As the AKC Parent Club for the breed, the Spanish Water Dog Club of America, Inc. is dedicated to the protection and preservation of the Spanish Water Dog. The Club's goal is to provide education and support to fanciers, breeders and judges in order to maintain the structure and natural working abilities of the breed.
AKC Gazette Articles
June 2018: Coat Care click here
March 2018: Mentorship click here
Dec 2017: SWD or Lagotto? click here
Sept 2017: Review of July 2017 Specialty click here
June 2016: Full Recognition and Why the Herding Group click here
Sept 2016: Beyond Hypoallergenic: Temperament description click here
December 2016: Description of the Breed Relative to the Standard click here
Welcome to the Spanish Water Dog Club of America
SWDCA News and Events
DNA Test for Early Onset PRA (eo-PRA) in Spanish Water Dogs now available.
OFA Worldwide Spanish Water Dog Health Survey Launched
All owners of Spanish Water Dogs worldwide are highly encouraged to enter health information to understand what conditions are in our breed.
2020 National Specialty and Annual Meeting
Due to COVID-19 social distancing, the SWDCA has made the difficult decision to cancel its 2020 National Specialty in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Annual Meeting via teleconference, October 3, 2020 at 12:00 noon Eastern Daylight Time.
2021 National Specialty and Annual Meeting
June 24-27, 2021
2022 National Specialty and Annual Meeting
First weekend in August, 2022
2023 National Specialty and Annual Meeting
July 7-9, 2023
Ann Arbor, Michigan