auction to raise funds for the Club.  If you would like to make a donation, or can think of whom we can approach, please let us know.  In addition, if you are able to bring along cakes, please do so.


Photos: We would like to have an ongoing presentation of photos of SWDs throughout the weekend.  If you would like to share your own photos to be included in this slideshow, please contact Kate Wilden at water.swdc@gmail.com to organise sharing of electronic images.


We look forward to welcoming you all,


SWD Club committee

30th Anniversary

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Current Events

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2022 Championship Show








Saturday 7th May 2022

Staffordshire County Showground

in conjunction with the National Dog Show


Entries for the show are now closed.

The entry for the show is:

38 dogs making up a total entry of 48

(to be judge by Sheila Burditt)

Special Award Classes 11 (to be judged by Shirley Hockenhull)

The show will be held in Pavilion A, Ring 3 following judging of the National Show. 


Order of judging in ring 3 on the day is as follows:

  • Italian Spinone - 49 dogs making up 52 entries; followed by

  • Spaniel (Sussex) - 35 dogs making up 41 entries (not before 10:30a.m); followed by

  • Spanish Water Dogs - 37 dogs making up 43 entried (not before 11:30a.m.); followed by

  • The Spanish Water Dog Club Championship Show - 38 dogs making up 48 entries

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May 2022 Championship Show


A Spanish Water Dog completing a water retrieve

Water Training Weekends

SWD Club 2022


In 2022 The SWD club will provide Water training activities in the Sea. 


This year we are heading out on the road to cover both the North and South to provide training across the UK.  We are hoping this will open up this fantastic activity to members and other SWD owners who may not have had the opportunity to have come to one of our previous sessions.  We are also always on the lookout for new locations to train.  If you know anywhere that may be suitable then please email water.swdc@gmail.com

Training will be at the following locations across two weekends in June:

  • 11th - 12th June 2022 - Silver Sands Beach, Aberdour, Fife, Scotland

  • 18th - 19th June 2022 - Brean Beach, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset


We will group attendees with similar needs and confirm timings at least two weeks prior to each event.


We welcome dogs, and their handlers of all abilities and experience.  Once you have submitted your application form (available below), you will be contacted to discuss the programme and individual requirements.


For both weekends we plan to follow a similar programme, but this will be weather dependant, and please be aware that we may have to inform you of changes.

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Provisional programme:




You will have a 2 hour slot with 5 other attendees, with similar training needs.


In this session we will aim to work through the most appropriate SWD Club Water Award.


With both events we will offer an additional 1-to-1 session.  We will work with you and your dog in a 20 min focused session building on the work that they achieved on the Saturday


The training will be undertaken on public beaches.  Please consider bringing the following items with you:

Chair (for human)

Clothing suitable for the weather, and that you don’t mind getting wet

Wetsuit if you are interested in being in the water

Suitable head protection

Waterproof suntan cream

Flask with hot/ cold drinks whichever is more appropriate

Water and bowl for your dog

Cage, either soft or metal for your dog to relax in when not working

Toy that your dog is keen to interact with

Treats that your dog is interested in (lots of)

4 point harness or life-jacket for your dog (we may have some that you can borrow)


Cost: The current pricing is as follows:

Session Type

SWDC members

SWDC non-members

Group session maximum of 6 dogs (2hours)



Follow up 1-to-1 session (20 mins)



To register your interest please complete the below application form and email it to water.swdc@gmail.com

This will cover:

  • All training provided

  • Assessment of achievements

  • Development of next steps

  • Certificates and Rosettes to successful partnerships.


Northern training

Date:  Sat 11 June 2022 – Sun 12 Jun 2022

Location: Silver sands beach, Aberdour, KY3 0RQ

Additional costs: You will need to pay for parking on the day

Useful information:  Aberdour is a coastal village north of Edinburgh on the north shore of the Firth of Forth.

Southern training

Date:  Sat 18 June 2022 – Sun 19 Jun 2022

Location: Brean beach, Brean Down, Brean Somerset TA8 2RS

Additional costs: You will need to pay for parking on the day (National Trust car park)

Useful information:  Nearby camping is available at Channel View Caravan Park

We look forward training with you and your dogs in 2022.


Kate Wilden

Water Training Lead

SWD club


Gundog Training Day

21st May 2022



We are delighted to be able to offer a Gundog  Training Day, split into 2 sessions on 21st May 2022.  This will be with  Judy Hempstead, who has just been awarded KCAI Trainer of the year 2021/2022


Judy has been extremely supportive of the SWD Club and our Gundog coordinator Jane Appleton, has managed to secure some training in Oxfordshire on 21st May 2022


If you are interested, please contact Jane in the first instance, to discuss.  She will be able to give you some more information about the logistics of the event and if you wish to attend, will be able to ensure you are allocated into the correct training group, based on age and previous experience - don't worry, novices will be included too but dogs should be at least more than 6 months old.


Spaces will be limited and are to be offered to club members first and then will be offered out to other interested parties in the minority spaniel sub group.

Email: jrappleton9@gmail.com

Spanish Water Dog Gundog training day 2022