Carl and Gus

PWDCNC Water Trials

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.