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Spanish Water Dogs - week 16Updated : 13/04/2017

I HAVE had some correspondence from our Health Co-Ordinator, Joy Middleton, who writes: “Is it that time again, we looking to gather details about the health of every SWD.      We are looking for every detail you have about your SWD as possible. However small or big, including dogs who have recentl...

Spanish Water Dogs - week 12Updated : 16/03/2017

CRUFTS has gone as quickly as it crept up on us all. I trust you all had a great time attending whether you was exhibiting or spectating. This year for our breed was truly historical with the first set of CCs being awarded. Our judge for the day was Espen Engh, an internationally renowned judge and breeder, who had pulled an...

Spanish Water Dogs - week 5Updated : 27/01/2017

APOLOGIES for my delay in sending in notes recently, I’ve had a house move to contend with and starting a new university course has proven to be chaotic; I am now finally on track and can get back to sending more regular, weekly notes again – sincerest apologies!      Manchester was our first...

Spanish Water Dogs - week 41Updated : 06/10/2016

APOLOGIES readers for my lack of notes recently.      WKC was held in the picturesque setting of Royal Welsh Showground where the breed was judged by Steve Hall. BD and BOB was Egginton’s Valentisimo’s Gran Pinnto. BB and BOS went to Egginton’s V Pacopilik. RBD was Egginton’s V ...

Spanish Water Dogs - week 37Updated : 08/09/2016

NIGEL Egginton and I went to the Euro Dog Show held in Brussels. The Valentisimo dogs did a great job of representing the breed and the UK. Princepe de Castro de la Cuerda Floja del Valentisimo took BP, Quijote de las Brisas del Mar del Valentisimo took best junior, Valentisimo’s Tuvida won open male and Valentisimo&rs...

Spanish Water Dogs - week 35Updated : 24/08/2016

WELSH KC was also cursed with bad weather on gundog day. Our breed was judged by Mr S Hall. BD and BOB was Egginton’s Valentisimo’s Gran Pinnto and RBD Egginton’s Valentisimo’s Tuvida.      BB was Egginton’s Valentisimo’s Pacopilik and RBB Hodgkinson-Rutherford&rsqu...

Spanish Water Dogs - week 34Updated : 16/08/2016

PAIGNTON had great sunny weather again. The breed was judged by Mr J Thirlwell. He found his BD and BOB in Valentisimo’s Tuvida and RBD was Egginton’s Valentisimo’s Baza.      BB and BOS was Egginton’s Valentisimo’s Pacopilik and RBB was Napier’s Josalyns Juananci. ...

Spanish Water Dogs - week 32Updated : 05/08/2016

AT LEEDS, the weather was slightly better! The breed was judged by Mr G Talbot and he found his BD and BOB in Egginton’s Valentisimo’s Tuvida and RBD in Egginton’s Valentisimo’s Guerrero.      BB was Egginton’s Valentisimo’s Pacopilik and RBB Egginton’s Valent...

Spanish Water Dogs - week 30Updated : 25/07/2016

IT SEEMED the bleak and wet weather has followed us exhibitors from Windsor to Peterborough. A rather large downpour of rain at East of England left half of our ring flooded. Despite this there was a lovely atmosphere round the ring with lots of support for everyone. Jenny Miller judged the breed, she found her BB and BOB in...

Spanish Water Dogs - week 28Updated : 06/07/2016

AT BLACKPOOL the breed was judged by Christina Chapman. She found her BD and BOB in Valentisimo’s Olli Dante, who was handled by junior handler Hanna Wiseman. RBD was Whitehead’s Duende Wavelet.      BB and BOS was Abraham’s Prizelands Creme Caramel for Adormidera and RBB and BP was H...

Spanish Water Dogs - week 26Updated : 27/06/2016

THREE Counties was judged by breed specialist Diane Philipson. BB and BOB was Hodgkinson-Rutherford’s Burta Marinero Tesoro at Chanderhill, who was later shortlisted in the group under Chris Bexon. BD from puppy was Nicholson and Salmon’s Kincara Bobby Dazzler.      RBD was Frost and Booth...

Spanish Water Dogs - week 24Updated : 09/06/2016

SOUTHERN Counties was also blessed with wonderful weather but it was a long wait before our breed eventually was judged with 123 dogs in front of us across two breeds which was frustrating due to the entire process being a little rushed when it was our turn in the ring as the gundog group was being judged.   &n...

Spanish Water Dogs - week 23Updated : 03/06/2016

BATH HAD great weather yet again and has to be one of my favourite venues of the year with its fine attention to detail. The short grass and large rings made it paradise for any dog showing enthusiast.      The breed was judged by Swedish judge, Mr D Ericsson. He found his BB and BOB in Egginton&rsquo...

Spanish Water Dogs - week 21Updated : 19/05/2016

MICHELLE Thearle and her SWD Benji won first place and qualified for the large combined novice ABC agility stakes semi-finals to be held at Discover Dogs later on this year. Good luck Michelle and Benji, I’m sure you will do the breed proud!      Our next breed seminar is Nov 5 at Essington Commu...

Spanish Water Dogs - week 20Updated : 12/05/2016

LUIS PINTO Teixeira judged the breed at the National. BB and BOB was Walker’s Valentisimo’s Tizi and BD at his debut show, Booth and Frost’s Maravilla Corazon Valiente.      RBD was Law’s Espiritu Monte Perdiguero and RBB Hodgkinson-Rutherford’s Burta Marinero Tesoro at C...

Spanish Water Dogs - week 19Updated : 05/05/2016

WE’VE had some great results recently at open show level for the breed.      At Camberley under Mr S Wincup, Walker’s Valentisimo’s Tizi went BOB. BP was Glaysher’s, Prizelands Adormidera Jacsen Solo, who also went PG4.      At Selkirk, Valentisimo&rsquo...

Spanish Water Dogs - week 18Updated : 27/04/2016

IT WAS a long day waiting to go into the ring at WELKS. The venue is so picturesque with the Malvern Hills overlooking Three Counties Showground. The weather was cold and drizzly but our hardy water dogs did not seem to be phased by these typically British weather conditions.      The judge was breed s...

Spanish Water Dogs - week 16Updated : 15/04/2016

AT MOUNTSORREL, Hodgkinson-Rutherford’s Burta Marinero Tesoro at Chanderhill was BNSC and G2. The judge was Mrs D Hall.      The Standard within Europe and Spain has been revised and was published last week. This version improves clarity on various breed specific characteristics and reinforces th...

Spanish Water Dogs - week 14Updated : 30/03/2016

THE SWDC UK open show was a big success. There was an entry for 47 dogs for Mrs J Eyeington to judge. It was lovely to see so many new faces around the show.      She found her BD in Egginton’s Int/Sw/Sp Ch Curiosio de la Ribera del Genil del Valentisimo, from veteran who later went RBIS and BV, ...

Spanish Water Dogs - week 13Updated : 24/03/2016

FLEUR Walker showed her young bitch Valentisimo’s Tizi to BOB at Hampshire Gundog under Ann Moon, second in the yearling stakes under Christopher Page, third in JHA (12 to 16 years) under Carol Page and shortlisted in the group under Mr DA Bennett.      Beth Hodgkinson handled her SWD, Burta Mar...

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