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Events

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.

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

https://www.spanishwaterdogclub.co.uk/shows-with-swd-classes

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SWD Club 2024 Open Show

Sunday 9th June 2024

Three Counties Showground, Malvern, WR13 6NW

 

 

The Spanish Water Dog Club 2024 Open Show will be taking place on Sunday 9th June 2024 at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern, being held in conjunction with the Three Counties Championship Show.

Below you will find downloadable copies of both the schedule and the entry form.  Postal entries close on Monday 20th May 2024 (postmark).  Online entries can be made up until midnight on Monday 27th May 2024 via the Fossedata website,  which can be accessed directly by CLICKING HERE.

SWDC Open Show 2024

Schedule

SWDC Open Show 2024

Entry Form

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Water Training SWD Club 2024

The Spanish Water Dog Club water training events will continue throughout 2024.

By utilising our Water Training Assessors, we are able to provide training sessions at a wide variety of locations across the UK.  Hopefully you’ll find one that works for you and your dogs.

At present we have 7 dates arranged for 2024, but we will hopefully add to these throughout the year.  Currently, not all of the details have been confirmed.  These will be updated on this page, and on the members Facebook page as it becomes available. 

Each event will have its own lead trainer.  Once booked on, this person will be the point of contact for that particular event.  They will liaise with attendees prior to the training day, and will lead the training and assessment at the 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, timings and your individual requirements.  Details of the dates and locations are as follows:

Event number
Date of Event
Location
Levels Available
Lead Trainer
Application Closing Date
1
Sat 18th May 2024
Ayr, Scotland
1 - 3
Richard Rogers
18th April 2024
2
Tue 28th May 2024
Swim4Paws, Sheffield
1 - 5
Kate Wilden
28th April 2024
3
Sat 22nd June 2024
Edinburgh, Scotland
1 - 5
Richard Rogers
22nd May 2024
4
Sat 29th June 2024
East Anglia
1 - 3
Kate Wilden
29th May 2024
5
September 2024
TBC
TBC
David Earles
TBC
6
September 2024
Magherafelt, Northern Ireland
1 - 3
Adrian Dornford-Smith
TBC
7
Sat 14th - Sun 15th September 2024
Aberdour, Fife, Scotland
1 - 5
Richard Rogers
14th September 2024

Programme:

The provisional programme for most of the events will be that you will be allocated a 2 hour time slot with upto 5 other attendees, with similar training needs.  In these sessions we will aim to work through the most appropriate SWD Club Water Award.  Some dogs will take more than one session to complete their current award.

In the Swim4Paws sessions, participants will have 1 – to – 1 sessions, focusing on their partnership needs.  Each session will be 30mins in length, with a break in-between.

Costs: The current pricing is as follows:

1-to-1 (Swim4Paws)   Blocks of 30mins

Session Type
Duration
SWDC Members Price
SWDC Non-members price
Group Session - max of 6 dogs (All other venues)
Up to 2 hours
£20.00
£25.00
1-to-1 (Swim4Paws)
Blocks of 30mins
£40.00
£45.00

    This will cover:

  • All training provided

  • Assessment of achievements

  • Development of next steps

  • Certificates and Rosettes to successful partnerships.

 

Logistics: 

 

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)

 

For your information, with the exception of Swim4Paws which is a private indoor venue, the training will be undertaken on public beaches and other public areas. 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

We look forward working with all our brilliant members and helping you train and build on your partnership with your dogs in 2024.

 

Kate Wilden

Lead Water Trainer

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

2024 Water Training
2024 Open Show
Gundog Training 2024

Gundog Training Day 2024

We are delighted to be hosting a training day on 21st April 2024, with Judy Hempsted.  Please contact Gundog coordinator Jane Appleton to book your space. 
Information on attachment below.  

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working test 2024

SWDC Working Test 2024

We are looking forward to welcoming competitors from the Minority Spaniels to join us for our Working Test on 12th May 2024 in Standlake, Oxford.
More details can be obtained from our Gundog Co-ordinator Jane Appleton but booking forms and Schedules are attached here.


 

SWDC Working Test 2024

Entry Form

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2023 May Open Show

 

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Sunday 7th May 2023

Staffordshire County Showground, Stafford, ST18 0BD 

in conjunction with The National Dog Show

Entries close Saturday 15th April (Postmark) using the entry form on the downloadable schedule 

or

online until midnight on Sunday 23rd April 2023 via the below link

https://www.fossedata.co.uk/shows/Spanish-Water-Dog-Club-May-2023-2.aspx

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Water Training SWD Club 2023

The Spanish Water Dog Club are pleased to announce the return of our popular water training events for 2023. 

 

Due to the high demand that we saw in 2022, our amazing head trainer Kate Wilden has been hard at work recruiting and training additional assessors, which has enabled us to bring you more training sessions at more locations across the UK.      

Currently we have 5 dates arranged through May to July.  At present there are a number of details to confirm which will be updated on this page and the members Facebook page as it becomes available.  We may also look to add more dates later in the year, so if you don't manage to get a spot on one the current courses, or you want to go again and take your dog to the next level, bookmark this page and keep checking back. 

 

Each event will have its own lead trainer.  Once booked on, this person will be the point of contact for that particular event.  They will liaise with attendees prior to the day and will lead the training and assessment at the 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.  Details of the dates and locations are as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    This will cover:

  • All training provided

  • Assessment of achievements

  • Development of next steps

  • Certificates and Rosettes to successful partnerships.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Logistics: 

 

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)

 

For your information, the training will be undertaken on public beaches and other public areas. 

 

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

 

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

We look forward working with all our brilliant members and helping you train and build o your partnership with your dogs in 2023.

 

Kate Wilden

Lead Water Trainer

Day

Event

One day events

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.

Two day events

On two day events we will be able to offer an additional 1-to-1 session, where we will work with you and your dog in a 20 minute focused session building on the work that they achieved on the Saturday.

Provisional programme

Cost: The current pricing is as follows:

Session Type

SWDC members

SWDC non-members

Group session maximum of 6 dogs (2hours)

£15.00

£20.00

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

£15.00

£10.00

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

Event number
Date of Event
Location
Levels Available
Lead Trainer
Application Closing Date
1
Sat 18th May 2024
Ayr, Scotland
1 - 3
Richard Rogers
18th April 2024
2
Tue 28th May 2024
Swim4Paws, Sheffield
1 - 5
Kate Wilden
28th April 2024
3
Sat 22nd June 2024
Edinburgh, Scotland
1 - 5
Richard Rogers
22nd May 2024
4
Sat 29th June 2024
East Anglia
1 - 3
Kate Wilden
29th May 2024
5
September 2024
TBC
TBC
David Earles
TBC
6
September 2024
Magherafelt, Northern Ireland
1 - 3
Adrian Dornford-Smith
TBC
7
Sat 14th - Sun 15th September 2024
Aberdour, Fife, Scotland
1 - 5
Richard Rogers
14th September 2024
30th Anniversary

2022 Previous Events

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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.

 

Details: 

 

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 Fun Dog 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 Fun Dog 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).

Timings

Event

Remarks

Date

Sat 16 July 2022

Morning

Afternoon

12 noon to 1pm

Afternoon

Evening

Evening

Arrive

Patron's demonstration

Games and activities

BBQ

Auction

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

Morning

Morning

Afternoon

Breakfast

Orders will be taken for cooked breakfast (additional cost)

Fun Dog Show

You can enter on Sat or first thing Sun morning

Depart

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

Application Form

Accommodation

Options

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Current Events

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2022 September Championship Show

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sunday 4th September 2022

Stoneleigh Park, nr Coventry, Warwickshire, CV8 2LZ

in conjunction with City of Birmingham Dog Show

Entries close Sunday 7th August (Postmark) using the entry form on the downloadable schedule below

or

online until 12 noon on Sunday 21st August 2022 via the below link

https://www.highampress.co.uk/shows/spanish-water-dog-club-ch-1

 

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September 2022

Championship Show Schedule

September 2022

Championship Show Entry Form

A Spanish Water Dog completing a water retrieve

Water Training Weekends

SWD Club 2022

 

In 2022 the SWD club has provided 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

The next training will be on the 1st and 2nd October 2022 in the region of Fife - exact location to be confirmed - applications closed on 16th Sept 2022

 

We will group attendees with similar needs and confirm timings at least two weeks prior to each event - 16th September latest please.

 

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.

 

We plan to follow a similar programme as previously used and outlined below, but this will be weather dependent, and please be aware that we may have to inform you of changes.

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Provisional programme:

Day

Event

Saturday

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.

Sunday

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

Logistics: 

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)

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Cost: The current pricing is as follows:

Session Type

SWDC members

SWDC non-members

Group session maximum of 6 dogs (2hours)

£15.00

£20.00

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

£15.00

£10.00

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 1st October 2022 – Sun 2nd October 2022

Location: Fife area, exact location TBC

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

Useful information:  To be updated

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

 

Kate Wilden

Water Training Lead

SWD club

Championship Show
Water Training
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