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AUGUST 2003

the Waterlog OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE PORTUGUESE WATER DOG CLUB OF CANADA

An Agility Primer Top Conformation Dogs of 2002 Me and my Shadow Sniffing across the country‌ Pupographies Upcoming Events How to use the member area of pwdcc.org Real Training Tips New Merchandise


Cover shot: Am/Can Ch Portolano Sing'n in the Rain NA CGC, aka 'Hummer'. It's been more fun than a barrel of monkeys. While not always a predictable performer, Hummer has been know to run some near perfect courses and come away with several first place finishes. New to the sport, his owner/handler/breeder (Debra Barcon) and Hummer are both hooked. Hummer's father, BISS Ch OTCh Alto Mare Gambol N Man UDX TD NA CWDX PROM, and mom, Intl/Can Ch Helm's Alee Summer Rain, are both proud of him. Just look at that smile on his face. He truly is a happy guy.

The PWDCC Water Camp, June 28/29, Huntsville Ontario Clockwise from top right: Lorraine Wilson with Hogan and the ever-ready bug spray. The WADE Team, Frank Goldschmidt with Pepper and Cura, Lorraine Wilson with Hogan, Kate Erickson with Jac, Jill Goldschmidt with Leeza and Dia, Cathy Gadd with Tashi and Sam, Donna Gottdenker with Millie, Roslyn Eskind with Motes, Louise Rossen with Nina. Jac brings in the buoy line. Tashi (left) and Leeza (right) show little Dia (centre) how nice it is to hang out on the boat platform.

News Flash Plans are underway for the PWDCC to hold the first ever PWDCA sanctioned Water Trial at the Yielding’s Huntsville site. The scheduled date is the weekend before Labour Day. A demonstration day will be held in June at Royackers Kennel for all interested members who want to train for Junior and Apprentice levels. Watch www.pwdcc.org, Forum Water Work for more information.

PWDCA Traverse City Water Trial August 16/17, 2003 Right: The WADE Team competing for Apprentice titles, front: Donna Gottdenker with Millie, Cathy Gadd with Seabe and Tashi, Roslyn Eskind with Motes, Kate Erickson with Jac; back, the Support team, Jennifer Gadd, Mike Gadd and John Brown.

Below: Catherine Gadd with Tashi, representing “Canada”, winner of the strange chapeau category at the Apprentice level.

Lynda Yielding, our host, with her Toller puppy who out-swam some of our PWDs!


ThePresident’sLetter This issue introduces the sport of Agility. Our fellow PWD owners are quickly discovering how much fun they and their dogs have in this sport. Relatively easy to learn, you can usually begin competing within the first year of training. While this was a sport dominated by Border Collies, our PWDs have arrived on the scene and are beating those BCs at their favourite game. While many people are intimidated by what looks to be perfect control over your dog, the reality is that these are still our fun loving, sometimes unpredictable dogs who somehow get totally focused when on a course. Much like water work, your dog only needs some basic obedience. The other great thing about the sport is that people of all ages and shapes can become involved. I've seen kids as young as 8 years old and adults well over 70 years old out there competing and enjoying the time with their dogs. Best of all is that it is just plain fun to get out there and run around with your dog. You owe it to yourself to give it try. So, when the sun takes a vacation this winter, look for an Agility group to join and have a blast. Congratulations to our Alberta members for holding their first Booster and for organizing their local members into a newly recognized CKC Regional PWD club. We look forward to next year's National Specialty in Alberta. Thanks also for hosting our first official CKC Agility match and qualifying our club to host our own trials in the future. Don't forget that this year the BC Club is hosting a Regional Specialty with Judges Jan Kay (Regular classes) and Janis Watts (Sweepstakes). As in previous years, this BC event will be held in conjunction with the October show in Abbotsford, BC and gives competitors a change to participate in 5 shows over 4 days. Debra Barcon, President August 22, 2003

PWDCC Board of Directors and Officers Effective January 24th, 2003 President and Director

Secretary and Director

Debra Barcon

Mavis McClintock

White Rock, British

Duncan, British Columbia

Columbia

mavis@pwdcc.org

debra@pwdcc.org

Treasurer and Director

Vice President and Director

Lorraine Wilson

Brenda Brown

Richmond Hill, Ontario

Bon Accord, Alberta

lorraine@pwdcc.org

brenda@pwdcc.org

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Directors Fran Archambault Everett, Ontario fran@pwdcc.org Manon Bousquet St-Bonaventure, QuĂŠbec manon@pwdcc.org

Roslyn Eskind Toronto, Ontario roslyn@pwdcc.org Donna Gottdenker Waterloo, Ontario donna@pwdcc.org Audrey Hawthorne Calgary, Alberta audrey@pwdcc.org

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Everything you wanted to know about The answers given below are based on AAC (Agility Association

Q: H OW

Q: D OES MY DOG HAVE TO BE PUREBRED ? A: No for AAC – Yes for CKC – either registered or with a PEN number, or have a CKC Miscellaneous Class Certificate number if designated as a Miscellaneous Class Breed.

Q: D OES WITH

A:

MY DOG HAVE TO BE REGISTERED

AAC TO

COMPETE IN THEIR TRIALS

Yes, you must apply for a registration # and cannot com-

I

KNOW WHAT HEIGHT MY DOG

SHOULD JUMP ?

of Canada) and CKC (Canadian Kennel Club) rules only, as they hold the majority of the trials in Canada.

DO

A:

Here is the breakdown:

AAC

CKC

Dog Height

Jump

Dog Height

Jump

12” or less

10”

10” or less

8”

Over 12 to 16”

16”

Over 10 to 14”

12”

Over 16 to 21”

22”

Over 14 to 18”

16”

Over 21”

26”

Over 18 to 22”

20”

Over 22”

24”

pete before you have it. The registration card, which is also the height card, will be checked by the trial giving club at every trial – so don’t lose it.

Q: D OES

MY DOG HAVE TO BE OFFICIALLY

MEASURED ?

A:

Yes for AAC. You require at least two measurements by

two different judges – these will be done at your first two trials and the measurement marked on your dog's height card. If the height is very close to a cut off point for a different jump

Therefore if your dog measured 14” it would jump 16” in AAC and 12” in CKC, but if it was 14.5” it would jump 16” in both AAC and CKC. There are lower jump heights for veterans (7 yrs and over) in AAC as well as a “Specials” class where you can choose to jump a lower height if you feel your dog will have trouble at the full height.

Q: W HAT

AGE DOES MY DOG HAVE TO BE TO

ENTER AN OFFICIAL TRIAL ?

height, you may require a third one. A dog must be 2 years old before the height is official.

A:

CKC does not require a measurement, but a judge can call for

Q: W HAT

18 months of age ARE THE DIFFERENT LEVELS OF

TITLE CALLED ?

one if they feel you are jumping in the wrong height division.

A:

AAC: Starter, Advanced, Master, Agility Trial Champion of Canada CKC: Novice, Intermediate, Excellent, Agility Master

Typical Agility obstacles, from left to right: A wingless jump, the tunnel and a lattice jump, the dog walk.

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Laila and Cathy Gadd with Sam.

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Agility but were afraid to ask Q: C AN

MY DOG WEAR A COLLAR IN THE

Q: A RE

RING ?

A:

No for AAC, Yes for CKC as long as it is a plain buckle or

clip type with no attachments

Q: C AN I HAVE FAULTS AND STILL QUALIFY ? A: No for AAC, however they do not count refusals at the Starter level. Yes for CKC – you must received at least 85 points out of a

THESE PEOPLE EMPLOYED BY THE

TRIAL GIVING ORGANIZATION ?

A:

No, in most cases it is the competitors themselves that

do the stewarding. In the entry form they ask if you would be willing to help. Once at the trial there is a job sheet – sometimes your name is already filled in under a task, and in others you fill in the job you want. As there are 8 or 9 runs a day at different levels, and one per-

possible 100. However, a knocked bar or a missed contact

son is maybe only in 3 of them, you would be assigned to a

means you do not qualify.

class in which you were not running.

Q: I

Q: H OW

HAVE NOTICED PEOPLE SITTING IN THE

A:

DO

I

KNOW HOW LONG

I

HAVE TO

RUN THE COURSE ?

RING WHILE DOGS ARE RUNNING, WHAT ARE THEY DOING ?

A:

For all trials you need a scribe, a timekeeper, at least two

you have walked the course where you will be told the time

There will be a judge’s briefing either before or just after

ring crew, a leash runner and a gate steward.

allowed – it is different for large and small dogs, and for veterans.

Q: W HAT DO THESE PEOPLE DO ? A: A scribe takes note of the faults each dog has on their

Q: H OW DO THEY DETERMINE THE TIME ? A: It is based on yards per second for the length of the

run by watching the judge and his signals; a timekeeper has

course. For example, in Starters (AAC) there is a minimum of 2

the stopwatch and starts it as the dog crosses the start line,

yards per second to a maximum or 2.5 yards per second. So

and stops it when they cross the finish line; the ring crew are

the actual time allowed varies with the length of the course.

responsible for putting up knocked bars, straightening the chute, and changing the jump heights; the leash runner takes

Q: I

DON ’ T WEAR ARMBANDS

your leash from the start to the finish line so it is ready for you when you have completed your run; the gate steward makes sure that the next dog is ready to go in.

Typical Agility obstacles, from left to right: The teeter, the table with the frame in the background, the weave poles.

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HAVE NOTICED THAT THE PEOPLE

HOW DO THEY

KNOW WHO YOU ARE ?

A:

You are assigned a number and this is pre-printed on the

listing the gate steward has together with your dog’s name –

Cathy Gadd pictured with Sam, Laila and Tashi.

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Agility the scribe also has a pre-printed form with your number and the dog’s name. The gate steward will call your dog’s name to

Q: C AN I TOUCH ANY OF THE OBSTACLES ? A: No, you will also be faulted if you step over or under an

the scribe as you enter the ring – or you may be asked to tell

obstacle, or step on the fabric portion of the chute.

the scribe yourself. You will also be given a running order so you will know when you will be going into the ring.

Q: I

AM NOT VERY FIT AND NOT ABLE TO

RUN AS FAST AS MY DOG

CAN

I

ing in the car, or at the very least dry shoes and socks.

STILL

DO AGILITY ?

A:

Q: W HAT IF IT IS RAINING ? A: You get wet! It is a good idea to have a change of cloth-

Yes, you can train your dog to work away from you so you

I hope this has answered some of the questions you may have had about agility.

don’t have to run the whole course right beside the dog

My e-mail is at the bottom of the article, so if you do have any

Q: C AN I CARRY FOOD OR A TOY WITH ME ? A: No, as in obedience no food or toy is allowed in the ring.

other questions, drop me a note.

Q: C AN I TALK TO MY DOG ? A: Yes, you can talk to them as much as you like. Q: D O I GET FAULTED IF MY DOG A: No, it doesn’t matter how much they bark.

BARKS ?

Anne Passafiume is active in Agility, Obedience, Tracking and Conformation with Bogie, Tango and now little Samba. antonpass@sympatico.ca Anne Passafiume’s Tango racing out of the tunnel.

Q: C AN I TOUCH MY DOG IN THE RING ? A: No, once they have crossed the start line you cannot touch them. However, if they accidentally knock into you that is not usually faulted in AAC but could be a 5 fault penalty in CKC – or an NQ (not qualifying) – judge’s discretion.

Can Ch Armada’s Purple Rain, Can CD, AWD, SHDCH, ATChC, AD, EAC, EGC, OJ, Am CGC, Cdn.Therapy Dog Just a few short years ago I thought Purple and I would never get out of Starters. In 2001, Purple was the very first PWD to earn the Agility Association of Canada’s MADC (Master’s Agility Dog of Canada); as well as his MAJC, MATRC, MAGC, MASC and to receive his ATChC – Agility Trial Champion of Canada. I was asked if he would continue to participate now that we have this Title – my answer “Of course – Purple doesn’t care about the ribbons, the Titles – he loves the sport (as this picture demonstrates) and wants his cookie for having fun with me!” So as long as he is having fun we will continue to play. So the moral of the story – If we can do it – So can you! Many thanks to our great trainer and friend Noel Duruisseau of Paw-Z-Tracks, my family and friends for their encouragement and support over the years and of course to My Best Friend and Partner – Purple! Audrey Hawthorne

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Top Conformation dogs of 2002 Dogs in Canada Point System Number of wins

No. dogs def'd

DOG

BB

G1

G2

G3

G4

BIS

Breed

Group

Total

1

Ch. Cutwater Turquoise Rhapsody

68

4

5

10

10

0

190

1815

1919

2

Ch. Scrimshaw's Chester Of Lolika

38

6

7

3

6

2

134

814

1056

3

Ch. Armada's Let's Rock The Boat

52

3

7

5

4

0

141

722

813

4

Ch. Sun Joy's Cao Grande Q.T.

8

2

2

1

2

1

88

386

682

5

Ch. Echobay's Bear In Mind

26

3

1

2

4

0

90

499

567

6

Ch. Amada's Win N Dout Go Parti

4

0

0

2

1

0

43

222

223

7

Ch. Ondulado's Hogan CD

21

0

0

1

1

0

64

162

216

8

Ch. Echobay's Samador Makin Music

2

0

0

1

0

0

27

201

213

9

Ch. Armada's Boatswain Helm's Alee

1

0

0

1

0

0

18

204

204

Ch. Driftwood's Widgeon O'Galamar

6

0

3

1

1

0

12

137

139

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Number of wins at each level: BB – Best of Breed; G1-G4 – Group 1, Group 2, etc.; BIS – Best in Show; Number of dogs defeated at Breed or Group level; Total points.

Me and my Shadow #1 Portuguese Water Dog 2002 In 1997 we decided to add a dog to our

group placements. This dog went in the

Chosen by Champions Campaign and he

family and because of allergy issues were

ring to win and won over Specials from the

can be seen in their Top Dogs ad this year.

intrigued by the Portuguese Water Dog.

classes in both countries. (Shadow was

(He eats their Turkey and Barley formula.)

We connected with breeder Judy Nixon of Rock Island, Illinois. She had an Irish marked curly boy for us if we were interested. My heart skipped a beat. Heck, yes!!!!! Shadow, Can./Am. Ch. Cutwater Turquoise Rhapsody, stole our hearts and within six months, we had another PWD, Skipper, Valkyrie’s Wind and Waves. She is a St. John Ambulance Therapy dog and loved by all who meet her. Not knowing anything about grooming I hooked up with Nancy Johnson of Thee Kennel in Moffat. After my first visit I knew we were in the right place. My dogs never looked better and they actually enjoyed going. PWD’s mature slowly and Shadow was no

shown in the United States by Julie Parker of Valkyrie Farms.) We were elated to learn he was the #3 Portuguese Water dog for 2001 in Canada. We were only going to finish Shadow, but with all the interest he attracted, it encour-

Caroline Gmaz lives with her family, Shadow and Skipper in Oakville Ontario.

Special him in 2002. Shadow is first and foremost our pet, but he was born to show and we couldn’t take that away from him. From day one, Shadow has been in the retriever trim and that is how he was shown. I am also proud to say that FCI judges acknowledged him at breed and group level. I remember watching one FCI judge, who after confirming that Shadow’s trim was acceptable, gave him breed and later a group placement. His comment on

his potential. She who introduced him to

Shadow, “Magnificent”.

Shadow started his show career in 2001.

ries he created will remain with us forever.

aged us to take it one step further and

exception. Nancy liked Shadow and saw handler Doug Belter and the rest is history.

We all get our 15 minutes of fame and Shadow’s accomplishments and the memo-

When his Canadian campaign ended last year, Shadow was the #1 Portuguese Water

Shown only ten weekends that year, he

Dog for 2002. We cut off his show coat and

obtained his American and Canadian

put him in the lion trim. In 2003, Shadow

championships while also taking multiple

was selected by Purina for their 2003 Reprinted with the permission of Purina Chosen by Champions Campaign

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Sniffingacross Best of Breed

From Alberta

Ch Vilors Bobbie Sock – Petro Haring

Alberta Portuguese Water Dog Club Agility Seminar and Fun Day

Can/Am Ch Tanaki Mains’l of Helm’s Alee – Val Little and

June 7, 2003

David Berry

What a great day and another great facility – Rainbow Kennels

Best of Winners, Winners Dog and Best Puppy

just minutes from downtown Calgary. Approximately 25 PWDs

Armada’s Purple Sun – Audrey Hawthorne and Lana Langley

got together throughout the day to learn a few new agility moves or just to try agility to see if they liked it. Noel Duruisseau of Paw-Z-Tracks gave the advanced dogs 3 hours of handling classes and all were ready for the approaching season

Best of Opposite

It was also a successful day as our Best of Breed took a Group Third and Best Puppy took a Group First. Highest Qualifying Score in Obedience

with a few tips, the starters were amazed that in a short two

Can/Mex/FCI/NT Ch. Superior’s Windward D’Nakoda Can/Am

hours their dogs were performing a variety of obstacles and

CGC, Therapy Dog

sequences. When these groups were finished the light weights came out to enjoy tunnels and the A-Frame (about 1 foot high). The weather was perfect warm and sunny not quite the snow that arrived for the Fall seminar. The evening ended with a potluck supper, with the discussion

- Angie Potter

Highest Qualifying Score in Agility Ch Baywood Cutwater Calla Lily – Brenda Brown, Cindy and Andy Gamache Audrey Hawthorne

for the evening focusing on the upcoming August booster, the Snohomish to the water Trials this year. Looks like we will have

From Ontario

a strong Canadian and Albertan contingent once again.

A report on the Cerf Clinic

2004 National Specialty and of course who was heading to

Sunday morning arrived and with it two Sanction matches, one for the Portuguese Water Dog Club of Canada and one for the

April 4, 2003 The Cerf Clinic was held in June as planned. It was a nice

Alberta Portuguese Water Dog Club. We had a great turnout

sunny day and we spent our time sitting in the darkened

and many that attended the seminar came out to try out the

garage drinking coffee and eating Tim Bits waiting for the

Fun Match. It was great to see everyone trying out some of the

drops to take effect. Dr. Williams, a new PWD owner, chatted

things they had learned the day before.

with us about eye problems. She also shared some of the fun times she was having with her new puppy. Twelve dogs were

Alberta PWD Booster – Alberta Kennel Club August 2, 2003 The Alberta Booster had entries in all 3 events Conformation, Obedience and Agility. Another warm (hot actually) day and entries from as far away as Albuquerque, New Mexico. Thanks Lynn for making the long trek and what a great addition to the weekend. I love the PWD community; everyone helped once another cheered each other on and had 3 great potluck suppers right on the grounds. Congratulations to the following:

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tested, seven PWD's, three mini Schnauzers, an Afghan hound and a Bloodhound. Thank goodness for the non PWD's or the clinic would never have taken place. The clinic was over by noon with everyone going home happy. There are plans to have the clinic again next June, hopefully with a larger turnout and we can offer other activities as well. Thank you to all participants. Dr. Williams may come not only as the doctor in charge but as a PWD member as well! Fran Archambault

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thecountry‌ A report on the Water Training Camp June 27-29, 2003

This waterwork weekend left me with the most overwhelming sense of satisfaction that I can work with my dog in a fun environment doing the things that both of us love. This is what

The idea of participating in water training all started when I

owning a dog should be about. I would recommend at least try-

took my two waterdogs to a cottage and was amazed at their

ing waterwork once. You do not have to be a swimmer and ath-

natural skill in swimming, diving from the dock and retrieving

lete. You need to love your dog and want to have fun together.

in the lake. I know what you are thinking, "of course, they are waterdogs!!". I listened to a water training session at the National Specialty in May 02 given by Cathy Gadd. Cathy has 14 water titles on her 3 waterdogs and is our Canadian expert. So this year Cathy

Happy water work from Nina and Louise Rossen

A report on the Traverse City Water Trial August 16/17, 2003

arranged a water camp for small group of enthusiasts. We went

The intrepid WADE Team set out on Thursday August 14th for

to a private lake in Huntsville and learned about water work

Traverse City only to cross the border and discover that there

step-by-step. All that was required was a dog with basic obedi-

was no power! Not only at home but in Michigan also. A fateful

ence and a willingness on the part of the owner and dog to

start. The next day we arrived at the site and met up with

learn and have fun.

Cathy Gadd and her family who had been visiting with Chuck

Day 1 The group met at the lake and the first hour was spent learning about rules, equipment and etiquette. I have to admit that after I listened to the steps required to

and Vicky Robinson. (Chuck is a Water Trial judge and Vicky was competing with her dog Moxie.) A thorough practice under Cathy’s watchful eye ensued and we then settled into our nearby motel. The next day, at the site, nerves in full force, Cathy

train the Apprentice level I was overwhelmed and wondered if

went first and showed us how it is done. Both Seabe (Tiago's

my dog Nina could never complete a level. I don't think I was

Seabiscuit AWD, owned by Heather Guans/Cathy Gadd) and

the only owner with doubts. Cathy assured us that humans are

Tashi (Tiago's Fuje Bela D'Aqua, AWD, owned by Connie

harder to train than dogs. I laughed. When the day was done I

McCandless/Cathy Gadd) got their Apprentice titles. Then Kate

realized Cathy was not joking. The dogs performed as though

and Jac, Donna with Millie and Roslyn with Motes tried their

they had been doing this their entire life. We humans had to

luck. Each dog/handler team missed, but there was Sunday to

repeat certain tasks over and over again.

try again. Roslyn and Motes (Bedford's Tasha Yar, AWD) went

During the training session each task was broken down into small steps. As Nina repeated each exercise my confidence grew as well as my pride in her accomplishment. We were working as a team, me throwing bumpers and her retrieving, sitting on the boat while it was paddled out onto the lake and staying, swimming with me in the lake for 2 minutes. All this accomplished in one day with Cathy's guidance and the friendship and help of the other owners. Day 1 is complete.

first, Motes finally obliged and carried the bumper to the boat (the only task she failed on Saturday), did an interesting approach to retrieve the line, swam reluctantly with Roslyn, but they squeaked it in. Donna had a heartbreaking run, Millie never worked better, tail up bounding into the lake, a breathtaking swim with both in tandem. But Millie had a toe on the dreaded 3 ft. line during the bumper retrieve and missed qualifying. Kate and Jac were working well until the steward somehow showed Jac the bumper and he was distracted through the

Day 2 Today we get to test our new-found skills. Cathy is going

next 2 tasks. Kate stayed positive and used the rest of the trial

to run a mock Water Trial for all the participants.

to train Jac. Then Cathy, resplendent in a Canadian flag

When each dog completes the trial there is a huge round of applause for handler and dog. We all feel great about our achievements this weekend. I will leave this weekend with homework for Nina and I to work on.

umbrella hat, trialed with Tashi failed to qualify, but did again with Biscuit, although she already had their titles. The team bonded, had a blast and are still training for the PWDCA Nationals in Memphis. More to come. Roslyn Eskind

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PUPOGRAPHIES PET

PEEVE : the “Gentle Leader” collar – it still feels funny

on my nose!

FAVOURITE

NON - CONSUMABLE : Plants, especially

day lilies. I have loved them since I was a wee pup. Who says they’re non-consumable?

SPECIAL

SKILLS : Barking – I sat up and barked in my

litter box when I was just 3-4 weeks old. Swimming – started in the backyard pond, when I fell in while trying to drink from the waterfall. And, of course, agility tunnels and dog walk – I love this stuff, can’t wait to do more!

BIGGEST CATASTROPHE:

It’s a tie between peeing on

the cold air return grate and pooping on the hot air register. Hey, I was young – how was I to know these were really bad places?

NAME: Kewbeach Spirit of Napoleon (I was born a confident

BATHING

little dog with attitude and dubbed Napoleon by Debbie, a

cookies, but I really don’t see the point.

nice neighbor down the street.)

FAVOURITE

NICKNAMES: AGE:

Polo

street - he’s a PWD just a week older than I. Cathy Gadd’s people and Uncle Kelsey

OF MY PACK : Born half the size of my 3

brothers, I worked my way up to top dog in my litter – based largely on my loud bark and fierce growl. Now I love and respect my human family members, but I keep testing Tashi (my mom) to see if I can get out of last place.

EDUCATION:

DESTINATION : Jasper’s house down the

house in the Beach where I was born – I love seeing the

4 months

LEADER

AND GROOMING TOLERANCE : I like the

Started training at 8 weeks, dropped out of

my first school after a couple of sessions (I was easily distracted) and moved to a smaller class for performance pups.

LEISURE TIME

FAVOURITES : Playing with Tashi – keep

TOYS

OF

CHOICE:

My red shaggy dog. I’m not sure what

happened to it since Tashi and I ripped the stuffing out of it. My human mom’s red gardening gloves are almost as good. Who says I’m colour blind!

MOST

ASHAMED OF : I have no shame – I’m a PWD and

proud of it!

WHAT

I WOULD LIKE TO BE WHEN I GROW UP : A

champion – agility and water for sure and maybe more

away, running , wrestling…

Your pup could be featured on our cover masthead or the

your images (jpegs, tiffs, eps saved at minimum 4”x 6” 150dpi).

Pupograhies page. For the Pupographies page use the format

Text can be emailed or sent as a Word attachment to Connie

above and send us a photo. For the cover send a short story and

McCandless, Waterlog Editor at cmccandless@rogers.com or

colour photo for possible selection. Send us photos (hard copies,

mailed to Connie, 56 Gwendolen Cres., Toronto ON, M2N 2L7.

colour or black & white will be returned), or electronic files of

Call her at 416 226-1221 for additional information.

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UPCOMI NG

Events

Date

Event

Sept. 7

PWDCC Fun Day @10:00am @ Royackers Kennel, Ariss Ontario, sign in at 10:00-10:30, $10.00 per person, $15.00 per family All PWDs welcome and please bring your humans, they will have fun too! Location: Royackers Kennels, 7190 Sideroad 12, RR2 Ariss, Ontario Please RSVP Donna Gottdenker, donna@pwdcc.org or 519 885-9928 Planned events include: • Agility Demo see this fast-growing dog event • Agility try-out, an opportunity try out the equipment and see what all the fun is about • Lunch (bring your own and some to share) • Obedience and Canine Good Citizen Demo, see how just good dog manners can qualify you for this title • Fun show including prizes for Worst Pet Trick, Musical mats, Look alike contest, Best pup costume

Sept. 13

PWDCC Booster at the Oakville & District Kennel Club held in Milton Ontario Plans include our own designated judge, Virginia Lyne from British Columbia, a luncheon in our marquee tent after judging, and a basket raffle. Club merchandise available. A great opportunity to get your required major, meet fellow competitors, network with breeders and gain experience for yourself and your dogs at a bigger show held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13-15. Pet owners this is a great opportunity to come out and see what a Conformation show is all about! Plan to come out, have fun, and better still, get involved and help make this a fun event. (But remember only dogs entered can come to the show.) Email Lorraine Wilson (lorraine@pwdcc.org) and let her know you’ll be coming, how many for lunch and if you’re showing or not. We’ll update you with location, directions, judging and luncheon timing. We need your help, please contact Lorraine Wilson (lorraine@pwdcc.org, show liaison and food), Donna Gottdenker (donna@pwdcc.org,

Cover Pup

on-site logistics)

Jasper’s coming home picture taken at 8 weeks, the

Oct. 25

day the Beattie family “adopted’ him from his loving

Join us for the Fall colours and a romp in the woods. PWDs

breeders Gillian and Frank Goldschmidt (Beloula

love to meet their relatives.

Hike

Kennel, Hawkstone, Ontario, born April 15/03, a litter of 9 pups). Jasper, a true PWD, enjoys the water and outdoor fun with the four active Beattie kids

Please put together your contributions for publication in the

aged 9-16. He also likes playing with Polo, his PWD

Waterlog. We always want to hear about the trials and triumphs of

friend down the street.

our brilliant companions and will give you $5.00 off your next club merchandise purchase for every story used. Your pup could be featured on our cover masthead or the pupographies page, just send a photo and short story for possible selection. Send us photos (hard copies, colour or black and white will be returned), or electronic files of your images (jpegs, tiffs, eps saved at minimum 150dpi). Text can be emailed or sent as a Word attachment to Connie McCandless, Waterlog Editor at cmccandless@rogers.com or mailed to Connie, 56 Gwendolen Cres., Toronto ON, M2N 2L7. Call her at 416 226-1221 for additional information.

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Personalizing the forum area of www.pwdcc.org As we mentioned in the last issue, www.pwdcc.org has a FORUM where we can chat, check up on club events, activity results, health issues, training concerns and anything else the members want to discuss. In this issue we’ll talk about how to personalize the forum.

WHERE TO START

Edit your profile

Your note pad

From the FORUM page, click on Your Control Panel:

Your profile contains information about you (name, date of birth, gender, etc.) and how you can be contacted. You can add an MSN Messenger, and/or other chat ID’s.

In Your Note Pad you can save notes, posts and personal messages in the event that you don’t have time to finish them.

On this screen you’ll be presented with 6 options: SUMMARY, PERSONAL INFO, EMAIL SETTINGS, TOPIC TRACKER, ACCOUNT OPTIONS, MODIFY ACCOUNT. Let’s go through them one-by-one.

SUMMARY The summary page details all of the information regarding your membership that is updated automatically such as your email address, total number of posts, the date you registered and your post per day average.

EMAIL SETTINGS When you add this information you may notice new icons at the bottom of all of your posts: These icons are public links for your Member Profile, Private Message, email and any other chat service ID’s you provide. The sample above is for ICQ. (The email link is sent through a form and no email address is provided to them. Your email address will only be visible if you reply to the message.)

Avatar options

TOPIC TRACKER

Your avatar is the pictorial representation of your digital self and is visible under your name in any post you do.

Topic Traker allows you to keep track of any topics that you have subscribed to.

You have 3 options of Avatar. You can select an avatar from the list provided:

ACCOUNT OPTIONS

PERSONAL INFO The Personal Info page is where you can amend your personal profile for other visitors to view. Once you are on the Personal Info page you have 3 further options: EDIT YOUR PROFILE, AVATAR OPTIONS AND YOUR NOTE PAD.

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The email settings area allows you to keep your address hidden and change any preferences for email sent to you from the forum.

You can select one from a site on the web:

The Account Options section allows you to change board settings. You can change the time zone, select English or French as the board language (this will not effect posts), choose whether or not you wish to see signatures in posts, choose to view posted images inline or as a link, choose to view avatars and select if you would like to be informed of new Personal Messages via a pop-up window.

Or, you can upload your own image as I have done (Please note that the file size is limited to 512k. Avatars should be 64x64 pixels. An easy way to crop and resize images online can be found at http://www.myimager.com/):

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Real Training Tips Teaching your dog to "High Five" is a great way to get him to stretch as a warm up for agility. MODIFY ACCOUNT

Remember – while you are waiting to go

can reach. After the gnawing and slob-

The Modify Account area is used to change your listed email address and/or change your existing password.

in the ring, don't ignore your dog! this is

bering, he probably will paw at your

the time to warm him up and get his

hand – reward with the treat and do it

focus AND calm your nerves – tricks can

again. If you have a VERY well behaved

do it!

pup that would not think of pawing your

High Five: Have your dog sit and hold something he really wants in your hand at his chin level (if it is a Portie, it probably will be

hand, move your hand to the side and this will put him off balance and raise his paw – reward and try again. Donna Gottdenker

food). Hold it as high as you think he LOST YOUR PASSWORD? If you’ve lost your password, there is an easy way to have a new one generated and sent to you. Just click the “Click here!” button on the page where you would otherwise login.

Enter your username and click “Send the confirmation email”. An email will be sent asking for confirmation to reset your password. This is a security measure to ensure that no one is trying to gain access to your account. In the email you'll receive a link to a code to cut and paste into a form to validate the request. If the unlock code validates, then you'll be emailed your login name and new password. After this step you may change your password in your control panel under 'Modify Account'.

Bryan Canning (aka Machard)

Because the Pups were in BIG TROUBLE, (see below) Dad (Vasco) thinks that teaching them to dance will help keep them out of trouble.

Lotus is trying it, but Blossom who IS TROUBLE with a capital T, is looking quite bored! I hope it works!! Donna

bryan@roslyneskind.com

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The Portuguese Water Dog Club of Canada New Membership Application The Portuguese Water Dog Club of Canada was formed for the benefit of Portuguese Water Dogs and their owners. The club provides an opportunity for us to have fun sharing our common interest and to learn more about all aspects of living with a Portuguese Water Dog. Our web site has general information and a protected section for members only at www.pwdcc.org. The Waterlog is our quarterly newsletter, available to members only, distributed on the web site and by mail. It reports on events, current issues and showcases our members and their dogs. The club also sponsors events that are fun and informative, including seminars and demonstrations on the many activities you can enjoy with our wonderful breed, all working toward maintaining a healthy lifestyle for our dogs. Annual membership is $35.00 (CDN) due at the beginning of the calendar year. Family membership is available at $35.00 for the 1st member and $10.00 for each additional family member. Please mail your completed application and membership fee to Lorraine Wilson our membership contact: Lorraine Wilson 92 Ravine Edge Drive T 905 884 9020 (lot # 146) F 905 884-8439 Richmond Hill, Ontario lorraine@pwdcc.org L4E 4J6 Name Kennel name (if applicable) Address

Postal code

Telephone/Home

Business

Fax

email

Please mail the Waterlog to me

Family Membership

Additional family membership names

Access to Member section of www.pwdcc.org, provide your username (last name, first initial) and password (dog call name), Note: both are case sensitive Username

Password

Dog’s Registered Name (for multiple dog households please copy this portion and submit for each dog) Call Name Date of Birth

Sex

Neutered/spayed

Sire

Dam

How would you like to participate in the club?

What are your interests? (please indicate below) Conformation

Obedience

Fun Days

Health Seminars

Agility

Water Work

Tracking

Flyball

Therapy

Breeding

Other (please specify)

I agree to abide by the Constitution and By Laws of the Portuguese Water Dog Club of Canada (www.pwdcc.org), and the rules of the Canadian Kennel Club (www.ckc.ca).

Signature

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Date

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Shopping a.

a. The Short Sleeve Women’s T-Shirt @ $20.00 100% French Terry cotton Non-Fiction –Women’s short sleeve, shallow v-neck, shirt bottom, with single dog embroidered PWDCC logo 2 x 2.5" at back neck. Available: Medium, Large, Extra-large Colours: Cornflower Blue, Ice Blue Green, Pale Yellow

b. The 3/4 Sleeve Women’s T-Shirt @ $20.00 100% cotton Non Fiction – Women’s very soft, 3/4 sleeve, shallow v-neck, palm length,

b.

with single dog embroidered PWDCC logo 2 x 2.5" on top-stitched self band

at bottom left. Available: Small, Medium, Large Colours: Soft Blue, Soft Yellow, Cozy Grey

c. Men’s, Women’s @ $20.00 and Children’s T's @ $10.00 Embroidered in 3-colour PWDCC logo. Short sleeve, crew neck, pre-shrunk, 100% cotton. Not all sizes available in each colour. Please specify 1st, 2nd and 3rd colour

c.

choice. Colours: beige, steel blue, dark khaki, light khaki, grey, sage green, deep red

d. Brushed Cotton Baseball Cap @ $20.00 Roger Edwards Design, one-size-fits-all, with adjustable velcro tab at back, double dog embroidered logo. Available in Navy, Red and White

d.

e. Hand-painted Ceramic Mugs @ $15.00 Each one unique, charmingly created by PWD artisans, 12 years old and under.

f. Clickers @ 3 for $10.00 or $4.00 each Durable PWDCC branded clickers for training.

g.-j. Greeting Cards 4 different designs available, buy individually or in a set, 4.5" x 6.25” folded cards

e.

with matching envelope. Set of 4 @ $4.50 or singles @ $1.25

Cozy Sweatshirts @ $40.00 V-neck, long sleeve, hip length with a straight bottom (not pulled in). These are a cotton-poly-lycra blend.

New Fall Merchandise on order, see www.pwdcc.org for more details. Available at all club events. g.

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To order all merchandise, contact Donna Gottdenker our Merchandise Coordinator at: donna@pwdcc.org or call 519 885-9928 (fax 519 885-9928) Shipping costs will be extra (mail).


MORE Views Alberta PWD Booster – Alberta Kennel Club, August 2, 2003

Back row standing: Angie Potter, Lorraine Brown, Trudy Williams Front row: Brenda Brown, Andy Gamache, Petro Haring, Elodie Mathesion, Tracy Brown, Betty Maclean, Lana Langley, Mindy Selby, Val Little, Lynn Martin, Karen Pipke, Jan Daly.

Above: Highest Qualifying Score in Obedience Can/Mex/FCI/NT Ch. Superior’s Windward D’Nakoda Can/Am CGC, Therapy Dog – Angie Potter. Top left, from left to right: Best of Breed Ch Vilors Bobbie Sock – Petro Haring, pictured with Lorraine Brown; Best of Opposite Can/Am Ch Tanaki Mains’l of Helm’s Alee – Val Little and David Berry, pictured with Lynn Martin; Best of Winners, Winners Dog and Best Puppy Armada’s Purple Sun – Audrey Hawthorne and Lana Langley, pictured with Tracy Brown. Bottom left: Highest Qualifying Score in Agility Ch Baywood Cutwater Calla Lily – Brenda Brown, Cindy and Andy Gamache.

The Waterlog August 2003  

Official Publication of the Portuguese Water Dog Club of Canada

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