Be There at Baldwin, Wisconsin for the
American Water Spaniel Event of the Year!
* See American Water Spaniels in
* Meet other AWS owners!
* Show your American Water Spaniel!
* Test your dog's hunting prowess!
* Have some fun!
The AWSC Nationals consists of four
consecutive days of events held during the
month of August for the benefit of AWS
owners and members of the AWSC. The National
Specialty is a licensed AKC conformation dog
show held specifically for the American
Water Spaniel. Other events during
these four days include a Obedience Trial,
Rally Trial, Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test, Roustabout,
AWSC Hunt Tests, Junior events, the club's
annual meeting, an awards banquet, and much
more. The Nationals offers many
opportunities to display your dogs' talents,
meet and socialize with other AWS owners,
and participate the AWSC's most important
event of the year.
Full Details can now be found in the
AWSC 2016 National Specialty and Hunt Test
Booklet at the links below:
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booklet by printing all of the booklet
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2016 AWSC HUNT TEST NEWS FLASH!
Participants will have the opportunity
to earn both an AKC spaniel hunt test pass
and a pass at the AWSC hunt tests,
with no extra fees. This is possible because
the AKC spaniel hunt tests and the AWSC hunt
tests run dogs and owners through nearly the
same flushing work. AWSC is offering this
dual opportunity as a way to provide extra
value for members. Also, the Hunting
Event Schedule has changed. The
Roustabout will now be run on Sunday instead
of Friday, so that the dogs'
carefully-trained edge can be applied to the
Hunt Tests before turning them loose at the
Roustabout. The Water Trial will not
be run in 2016.
2016 CANINE GOOD CITIZEN TEST!
American Water Spaniel Club will be
offering participants at the 2016 Nationals
an opportunity to run their Little Brown
Dogs through the CGC test. Dr. Carolyn
Kraskey, an AWSC member from Minneapolis,
Minnesota, will be the CGC evaluator for the
test. The AKC's Canine Good Citizen
program (CGC) is recognized as the gold
standard for dog behavior. CGC is designed
to reward dogs who demonstrate good manners
at home and in the community. The two-part
program stresses responsible pet ownership
for owners and basic good manners for dogs.
All dogs of any age who pass the 10-step CGC
test may earn a certificate from the
American Kennel Club - and there is also an
opportunity to earn the CGC as an AKC title.
For more information on the AKC's Canine
Good Citizen Program, follow this
National Specialty Show, Obedience,
Rally, and CGC Events Location:
Mill Pond Park, Maple Street,
Baldwin, WI 54002
Hunting Events Location:
When calling for reservations,
mention AWSC. A block of AWSC rooms will
be held until July 1st at a special
price (starting at $71.20 plus tax).
This is a popular
park, so reservations are recommended!
Additional Show Opportunity the weekend
AWSC Supported Entry
opportunity the weekend before Nationals,
July 30 and 31. Here's another
opportunity to show your AWS at the Waukesha
Kennel Club Conformation Show, Waukesha,
Wisconsin. The show superintendent is
Roy Jones Dog Shows. Contact
for more information.
Tentative Schedule of Events:
Wednesday, August 3
Thursday, August 4
AWSC National Specialty, Lunch,
and CGC Testing
AWSC Banquet followed by Awards
and Brown Bag Raffle
Friday, August 5
Saturday, August 6
AWSC Hunt Tests
AWSC Dinner and Auction
Sunday, August 7
See 2015's Results!