Come and celebrate our 10th annual PNWPWDC Regional Specialty on Saturday, May 21, 2022
The Specialty and supported entry will be part of the Northwest Cluster Dog Shows (May 20-23, 2022) that’s hosted by Mt. Baker Kennel Club and Bell Vernon Kennel Association. The event will be held at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden, WA. Besides the Specialty, there are lots of other events to come up for, including four all-breed conformation shows, six obedience and rally trials, and National Owner-Handler series all four days.
Show your support for our Regional Specialty by making a donation to the trophy fund – every donation helps to make this event special! Honor your beloved dogs, your favorite mentor, or just show your support for our breed by including a dedication or in memoriam in the Specialty Catalog. All donations made by April 15 will be included in the catalog. After that date, donations will go to the Trophy General Fund. Thank you for your generous support.
Place an ad of your special dogs where it can be seen by those passionate about the breed. When you promote, you support! Proceeds from your ads cover the club’s cost of printing the show catalog and help fund the event itself!
Deadline: Friday, April 15
Cost: $40 black/white and $60 color full-page
Design Details: Full-page size (4.5” X 7.5”), formatted as a high-resolution pdf, preferably, or image file as a jpg, png, tif, or eps (300 pixel/inch)
If you need help designing your ad, we’ll provide basic graphic design work free.
September 10, 2021 @ 7:00 am – September 12, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
***IMPORTANT TRIAL UPDATE***
PNWPWDC Flowing Lake water trial will be held September 10-12, 2021 at Flowing Lake County Park, Snohomish WA. Judges are Sarah Kahn (Friday) and Lauren McDermott (Saturday/Sunday).
Entries for the trial were huge, with close to 120 entry days for the weekend. We can accommodate about 30 dogs per day. Friday was converted from a set-up/practice day to an additional trial day in order to accommodate as many entries as possible. Teams were assigned by random draw, first to the Saturday/Sunday trials, and then to the Friday overflow day. Even with the extra day we have a significant waitlist of entries.
PWDCA rules prohibit use of one judge for more than two trial days per year, and Sarah Kahn generously agreed to judge the extra Friday trial. Lauren McDermott will judge Saturday and Sunday.
This three-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.
The Friday Practice Session has been cancelled and all practice entry fees will be automatically refunded. You do not need to request a refund for your practice entry fee.
Trial entry information
Trial Entry Limits And Friday Trial Day
As expected, huge entries required addition of Friday as a trial day. If you cannot make your Friday trial spot, you may request to withdraw and receive a refund by Aug 21.
Trial Entries By Canadian Teams
As of now, the US border is closed through August 21. This happens to be the trial closing date as well. We expect that there will be an announcement about the ongoing border status well before Aug 21, so we should know about Canadian access by the trial closing date. Any Canadian entries can then be withdrawn by midnight on Aug 21 for a full refund. If the timing of an opening announcement varies, we may modify this cutoff to a later date.
Trial entry dates to remember
Lottery Date: Lottery deadline is Saturday July 31, 2021. The lottery date has passed. You may still submit an entry until the closing date, but it is unlikely that there will be space in the trial
Closing Date: Trial closing date is Saturday August 21, 2021. All entries received after July 31 up to closing date will be accepted on a first-come basis as space is available. Entry fee is $45 per class.
Water Work is labor intensive and we need plenty of volunteers for the trial, including set-up on Thursday afternoon and tear-down on Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately we have been forced to cancel the practice session in order to add an extra trial day (you will receive an automatic refund of your practice entry fees.) We still need lots of volunteers to make the trial happen, and will send out a regular volunteer schedule with the run order information after closing.
Show your support for the PNWPWDC water trial program by sponsoring a trophy for our Flowing Lake Trial. Your name and trophy dedication will appear in the trial catalog. Every donation directly supports PNWPWDC water trials – thank you!
Our very first water trial was in 1991, so 2021 is the 30th anniversary of the PNWPWDC water trial program! To mark this momentous year (and our return to the water after a disappointing 2020) we have a commemorative T-shirt available. Many thanks to Lauren McDermott for doing the graphics to make the idea work.
***UPDATE_ T shirt orders are closed. There may be a few available at the trial.
Hotel Accommodations If you plan to attend the trial and need hotel accommodations, it is worth making reservations well in advance. We have no formal host hotel, but here are a few options:
Snohomish: (7 miles from site) Snohomish Inn 323 Second St., Snohomish WA 98290 (360) 568-2208 Various rooms, from $115/night.
Monroe: (6.5 miles from site on Rt.2 2) Best Western Sky Valley Inn 19233 Highway 2, Monroe WA 98272 (360) 794-3111. from $153 plus tax, $30/pet/night. Fairgrounds Inn: 18950 Highway 2 Monroe, WA 98272 (near Evergreen State Fairgrounds) (360) 794-5401. from $89 plus tax. Pet fee $20/night.
Sultan: (16 miles from site on Rt. 2) Dutch Cup Motel 819 Main St., Sultan WA 98294 (360) 793-2215 from $110 plus tax. Pet fee $20.82/dog/night. Single or double Queen beds.
Everett: (20 miles from site) La Quinta Inn Everett 12619 4th Ave. W, Everett WA 98204 425-347-9099. Rates from $84 plus tax, no dog fees.
If you have questions about the September water trials, please contact Val Tangen (chair) or Stevie Viaene (secretary)
The 2021 PNWPWDC Regional Specialty and Auction that was scheduled for May is BACK ON with a change in date and location. This show will held in conjunction with the Mt Rainier Working Dog Club at the Enumclaw Expo Center, on Thursday August 19, 2021.
Back-to-Back Shows! Our Specialty follows the Mt. Rainer Working Dog Club group show. Judge for both Breed and Junior Handling is Paula Nykiel. Judge for 4-6 Month Beginner Puppy and Sweepstakes is Cynthia Woodward. Don’t miss entering the Mt. Rainier Working Dog Club’s Owner-Handler Sweepstakes–separate competition for Specials and Class Dogs.
OBEDIENCE & RALLY
Enter Obedience and Rally performance events hosted by the Mt. Rainier Working Dog Club. All qualifying and high scoring PWDs will be presented a Special Award recognizing their achievements as part of the Specialty event.
Check the Superintendent Baray to enter events and classes offered Thursday, August 19 and for supported entry group and all-breed shows, Friday-Sunday, August 20-22. Entries close August 4, 2021.
Thanks to your generous donations the Specialty Trophies are fully sponsored. Thank you for your support!
Place an ad in the regional specialty catalog where it can be seen by those passionate about the breed. When you promote, you support! A portion of the proceeds will help fund the Specialty. Information on placing a catalog ad available here. Deadline for ad submission is July 9.
PNWPWDC Deep Lake water trial will be held July 17-18, 2021 at Nolte State Park, Enumclaw, WA. Suzanne Malick 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.
Join us at Deep Lake for our first water trial of the 2021 season! After missing both trials last year due to covid restrictions, we know everyone is excited to get back in the water. This year there will be a Friday afternoon July 16 practice session available to volunteers who work at the trial. This is followed by two days of water trials on Saturday and Sunday July 17-18 with our PNW judge Suzanne Malick.
The very first PNWPWDC water trial was held in 1991, so 2021 marks the 30th anniversary of our club trials! To commemorate this anniversary we will have a special T-shirt available for sale at both water trials. All proceeds support the PNWPWDC water program. Purchase and pick up at the trial, or shipping is available for extra cost. We’ll have Ship’s Locker merchandise available to support the club as well.
Trial entry information
Download and read the trial Premium List, link available below. This contains all the information you need to know about the trial, as well as volunteering and the Friday practice session. Online entry/payment is preferred–please take advantage of our online entry system.
Trial entry dates to remember:
Lottery Date: Lottery deadline is Friday June 11, 2021. All Regular entries received by the lottery deadline will be treated equally. If entry limit is exceeded by June 11, a random drawing will be held June 12, 2021. Remaining entries, if any, will be drawn for wait-list position.
Closing Date: Trial closing date is Friday June 25, 2021. All entries received after June 11 up to closing date will be accepted on a first-come basis as space is available. Entry fee is $45 per class.
Day-of-trial entries may be accepted if time permits, with an additional $10 entry fee. Contact Amanda Ford to check on availability in advance.
Water Work is labor intensive and we need plenty of volunteers for the trial, including set-up on Friday morning and tear-down on Sunday afternoon. You do not need to be entered in the trial in order to volunteer. No experience is necessary, and the schedule will be set to avoid any conflicts with your entries. Please complete the volunteer form and submit with your trial entries.
Volunteers who work at the trials are also able to sign up for the Practice Session on Friday, July 16, 2021. The Practice will be held Friday afternoon following site setup Friday morning. There are a limited number of 15 minute time slots available, cost is $10 per 15 minute session. Due to high demand, only one practice session per dog, two dogs per handler. Entry in the practice gives you access to the site and boats– you must arrange for your own stewards. Plan enough time to help others, and they will help you. More information on the Practice Session is available in the Premium List.
Practice Session lottery deadline is Friday June 11. All entries received by July 11 will be treated equally. If entry limit is exceeded, there will be a random drawing for slots on June 12. Practice entry closing is June 25, 2021.
Online volunteer/ practice sign-up and payment is preferred. You may also complete the pdf volunteer/practice sign-up and mail in.
Local accommodations in Enumclaw are limited, and always fill up during summer weekends, so if you even think you want a hotel room be sure to book right away.
Our usual hotel option in Enumclaw is the Rodeway Inn, 1334 Roosevelt Ave E, next to the Expo center. Phone is 360-825-1626. We have blocked 5 rooms for Friday July 16th and Saturday July 17th that are available only until July 1. All rooms are 2 queen beds and NO smoking.
Rate is $135 + tax per night, with a $5 per dog per night. PLEASE bring sheets/blankets to cover beds and couch. That’s why we got $5 fee rather than $10 per night.
Call hotel to reserve one of the 5 rooms. Talk to Robert (if you can). 360-825-1626, then “0”. Reservation is under PNW — short for PNWPWDC. Tell them you want to book a room under that reservation.
Robert said that they do keep track of people and groups that leave the rooms a mess after having lots of dogs in them and will not take a reservation for them again. So, as we always have been, please be a good guest and keep the rooms and grounds clean. Thank goodness for non-shedding dogs!
The other hotel option in Enumclaw is Guest House, 1000 Griffen Ave, Enumclaw. Phone is 360-825-4490. There are a few rooms left for that weekend, so if you prefer that option call ASAP.
Additional information and trial details will be posted as available.
If you have questions about the July water trial, please contact the Julie Hicks.
All-breed Tracking Test and Tracking Dog Excellent Test
Tracking (TD) and Tracking Dog Excellent (TDX) will be offered on January 10, 2021, in Bow WA. TD test limited to five dogs, TDX test limited to two dogs. Entry preference will be given to Portuguese Water Dogs. Open to all AKC-recognized breeds and AKC Canine Partners.
Sorry, this test is not open for spectators– exhibitors and workers only please!
Please review the PNWPWDC SPECIAL RULES FOR COVID-19 and the Covid-19 Event waiver in the premium. In addition, please familiarize yourself with all applicable Washington state travel restrictions.
Judges: Sil Sanders and Frances Keays. Trial Chair: Val Tangen Trial Secretary: Pam Coffeen
This event is subject to cancellation based on Covid-19 restrictions. If cancellation occurs, full refund of entry fees will be given.