President - Lauren McDermott                                Vice President - Sherri Horstman
Recording Secretary - Gail Gomez                           Treasurer - Lynn Nelson

Corresponding Secretary - Michele Murphy          Director - Jim Beach

Director - Michael Williams

​2020 Sweepstakes and Supported Entry notes from Lynn Nelson

     I would like to thank everyone who entered our Sweepstakes and the Sahuaro State Kennel Club Dog Show on Saturday, February 1st. We had a very nice turnout with 11 Sweeps and 29 Breed entries. We were thrilled that all owners visited with us for lunch and fellowship at our Hospitality Tent, with most setups surrounding us!

     Thank you to the Sahuaro State Kennel Club for supporting our event and providing us with tent space and tables for not only Saturday, but Friday as well for set up.
​     Aside from a few quite chilly mornings, the weather was perfect!  Sunny days and calm skies.  And thankfully, the dirt and dust were the lowest we’ve seen in a few years…so grateful our rings were pushed back further into the grass to avoid the beaten dirt path and that grass (although a bit dry) was actually growing underneath our tent and setups!

     Heartfelt thanks to:

  • Ms. Linda Otey for judging our puppy and veteran Sweepstakes, we were excited to give you this opportunity and also to have you back in Arizona for the weekend!
  • Everyone who donated and supported our Trophy Fund, purchased 50/50 Raffle and Basket tickets, and bid on our Silent Auction items. Without your support, we couldn’t hold this event each year;
  • Kelly Calhoun for handling and setting up our basket raffle (she wrapped 98% of them up), silent auction items, selling tickets, marking the catalog, helping me with set up very early on both Friday and Saturday, bringing donuts and coffee Saturday morning and everything else I may have missed here;
  • My Co-chairs Gail Gomez, Michele Murphy and Sherri Horstman for all the many things we do to make this event happen! Your hard work and dedication are appreciated much more than you realize! Gail, you were amazing…showing two dogs AND doing so much work for this event…I’m exhausted for you! Michele and Sherri, thank you for picking out and obtaining terrific trophies, once again, and helping to organize our event;
  • To Lauren McDermott and Jenevelyn Martin for your much-appreciated help throughout the weekend.

     Finally, I am so impressed with the way we all came together to help each other—from grooming to handling, to running dogs—whether we’ve known each other for years or just met—what an enjoyable weekend!

     Until 2021….  (to view our list of winners, click here.

​​​​Our members decided it just wouldn't be a site representative of our club if we didn't have a place to show off our canine family members.

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​Our 2020 Board of Directors

2020 PWDCA Sanctioned Water Trials Results
Congratulations to all the teams entered in our 2020 Water Trials and thank you for exhibiting what Portuguese Water Dogs can do!

Saturday Qualifiers:
Junior Water Dog - Lolly and Linda Otey
Apprentice Water Dog - Hope and Lauren McDermott
Working Water Dog - CeCe and Jan Allred
Master Water Dog II - Kina and Wendy M. Parker

Sunday Qualifiers:
Master Water Dog II+ - Kina and Wendy M. Parker
Working Water Dog - CeCe and Jan Allred

Senior Water Dog Challenge Qualifiers:
Zico and Judy Weinstein
Woof and Kathy Groschupf
Reef and Lauren McDermott



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