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2016 AWSC National Specialty and Hunt Test

The American Water Spaniel Event of the Year!


Be There with your AWS!

Wednesday, August 3 - Sunday, August 7, 2016

Baldwin, Wisconsin

(Updated June 13, 2016)

Be There at Baldwin, Wisconsin for the American Water Spaniel Event of the Year!

*  See American Water Spaniels in Action! 
*  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:

Print the entire booklet by printing all of the booklet sections below,

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View and Print the Following Sections:

View and Print the National Specialty Show Premium List here.



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.


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 link.


National Specialty Show, Obedience, Rally, and CGC Events Location:

Mill Pond Park, Maple Street, Baldwin, WI 54002

Hunting Events Location:

Good Go Ing Sporting Dogs and Pro Training Center, 1188 - 192nd Street, Baldwin, WI 54002



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).


Willow River State Park, 1034 County Highway A, Hudson, WI


This is a popular park, so reservations are recommended!


Additional Show Opportunity the weekend before Nationals

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 LindaMcGrath at for more information.

Tentative Schedule of Events:

Wednesday, August 3

Thursday, August 4

Friday, August 5

Saturday, August 6

Sunday, August 7


See 2015's Results!