Founded in 1992, the Portuguese Water Dog Club of Northern California
- Represents the greater San Francisco Bay Area
- Encourages, promotes, protects, and advances the Portuguese Water Dog breed
- Urges members and breeders to accept the standard of the PWD as approved by the American Kennel Club (AKC)
- Conducts sanctioned matches, specialty shows, and obedience trials under the AKC
- Conducts water trials under the rules of the Portuguese Water Dog Club of America (PWDCA)
- Promotes educational and social activities among Portuguese Water Dog Club of Northern California Members (PWDCNC)
PWDCNC activities include the annual water trial in August, the Regional Specialty in October, occasional “fun” or “play” days, and a holiday get-together.