SWDCA 2017 Specialty
The SWDCA National Breed Specialty was held in Monroe MI on Saturday, July 9, 2017 as part of the Ann Arbor kennel Club Cluster. The Club was pleased to have highly respected Canadian Judge Ms. Virginia Lynne for this event. With an entry of 29 spanish Water dogs, we were thrilled with the success of our dogs. At 15 months, “Meg|(Cdn CH Zorrazo Back With a Bang( earned a 5 pt major by taking Best of Winners. “Hudson” (Cdn GR CH Zorrazo Xplorer RN NA NJ) earned a 3 pt major taking Winners Male, and “Fasu” (Cdn Gr CH Am CH Bernardo De Sinkovic RN NA NJ) was awarded Select Male to earn a 5 pt Gr CH major. In Sunday’s supported entry, “Vitsi” (Croatian & Cdn CH Zorrazo Witch Hazel) earned a 5 pt major taking Winners Bitch. We Were delighted by this recognition of our dogs, and thoroughly enjoyed visiting and getting caught up with the breed community of the eastern U.S.
November 2016: New Rally Titles
Fasu and Hudson both earned qualifying scores on 3 consecutive days at the Lethbridge Kennel & Obedience Club to earn their CKC Rally Novice titles! Their scores in the high 80’s & 90’s earned some nice ribbons for their placements within their classes!
August 2016: Summer Success in the US!!
In mid August, Fasu and Hudson had a very successful weekend at the Cudahy and Racine Kennel Club shows near Milwaukee WI. Fasu finished his American Championship (in 3 weekends of showing) with 2 BOB and a Group 2 becoming the first Canadian/US CH in history!! Hudson took BOB one day as well, earning his first American major!
July 4, 2016, Lakeland Kennel & Obedience Club
Fasu and Hudson had a GREAT weekend in Cold Lake! Six shows, 2 Group 2nd and 1 Group 3rd for Fasu, and Hudson took Best of Breed away from his “big brother” on Sunday and went on to a Group 2nd earning a 3 pt major towards his CKC Championship.
Thank you Judge Michael Shoreman for this lovely win for “Hudson” (above) and thanks to Judge Wendy Maisey for recognizing “Fasu” (below).
June, 2016: Fasu & Hudson go to the US…
Fasu & Hudson attended two consecutive weekends of shows in MA and CT in early June. Fasu took Best of Winners 3 out of 4 days, and Best of Breed over several Specials on 1 day, returning home with 10 points including a major! Hudson took Best Puppy all four days.
March, 2016: Today at the Battle River Canine Association, Judge Virginia Lynne awarded Fasu a Group 4th!
A Canadian CH in 2 weekends!
“Fasu” aka Canadian CH Bernardo De Sinkovic becomes the second Spanish Water Dog to earn a CKC CH (CKC approval pending) title (our boy Chase was the first). With 2 Group 4th placements at the Alberta Kennel Club Winter Classic, and 3 Best of Breed plus one Group 3rd at the Victoria City Kennel Club under Judge Gordon Hayburn, Fasu has finished his show championship in record time!
In 2007, Glenda sold a puppy out of her Cinder & Trevi to a family that included an autistic child. The bond formed between girl and dog became the subject of an article in the Calgary Herald.
Dog helps autistic teen navigate West Coast Trail
Trini is more than just a cute bit of trivia. Early this month, she became the first dog to legally pad her way along the 75-kilometre length of the world-renowned West Coast Trail that hugs Vancouver… the 15-year-old daughter of Trevor Cline and Sonya Regehr, would not backpack the classic trail with her Calgary family unless her beloved three-year-old Spanish water dog came along…read more at the link below.