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2022 National Specialty Brochure updated Versatility Awards criteria, Obedience and Rally only scores for Friday and Saturday to count due to scheduling issues.
2022 National Specialty and All Breed Schedule (to come)
Note: the Scent Trial opens for registration July 11, 9am
The PWDCC Scent Trial is full! Thank you to all who signed on, and sorry we can’t offer more days. It won’t be the last scent trial our club offers for this growing activity. Best of luck to all who entered.
1 – 2022 PWDCO-PWDCC Water Trial Premium 8 PAGES
Note: Water Trials open for registration June 29, 2022
2 – 2022 PWDCO – PWDCO Water Trial Registration Form 1 PAGE
3 – 2022 PWDCO Volunteer Recruitment Form and PWDCC Confidentialty Form 2 PAGES
4 – 2022 Lunch Order Forms PWDCO 2 PAGES
all entries can be made on http://www.entryline.com
This award replaces the Superdog competition, and highlights the versatility of the Portuguese Water Dog. Point are awarded to dogs participating in PWDCC Specialty and related events: CKC Scent Trial on Tuesday, Water Trial on Thursday and PWDCOntario Trial on Friday, Obedience and Rally Obedience on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Specialty Conformation on Sunday (including Altered classes). For details, see https://pwdcc.org/2022-national-specialty/versatility-awards/.
Versatility entry form
To bring a dog across the border you will need a rabies certificate that is dated at least 30 days prior to entry into Canada. For more information, see the Canada Customs Inspection website at https://inspection.canada.ca/importing-food-plants-or-animals/pets/eng/1326600389775/1326600500578.
The shows in Canada are friendly and you will find lots of friendly people, and good sportsmanship is the norm rather than the exception.
Your dog will be judged against the Canadian Standard so be aware of some differences. Both the Retriever clip and the Lion clip are now officially accepted in CKC shows.
There are a couple of things you should know before showing in Canada. While the procedures are basically the same as AKC there are some important differences.
You will be called into the ring in order of your armband numbers. The steward and the judge will be checking your number against the judge’s book so wait your turn or you will have the wrath of the steward come down on you.
If you are showing a puppy, don’t go away after you win your class because at CKC shows there is a Best Puppy in Breed award as well as Best Puppy in Group and Best Puppy in Show. Puppy in Breed is awarded after the Best of Breed, Opposite and Winners ribbons are given out. If your puppy has placed Best Puppy in Breed but it has won no points, if you wish you may choose not to compete in the Best Puppy in Group judging. If your puppy has placed Best Puppy in Breed and it has won points you will not loose your points if you choose not to compete in the Best Puppy in Group judging. You are obligated to stay for Group judging if your dog wins Best of Breed. Points are awarded at the Group level for those who need them and the number of points awarded is based on the number of breeds represented in the ring. It is simply not “sporting” to miss the group judging and you will lose any points your dog was awarded at the Breed level.
To achieve a Canadian Championship your dog must be awarded a total of 10 points under at least 3 different judges and one 2-point “major”.
The CKC requires all owners of unregistered, recognized breeds entering events to obtain a Temporary Competition Number (TCN $10.00/dog). TCNs will allow dogs to temporarily participate in CKC events while they pursue permanent registration or an Event Registration Number (ERN) in order to have your points officially awarded, your dog must either be registered with CKC (http://www.ckc.ca) have an ERN which is an Event Registration Number or a Performance Registration Number, see Event rules at:
This number must be applied for within 30 days of obtaining points or awards, in order to avoid cancellation. To apply for your ERN, submit a photocopy of your dog’s U.S. registration certificate and the appropriate fee, along with a letter of request to the CKC. This information is included in all the Canadian premium lists you will receive.
Entry fees are payable in Canadian dollars. If you use a personal America cheque it must be made out for the full amount of the entry and no exchange will be refunded. You are urged to purchase bank drafts or money order payable in Canadian funds or use the charge card option offered on the premiums.
CKC rules forbid unentered dogs in the show premises so if you need to bring unentered dogs to the show, enter them in “exhibition only”. It will only cost $10.00 or so.
AKC registered dogs living in the U.S. are welcome, but the CKC requires all owners of unregistered, recognized breeds entering events to obtain a Temporary Competition Number (TCN https://www.ckc.ca/en/News/2020/March/TCNs-What-Are-They-And-How-Do-You-Get-One)
TCNs will allow dogs to temporarily participate in CKC events while they pursue permanent registration or an Event Registration Number (ERN). Dogs with AKC or UKC Rally Obedience or Obedience titles need to “start over” with obtaining titles in Canada, so dogs with Novice titles in AKC or UKC must begin with Novice B. Dogs without AKC or UKC obedience titles are eligible to enter Novice A. Competitors are also advised to obtain a CKC Rally Obedience and CKC Obedience Rule Book as the rules are different.
Note: In accordance with Canadian Kennel Club Rules, the Junior Handler does NOT have to own the dog being shown.