Carl and Gus

PWDCNC Water Trials

Water trial cancelled also due to continued COVID-19 related park closure. Water trial dates expected to be August 6-8, 2021.

The 1st weekend in August has traditionally marked the PWDCNC’s water trials, held at Shadow Cliffs Recreational Area in Pleasanton, CA. The Trials are usually a 2 – 3-day event, from sun up to sun down.

If you’ve never seen these dogs perform the work they were bred to do, come on by!

The goals of a water trial as defined by the PWDCA are to promote an environment that encourages:

  • The development of the working attributes of the Portuguese Water Dog;
  • A strong bond between dog and owner consistent with the Portuguese Water Dog’s heritage as a working companion; and
  • The creation of a modern water work activity specifically related to the breed’s unique abilities and historical function.