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July 2022 Water Trial

July 31 @ 8:00 am August 1 @ 5:00 pm

PNWPWDC Deep Lake water trial will be held Sunday July 31- Monday Aug 1, 2022 at Nolte State Park, Enumclaw, WA. Karen Pratt is judge.

This two-day water trial will be held in accordance with the provisions of the current Portuguese Water Dog Club of America (PWDCA) water trial manual and updates, copies of which may be downloaded at no charge from the PWDCA website.

Due to scheduling conflicts the park is available only on Sunday and Monday July 31 – Aug 1, 2022. Please make note of those days.

Introduction to the Basics of Water Trials Seminar

Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer a water training seminar this year, but will hold a free Introduction to the Basics of Water Trials for those who are curious about PWDCA Water Trials, what they are, and how they work. This very basic intro seminar will be held during the water trial on Sunday July 31, from 10:30 to Noon. Free to all interested. Click here for more information on the Intro seminar and to pre-register.

Trial Entry Information

Trial Premium List

Entry Deadlines

Lottery entry deadline is Friday, June 24 2022 11:59 PM PDT. Final closing is Friday, July 8, 2022 11:59 PM PDT

All Regular entries received by the lottery deadline will be treated equally. If Regular entry limits are exceeded by that date, a random drawing from all Regular entries received will be held on June 25, 2022.

All entries received after June 24, 2022, and up to the July 8 closing date, will be accepted on a first-come basis if the trial has not filled, or will be added to the wait list if the trial is full.

Important notes:
When you enter the trial before the lottery deadline, your entry will automatically go on the waitlist and no payment will be taken. If the trial is full on the lottery date, there will be a draw for trial positions. You will be notified when your entry is confirmed after the lottery date, and at that time you will go back to PerfDog to pay your entry fee.
If you are entering after the lottery deadline and the trial is full, your entry will go automatically to the waitlist. If trial space becomes available for you, you will be notified and can then pay your fee through PerfDog.

All entries will be made through PerfDog.com

Entry questions? Contact the trial secretary Kathleen Jose

How to use PerfDog for trial entries

PerfDog is an easy online entry and payment site. Click the ¨Sign in/up¨ button at the top right of the home page to get started. Create an account and enter your dogs’ information, and it is stored for future use. To enter a trial, click on Events and select WATER TRIALS in the Event Type drop-down menu. Click on the desired event to view trial information, Premium List, and to enter your dog.

You will also manage your entries from your PerfDog account. To change your class level or cancel an entry before closing, simply go into your PerfDog account and make the modifications as desired. After closing, contact the trial secretary for changes.


Volunteers are essential to hold water trials. From paperwork to rowing, there is a job for anyone. No experience? We’ll train you! If you are new to water trials, this is a great way to view the action up close.

Volunteer sign up will be done online at www.signupgenius.com/go/904044BACAA29A57-volunteers

Volunteer questions? Contact the Chief Steward Sarah Kahn


Kanaskat-Palmer state park is nice but fills very rapidly. https://parks.state.wa.us/527/Kanaskat-Palmer  

Another option is the RV park at the Enumclaw Expo center. Facilities are not luxe, but it’s right at the Expo center with easy access to town and the trial site. 

Lodging Information

Area Hotels:

Rodeway Inn
1334 Roosevelt Ave E, Enumclaw, WA 98022 Phone: 360-825-1626

GuestHouse Enumclaw
1000 Griffin Ave, Enumclaw, WA 98022 Phone: 360-825-1626

Best Western Plus Mountain View Auburn Inn
401 8th Street SW, Auburn, Washington 98001 Phone: 253 887-7600

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
507 C Street SW, Auburn, WA, 98001 Phone: 253- 939-3003

Red Lion Inn & Suites
914th St NW, Auburn, WA, 98001 Phone: 253-735-9600

La Quinta Inn & Suites
225 6th Street South East, Auburn, WA 98002 Phone: 253-804-9999


If you have questions about the July water trial, please contact Julie Hicks.

Nolte State Park

36921 Veazie-Cumberland Rd SE
Enumclaw, WA 98022 United States
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(360) 825-4646
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