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June 2019

PWDCNC Water Trial Open – Enter Now!

By |2019-06-20T19:30:27-08:00June 20th, 2019|News Updates|

The PWDCNC 2019 Water Trial Opens June 19! DOWNLOAD THE PREMIUM - ENTRY INFO & MORE! >> The PWDCNC Water Trial will take place on August 2-4, 2019, at Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area, 2500 Stanley Boulevard in Pleasanton. The trial opens June 19. Come and Feel All That Jazz! Don't miss out.  The draw period ends on July 2nd at 4:00 pm. Get your entries in early for the best chance to get a slot! The trial closes on Wednesday, July 10th. Come out and enjoy good friends, good food, and wonderful dogs doing what they were bred to do. If you have never been to a water trial before, you are in for a treat. Spectators are welcome! For more information or to enter the trial, and to order meals, or extra duckies, click the button below to download the premium. You'll also find a link to order your "All That Jazz" T-shirts in the premium. We're looking forward to seeing everyone at the trial! Kathy Souza (Trial Chair) Barb Avila (Trial Secretary) DOWNLOAD THE PREMIUM - ENTRY INFO & MORE!  

April 2019

Introducing Star Award Logo Merchandise!

By |2019-08-12T10:27:27-08:00April 26th, 2019|News Updates|

Support the PWDCNC's Star Award in Style! "Reach for the Stars" Each year, at the PWDCNC’s annual meeting, we announce the Lloyd D’Augusta Star Award recipients. This distinguished performance award is presented as recognition of the versatility and working drive of Portuguese Water Dogs. For more information about the award and how to qualify, please click here >> During the meeting in February 2019, the Star Award Committee announced the launch of Star Award Logo Merchandise. The logo artwork, designed by Angie Robinson exclusively for the PWDCNC, beautifully represents our breed's ability to to perform across a broad range of activities. This merchandise is now available for purchase via Etsy, and we look forward to your orders. The proceeds from the sale of this merchandise directly funds this amazing award. "Reach for the Stars" merchandise is available in a variety of styles, colors and sizes. It can be purchased directly at the PWDCNC's Etsy merchandise shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PWDCNC The award was named in honor of our longtime club member, Lloyd D'Augusta and his beloved companion, Star. There are two awards recognizing Lifetime and Annual achievement. The PWDCNC commissioned a perpetual trophy in addition to the annually presented trophies to one dog in each category. We encourage the membership to keep this award in mind as you work with these amazing dogs. We sincerely look forward to your entries this year. Keep Reaching for the Stars! The Portuguese Water Dog Club of Northern California appreciates your support.

Support our 2019 Regional Specialty – Sponsor a Trophy!

By |2019-08-12T10:36:04-08:00April 25th, 2019|News Updates|

Trophy Sponsors — We Count on Your Support! We couldn’t put on the Regional Specialty without the generous donations of our club members and friends through trophy sponsorships, general fund donations, raffle prize donations and more. We are off to a great start with our trophy donations and pledges; however, there are plenty of sponsorships still available! Please consider sponsoring the awards associated with your favorite event and placement. Sponsoring is easy! Click here >>

March 2019

PWD Grooming Seminar & Demo-Registration Open!

By |2019-03-03T14:58:35-08:00March 3rd, 2019|Events, News Updates|

The PWDCNC Presents Portuguese Water Dog Grooming Seminar & Demonstration Space is Limited - Sign-up Today! When:      Sunday April 7, 2019 -  9am-1pm Where:   Happiness Country Kennels 5815 Mission Rd. Sunol, CA 94586 Fees:      $35/person (+$15 for spouse or junior)   The seminar will include a demonstration of a retriever cut (not a show cut) on a Portuguese Water Dog and a discussion covering: equipment; bathing/ brushing/ drying tips; clipping your dog’s nails; preventing and removing mats; the basics of what you want your dog to look like; and common mistakes made in grooming a PWD. Each entrant will receive a workbook complete with diagrams on grooming your PWD and equipment information. This session is helpful both to those that want to groom their dogs and those that take their dogs to a groomer. Perhaps you want to educate your groomer as to what a Portuguese Water Dog should look like. Perhaps you want to learn to trim your dog between grooming appointments so you can see their eyes! Maybe you already know how to groom your dog and just need a refresher. Bring your own lunch. If there is time Denise will do head touch-ups on dogs in the audience. ********************** The Workshop will be given by Denise Gilbert, a PWDCNC member. Denise has been grooming Portuguese Water Dogs in her spare time for 15 years. **PWDCNC Members Only ** To register, please complete registration form and pay online. If you'd prefer to pay by check, send a signed registration form and check payable to PWDCNC, c/o Denise Gilbert, 5 Woodfern St., Portola Valley, CA 94028 >>Register and pay here Questions: contact Denise at [email protected]  

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