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Report and Results on the 3rd National Specialty, Calgary Alberta Sniffing across the Country: the First PWDCA sanctioned Water Trials in Canada Quinn’s Road to the Water Trial Pupography Upcoming Events Strange but True Arielle: Junior Handler Wellness: Raw Diet

Cover: BISS Canadian Ch SunJoy Helm’s Alee Nina Armada (Marley) owned by Lana Langley, shown with Judge Luis Pinto Teixeira, handler Tracy Brown and PWDCC President Brenda Brown. Left: Ch Armada's Captain Columbus owned by Trudy Graham & Lana Langley, Trudy in Rally Obedience.

Ch Estrelaleal Samson’s Seabreeze owned by Mindy Selby, the BOB winner on the Monday of the AKC Show.

Can/Am Ch Ondulado’s Schooner D’ Sonoqua, AgN, in the Group ring on Friday.

The Juniors in the ring with Judge Kim McKay.

Ch Armada’s Purple Rain, owned by Audrey Hawthorne in the Aglity ring.

Brenda Brown’s Ch Armada's Santa Maria CD, on the frame.

Left: Best Junior Handler, Sabrina Oakes.

From left to right: Lisa Wiley, leading the dry land water training session, Joan Klam and Teresa Zorad.

Sharley Palash handling Can/Am Ch Ondulado’s Schooner D’ Sonoqua in the Group ring on Sunday, with Judge Ramón Podestá. PWDCC Waterlog

Design: © 2004 Roslyn Eskind Associates LImited

The Sweeps ring with Judge Denise Deans, reviewing the 12-15 month Female class, Hunter’s Eastcoast Blackout.

ThePresident’sLetter What an exciting summer! Our 3rd Portuguese Water Dog

Kudos to the Alberta Portuguese Water Dog Club for working

National Specialty and our first ever Canadian Water Trials.

so hard in hosting this enjoyable event. All attendees were

It does not get much better than these two successful,

welcomed with open arms and really got to experience first

prestigious events.

hand the club’s “Western Hospitality”. My most sincere thanks

The weather for the Specialty exceeded our expectations on

to all those volunteers, club and board members who went out

July 31st by remaining sunny and warm throughout the day

of their way to help at the show. There is not enough space

and into the evening for our banquet. This year we achieved

to personally thank all the many people who worked hard day

the biggest entry yet at a Canadian National with over 70 dogs

and night hosting this event.

entered. We were very happy to have friends (old and new)

Hard work from the PWDCC Water Committee in Ontario

from across Canada and the United States attend the specialty

resulted in the very successful completion of our first PWDCA

in Calgary, Alberta. I was especially happy to meet for the first

sanctioned Canadian Water Trials on August 21 and 22. Our

time face-to-face, with fellow PWDCC board members Roslyn

Club, thanks to a dedicated group of members, is the first

Eskind and Mavis McClintock.

and only club in the world sanctioned to hold PWDCA trials

Our knowledgeable judge, Mr. Luis Pinto Teixeira, worked the

outside the USA. There was a great turnout of dogs with

dog and handlers beautifully for the crowd, adding comments

several members trialing for the first time in Junior Water dog,

to his choices and expressing thoughts on the quality of the

and everyone getting to see some experienced handlers go

dogs. We were thrilled that Mr. Texiera agreed to speak to the

for the top levels! This special group of dogs did a great job

exhibitors at the banquet. He made a point of saying that he

showcasing what they were bred to do… work in the water.

was very impressed with the calibre of dogs at the Specialty

Their efforts were appreciated by all.

and feels we are going the right direction with our breeding.

Holding these high level events in Canada this year with so

He felt the dogs presented to him on that day could stand

many Canadian dogs doing so well makes me proud of our

among the best. He also spoke at length about the plight of

dogs and our dedicated owners. Our Club Committees worked

dogs in Portugal and across the world.

hard to present these high calibre events, and the exhibitors

It brought tears to some to see the great veteran bitch

worked hard to train and present dogs equal to the challenge.

Ch SunJoy Helms Alee Nina Armada, owned by Lana Langley,

Bouquets to all of you!

take the Best In Specialty ribbon. You can find the full

Brenda Brown, President

Specialty results on our web site ( and further

Portuguese Water Dog Club of Canada

in this Waterlog.

August 31, 2004

PWDCC Board of Directors and Officers


President and Director

Secretary and Director


Kate Erickson

Brenda Brown

Mavis McClintock

Manon Bousquet

Toronto, Ontario

Bon Accord, Alberta

Duncan, British Columbia

St-Bonaventure, Québec

Vice President and Director

Treasurer and Director

Sandra A. Busse

Calgary, Alberta

Roslyn Eskind

Lorraine Wilson

Edmonton, Alberta

Toronto, Ontario

Richmond Hill, Ontario

Audrey Hawthorne

Sharlene Krupp

Janette Daly

Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

Bowen Island,

British Columbia

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Report on The 3rd National Canadian Specialty in Alberta was a success and our hard work-



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National Specialty Spécialité nationale Calgary, Alberta

ing members actually survived hosting the largest Canadian PWD Specialty to date. Though few of us were experienced in Conformation, we pulled it off with style. For the first time in Canada we also offered Agility and Obedience boosters in the same venue. Here are the highlights of the Specialty and related events. Day One – CKC Agility Trial The Portuguese Water Dog Club of Canada was proud to offer its first Agility booster at a CKC trial hosted by the Canadian Golden Retriever Club. With a total of 9 PWD’s entered, the highest qualifying score went to Ch Baywood’s Cutwater Calla Lily “Calla” owned by Cindy Gamache of Edmonton, Alberta.

Day Two – All Breed Show, Agility and Wine & Cheese Most PWD exhibitors competed in the first day of the Alberta Kennel Club’s All Breed show prior to the Specialty. Congratulations to Can/Am Ch Ondulado’s Schooner D’Sonoqua, AgN owned by Roslyn Eskind for winning Best of Breed this day. In the agility field there were 2 NADAC trials taking place and in the late afternoon the Club hosted a Wine and Cheese party. Thanks go to Michelle Hardman of the Alberta PWD Club for taking the time to organize this event. It was amazing to see Michelle being able to manage running her PWD, Dallas, in the NADAC trial and then run over to set everything up for the wine and cheese. Also congratulations to Michelle and Dallas on qualifying in seven out of eight agility trials! After the Wine and Cheese it was time for the Sweeps Judging with a total of 16 puppy entries and 4 Veterans. Our judge Denise Dean was great and very patient with all the puppies.

each dog, and why he chose his winner. This kind of judging is not often found in Canada, and was especially informative to watch. Based on listening Luis Pinto Teixeira, joined us for our banquet and graciously shared his thoughts on the day’s judging. throughout the day, Mr. Teixeira liked a PWD with a substantial head, shorter body and good drive in the rear quarters. We were pleased to see many U.S. exhibitors at the show. Exhibitors came from such far away places as California, Florida, Texas and New Mexico, just to mention a few. Kim McKay of Arkeno’s Papillons was our Junior Handler Judge and she had a great entry of Juniors. The Alberta PWD Club put out a flyer at the All Breed Show the day before offering some PWDs to juniors if they wanted to give it a shot. We were amazed at how many responded. We had an entry right from Peewee (4-6 years) up to the very competitive Senior Open class. As we know, the PWD isn’t an easy breed to handle, but they all enjoyed themselves.

Day Three – Conformation Show and Banquet Early on show day we were up blow drying dogs’ feet wet from the morning dew. By 9:00 am the Specialty was starting in a spacious indoors ice arena with rubber matting in the ring and lots of chairs for spectators. Our judge was Luis Pinto Teixeira from Portugal, and he had a nice soft hand and voice with the dogs. Everyone enjoyed Mr. Teixeira’s verbal critiques. For almost every class line up, he explained to the audience what he liked and disliked about

Paul Ziff and Audrey Hawthorne, man the s’mores station at the banquet.

PWDs were everywhere at the Western themed banquet – stamped on the white tablecloths, pulling the little chuck wagon centerpieces, even silkscreened on the chuck wagon canopies

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Best In Specialty BISS Canadian Ch SunJoy Helm’s Alee Nina Armada (Marley)

such a thrill to know that “Mom” can achieve just as well as

This win meant a lot to me as it was Marley’s first time in the

her offspring have. And for this I would like to thank Marley’s

So with all these great achievements from her kids, it was

ring since she finished her Canadian Championship at a year

breeders - Bev Jorgenson and Rita Arujo – for entrusting me

and a half. Since then Marley has been busy with motherhood,

with this special girl. Special thanks also to Marley’s former

and just enjoying life as a family pet.

co-owner and my mentor Joanne Forsythe for her foresight and

Since she turned seven this year, and the National was local,

sharing her years of wisdom .

I thought why not enter her as a Veteran and let her play.

Marley will be attending her first American National in

Well play she did, her trip into the Veteran Sweeps ring the

October since puppy-hood, now in the Veteran class. I would

night before the Specialty was very entertaining to say the

like to wish everyone the best of luck! See you there!

least. Marley was having too much fun and had a hard time keeping all four feet on the ground. But somehow the next

Lana Langley, Armada reg

day, the light bulb came on. She must have remembered how this dog show stuff works, because this girl showed her heart out and won Best in Specialty. As a breeder, one always hopes the offspring go on to achieve great things, and Marley’s pups have done more than I could have dreamed of. To date she has produced: #1 PWD in Canada for 2001 BIS, Int/Am/Cdn Ch Armada’s Win N Doubt Go Parti #3 PWD in Canada for 2002 Am/Cdn Ch Armada’s Let’s Rock the Boat #1 PWD in Canada for 2003 BISS/BIS Am/Cdn Ch Armada’s Boatswain Helm’s Alee: 2002, & 2003 AOM American National winner 2003 & 2004 Best of Breed Westminister winner 2003 California BISS AM Ch Armada’s Belle of Roseknoll

Roy Cawley handling Am Ch Makitso’s Almirante Da Armada, BOS, Best Winners, Winners Male from the Open Dog class.

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Judge Luis Pinto Teixeira going over the Winners Dog class, from left to right, Roy Cawley with Am Ch Makitso’s Almirante Da Armada, Valerie Little with Tanaki Jack Sparrow Helm’s Alee BBE, Tracy Brown with Armada’s Purple Sun RWM.



(courtesy of Lorraine Brown). The delicious salmon or steak dinners were topped off by everyone’s favourite – an old fashion camp fire where we roasted marshmallows to make “s’mores”. A big “Thank You” to Mindy Selby for organizing all the food and caterers. Thanks also go out to our past president Fran for flying out for four days and helping with everything, including stewarding for the Juniors. The auction held at the banquet, along with the silent Judge Luis Pinto Teixeira with Award of Merit winner Ch Armada’s Purple Rain, CD, AGI shown with his breeder, Lana Langley and Brenda Brown, President auction held over the weekend PWDCC right, owned by Audrey Hawthorne. Purple won from the Veteran’s class! were a huge success with close to $3,400.00 being raised.

The sun came out after the breed judging was done (of course) and those that were still around enjoyed a brief dry land seminar hosted by Lisa Wiley of Turnabout PWD’s. Also once again Cindy Gamache and her girl Ch Baywood’s Cutwater Calla Lilly came out on top with the highest qualifying score in the Agility booster offered that day. And with 6 Porties entered in Obedience, our highest qualifying score came from the Veterans class! Congratulations to Angie Potter and Can Mex Int Ch Superior’s Windward d’Dakota Can Am CD for winning this honour.

Day Five – All Breed Show plus Good Byes Not to be forgotten the All Breed show that afternoon saw Can/Am Ch Ondulado’s Schooner D’Sonoqua, AgN winning Best of Breed.

Congratulations to Am/Can Ch Estrelaleal Samson’s Seabreeze owned by Mindy Selby for winning the breed in the All Breed show on this day. On the last day we said good-bye to our old friends and the new friends we made at the show. Everyone enjoyed the weekend and left with a good impression of our Western Hospitality. None of this could have come together without the great participation of the members of the Alberta PWD Club, in conjunction with key members of the Canadian PWD Club. Many thanks to all who helped us create a successful National Specialty. Reported by Tracy Brown

Reserve Best Junior handler, Sara Szauerzopf with Primo, Am Ch Del Sur’s Makin’ All the Right Moves. The expression says it all!

Judge Ramón Podestá with Can/Am Ch Ondulado’s Schooner D’Sonoqua, AgN, handled by Shaunna Bernardin for owner Roslyn Eskind. Schooner won an Award of Merit at the Specialty and Best of Breed the first 3 days of the AKC All Breed Show and also a Group 2nd on Sunday.

Day four – All Breed Show, Agility and Obedience We woke up to rain this morning, and unfortunately it continued for the All Breed show. I know they are “water dogs,” but for the handlers rain makes life miserable! Again, congratulations to Can/Am Ch Ondulado’s Schooner D’Sonoqua, AgN for winning Best of Breed as well as a Group 2 placement.


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Regular Classes*

Veterans (Male)

Juvenile Sweepstakes

July 31 2004, Calgary Alberta Judge Mr. Luis Pinto Teixeira, Lisboa Portugal for the complete listing go to

1. 043 Ch Armadas Purple Rain, CD, AGI, SHDCH

July 30, 2004, Calgary Alberta Judge MS. Denise Dean, Parks Arizona

Audrey Hawthorne; Agent: Tracy Brown

2. 010 Ch Driftwood’s Brown Trout by Hunter Jean Hassebroek & Morgin Quirin Powell

Best in Specialty Show 048 Ch SunJoy Helm’s Alee Nina Armada (B) Lana J. Langley

Jr. Puppy (6-9 months) (Female) 1. 037 Planalto Rosa Dos Ventos Karen Berggren & Dorothy Dalegowski; Agent: J’Nevelyn Martin

Best of Opposite Sex 029 Am. Ch Makitso’s Almirante Da Armada (D) Barbara & Roy Cawley; Agent: Stan Voje

Best of Winners, Winners Male 029 Am. Ch Makitso’s Almirante Da Armada (D) Barbara & Roy Cawley; Agent: Stan Voje

Reserve Winners Male 042 Armada’s Purple Sun Audrey Hawthorne & Lana J. Langley; Agent: Tracy Brown

Winners Female 036 Armada Lady Igraine Helm’s Alee (B) J’Nevelyn Martin & Joanne Forsythe

Reserve Winners Female 037 Planalto Rosa Dos Ventos (B) Karen Berggren & Dorothy Dalegowski; Agent: J’Nevelyn Martin

Best Veteran, Best Veteran Female 048 Ch SunJoy Helm’s Alee Nina Armada (B) Lana J. Langley

Best Veteran Male 043 Ch Armadas Purple Rain, CD, AGI (D) Audrey Hawthorne; Agent: Tracy Brown

Best Bred by Exhibitor 015 Tanaki Jack Sparrow Helm’s Alee Valerie Little & David Berry

Best Canadian Bred 042 Armada’s Purple Sun Audrey Hawthorne & Lana J. Langley; Agent: Tracy Brown

Best Puppy 037 Planalto Rosa Dos Ventos (B) Karen Berggren & Dorothy Dalegowski; Agent: J’Nevelyn Martin

Awards of Merit 043 Ch Armadas Purple Rain, CD, AGI (D) Audrey Hawthorne; Agent: Tracy Brown 014 Ch Ondulado’s Schooner D’Sonoqua, AGN (D) Roslyn Eskind

Jr. Puppy (6-9 months) (Male) 1. 023 Urso Do Mer Do Lusaidas Elaine & Chris Rasmussen & Linda Campbell

2. 008 Tanaki’s Will Turner – 15/11/03

2. 011 Driftwood’s Eagle Has Landed at Broek Jean Hassebroek & Morgin Powell

3. 044 Armada’s Perro Marino of Baywood Michelle Hardman & Lana Langley; Agent: Tracy Brown

4. 053 Baywood Kosmic Rain Brenda Brown

Sr. Puppy (9-12 months) (Female) 016 Commocean’s Pat Sea Cline Tanaki Valerie Little & Ulrike Kollmen

12-15 Months (Female) 1. 033 Helm’s Alee Cascadia Janette Daly & Valerie Little

2. 045 Agua Dulce’s Filha Britannia Molly A. Exner-Howell & Theresa Zorad

3. 009 Hunter’s Eastcoast Blackout John H. Brown

4. 051 Helm’s Alee Wind Rose Robin & Autumn Steffens & J’Nevelyn Martin

15-18 Months (Female) 1. 052 Odyseas Secret Admirer at Del Sur Lauren & Lisa Wiley & Lana Woodburn

2. 039 Sandstone’s Just One Look Petro Haring; Agent: Sheila Morgan

Canadian Bred (Female) 038 Sandstone’s Pandora’s Box Petro Haring

Bred by Exhibitor (Female) 1. 046 Armada’s Pinta Helm’s Alee Lana J. Langley & Joan Klam

2. 012 Broek N Driftwood’s Lil Deuce Coupe Roger & Jean Hassebroek & Morgin Quirin Powell

3. 021 Maxmigi’s Gorgeous Guarantee Tracey J. Cook

Open (Female) 1. 036 Armada Lady Igraine Helm’s Alee J’Nevelyn Martin & Joanne Forsythe

2. 041 Makitso N Pinehaven Java Ice Barbara & Roy Cawley; Agent: Stan Voje

3. 017 Fishbay’s J-Lopez Valeria Little & David Berry

Marcy & Richard Lowy; Agent: Valerie Little 3. 006 D’Rio Camlin Seadaner De Cristalmar Linda Campbell & Linda Hinkle; Agent: Lori Gauvin

4. 031 Ch Makitso’s Capitao De Fragata

12-15 Months (Male)

1. 048 Ch SunJoy Helm’s Alee Nina Armada

Barbara & Roy Cawley; Agent: Stan Voje

Veterans (Female) Lana J. Langley

1. 019 Echobay’s Snoop Dog Marjorie Huk; Agent: Shaunna Bernardin

2. 035 Helm’s Alee Northern Cross ER

Dam & Progeny 1. 048 Ch SunJoy Helm’s Alee Nina Armada Lana J. Langley

J’Nevelyn Martin & Joanne Forsythe

3. 050 Tanaki’s Yukon XLT

2. 056 Ch Armada’s Santa Maria, CD, AGN Brenda Brown

Robin & Autumn Steffens; Agent: J’Nevelyn Martin

Canadian Bred (Male) 042 Armada’s Purple Sun Audrey Hawthorne & Lana J. Langley; Agent: Tracy Brown

3. 022 Ch Vilors Work of Art Tracey J. Cook & Lorraine & Victor Brown

Sire & Get 1. 043 Ch Armadas Purple Rain, CD, AGI, SHDCH Audrey Hawthorne; Agent: Tracy Brown

Bred by Exhibitor (Male) 1. 015 Tanaki Jack Sparrow Helm’s Alee

2. 018 Ch Tanaki’s Mains’l of Helm’s Alee Valeria Little & David Berry

Valerie Little & David Berry

2. 040 Del Sur’ Makin All the Right Moves Lana & Chay Woodburn

3. 028 AM. Ch Seabreeze Nautical Design, CD, WWD Karen Arends & Sue Ann Pietros

4. 020 Maxmigi’s Illustrious Icon Tracey J. Cook

Open (Male) 1. 029 Am. Ch Makitso’s Almirante Da Armada Barbara & Roy Cawley; Agent: Stan Voje

2. 030 Ch Makitso N Pinehaven Ice Man Barbara & Roy Cawley; Agent: Stan Voje

3. 007 Fin. Nor. Sw. Ch Barco Da Casa D’Alandro

Brace 1. 023 Urso Do Mer Do Lusaidas (M) Elaine & Chris Rasmussen & Linda Campbell

2. 024 Camlin’s Rainha Dos Diamantes (F) Elaine & Chris Rasmussen & Linda Campbell

Exhibition Only

Juvenile Sweeps (6-9 months) (Male) 1. 008 Tanaki’s Will Turner Marcy & Richard Lowy; Agent: Valerie Little

2. 015 Tanaki Jack Sparrow Helm’s Alee Valerie Little & David Berry

3. 023 Urso Do Mer Do Lusaidas Elaine & Chris Rasmussen & Linda Campbell

4. 006 D’Rio Camlin Seadaner De Cristalmar Linda Campbell & Linda Hinkle; Agent: Lori Gauvin

Juvenile Sweeps (12-15 months) (Male) 020 Maxmigi’s Illustrious Icon Tracey J. Cook

Juvenile Sweeps (6-9 months) (Female) 1. 053 Baywood Kosmic Rain Brenda Brown

2. 032 Tanaki Black Pearl Helm’s Alee Janette Daly & Valeria Little & David Berry

3. 044 Armada’s Perro Marino of Baywood Michelle Hardman & Lana Langley; Agent: Tracy Brown

4. 046 Armada’s Pinta Helm’s Alee Lana J. Langley & Joan Klam

Juvenile Sweeps (12-15 months) (Female) 1. 045 Agua Dulce’s Filha Britannia Molly A. Exner-Howell & Theresa Zorad

2. 009 Hunter’s Eastcoast Blackout John H. Brown

3. 033 Helm’s Alee Cascadia Janette Daly & Valerie Little

4. 021 Maxmigi’s Gorgeous Guarantee Tracey J. Cook

Juvenile Sweeps (15-18 months) (Female) 052 Odyseas Secret Admirer at Del Sur Lauren & Lisa Wiley & Lana Woodburn

Best in Sweepstakes 052 Odyseas Secret Admirer at Del Sur Lauren & Lisa Wiley & Lana Woodburn

BOS to Best in Sweepstakes 020 Maxmigi’s Illustrious Icon Tracey J. Cook

Veteran Sweepstakes July 30, 2004, Calgary Alberta Judge Ms. Denise Dean, Parks Arizona

Veteran Sweeps (7-9 years) (Male) 1. 010 Ch Driftwood’s Brown Trout by Hunter Jean Hassebroek & Morgin Quirin Powell

2. 028 Am. Ch Seabreeze Nautical Design, CD, WWD Karen Arends & Sue Ann Pietros

Veteran Sweeps (10+ years) (Male) 043 Ch Armadas Purple Rain, CD, AGI Audrey Hawthorne; Agent: Tracy Brown

Veteran Sweeps (7-9 years) (Female) 048 Ch SunJoy Helm’s Alee Nina Armada Lana J. Langley

Best in Sweepstakes 010 Ch Driftwood’s Brown Trout by Hunter Jean Hassebroek & Morgin Quirin Powell

BOS to Best in Sweepstakes 048 Ch SunJoy Helm’s Alee Nina Armada Lana J. Langley

Obedience HIT Can. Mex. Int. Ch Superior’s Windward d’Dakota Can. Am. CD – owned and handled by Angie Potter competed in Veterans Obedience

Agility HIT Baywood’s Cutwater Calla Lily (Calla) – Novice A – owned and handled by Cindy Gamache – Hit on both days and also Novice title.

Best Junior Handler

005 Ch Nautique’s Ensolardo (F) Mindy M. Selby & Linda M. Fowler

Sabrina Oakes, Senior Open

056 Ch Armada’s Santa Maria, CD, AGN (F) Brenda Brown

Congratulations to all the winners!

057 Ch Baywoods Act II Arrogant Amy, CD, AGX (F) Brenda Brown

*pending CKC Confirmation

Linda Campbell & Linda Hinkle; Agent: Lori Gauvin

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Sniffingacrossthecountry… From Ontario Traverse City Water Trial, August 14/15.04 Once again, the intrepid WADE continguent went off to Traverse City for PWDC Greater Chicagoland Water Trial on Saturday and Sunday August 14/15. Judged by Mary Kay Shroeder, Versatility was again earned by Cathy Gadd and Laila, Ch Manitou’s Northern Star; Working Water Dog was earned by Kate Erickson and Jac, Ondulado’s Jaquiero Jayne on both days! and Junior Certificate was earned by Donna Gottdenker with Valentino, Claircreek Song of Valentino. Also participating but not successful this time were the teams of: Donna Gottdenker and Milly Louise Rossen and Nina Lorraine Wilson and Hogan Roslyn Eskind, Ontario From top down: Kate and Vicky Robinson; Mary Kay and Cathy with Laila; Valentino and Donna; the site

Portuguese Water Dog Club of Canada

The overall results were: Saturday August 21, 2004 – 32 entries with 18 passes for an overall pass rate

First Water Trial (PWDCA sanctioned)

of 56%.

August 21/22.04 I am thrilled to report that the first

Sunday August 22, 2004 – 22 entries

PWDCA sanctioned Water Trials held

with 8 passes for an overall pass rate

by the Portuguese Water Dog Club of

of 36%.

Canada at Royackers near Guelph,

The standard of the Junior entries was

Ontario were a great success.

particularly high with well prepared

The venue for the event was perfect,

handlers and well trained dogs. Eight

the sun was shining, the water was

of the Junior competitors earned their

warm and the entries were higher than

certificates. Many of the Junior

expected. In fact, before the end of

competitors were first introduced to

the first day we ran out of ribbons and

water work just two months earlier at

trophies for the qualifying dog/handler

the Club’s Water Camp in June.

teams (more are on order!).

We were delighted to have several

Our Judge was Charles Robinson from

American friends from Michigan and

Northern Michigan, an expert who has

Ohio entered in the first PWDCA sanc-

been involved with water trials for the

tioned trial in Canada.

past 16 years. He was very approachable and helpful thoroughly briefing teams

Cathy Gadd in the Judging Tent with Judge Charles Robinson.

at each level of the trial and putting nervous competitors at ease. Summary of Results Dogs were entered at all five trial levels: Junior, Apprentice, Working, Courier and Versatility. We had teams that earned their award or title at every level. For details, see the insert with this article.


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Thanks and Congratulations

Letter from Water Trial Judge

I would like to thank the Water Trial

Charles Robinson

On the first day of the trial, I had the pleasure to judge the most well prepar-

Committee and Club members who

I have just returned

ed junior certificate level PWDs in one

went above and beyond to make the

from Canada and

location in my career as a judge. The

two days run so smoothly and so memo-

judging the first

Apprentice, Working, and Courier and

rably. The trial could not have been

Portuguese Water

above levels were outstanding and I

organized or run without Lorraine Wilson

Dog Canadian

believe many who did not pass on

(Trial Secretary), Kate Erickson, Roslyn

Water Trials. First

Saturday came back with success on

Eskind, Donna Gottdenker, Louise

I would like to

Sunday. I also found several move ups

thank the Canadian

that did very well and were only one

Rossen and Connie McCandless. Thanks also to those who rowed and stewarded

Water Trial Committee members for the

happily for us both days.

honor of judging the first trial in their

Special thanks to Janis Watts, Debra Barcon and Audrey Hawthorne who were instrumental in helping our Club become recognized by the Portuguese Water Dog Club of America to hold approved trials in Canada. Janis sent us a message after the Trial: “Congratulations to all the teams who

Club’s history. Their work and belief in hosting a PWDCA sanctioned Canadian Water Trial was realized in grand style. Judy Murray had done a water workshop at this site earlier this year and supported the appropriateness of this site for their first trial, and I totally concur with her opinion. The site is very picturesque as well as exhibitor and spectator

exercise from being successful. Lastly it was an honor to judge the first dog to complete its Courier Title in Canada as well as the first PWD from the United States to receive the Courier Excellent Title at a Canadian location. I had the ultimate thrill of judging and qualifying the wonderful performance of Ch Manitou Northern Star CWDX (Laila) as she enters her senior years.

friendly with abundant close parking

I encourage all U.S. water enthusiasts to

the PWDCC first water trial.

and real bathrooms.

check out their fellow PWD enthusiasts

All of you have taken part in another page

There can be no complaints of the water

entered their Portuguese Water Dogs in

in the history of the PWD and the PWDCC.

quality or site setup, it was as good as

And, special congratulation to the

it gets. I was also very pleased with

Portuguese Water Dog Club of Canada for

how quickly the teams could achieve

their perseverance and hard work in their

swimming depth. All levels got plenty of

efforts to obtain PWDCA sanctioning and

time and distance to demonstrate their

approval to hold PWDCA Water Trials!”

swimming abilities.

Janis Watts Legado Portuguese Water Dogs, Arizona PWDCA Water Committee

in Canada! Respectfully, Charles Robinson, PWDCA Water Trial Judge

The opening ceremonies led by Cathy with a spirited rendition of three national anthems.

Our Next Water Trial Summer 2005 There will be another water trial in the summer of 2005, watch for a notice in the Waterlog of dates in early 2005. I look forward to greeting old friends and to welcoming others who would like to work their Portuguese Water Dogs in their natural environment. Catherine Gadd, 2004 Water Trial Chair and Chief Steward

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Water Trial Results Saturday August 21st Passes indicated by dog’s name in blue.

Junior Water Dog Certificate (15 entries, 7 passed, 1 withdrew) Polo Kewbeach Spirit of Napoleon Handler Connie McCandless, Toronto, Canada Quinn Claircreek Mighty Quinn Ursula Martin, Toronto, Ontario Handler Ch Kewbeach Dancing Up a Storm Samba Handler Anne Passafiume, Unionville, Ontario Substitute Cathy Gadd Nemeau Ch Aliana’s Sonho Do Menino Novo Cindy Berube, Mississauga, Ontario Handler Ch Seashadow Renewed Hope Anise Josefa Rodriguez, Richmond Hill, Handler Ontario Substitute Franklin Rodriguez Kewbeach Gustavo Rio De Mainho Gus Handler Dan McClaren, Waterdown, Ontario Everspring Longswamp Melody Handler Dan Salter, Elora, Ontario Substitute Elaine Salter


Cricket Echobay Nothing Else Matters, CD Jill Weatherby, Mississauga, Ontario Handler

Maggie Seashadow’s Tristar Margarita Lawrie Eubank, Cambridge, Ontario Handler Substitute Charlotte Etus

Working Title (7 entries, 6 passed)

Ch Belouro's Diamante Dia Gill Goldschmidt, Hawkstone, Ontario Handler

Ondulado’s Jaquiero Jayne, AWD Exhibition Handler Kate Erickson, Toronto, Ontario

Neeka Belouro's Pequena Boneca, CD Handler Gord Goldschmidt, Orillia, Ontario Hunter's Clear Shot Mary Kerr, Plymouth, MI Handler


Apprentice Title

Tiago’s Fuje Bela d’Aqua, AWD Handler Cathy Gadd, Toronto, Ontario

Tashi Jac

Seabiscuit Tiago’s Seabiscuit, AWD Cathy Gadd, Toronto, Ontario Handler Aarion Emily Carr, AWD Milly Handler Donna Gottdenker, Waterloo, Ontario

(6 entries, 3 passed, 1 withdrew)

Sharky Ch Driftwood Shark Hunter, AWD Fred Brauning, Chesterfield, Michigan Handler

Ch Ondulado’s Hogan, Hogan CD, AgN, BROM, SROM Lorraine Wilson, Richmond Hill, Ontario Handler

Ch Tesouro's Harbour Light, Na, NAJ Handler Vera Arnold, Bowling Green Ohio

Seashadow Incalculable Valor Inca Handler Josefa Rodriguez, Richmond Hill, Ontario Echobay’s Change of the Fly, CD Ruger Handler Jill Weatherby, Mississauga, Ontario Valentino Claircreek Song of Valentino Move-up from JR Handler Donna Gottdenker, Waterloo, Ontario Bedford’s Tasha Yar Motes Exhibition Handler Roslyn Eskind, Toronto, Ontario

Aliana’s Sereia Bella Cruz, CD Sadie Handler Arielle Berube, Mississauga, Ontario

Water trial participants and spectators had a great time. In addition to the many words of thanks and praise spoken during the two-day event, some people wrote about how much they enjoyed the event. Here are comments from two Americans attending our first Canadian trials. ”America salutes the PWDCC for a job well done! As a former water trial secretary, I know all the hard work that goes into putting on a successful trial. Catherine Gadd and the hard working members of the PWDCC deserve a BIG round of applause for the success of their 1st Canadian Water Trial, from the opening ceremony, the award presentations of the beautiful etched glass jars for the qualifiers and the participation certificates for those who didn't, they made everyone feel very special.

Kewbeach Hurricane Samson Exhibition Handler Cathy Gadd,Toronto, Ontario



(2 entries, 0 passed)

Pennrico's Condessa Isabella Susan Curfman, Sylvania, Ohio Handler Substitute Vera Arnold


Mariner Ebullient Jitter Bug Jitter Bug Handler Barb Ames, Traverse City Michigan

Versatility (2 entries, 2 passed) Hunter's Gert Handler Paula Stevens


Ch Manitou's Northern Star Cathy Gadd, Toronto, Ontario Handler


“And what a great first water trial it was. ALL the dogs were working at their best and everyone watching held their breath hoping for another pass. Our Canadian friends treated us like family and their water site was absolutely gorgeous. Even my farmer husband had to admit that he really enjoyed himself despite the fact that there weren't any cattle involved. Saturday was certainly one of the highest pass rates that I've ever seen so the dogs must have enjoyed the trial as much as the owners. Thank you PWDCC for a wonderful time.” Paula Stevens and Gert the crazy brown dog

The site was gorgeous, the weather was beautiful and the Judge Chuck Robinson was just wonderful. As the boat steward for the large Junior class (15 DOGS), I was amazed at the success rate for these wonderful working young dog/new handler teams. I was also very impressed with Chuck's words of wisdom and encouragement for the unsuccessful first time handling teams. (I wish I had that when I first started out.) I have never been to a water trial that I enjoyed as much as this one, partially because I went as a spectator and not as a nervous participant… Great job and looking forward to next year!” Annette Lovse and Cali CD, NA, OAJ, NAP, NJP, NAC, NJC, NCG, CWDX, FD, SROM


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Water Trial Results Sunday August 22nd Passes indicated by dog’s name in blue.

Junior Water Dog Certificate (5 entries, 1 passed, 1 withdrew) Ch Belouro's Diamante Handler Gillian Goldschmidt, Hawkstone, Ontario Hunter's Clear Shot Mary Kerr, Plymouth, MI Handler Everspring Longswamp Melody Dan Salter, Elora, Ontario Handler Substitute Elaine Salter


Shotsy Elly

Samba Ch Kewbeach Dancing Up a Storm Move-up from JR Handler Anne Passafiume, Unionville, Ontario Substitute Cathy Gadd


Sadie Aliana’s Sereia Bella Cruz, CD Arielle Berube, Mississauga, Ontario Handler

Sharky Driftwood Shark Hunter, AWD Move-up from Wk Handler Fred Brauning, Chesterfield, Michigan

Belouro's Pequena Boneca Handler Gord Goldschmidt


Polo Kewbeach Spirit of Napoleon Connie McCandless, Toronto, Canada Handler

Pennrico's Condessa Isabella Susan Curfman, Sylvania, Ohio Handler Substitute Vera Arnold

Ch Belouro's Diamante Dia Frank Goldschmidt, Hawkstone, Ontario Handler

Versatility (0 entries)

Tiago’s Fuje Bela d’Aqua, AWD Exhibition Cathy Gadd, Toronto, Ontario Handler

Apprentice Title (8 entries, 2 passed)

Tiago’s Seabiscuit, AWD Seabiscuit Handler Cathy Gadd, Toronto, Ontario

Quinn Claircreek Mighty Quinn Move-up from JR Handler Ursula Martin, Toronto, Ontario Echobay Nothing Else Matters, CD Cricket Move-up from JR Jill Weatherby, Mississauga, Ontario Handler


Working Title (6 entries, 3 passed)

Kewbeach Gustavo Rio De Mainho Gus Handler Dan McClaren, Waterdown, Ontario

Claircreek Song of Valentino Valentino Move-up from JR Handler Donna Gottdenker, Waterloo, Ontario

(3 entries, 2 passed)

Mariner Ebullient Jitter Bug Jitter Bug Courier Excellent Barb Ames, Traverse City Michigan Handler


Ondulado’s Jaquiero Jayne, AWD Exhibition Kate Erickson, Toronto, Ontario Handler


Ch Ondulado’s Hogan, CD, AgN, BROM Hogan Move-up from App Lorraine Wilson, Richmond Hill, Ontario Handler Echobay Change of the Fly, CD Ruger Move-up from App Handler Jill Weatherby, Mississauga, Ontario Ch Tesouro's Harbour Light, Na, NAJ Vera Arnold, Bowling Green Ohio Handler

Opposite page, clockwise from bottom left: Fred Brauning in Working, was one of our ace rowers! The Working Multiple Retrieve, Kate Erickson and Jac; The large and successful Junior Class on Saturday; Annette Lovse feeding the net in Courier; Fred and Annette came from Michigan to support us.

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This page, clockwise from top right: Jill Weatherby, who passed 4 levels with 2 dogs, Junior and Apprentice with Cricket, and Apprentice and Woking with Ruger, with Judge Charles Robinson; The start of the “Ducky” race; The “Ducky” retrieve, a fun event for all; Judge Robinson and the Apprentice Boat Ride of Lorraine Wilson and Hogan;. Getting ready for Courier Net Retrieve, Susan Curfman with Izzy and Vera Arnold, foreground boat, more American supporters; Lawrie Eubank and Maggie, Lawrie was another of our ace rowers!



Claircreek Mighty Quinn’s Road to the First PWDCC Water Trial (PWDCA sanctioned)


It all began in January 2004 when we had the good fortune to meet Donna Gottdenker and her amazing Portuguese Water Dogs.

During the “adoption process”, breeder Donna asked us a lot of questions about our lifestyle and what kind of dog we were looking for. Our response was always “we just want a pet… a companion dog”. Although interested in dog sports, we weren’t interested in participating in trials. I just wanted to play with Quinn and to me that included nurturing his natural instincts and abilities. Our first taste of training came early in puppy classes. Donna had required that we sign up for classes before taking our bundle of joy home. We enjoyed these classes because our puppy and his litter mates were so smart and stood out “at the top of the class”. Hooked on Water Work It all started when Donna’s recommended book (Cynthia McCullough’s Water Training for the Portuguese Water Dog) and Quinn’s drive to retrieve inspired me to purchase a canvas bumper at a pet store. Then on Easter weekend, we took Quinn to the cottage where there was only about 30 feet of open water around the shore of the still frozen lake. Jumping into the freezing water without the slightest hesitation, Quinn retrieved sticks over and over. The next weekend we took him to a different lake and threw his canvas bumper – Quinn was hooked! Our activities on Easter weekend convinced us to sign up for the PWDCC Water Camp. The Water Camp put on by Catherine Gadd and the WADE Team on June 19, 2004 was such a wonderful learning experience that I was hooked too. The WADE Team made the day so relaxing and so much fun that we (Quinn’s dad, John & I) decided to enter the Water Trial in August. Water Training Challenges Most of our water training was actually on land. Our cottage is on a small fast flowing river, not suitable for water training, and off leash water isn’t readily accessible. The easiest thing to train with Quinn was retrieving and returning objects “to hand”. We started with tennis balls, and since I’m not inclined to pick things up from the ground, Quinn was always required to place objects to be re-thrown into my hand. The float line posed a challenge because Quinn wanted to retrieve all of the floats, and was getting tangled in the line. When he made it to the shore, he loved to toss and fling the



floats in the air before returning them to me. We dealt with the desire to retrieve all of the floats by reducing their number from 5 to 3. Playing with the line was extinguished by walking away as soon as he began to play with the line. The prospect of the game ending is Quinn’s greatest motivator since all he wants is another retrieve. The underwater retrieve was a challenge. First, he couldn’t see the toy. Then when he saw it, he did “the smart thing” and pawed it out of the water. Success finally came after putting colored tape around the handles, and holding the toy in deeper water. Quinn will now retrieve the toy from a two-foot depth! The biggest challenge was the swim – can’t train for that on land – we didn’t have much opportunity to practice. We had little difficulty together in the water when I could walk while he swam. (I guess it was fairly clear to the smart little guy that I didn’t need to be rescued when most of my torso was above the water line). Also, I could move forward faster, eliminating the need for Quinn to swim slowly, or around me. Unfortunately, walking was not an option at the Royackers Trial Sight. First, I had to buy a better life jacket – one that wouldn’t ride up while swimming. By then, we only had a couple of opportunities to swim together, with inconsistent results. I considered the option of having a substitute swimmer, but didn’t have anyone for Quinn to practice with. In the end, I decided that although we weren’t likely to pass, we’d enter for fun, which is what it’s all about anyway. Success at the August 21/22, 2004 Water Trial Cathy Gadd advised us to pre-enter for the Junior Certificate on both days of the trial, thereby guaranteeing two attempts at Junior, and if by some miracle we passed Junior, we could “move up” to Apprentice. Claircreek Mighty Quinn loves to perform for an audience, so on Trial Day he was in his element. Second to be tested, Quinn performed beautifully, while Mom barely made it through the swim. (I will never again forget to tighten my life jacket!) By 10:30 am, Quinn had earned a Junior Water Dog Certificate, and was looking forward to trying the Apprentice test. The next day during the Apprentice trial, Quinn truly was “Mighty”. The only tense moment for me was when he got off the boat and went straight to the Land Steward to get his bumper back before coming to me – Whew!

Ursula with Quinn and Judge Robinson, Awards Ceremony.

I’m told there was great anxiety on shore during our swim, all thinking I’d go down for PWDCC Waterlog

the count, but we arrived ashore to those wonderful words, “we have another Apprentice Water Dog!” and tearful hugs from a proud Donna and Daddy (John). Thanks to the WADE Team for all their great advise and support. To Judge Charles Robinson for giving clear instructions and for creating a relaxed testing atmosphere. Most of all, thanks to Quinn’s Dad John. Without his willingness to “step & fetch” and his all round support we couldn’t have made it to the water trial. In addition to the dogs and their handlers, many family members and guests cheered on the participants and helped with site set up and clean up, rowing, selling Club merchandise, etc. Ursula Martin – proud owner/handler of Mighty Quinn, precocious PWD pup who received his Apprentice Water Dog title at just 8 months.

Experiences of a “Non-Handler” (Quinn’s Dad John) at our First Water Trial I had been to Royackers Kennels and Training Facility near Guelph, Ontario once before to attend the June Water Training Camp. I was looking forward to returning for the Water Trials on August 21 & 22, and I was suitably impressed by the weekend. I arrived on Friday afternoon with my 8 month old PWD Claircreek Mighty Quinn and my wife Ursula, Quinn’s Mom and Handler. The site was being set up, and people were training dogs and exchanging ideas, tips and stories. Several people from the large American contingent stayed until dark, working with their dogs in preparation for the Trial.

We were the only ones to camp out, but the organizing committee arrived very early to complete the set up and welcome participants. I knew some of the folks from previous PWD events, but throughout the weekend I became acquainted with many new PWD people from Canada and the United States. Of course, I also met many beautiful PWDs! I was pressed into service to help as a Steward and Rower several times over the weekend despite my inexperience. It was suggested that a steward and rower camp might be arranged before the next trial. Saturday evening we all convened at Pat & Mario’s Restaurant in Guelph for an evening of noshing, imbibing and naturally plenty of PWD talk. Water Success and New Friends Quinn achieved his Junior Certificate on Saturday, and Apprentice Title on Sunday – “icing on the cake”. The weekend wound down with us bidding adieu to our many new friends after dismantling the equipment (amongst cavorting dogs & puppies) and a debriefing of the extremely successful event. Heartfelt thanks to the organizing committee, the Judge and all the participants and, most importantly, the dogs. In closing, I’d like to note that I was impressed with the involvement of many young people, highlighted by Arielle’s handling of Sadie. John Martin, Mighty Quinn’s Dad and willing water trial helper

After setting up our small house trailer in the parking lot, we socialized with a group in Waterloo over Chinese food and, of course, more PWD chatter. Mist over the Pond Royackers was a beautiful sight at dawn the next morning with mist over the pond, hay stacked in the surrounding fields, hot air balloons drifting overhead and a blue heron fishing at the far shore.

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From left to right: The all important Judge’s briefing for the Junior class, Ursula centre listens intently; Quinn delivering the line to hand, Appentice level, what a boy!



P U PO GR APH Y NAME: Baywood’s Perro Marino of Armada


AGE: 8 months



Chloe (my English Springer Spaniel Sister)

EDUCATION: I just started my first session of agility classes… wow is THAT fun!!!





Really, really trying to annoy my big sisters Dallas and Chloe…

I like to go anywhere, especially if my big sister Dallas (my

I’m good at it too!

PWD sister) goes too.





I don’t like to be cuddled by ANYONE!!!

I LOVE stuffed animals, even before the stuffing comes out.




Stuffed animal guts.


Trying to counter surf just like my big sister Dallas. She’s gotta be the best at it! I still need to grow lots to be as good



as her though!

I’m already a pro on a full size teeter. I have also just recently had the opportunity to begin some water training with some of



my new PWD friends… what a blast that was!

I would like to be when I grow up: I would like to be a great agility dog.



So far, with much supervision, I haven’t been able to get into

Austin lives in Calgary with human “parents” Doug and

as much trouble as I would like. RATS!

Michelle Hardman and canine “sisters” Dallas and Chloe



I am doing my very best to be as patient as I can cause my human Mom is just learning grooming techniques for PWD’s. I still can figure out what all the big deal is about.

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Fun Day and Picnic, Ajax ON At the Greenwood Conservation Area in Ajax, 10:30-4:30, contact Louise Rossen,, or call 905-839-7008

Oct. 1-9

PWDCA National Specialty at Salishan Lodge, Gleneden Beach Oregon

Oct 29-31

Judges’ Seminar and PWDCC Booster at the Trillium Kennel Club Show, Etobicoke ON The PWDCC will be hosting an educational seminar for Conformation Judges Saturday October 30th, followed by a PWDCC Booster under Judge Charlotte McGowan on Sunday October 31.


Fall Hike, Toronto Area Waterlog features planned for: Nov. 2004 Report on the U.S. National Specialty check Events and the Members’ Event Forum for more details.

Cover Pup Goldwaters Daffodil on the Hill My 10 year old human friend named me. She fell in love with me the minute I was born on June 11, 2004. I do lots of neat stuff for such a young pup. My Mom took me to the Senior Citizens Home already and I was allowed in bed to kiss and hug the special people there. I attended Chester Race Week and got lots of attention, and motor boating is a ton of fun especially when the fish are biting. I have been swimming for about three weeks now just to keep up with the big dogs. I have also been swimming with other PWDs in our area (Minna and Broga) a couple of times. The Golden Retriever that I live with keeps me in line – she is always telling me who is boss. I think I am off to a pretty good start, but I do know Mom is going to make me start obedience classes in September. Ha! Ha! Hugs and Kisses for everyone hope to see you at a show someday. Jane Bond is Daffodil’s human Mom

Strange but True Nothing is Safe!! Not being an especially neat person if I had something that I didn’t want the dogs to get into, I would simply put it behind a closed door. No more, since Samba has learned to open doors. By jumping up on his hind legs and with a paw pressing down on the handle and pushing slightly, he has found he can open all doors. Emptying my pockets of treats in the bathroom and putting the pants or jacket into the laundry basket has resulted in the disappearance of the treats and at times holes in the pockets as he and his “brother” were checking to see I hadn’t missed any. Unfortunately he has not yet learned to open doors that need to be pulled rather then pushed which has resulted in he and Tango being stuck in the bathroom for a couple of hours when they accidently closed the door while we were out. This new skill can be useful, as the other night when Tango was out and came to the french doors in the family room and asked to be let in, Samba very calmly walked up to the door and opened it. Now if only I could teach him to cook and clean!! Anne and Tony Passafiume with Samba and Tango Unionville, Ontario

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When young people show dogs in

They are also developing mutual

below as young Arielle Berube tells

conformation, both the dog and the

respect and confidence as well as

about her handling experiences over

junior handler are competing for titles.

having fun. Learn more in the article

the past nine months.

Handling PWDs in the Show Ring and in the Water

When Nemeau finished, we still went to shows with Lorraine. At the Seaway show, we took Best of Breed over nine other dogs, and then a Group 4th and a Puppy Group. While Nemeau was doing well in the ring so was I. I won another

“Number 525, Stack your dog over

first in Juniors at Seaway.

there.” That’s the first thing you hear when you walk into a ring. Lucky me, I

After getting four Junior wins, I moved

have Nemeau on the leash and he thinks

up to Senior Open. My first time in

that the Ring Steward is talking to him,

Senior Open was at the Kitchener/

so he decides to say hello. He really is a

Waterloo show. I was so nervous; I

friendly dog. Nemeau is my second PWD

almost didn’t want to go in the ring.

and my first conformation show dog.

But I did. Although I didn’t place, I now knew what I had to do to become better.

I first got interested in showing from Lorraine Wilson, the owner of Nemeau’s

The winners of every class, excluding Peewee, compete for Best Overall, the

Arielle –

best Junior of all the classes.

so proud of myself! I was also proud of

out. Just holding dogs and walking them

Best Overall Junior Handler

to the ring, stuff like that. But from that

After taking a break, we recently went

father Hogan. My family went to the Caledon show to see what dog shows were like, and I ended up helping her

day forward I was hooked!

to our biggest, most exiting dog show. The Temiskaming show was divided

I went to lots of shows with Lorraine, and I helped her because she was showing more than one dog. I never actually went ‘in the ring’ until about Christmas when I showed a PWD named Evie in Junior Handling. This is not a first time

into two shows every day, with Junior Handling in between them. Nemeau

got a fourth at the Aurora show. That was such a big deal then!

Nemeau for his placements too.

From the Show Ring into the Water The day after we got home from that

won Breed at all six shows, and he even

show, we went to the PWDCC Water

got a Group 4th and a Group 3rd! But

Trails. My mom handled Nemeau, and

the biggest accomplishment for me was

I handled Sadee, our other PWD. Both

winning Best Overall Junior.

got their Junior Water Dog titles! I am

miracle story – I didn’t place. After that, I continued to show in Juniors until I

When I won my first Best Overall, I was

The Juniors are divided up into

the youngest Water handler to ever get

five classes:

a junior title in Canada. (Mind you, they have only had one trial!) And then

Peewee – very young children

the next day, we got another dog. We

Junior Novice – children under age

now have three Portuguese Water Dogs,

12 who have not attained four first

and, of course, I will be showing the


new puppy, Mavi.

Junior Open – children under age 12

Conformation and water trials have been

who have attained four first placements

an amazing experience for me so far,

me showing him. But he was still I goofy

Senior Novice – children 12-18 who

I couldn’t have done it without them.

puppy that needed a TON of training.

have not attained four first placements

Thank you all so much. I will see you in

Senior Open – children 12-18 who

the ring soon!

have attained four first placements

Arielle Berube, Junior Handler

Nemeau – Canadian Champion When Nemeau turned six months, my family decided to show him. He got best of winners his first time in the ring, with

I started to take handling classes, and from there things progressed. Nemeau finished his Canadian Championship

and I am grateful to so many people.

quickly, and on the day that he finished, I got my very first win in Juniors. 14

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Wellness: Dog Food Versus a Raw Diet The third in our series of articles about the health of our PWDs It’s a hot topic – Is dog food really good

defined and are displayed on the prod-

Imagine going to the grocery store to

for our precious PWDs? It certainly is

ucts but for the most part this doesn’t

shop for your family and every shelf

convenient, but does it contribute to

really tell anyone about the actual

contains bags of 100% “complete and

health problems like cancer later in a

quality of the food itself.

dog’s life? The marketplace is responding to pet owners’ concerns. There are now many premium foods on the market with higher quality ingredients and fewer additives. And more and more dog owners are replacing their dog’s kibble with raw meat, vegetables and vitamins. The article below explains some of

The guaranteed analysis on any pet food label lists the minimum level of crude protein and fat as well as maximum

balanced” dry, processed human food, guaranteed to meet the nutritional needs of all humans… you have no idea what’s in the bag.

amounts of water and crude fiber on a

You never get to eat any fresh food.

dry matter basis. The analysis does not


guarantee the actual amount of protein, fat, water and fiber. Rather, it indicates legal minimums of protein and fat and

You eat this food day after day for your entire life.

the nutritional issues associated with

the legal maximums of water and crude

Dry dog foods, being the top selling

cooked, processed pet food. Our thanks

fiber content. Ingredients are usually

convenience product, contain either

to Janice Starr, a Club member who

listed in descending order of weight but

‘meals’ i.e. ‘meat meals’, ‘by-product

feeds her dogs raw food and sells raw

some companies may list them alpha-

meals’ or ‘digests’. The poorest grade

dog food products, for sourcing this

betically or may display an incomplete

meat comes from animals not fit for

article. Janice can be reached at

ingredient list. No reference to quality

human consumption and they are A web search

of an ingredient is listed. Therefore, it

rendered into meat meal. This rendered

will yield many sources of information

is difficult to evaluate a product solely

product comes from “mammal” tissues,

on this topic, including Janice’s site

on the basis of the ingredient list.

The statement “complete and balanced”

It’s not in the Bag!

indicates that the product contains

There’s a lot of contradictory advice

all nutrients presently known to be

regarding raw foods for dogs. Some

required and that they are balanced to

people fear that it will make their dog

the energy density of the diet, but that

aggressive and others think they have

doesn’t mean it’s balanced for a dog’s

to feed dry, canned or cooked food to

individual needs. Feeding trials must

prevent their dog from getting parasites

substantiate the “complete and bal-

or dangerous bacteria. Then there

anced” claims, or the food must contain

are those that just can’t believe their

at least the minimum amount of each

“best friend” is actually a meat-eating

nutrient recommended according to

carnivore... or is that omnivore? Some

present guidelines. That doesn’t mean

people feel that handling raw food for

that it actually contains every nutrient

their pet is just plain repulsive.

your dog needs to thrive. It merely

Many people never consider exactly what their dog is really eating or look

means the food contains those nutrients that will keep a dog alive.

and does not contain hair, blood, hoof, hide, trimmings, manure, stomach and rumen contents “except in such amounts as may occur unavoidably in good processing practices”. Meat by-products by definition, consist of the non-rendered, clean parts, other than meat derived from slaughtered ‘mammals’. It includes, but is not limited to lungs, spleen, kidney, brain, liver, blood, bone, low temperature fatty tissue, stomachs and intestines without their contents. Digests are dried material resulting from chemical and/or enzymatic hydrolysis of clean and undecomposed animal tissue. The animal tissue used does not contain remnants of hair, horns, teeth, hooves

at the back of the package when they

and feathers, “except in such trace

are deciding what to feed their pet.

amounts as might occur unavoidably in

They may have seen an advertisement

good factory practice”.

on television or in a magazine that has influenced their choice. Nutritional guidelines for pet foods have been

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continued on page 16



Wellness: Dog Food Versus a Raw Diet You might be thinking “just a minute,

In short, foods containing these antioxi-

products” are created. The higher the

this all sounds like good food for a

dants have longer shelf lives, but the

cooking temperature, the more toxins are

carnivore, doesn’t it?” While many of

continued feeding of them may cause

created. Studies have concluded that

these ingredients may be acceptable

long-term health problems for dogs.

cooking meat at high temperatures, to

foods for a carnivore, the problem is none of these descriptions ever mention where these food sources come from. Just about anything unfit for humans or animals finds its way into rendering plants. This material is then denatured, preventing its return into the human food chain. Machines grind the material and then it is cooked at high temperatures. The grease is extracted and becomes a source of animal fat in many dog foods. These unstabilized fats undergo oxidation, become rancid and they also contain high levels of extremely harmful peroxide-free radicals. Did you know that rancid fat can legally be used in dog food?

The main ingredient in the majority of dog foods is grains, rather than meat. If grains are not listed as the first ingredient they are usually the second or third and more often than not, comprise

the well-done stage, produces chemicals called heterocyclic amines (HCAs) that can cause mutations (genetic damage) to cells, a first step in cancer. Most, if not all enzymes present in raw

a good portion of the protein source in

foods are destroyed at temperatures as

the product. Grains not suitable for

low as 117 degrees Fahrenheit. Diges-

human consumption may be used and

tion of cooked food is much more ener-

can include broken grains, crop and

getically demanding than the digestion

weed seeds, hulls, chaff, joints, straw,

of raw food. In general, raw food is so

elevator or mill dust, sand and dirt.

much more easily digested that it pass-

Worse yet, they may contain herbicides,

es through the digestive tract in half to

fungicides and pesticides. Dog food

a third of the time it takes for cooked

manufacturers often manipulate the

food to digest. Beneficial intestinal

order of the ingredients listed in several

flora becomes dominated by bacteria,

ways. Grain ingredients are listed as

particularly from cooked meat, which

separate fractions, rather than together

may result in intestinal dysfunction,

Because conventional dog foods contain

as a single grain, in order to increase

allowing the absorption of toxins from

fats, a stabilizer is needed to maintain

the likelihood that the meat ingredients

the bowel. This phenomenon is called

the quality of the food. Common

are closer to the top of the list.

dysbiosis, or intestinal toxemia.

Essential Fatty Acids are virtually non-

As cooked animal foods are generally

preservatives include ethoxyquin, BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole), BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene) and vitamins E and C. Ethoxyquin was first used as a rubber stabilizer and an insecticide and pesticide. It is probably one of the most powerful preservatives available. BHA and BHT are used in human food as well as dog foods and have a long history of suspected carcinogenesis. Companies that buy ingredients, such as fat, that have already been preserved

existent in commercial food as they are

lower in nutrient value, individual cells

destroyed by heat during manufacturing.

in a dog’s body may not receive enough

Some companies add essential fatty

of the nutrients they need. The immune

acids to the food after processing, but

system, having to handle the daily

they are so fragile that they become

invasion of toxins and toxic by-products,

rancid when exposed to light and air.

eventually becomes overwhelmed

That means that once the bag of food

and weakened. The wastes, toxins,

is opened, the fatty acids are destroyed

mutagens, and carcinogens that build

and they become dangerous to the

up within cells, as well as the daily

dog’s health.

onslaught of excess free radicals, may eventually cause some cells to become

with a chemical like ethoxyquin do not

Nutrients in food are depleted,

by law have to list ethoxyquin as an

destroyed, and altered by cooking or

ingredient of the food. Even vitamin E

heat processing. The degree of alteration

could have the potential to cause

is only a matter of temperature, cooking

problems as only ‘alpha’ tocopherol

method, and time. High temperatures

Brenda Hagel, a Saskatchewan dog

acts as a preservative. The tocopherols

create cross-links in protein. Cross-

owner committed to good nutrition

often used in dog foods may be other

linked proteins are implicated as a

types such as gamma, beta and delta.

factor in the acceleration of the aging

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While they last, added to our regular stock: 4-colour silkscreen of the Specialty logo added to our regular merchandise. A keepsake of this special event.


@ $22.00 3/4 sleeve – grey T, medium T – black in medium or large, red in large or x-large v-neck T – blue (x-large) or yellow (large)

@ $50.00 Elegant micro-fibre wind vest, sand trimmed in black with sturdy zip on closure and pockets, embroidered in 3–colour PWDCC logo (double dog) – 2 x 5". Draw cord at hip length bottom. Available in medium and large.

@ $32.00 Dark blue, 100% combed cotton, large or x-large.



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.

Fantastic quality fleece lined with soft taffeta and corduroy at the collar and down the zipper closure, 2 zippered pockets and draw cord at hip length bottom. Cell phone pocket, zippered security pocket and interior shock cord holders are integrated in the lining providing a distinctive garment for active dog owners.

Available: Medium, Large, Extra-large Colours: Cornflower Blue, Ice Blue Green, Pale Yellow

2. THE 3/4 SLEEVE WOMEN’S TSHIRT @ $15.00 100% cotton Non Fiction – Women’s very soft, 3/4 sleeve, shallow v-neck, palm length, 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

3. MEN’S, WOMEN’S @ $15.00 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 choice. Colours: beige, steel blue, dark khaki, light khaki, grey, sage green, deep red New Colours: cranberry, periwinkle blue

4. BRUSHED COTTON BASEBALL CAP @ $20.00 Roger Edwards Design, one-size-fitsall, with adjustable velcro tab at back, double dog embroidered logo. Available in Navy, Red and White

5. CLICKERS @ 3 for $10.00 or $4.00 each Durable PWDCC branded clickers for training.














7. “PORSCHE” NYLON RAIN SHELL WITH HOOD @ $45.00 Black rain shell with hood in zippered up-right collar, sturdy zip on closure and pockets, embroidered in 3-colour PWDCC logo (double dog) – 2 x 5". Draw cord at hip length bottom. Available in medium and large.




Embroidered in 3-colour PWDCC logo (double dog) – 2 x 5". Available in medium and large. Note, this garment is a liner for a jacket, the jacket is available on special order @ $175.00

9. SAMSONITE TOTE BAG @ $35.00 Fantastic value, this tote features waterproof heavy nylon construction, 2 handles, zippered top and outside pocket, black with dark grey trim embroidered in 3-colour PWDCC logo (double dog) – 2 x 5". Roomy, 25 wide x 16", squared re-inforced bottom, snap closures at top zipper to roll-up bag, or reduce size.

10. TWILL BUCKET HAT @ $20.00 Tan with black trim and brim lining, embroidered in 3-colour PWDCC logo (double dog) – 2 x 5", 100% cotton, large/x-large size available.


@ $20.00 Stainless steel, hygienic black flip cap, PWDCC logo, strap and carry bag.

12.-15. GREETING CARDS 4 different designs available, buy individually or in a set, 4.5" x 6.25" folded cards with matching envelope. Set of 4 @ $4.50 or singles @ $1.25

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


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Sweeps Judge Denise Dean going over D’Rio Camlin Seadancer De Cristalmar, handled by Lori Gauvin, owned by Linda Campbell and Linda Hinkle.

Valerie Little with Commocean’s Pat Sea Cline Tanaki, Senior Puppy Class at the Specialty

Can/Am Ch Armada’s Boatswain Helm’s Alee, 2x Westminster BOB and a son of the Specialty Winner.

PWDCC Board member, Jan Daly with Helm’s Alee Cascadia winner of the Specialty 12-15 months Female class.

The Veteran’s Male class, left, Jean Hasseboek with Ch Driftwood’s Brown Trout by Hunter and Ch Armada’s Purple Rain, CD with breeder Lana Langley.

Lyn Martin with the Specialty Best Puppy, Planalto Rosa Dos Ventos, owned by Karen Berggren and Dorothy Dalegowski.

In the rain on Sunday, left, Karen Arends, Seabreeze Kennels, with Am Ch Seabreeze Nautical Design, and Lana Woodburn, Del Sur Kennels, with Am Ch Del Sur’s Makin’ All the Right Moves. PWDCC Waterlog

The Waterlog August 2004  
The Waterlog August 2004  

Official Publication of the Portuguese Water Dog Club of Canada