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American Water Spaniel Club, Inc.

AKC Member and Parent Club

 


American Water Spaniels Are Coming to Solon Springs in 2018!

Be Ready with Yours!

Wednesday, August 8 - Sunday, August 12, 2018

Solon Springs, Wisconsin

(Watch this page for the latest!  Last Updated:  06/08/2018)

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 and AKC Spaniel 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.  

All the Registration Forms you will need :

1.     

Deadlines for forms

2.     

Maps and Directions

3.     

Schedule of Events  

4.     

Event Details

5.     

Lodging Information

6.     

Meal Reservations  

7.     

2018 Nationals Shirt Order Form

8.     

Conformation Judges Education Form

9.     

National Specialty Information and link to premium 

10.   

Extra Entry forms for Specialty

11.   

National Specialty Trophies and Donation Form   

12.   

Canine Good Citizen and Trick Dog Entry Forms

13.   

Trash Duck Challenge Information and Rules

14.   

Photo Contest Information and Entry Form

15.   

Auction and Raffle Donation Forms

16.   

Hunt Events Information and link to premium

16A.   How to use online entry form

17.   

Extra Entry forms hunt tests & roustabout

18.   

Puppy Hunt Test Entry Form

19.   

Field Youth/Junior Entry Form

20.   

DNA Sample Collection Information

21.   

2019 AWSC Health & Genetics Calendar Order Form

22. 

Raffle Item

23. 

THE COMPLETE SET!

   

Schedule of Events (See Event Details for Further Information)

Wednesday, August 8

St. Croix Inn
2:30 - 4:30.................. Judges Education Seminar
5:00 p.m....................Welcome Pizza Party & Auction of your state’s favorite beverage
7:00 p.m. .................. Health & Genetics—Seminar
DNA Sample Collection Clinic following Seminar

Thursday, August 9

Solon Springs Community Center
7:30 a.m. .................. DNA Sample Collection Clinic (until Noon)
8:00 a.m.................... Specialty at the Solon Springs Community Center.  Includes Canine Good Citizen and Trick Dog tests. See Judging Program for exact times
Scheduled Lunch ................................. Trash Duck Challenge following Lunch

St. Croix Inn 5:30 p.m.................... Social Hour - Cash Bar
6:00 p.m.................... Awards Banquet at the St. Croix Inn.   Followed by - Awards and Brown Bag Raffle, Auction

Friday, August 10

 Douglas County Bird Sanctuary
7:30 a.m.................... Hunt Test check-in
 8.00 a.m.................... AKC/AWSC Hunt tests
12:00 p.m.................. Scheduled Lunch
Puppy Test after lunch

St. Croix Inn
6:00 p.m.................... Social Hour - Cash Bar
6:30 p.m.................... Buffet Dinner at the St. Croix Inn
7:30 p.m.................... Annual Meeting and Auction

Saturday, August 11

Douglas County Bird Sanctuary
7:30 a.m.................... Hunt Test check-in
8.00 a.m.................... AKC/AWSC Hunt tests
12:00 p.m.................. Scheduled Lunch, Youth and Junior Handling after lunch

St. Croix Inn
6:00 p.m.................... Social Hour – Cash Bar
6:30 p.m………….. Annual Buffet Dinner,  followed by Awards, Annual Auction, AWSC Raffle Draw

Sunday, August 12

 Douglas County Bird Sanctuary
8:30 a.m.................... Roustabout check-in
 9:00 a.m.................... Roustabout
12:00 p.m.................. Scheduled Lunch

 

Get Your Lodging Reservations Now!*
 
*Because Solon Springs is in the heart of Northern Wisconsin Resort Country, lodging is at a premium and could be tough to find if you wait.
 
Lodging Choices:
 
Host Hotel:   The St. Croix Inn, Solon Springs, WI  (Phone: 715-378-4444; Toll Free: 844-820-1362).  Stcroixinnmotel.com   We are planning to hold all of the AWSC evening events on the Inn's premises. 
  
 
The St. Croix Inn Hotel is located on beautiful St Croix Lake, headwaters for the St Croix & Brule Rivers. Hotel and Local amenities include: Rooms with balconies overlooking the lake, free continental breakfast, a full lounge with outdoor deck overlooking the lake, pool and hot tub, pontoons, kayaks, canoes, bikes, a trout pond for kids to fish off a pier, great fishing, etc.
 
There are 4 styles of rooms to choose from:
  • Lakeside w/ Balcony: Two Queen Beds -- $149.90/night + $7.50/night pet fee, negotiated for AWSC  members
  • Lakeside w/ Balcony: King Bed -- $149.90/night + $7.50/night pet fee, negotiated for AWSC members
  • Non-Lakeside: Two Double Beds   -- $99.90/night + $7.50/night pet fee, negotiated for AWSC members
  • Non-Lakeside: King Bed -- $99.90/night + $7.50/night pet fee, negotiated for AWSC members 
 
Alternate Lodging:
 
Swanson's Motel, Cabins & Campgrounds, Solon Springs, WI. (715-378-2215) 
 
Located one mile south of Solon Springs on Business Highway 53.
There are only a limited number of cabins available -- 5.  Don't wait.  First Come, First Served.
 
Swanson's will hold a limited number of cabins for AWSC members, until June 1, 2018
##1, 5 (Small, 1 Queen Bed, no kitchen); ## 2, 3 (Small, 2 double beds, no kitchen) $50 per night on weekdays, $70 per night on weekends.
# 7 or #11 (2 Bedrooms w/ Kitchen)  $94 per night on weekdays, $114 per night on weekends. 
One-time dog fee of $50
 
Bed linens and towels supplied.  All cabins feature air conditioning, wi/fi, TV, refrigerators, microwaves, coffee pots, and showers.
Swanson's has a 20×40 in-ground heated swimming pool. A playground area includes swings, slide and sand play area.
 
Lucius Woods County Park Campground. Located in Solon Springs, just a 3-minute walk to our Host Hotel, the St. Croix Inn.  http://www.douglascountywi.org/650/Campgrounds
 
Located on Upper St. Croix Lake in the village of Solon Springs, this park offers visitors 24 total sites: 13 with electrical and water hook-ups and, 11 non-electric campsites, containing fire rings, picnic tables, and benches.  Lucius Woods amenities include showers, flush toilets, a sanitary dump station.  Generally, no advance reservations!*
 
Camping Rates:
Electric site:  $18.00/night
Non-electric site:  $15.00/night
Firewood:  $3.00/armload
Groups of more than 5:  Additional $1.00/person
 
 
Sleepy Hollow Motel, 7811 US-2, Wentworth, WI 54874.
Phone: (715) 398-6989.
 
 
Small 10-room motel, a 20-25 minute drive from Solon Springs, right off Highway 2.  Patty St. Onge has personally checked this motel, and says that it is very clean and well-maintained.  Each room has a small refrigerator.  Rates are $55 to $65 per night, plus a $10 dog fee.  The Manager will hold all 10 rooms for AWSC members attending Nationals until July 1, 2018.