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Getting ready to take the plunge!

Branch News: New ExComm Sniffing across the Country Cover Pup Comparison of FCI CKC AKC PWD Standards Board Minutes Pupography Upcoming Events Shopping

Agility Apologies to Judy Cheguis whose results were not posted in the November Waterlog 2011 PWDCA National Specialty results Monday September 19 Judges Ms Christin Dewey & Ms Lisa Rieves Novice B FAST Jump Height 20 inches 2 - Hunter's Grand Master Mikito

Tuesday September 20, 2011 Judge M Upshaw Novice B Standard Height 20 inches 2 - Hunter's Grand Master Mikito Novice B FAST Jump Height 20 inches Q - Hunter's Grand Master Mikito

Our swimming cover boy is Port Colborne’s Oscar, known as Oscar. He was born June 21 2007 and lives with Beth Pelletier and family in London Ontario. Oscar is a student of Agility, Dock Dogs, Obedience, Water Work, and while not training, he loves to keep busy swimming, chewing, sleeping, snuggling, running, playing tug of war, and fetch. A pet peeve is anyone or anything touching his tail and like most PWDs he loves a juicy dirty kleenex! A favourite trick – he will stop, drop and roll if you tell him he’s on fire. And as a reminder to us all, Oscar shares that he almost died when he was 10 weeks old from onion poisoning, 10 more minutes and he wouldn't have made it.

Oscar, dried off and up close and personal. Below, with his AAC ribbon.

A favourite destination is Niagara Falls to Grama and Grampa's back yard pool (in the summer of course) as evidenced by his cover shot! Oscar enjoys his My stuffing'less Bunny, and shakes him to make sure he's dead on an hourly basis. He admits to an addiction to counter surfing, it really ticks his mom and dad off. And finally, Oscar has ambitions to be a world class agility dog... “I wanna show those Border Collies how it’s done!”

Time to renew your PWDCC membership for 2012. This will be your last Waterlog if you haven’t renewed and your membership will lapse April 1st. To renew log onto home page and click the membership button. If your information hasn’t changed, just sign your name on the form and enclose your cheque. Or, enter your VISA or Mastercard information on the form, or use the PayPal option. Just remember if you use PayPal please fill in a form and send it to Roslyn. Mail your form to Roslyn Eskind, 471 Richmond Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 1X9, or contact her at


Time to renew your Breeder Program participation. This program supports PWDCC Rescue and gives you the opportunity to promote your ethical breeding practises, a win-win for PWDs! The forms are on from the home page click the membership button. FEBRUARY 2012

Good boy Oscar, and thank you for sharing your great pool party pics!

Westminster Kennel Club Portuguese Water Dog Judging Results Judge: Ms. Theresa Hundt Day: February 14, 2012, Time: 11:30, Ring: 8 BEST OF BREED GCH Freestyle The Wiz Sex: Dog DOB: September 24, 2009 Breeder: Jane Freeman & Debbie G Saunders Sire: Ch Freestyle Ocean Breeze OA OAJ NF Dam: Ch Freestyle Ticket To Ride Caerlan Owner: Marie Forgach & Jane Freeman BEST OF OPPOSITE SEX GCH Cnsand Fanf' Heir At Ardanwood Sex: Bitch DOB: August 08, 2009 Breeder: Kristen Cofiell Sire: Ch Cnsand Throwen Big Left Hooks Dam: Ch Abadessan's Tantrums And Tiaras Owner: Richard Garber & Kristen Cofiell

AWARDS OF MERIT GCH Aviators Asta Primadona Sex: Bitch DOB: October 25, 2007 Breeder: Mike & Cathy Dugan Sire: Ch DeLeao's Amadeus Of Kimlyn CD NA NAJ NAP NJP Dam: Ch Aviators Marilyn Merlot Owner: Matthew Davis & Bill Waters & Cathy Dugan Ch Roseknoll's Emerald Sea Sex: Bitch DOB: July 11, 2005 Breeder: Chuck & Susan Teasley & Lynn & Bill Maas Sire: Ch Armada's Purple Sun Dam: Ch Armada's Belle Of Roseknoll Owner: Paula & Maskey Heath & Susan & Charles Teasley PWDCC Waterlog

ThePresident’sLetter Hello to everyone Hope your winter has been a mild one like we have had in Southern Ontario. Either way it's almost over and time for dog activities to begin in earnest! And the PWDCC has a number of great activities for you this year including a National Specialty which is starting to take shape as we speak, see pages 8 for a complete listing. The specialty will need manpower and again I'm asking for volunteers for this and other events this year. Please contact me personally and I will send you to the people involved who would much appreciate any and all help. The PWDCC has donated to the Portuguese Water Dog Foundation Inc. (, an organization whose mission is to generate funds for the research of genetic and canine diseases to improve the quality of life and health of Portuguese Water Dogs. They are currently researching Lymphoma, Hemangiosarcoma and Osteosarcoma, all are cancers that affect PWDs. They are also developing a system that will map genetic traits that cause health problems, this can only result in the betterment of PWDs everywhere. Going through their past donors the names of pwd owners from all over Canada come up many times so I know many of you know about this worthy cause. I recently met one of our members at University of Guelph where her dog is undergoing treatment and I thought of them when we made this donation. Herb Herb Szauerzopf, President Portuguese Water Dog Club of Canada February 2012

PWDCC Board of Directors and Officers effective April 30, 2011 President and Director Herb Szauerzopf Moffat, Ontario Vice President and Director Mindy Selby Calgary, Alberta

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Secretary/Treasurer and Director Membership Co-ordinator Roslyn Eskind Toronto, Ontario

Directors Henri Bérubé Mississauga, Ontario

Glenda Newton Hudson, Quebec

Judy Cheguis West St Paul, Manitoba

Karine Simard Ste-Famille, Quebec

Lori Crandlemire Enderby, British Columbia

Rescue Coordinator Mari Szauerzopf



BRANCH News Coming up for 2012 All PWDCOntario Events are open to non-members, let your friends with PWDs know they’re welcome!

June 9, 2012

Spring Fling

hands-on assistance with your training. If you couldn’t make you’ve never experienced the joy of seeing a PWD’s frolicking

Saturday March 31 12:15-4:30

together in and out of the water, you are in for a real treat.


Beginners’ Water Camp Put into practice all you’ve learned from the Land Water Workshop for the Junior and Apprentice levels. You will get it to the Workshop, we’ll be happy to meet you now and if

There is nothing quite like it.

All About Dogs, 48 Ingram Drive, Toronto ON M6M 2L6

Even if you think you won’t Trial, this is an opportunity

See for a map, located a few minutes

was born to do!

from HWY 401 and Keele.

Check the club website > Events

Event Activities

for registration and waiver forms. Limited registration,

Agility and Rally-Obedience demonstrations and opportunity

don’t be disappointed.

to try out these 2 popular dog sports Canine Good Neighbour (CGN) demonstration, practice

to train your dog around water and to learn the work he

Workshop and Camp contact Lorraine Wilson,, 905 773-1123 or 647 618-4737

session and optional testing by certified CGN examiner Grooming Clinic learn how to keep your PWD clean and tidy between trips to the groomer Water Work demonstration of water trial exercise from

August 8-9 and August 24-26, 2012

Water Trials

PWDCC merch for sale

Two opportunties to trial in Ontario: at the National Specialty and at the PWDCOntario Trial later in August. Both at Laurel Creek Conservation Area,

Complimentary Refreshments

Waterloo Ontario.

Feel free to call with any questions.

Contact Lorraine Wilson for more information,

Event contact and registration: Sue Heath, Secretary, 905 773-1123 or 647 618-4737

various trial levels and introductory “How To” clinic to help you get into the activity our beloved PWD’s were born to do!

PWDCOntario Executive Committee, 416 480-0407, Look for the registration form on the Event listing on

May 6, 2012

Land Training Water Workshop This workshop is aimed at people who have little or no experience with Water Work, and those who want to play safely with their PWD in and around the Water. It will focus on basic skills that dog/handler teams need for the beginning level exercises at Water Trials. These skills are useful for you and your dog to have around the water, even if you never exhibit at a trial.



Shirley Coleman and Skipper swimming. PWDCC Waterlog


Visit the Upcoming Events section of the Waterlog to see what

On behalf of the Ontario Branch Executive Committee for

ter – the Waterlog! We have a section dedicated to the Ontario

2012 I would like to let you know how pleased we are to have

area – Ontario Branch News.

we have planned so far. We would also love more member submissions in our newslet-

been elected as your Executive. Perhaps you have ideas for articles or features. Maybe you We would like to take this opportunity to thank Mari

would like to showcase your PWD’s antics or accomplishments.

Szauerzopf and her committee for their hard work and dedica-

Let us know if you have been involved in organizing informal

tion as the outgoing Ontario Exec Comm. Theirs will be a

get togethers with other PWD owners and how this got off the

tough act to follow. Mari has generously agreed to continue

ground. Do you have training tips or misses? We want to hear

to oversee our Booster events and the merchandise program.

from you.

Thank-you Mari! Volunteers – we cannot say enough about how valuable our The Ontario Branch Executive role is to oversee the planning

volunteers are. Not one single event could be run without the

and running of events for Ontario-based members of the

dedicated help of Ontario members!

PWDCC. We are committed to planning activities that are of interest to all our members – pet owners, and breeders, those

Volunteering can be an hour or so, or it can mean taking on

interested in having fun with their PWD on a recreational level

a big chunk of an event. Please consider what might work for

and those dedicated dog sports enthusiasts.

you and let us know. It is a great way to get to know other PWD owners.

We are currently putting together this year’s event calendar and even tossing around ideas for future years. We would love

Contact any of the Committee members with your ideas or if

your input. What would you like to participate in with your

you would like to help out at one of our events.

family and your PWD? Events can be educational, recreational,

Lorraine Wilson, Sue Heath, Pat Vokes,

new skills or training oriented, they can focus on health and wellness – the sky is the limit. What are you looking for?

New member applications and lapsed members renewing December 6, 2011-February 29, 2012 If no objections are received by Roslyn Eskind, our Secretary/Treasurer (, within 30 days after publication date, membership will become effective. If an objection is received, the application must be voted on by the Board within 30 days of receipt of objection by the Secretary/ Treasurer. The applicant is notified of the result. John Bodley & Sheila Garven 5-2400 Neyagawa Blvd. Mississauga, Ontario L6H 7P5 Cecile Boivin 550 Branche du Rapide Marieville, Quebec J3M 1N9 Nancy Bright 661 Lomond Cres. Burlington, ON L7L 2N8

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Mary Di Salvo 1124 Pond view Rd. London, ON N5Z 4K4

Brawna Levy 66 Tango Court Thornhill, Ontario L4J 3B4

Kim Rivard 517 Balsam St. S. Timmins, ON P4N 2E9

Barbara Shopland & Lisa Banks 127 Mackey Drive Whitby ON L1P 1R6

Annie Dumontier 2940 Ch Lalande Mirabel, PQ J7N 2Z3

Mimi Lobato de Faria 51 Winterhaven Dr. Winnipeg, Manitoba R2N 4L3

Stephane Roy 224 rue Barette L'isle-Bizard, Quebec H9C 2Y7

Anne Weiszmann 242 Maxwell Street Toronto, Ontario M3H 5B7

Cherie Forbes 5853 Page Cres. Burlington ON L7L 7P1

Elodie Mathison Box 173 Bawlf, Alberta T0B 0J0

Holly & Colin Van Schoor 85 Bellefair Ave. Toronto, Ontario M4L 3T7



Sniffingacrossthecountry… From Ontario Elora Gorge PWDCC Booster Tuesday December 27, 2011 Judge Gabriel Valdez-Valdes Best of Breed and Group 3 Ch Claircreek Dolce Cordelia Donna Gottdenker Best of Opposite Sex Ch Seabury’s Marrakesh Express Roslyn Eskind and John H. Brown Winners Dog, Best of Winners, Best Puppy Claircreek Impression de Matisse Donna Gottdenker Winners Bitch and Best of Winners Skipnstone's Underwater Diva Charlotte Etue and Lawrence Eubanks Wednesday and Thursday, Best Brace in Breed and Group Ch BigBay Stormy Weather Ch Big Bay Jazz Sonata

Some PWDCC members had some success at the recent Portuguese Water Club of Greater Chicagoland Specialty. In attendance were Roslyn Eskind and John Brown with Ruby and Nash, Donna Gottdenker with Cordelia, Vesta, Matisse and Willow and Sue Heath with Gordie. Results are: Sweepstakes Judge Ms. Diane Engleking Best Puppy in Sweepstakes Turnabout Lymryk Beachcomer By The Sea (Turtle) Best of Opposite Sex to Best in Sweepstakes Classea's Celebrate Forever (Zaia)

At the Elora Gorge Booster, right: Booster Judge Gabriel Valdez-Valdes with Donna Gottdenker’s Claircreek Impression de Matisse, below on Wednesday with Judge Bill Walkey from left: Ch Seabury’s Marrakesh Express, Ch Claircreek Dolce Cordelia, Ch Seabury’s Goodby Ruby Tuesday, Ch Big Bay Stormy Weather, Drewsar N Shizel TownFlirt Drewsar N Shizel EnchantedTown and Drewsar N Shizel TalkOfTheTown.


Veteran Sweepstakes Best Veteran in Sweepstakes Ch OreoBay Ready To Run (Dixie) Best of Opposite Sex to Best Veteran in Sweepstakes Ch Bayswater's Hippolito Leal CD (Lee)

Regular Classes Judge Edd Bivin Best in Specialty Ch Classea Soul of Sailor OreoBay (Wade) Best of Winners

Seabury’s Marrakesh Express (Nash) Best of Opposite Sex to Best in Specialty

Ch Claircreek Dolce Cordelia (Cordelia) Select Dog GCh Vindouro’s By all Means (Cinta) Select Bitch GCh Sail Away Root Beer Float, AOM Award of Merit GCh Marshview Kan’t Remember Last Night (Cuervo), NA

Ch Seabury’s Goodby Ruby Tuesday (Ruby) Best Bred-By-Exhibitor OreoBay Happy Kiss of LunaSea Best Veteran Ch Valkyrie's Mardi Gras Parti Best Amateur Owner Handled D’Lite’s Kamea A Nadaora

n Robson Photos: © Joh

Chip is a sweet, lovable boy who gets the devil in his eye when he is looking for mischief. This is a good thing as I can TRY to outsmart him… TRY being the operative word. He loves the litter of pups I have on the ground and spends hours playing with them every day. Chip is a fast learner and won the most focused puppy award at the training school we attend. Karen Matthews, Allanburg, Ontario


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Highlights of the PWDCC Board Minutes Thursday December 8, 2011, 8pm EST Present: Karine Simard, PQ; Glenda Newton, PQ; Mindy Selby, Prairies; Roslyn Eskind, ON; Henri Berube, ON; Judi Cheguis, Prairies Absent: Lori Crandlemire, BC Report of Treasurer/Secretary Members 135 Puppy members 85 Bank Balance as of Dec. 5: $28,381.33 PayPal Balance as of Dec. 5: $861.67 Motion to approve the Minutes of the November 17 meeting moved by Mindy, seconded by Karine. Approved. Old Business Health Testing Documents were sent to the board for review in advance of the meeting. Now that OVC is no longer providing hip certification in Canada, we have some other alternatives to consider for hip/elbow certification in addition to OFA: BVA (new effective 2011), FCI, (more comprehensive than OFA) PennHIP OFA The world of breeding is becoming smaller and more connected. BVA, PennHIP and FCI allow for testing at one year. (Henri joined the meeting.) The German test is also something we might consider in the future. As long as a dog has one certification that is acceptable and we do specify what is acceptable currently: OVC pass, OFA Excellent/Good/Fair. PennHIP is somewhat more difficult to understand a pass, each certification says what is considered to be dysplasia given the current body of dogs examined. OFA specifies on their site the reliability of prelims (see below as read by Henri). Do we have the number in the study? Is there a recommendation that the dog be redone at 2 years? The OFA accepts preliminary consultation radiographs on puppies as young as 4 months of age for evaluation of hip conformation. If the dog is found to be dysplastic at an early age, the economic loss from the cost of training, handling, showing and so forth can be minimized and the emotional loss reduced. These preliminary radiographs are read by the OFA veterinary radiologists and are not sent to outside radiologists. The same hip grades are given to preliminary cases. A recent publication* compared the reliability of the preliminary evaluation hip grade phenotype with the 2 year old evaluation in dogs and there was 100% reliability for a preliminary grade of excellent being normal at 2 years of age (excellent, good, or fair). There was 97.9% reliability for a preliminary grade of good being normal at 2 years of age, and 76.9% reliability for a preliminary grade of fair being normal at 2 years of age. Reliability of preliminary evaluations increased as age at the time of preliminary evaluation increased, regardless of whether dogs received a preliminary evaluation of normal hip conformation or HD. For normal hip conformations, the reliability was 89.6% at 3-6 months, 93.8% at 712 months, and 95.2% at 13-18 months. These results suggest that preliminary evaluations of hip

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joint status in dogs are generally reliable. However, dogs that receive a preliminary evaluation of fair or mild hip joint conformation should be reevaluated at an older age (24 months). *Corley, EA, et al. Reliability of Early Radiographic Evaluation for Canine Hip Dysplasia Obtained from the Standard Ventrodorsal Radiographic Projection. JAVMA. Vol 211, No. 9, November 1997.’’ What will be our minimal age for accepting Prelims, OFA will only list Prelims at 12 months or older? Are we going to recommend a final testing at 2 years to complete OFA certification? With BVA, FCI, PennHIP you can get a final certification at 12 months. OFA is more cautious requiring certification at 2 years, while the other systems certify at one year. The issue is Prelims as a Fair, those dogs should not bred unless x-rayed at 2 years with at least a Fair grading. OFA results for PWDs state 15% Excellent, 9.6% rated dysplastic of almost 2,000 dogs. This number only reflects those dogs submitted, not the actual population. OVC our test that allowed for certification under 2 years is now gone. Sterility in male PWDs is a concern, is it genetic or are there other issues? Is there a case for breeding males younger? Or should dogs who loose their fertility be bred at all? What are the considerations to breed younger dogs? If breeding young PWDs you don’t know the finished dog as our breed matures slowly. An issue raised was breeding young produces genetic robustness, improved each generation, with each breeding getting better specimens. Discussion followed about genetics that you can resolve before 2 years, but environmental issues can impact hips. In hip development as in other polygenic disorders, there must be a number of liability genes to be present to cross a threshold to express the disorder. If two normal dogs produce the disorder, each dog contributed genes to tip the threshold. See Dr. Bell’s review at 2010 PWDCA Specialty (Courier Sept/Oct). Motion by Henri, seconded by Glenda to accept breeding stock hip certification from PennHIP, BVA, and FCI. Approved. Motion by Henri, seconded by Karine to accept for breeding stock OFA Prelims from 12 months to 2 years with grading of Excellent or Good. Yes: Herb, Henri, Roslyn, Henri, Karine No: Glenda, Mindy Abstain: Judy Approved To use BVA or FCI do you have to have your dog registered in their Kennel Club registry? Not for BVA, FCI unclear. This motion makes us perhaps the most progressive breed club. This announcement will be made on our web site, Waterlog and on the PWD-L list. Our current standard as accepting dogs x-rayed and certified at 2 years stands. Existing OVC certification is still accepted. Elbow certification and CERFing puppies should be considered especially considering Micropthalmia now emerging in breeding dogs in the United States. The variety of symptoms include fading puppies, eye disorders that can be diagnosed at 8 weeks. Dogs going back to 1986 show this condition. And very popular sires are producing this. There is no test, and no way of knowing if this is a simple recessive. There are some areas where you can’t get a CERF exam on pups easily. On the PWDCA web site you can see discussion of this condition. lf 1 in 100 dogs are affected it means that 19% of population are carriers. Symptoms include glaucoma, shorter tails, neurological condition. This will be added to the Agenda for our next meeting.

Quebec breeders and testing Karine produced a spreadsheet on the breeders. Our Code of Ethics says breeders must assume lifelong responsibility for re-homing all puppies they produce, should this be necessary. It would appear that they are not contravening the Code of Ethics. Karine has translated the Code of Ethics and Glenda will review it and it will be posted on our website and send out with renewals. Advertising puppies for sale on web sites Advertising on a popular website does not necessarily indicate that due diligence in finding appropriate homes is not being done. But the issue raised at the last meeting was over an ad for a 4 month puppy being resold by the purchaser not the breeder. In this case, how are we to say that there isn’t an understanding between the breeder and owner. We can’t police seeming ill conceived practices. This must be a complaint driven issue. In the past when we receive a complaint about non responsiveness from a member breeder, Rescue has stepped in to resolve this issue and has also intervened when the complaint is against a non member breeder to assist the puppy/dog owner. When breeders are not members we can’t deal with these issues except on an informal basis. Should there be a refund of money when a dog is taken back to be rehomed? This should be decided on a case by case basis, as there are situations where the breeder must expend efforts/expense to rehabilitate the dog before placement. In an effort to reach people to educate them about reputable breeders in Quebec, we will work on translating our web site, the Code of Ethics and the brochure are in process. The CKC is “working” on the translation, we could pay to have the Breed Standard translated, but it must have official CKC sanctioning. The breed brochure will be the next effort. Karine has begun this. Also, keep in mind all testing done may not show on the PWDHLD or the open health databases. There is another question of evaluation of quality of dogs produced? But this is quite a personal issue and that is something that can’t be policed. Another issue European dogs who do the testing and ship samples to the United States, the results are not posted on the databases. Quebec is in a different position with respect to the cultural attitudes to dogs. Puppy mills exist rampantly and the laws are not strong. There is federal legislation, but the provincial criminal code offers little protection against cruelty to dogs. A 600 dog puppy mill was closed down this past weekend. In regards to educating people about reputable breeders, we need the brochure, and we’ll need other initiatives. At the major pet shows we can support a booth also. Karine will complete the brochure for the next meeting. Should we be doing advertising? On Kijiji you can place ads by province. Should we consider placing ads to direct people to reputable breeders who do the appropriate testing. Glenda will investigate the costs and develop a script. Wishing a Happy Holiday and Happy New Year to all board members. January the 12th is our next meeting. Motion to adjourn made by Henri, seconded by Roslyn. Approved.



Highlights of the PWDCC Board Minutes January 12, 2012, 8pm EST Present: Roslyn Eskind, ON; Henri Berube, ON; Glenda Newton, PQ; Karine Simard, PQ; Lori Crandlemire, BC Absent: Mindy Selby, Prairies; Herb Szauerzopf, ON; Judy Cheguis, Prairies Motion to approve the minutes of December 8, 2011 made by Karine, seconded by Henri. Approved. Report of Treasurer/Secretary Members 74 members renewed for 2012, 66 2011 members not renewed as yet Puppy members 85 have expired in 2011 Bank Balance as of January 10: $28,853.91 PayPal Balance as of January 10: $986.55 Policy and Procedures Manual and club website are updated with new testing requirements for Breeders Old Business French translation of Code of Ethics and Club Brochure Glenda must go through the translation to finalize. By next week, she will get back to Karine to finalize. Final version will be distributed to the board and then flowed into the artwork. New Business PWDCOntario Executive Mari Szauerzopf was listed on the notice, however, she is stepping down and will attend meetings for continuity of the new PWDOntario ExCom. The ExCom will let us know the executive positions after their first meeting. Lorraine Wilson Sue Heath Pat Vokes PWDCOntario Proposed Events Purina Booster March 10 Land Training Water Workshop May 6 Water Camp June 9 Water Trial August 9 Co hosting the National Specialty August 10-12 Water Trial August 24-26 Booster at Elora December 27 New Business Water Trial in Alberta A branch hosting a water trial has policy in their bylaws to manage budgets and financial reporting. When you have a group of individuals hosting, we need the same type of controls, as the national board is responsible for losses/profits. So policy has been drawn up to mimic the approach taken with National/Regional Specialties. The $200 mentioned is a donation, the entry fees are to cover expenses. Some concern about perhaps not enough seed money? When an application is made details of costs of site, entertainment, judge fees/expenses, etc. could be a negative budget. The board could approve that, as long as given the opportunity to review a budget submitted. In the course of planning if there is a material event in excess of $500, they must come back to the board with a revised budget for approval. The average budget for a 2 day water trial is approx $2500-3,000. Site costs can range fro $50-300 per day. Perhaps $500 is too liberal? +20%. Can we monitor and see what is typical? Or we can approve now and re-evaluate if necessary. What follows are 2 new paragraphs under the heading PWDCC Water Trial Policy. Additional to the original page above that title (in blue type) to deal with fiscal issues around water trials held either by



a branch (they hold it and are responsible for all the financing, we just give $200 max. if they ask for it) or if there isn’t a branch in that area, like Alberta last year, we need a budget sent to the board at the same time as the application goes to the Water Trial committee and need updates if material change exceeds $500.00. We are on the line for profit/loss, the individual members are off the hook once the budget is approved. Proposed update to page 26 of the PWDCC Policy and Procedures Manual: PWDCC Water Trial Policy PWDCC Water Trials are governed by the PWDCC Water Trial Manual. The PWDCC is the only organization to recognize and sanction Portuguese Water Dog water trials in Canada. The PWDCC shall be empowered to certify Junior Water Dog, or award the titles of Apprentice Water Dog, Working Water Dog, Courier Water Dog, Courier Water Dog Excellent and certify the Versatility Award to any pure bred Portuguese Water Dog individually registered with the CKC, AKC, or foreign registry recognized by the CKC or with a CKC ILP number. Refer to the Administrative Guidelines of the PWDCC Water Trial Manual for additional information on holding sanctioned water trials in Canada. The PWDCC will support all sanctioned water trials with up to $200.00 per year to the host branch, or committee if a branch is not in place in that region, upon request. If a branch is not in place in that region the trial committee will produce a budget for approval to the PWDCC board and submit that budget to the PWDCC at the same time as the application to hold a trial goes to the PWDCC Water Trial Committee. After the budget is approved if there is a material change (in excess of $500.00, it must be

re-submitted to the Board. An approved budget commits the PWDCC to all costs and profits. Individual members who organize a water trial on behalf of the PWDCC are not responsible for losses and all profits are retained by the PWDCC. A branch that holds a PWDCC sanctioned water trial is responsible for budgeting at the branch level and is responsible for costs and retains all profits. Update to Water Trial Policy on page 26 of the PWDCC Policy and Procedures Manual above. Motion by Henri, seconded by Glenda. Approved. Booster at Ste. Foy Dog Show in Quebec, Societé Canine de Québec, August 3-5, 2012. Tasks involve communication with all breed club, judge selection from the panel by the board, all breed club supplies rosettes, we supply prizes, organize social event if desired and we publicize event on our web site and by e-blasts. Obedience and Rally trials and 2 shows on Friday. Last year there were 7 PWDs, perhaps some Americans nearby might come to improve the numbers. But it is essentially in Quebec City, too far for Ontario group to come. Karine has asked for judge panel, and she will ask about timing of premium publication. Motion by Karine to have the PWDCC host a booster at the , seconded by Roslyn. Approved. Can we boost Obedience or Rally? Normally we would have a prize and rosette for the HIT in each, we’ll have to request the ribbons. This is the weekend before the National Specialty, will this affect entries? It may effect numbers, but let’s try it and see. Karine will send the judges’ list when she get it. Our next meeting is Feb. 9, 2012, 8pm EST. Motion to adjourn made by Lori, seconded by Glenda. Approved.

Take the Plunge! Water Work Training & Trial Preparation

Beat the winter Blaas AND prepare your dog for trials by taking our water work classes

Land training sessions: April 1st, 15th, May 12th In-water classes starting early June

Classes for beginners and experienced dogs Classes held in Richmond Hill

I started with Lorraine as a neophyte to stimulate my dog, Puccini mentally and physically. Puccini came along so well that I entered her in last year's trial. Puccini passed on her Junior on her first try with flying colours. I could not have done it without Lorraine and look forward to moving up the water trial ladder with Puccini.


Call or e-mail Lorraine Wilson for program details or to register, T (905) 773-1123,, PWDCC Waterlog

P UPO G R A PHY SPECIAL SKILL: I am great at everything.

BIGGEST CATASTROPHE: There really isn’t one… BATHING



my bath but could do without the brushing.



CHOICE: Love my tennis balls, kongs and all

my water toys.


OF : I got into the garbage one night…

not good… Dad was not happy.

WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO BE WHEN I GROW UP: The best water dog I can be! Ace lives with Allan and Brawna Levy and family in Thornhill Ontario.

NAME: CH BigBay Ace of Hearts, CGN, RN, RA, AWD. NICKNAMES: Ace.

LEADER OF MY PACK: my owner Allan.

EDUCATION: Training with my family and 4 Paws.

LEISURE TIME ACTIVITIES: Swimming in my pool, walking in the forest, wrestling with my sister.

PET PEEVE: When my family doesn’t take me with them. FAVOURITE NON-CONSUMABLE: Rope.


SHARON LAPSTRA can be reached at or 519 699-4770

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or electronic files of your images (jpegs, tiffs, eps saved

head or the pupography page, just send a photo and short

at minimum 4”x 6” 260dpi). All emails should be titled

story for possible selection. We also love any other general

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interest stories about your wonderful PWDs for publication in

attachment along with photos to Sharon Lapstra,

our next issues. We will give you $5.00 off your next club or call Sharon at 519 699-4770

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U P COM I N G Look for updates on


2012 March 10

Purina National PWDCOntario Booster

A PWDCOntario event

PWCDCOntario is sponsoring a booster at this prestigious event. Included this year are Rally and Obedience trials and Junior Handling. Don’t miss the black tie groups in the evening. Come out and cheer on your favourite PWDs. Watch for more information at, and

March 31

Spring Fling

A PWDCOntario event

12:30-4:30, arrive at 12:15 to register at All About Dogs, 48 Ingram Drive, Toronto, ON M6M 2L6, see for directions. This event will feature Agility, Rally-Obedience, CGN, Grooming, Water Work demos, and how to instruction. PWDCOntario merchandise on sale. Check for the flyer/registration form or contact Sue Heath,

May 6

Land Training Water Workshop 11:30-3:00

A PWDCOntario event

Richmond Green Sports Centre & Park, 1300 Elgin Mills Road East, Richmond Hill, L4S 1M5 This workshop is aimed at people who have little or no experience with Water Work, and those who want to play safely with their PWD in and around the Water. It will focus on basic skills that dog/handler teams need for the beginning level exercises at Water Trials. Check for the flyer and registration form (coming in 2012). Contact Lorraine Wilson for more information,

June 9

Water Camp 11:30-4:00

A PWDCOntario event

Laurel Creek Conservation Area 625 Westmount Road, Waterloo ON, M2J 3Z4, Now is your chance to practice all you’ve learned and been training for the Junior and Apprentice levels. You will get hands-on assistance with your training on the club boats. For the flyer and registration forms check (coming in 2012) or contact Lorraine Wilson,

July 7

Booster at Vernon & District Show

A PWDCC event

Check with Lori Crandlemire, or on for more details as they develop.

Aug 8-12

2012 National Specialty

A PWDCC event

Watch for more details to come, the Specialty will be held in conjunction with the Kilbride & District Kennel Club. Activities include a

Water Trial at Laurel Creek Conservation Area, Wet Dog Competition,

Juvenile and Veterans’ Sweepstakes, Specialty, Booster to Kilbride All Breed, Junior Handling, 3 days of All Breed Shows, including a Working and Herding Specialty, all at the same site. Welcome Party, Banquet, and Silent Auction. For more information or to volunteer to help make this show a success please contact

Aug 24-26

PWDCOntario Water Trial

A PWDCOntario event

Laurel Creek Conservation Area 625 Westmount Road, Waterloo ON, M2J 3Z4, Lucky us, two chances to earn a title in 2012! Great site and experienced stewarts, contact Lorraine Wilson, for more information and check for the Premium.

Dec 27

Regional Specialty at Elora Gorge Show

A PWDCOntario event

Contact Mari Szauerzopf, for more information and check


FEBRUARY 2012 PWDCC Waterlog

PWDCC Shopping

1. MEN’S UNLINED JACKET $45.00 Sizes: S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL


10. GLIDDEN ULTRA 100% COTTON T-SHIRT $15.00 Sizes: S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL

Colours: Blue with Black only

Colours: Purple Haze and Crimson with Black sleeves

Colours: Light Pink, Violet, Royal Blue, Pink, Gray, Light Slate, Tan, Red, Blue, Celadon, Tangerine




Colours: Blue with Black only

Colours: Navy, Fossil, Red, Celery

Colours: Light Pink, Light Blue, Irish Green, Royal Blue, Red

12. SAFARI HAT $15.00 100% cotton, embroidered with the 3. LADIE’S RECYCLED POLY FLEECE $50.00 Sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2XL


Colours: Red and Black

Colours: Midnight Navy with Gray and Putty with Navy

PWDCC Logo. Colours: White, Green, Black

13. BALL CAP $12.00 100% cotton, embroidered with the PWDCC Logo, with a tab at back to adjust size



14. LICENSE PLATE FRAME $10.00 For Water title holders only, the perfect

Colours: Blue and Orange

Colours: Light Blue only

way to make a splash

9. ENAMEL LAPEL PINS $5.00 Our fantastic logo in colour, 1.25 x 0.1 in

15. MUGS $5.00 White ceramic mugs with 2-sided design

Note: shipping, if required (by mail), is additional for each item. Average costs in Canada are $12.00 per shipment. Contact Donna Jerome for available sizes, email, T 416.231.0480

PWDCC Waterlog



The Waterlog Feb 2012  

Official Publication of the Portuguese Water Dog Club of Canada

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