Club News

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​​2021 Board of Directors

​​Once upon a the late 1980s there was a small group of Portuguese Water Dog owners (twelve of them to be exact), who would once in awhile get together with their more

For quick contact information of officers and a list of resources, see our Officers & Resources list.

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

Corresponding Secretary - Michele Murphy          Director - Jim Beach

                                                                                       Director - Frank Baucom

​​​​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.

As many of you know, our 2021 Sweepstakes and Supported entry were cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions placed on our venue.  We are however, currently planning our show for 2022 with all the same judges!  We have requested Breed Judge, Ms Carol Brown of North Carolina and Sweepstakes Judge, Ms Krystal Marangon, Marinella PWDs, of Kent, Washington. 

The Heart of the Desert Classic will be held on February 3-7, 2022, with our Sweepstakes and Supported Entry on Saturday, February 5th, at the Arizona State Fairgrounds in Phoenix.  We hope to see many of our members and friends there!  Please keep an eye on this page, your email, and our Facebook page for further information as we've move closer to the date.  If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Lynn Nelson at

​​2022 Sweepstakes and Supported Entry