Nutmeg Portuguese Water Dog Club

We survived our first scentwork trial
on May 11, 2019!!
It wouldn't have worked so well without such a great crew. First I want to thank our judge, Jennifer Anderson. She was so supportive of all of the competitors. Next was the trial committee: Jane Harding, Melinda Harvey, Mary Knoll, Patty Hobin, Cheryl Rutz. We muddled though the planning phase learning all the way. In the end, the team put on a successful trial.
Finally thanks to all the volunteers.
It is so true we couldn't have done it without you.
Thank you also to Karen Ogden our photographer.
THANK YOU ALL and hope to see you next time.
Stephanie Staszak, Chairperson

Left to right: Stephanie Staszak, Judge Jennifer Anderson, Jane Harding, Jane Freeman,
Mary Knoll, Cheryl Rutz and Melinda Harvey

Registration for water training classes is now open!
Classes begin June 10, 2019

Early bird registration is until May 1, 2019
Beginners are welcome!
Come join the fun!
See attached for more information.

We’re having a Wet Weekend in Monroe, CT
And you’re invited!
June 22 and June 23, 2019

Summer IS coming! Are you and your dog ready for the water? Whether you are new to Water Work or have many years of experience with water training and water trailing, Nutmeg’s Wet Weekend has something for you!

For more information, click here.

Changes have been made to the Water Trial Manual and the reasons behind them in the following areas:

  • Trial Life Guard Requirements
  • Courier Net Exercise
  • Handler Leaving The Platform
  • Handler Raising An Article Over Head
  • Minor Revisions to Masters Section

For the full explanations, click here.


If you have photos of current Nutmeg PWDC or related events and would like to have them considered for our photo gallery, please email Jane Harding and let her know. All photo submissions must be cleared through Jane.

Saturday & Sunday
August 17 & 18, 2019
Hosted by
Nutmeg Portuguese Water Dog Club, Inc.
54 Flint Ridge Road, Monroe, CT 06468

Junior Certificate, Apprentice, Working, Working Excellent Certificate
Courier & Master Trial Levels

John Brock
Cumming, Georgia

Entry Form

It's Dog Show Time!

Spring is here, finally, and we are getting ready for 4 days of great dog shows in the Northeast! Nutmeg wants to remind you of 4 days of shows including a Supported Entry and 2 days of Specialty Shows.
We want to see you there!

Taconic Hills Kennel Club
Thursday, June 6th and Friday, June 7th (a Nutmeg Supported Entry)
Location: Yorktown Grange Fairgrounds,
99 Moseman Rd., Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

Thursday Judge, Mrs. Alane Gomez
Friday Judge, John Schoeneman

Greenwich Kennel Club and Longshore-Southport Kennel Club
Saturday, June 8th (Greenwich) and Sunday, June 9th (Longshore Southport)
Both Days are Nutmeg Specialty Shows
Location: Taylor Farm Park
Calf Pasture Beach Road and Canfield Blvd,
East Norwalk, CT
For GPS, enter this address:
48 Calf Pasture Beach Rd, East Norwalk, CT

Saturday Judges: Regular Classes, Mr Steven P. Dostie;
Sweepstakes and Veterans Sweepstakes: Mrs. Robin MacFarlane
Sunday Judges: Regular Classes, Ms. Karen J. Hynek;
Sweepstakes and Veterans Sweepstakes: Mrs. Alesssanda Folz

Please join us for our very special Nutmeg events for fun,
friendship and camaraderie:

Saturday, under the tent immediately following breed judging, there will be a short Nutmeg business meeting right before our Amazing Raffle to review recent accomplishments (Health Clinic, Scent Trial) and to vote in new members. 

We will have our catered picnic luncheon and famous Basket Raffle.Raffle donations are welcomed day of the show and they can be individual items. For questions about the raffle, contact Ylisa Kunze, 212-481-2130
Lunch is $14 in advance and $17 days of show (limited availability).
Send your checks made out to:
Nutmeg PWD Club, Inc.
c/o Jane Harding
41 Gilbert Hill Rd.
Chester CT 06412
Sunday morning, please be Nutmeg's guest for Breakfast by the Ring- under the grooming tent before and during breed judging.

For more information and times of judging, go to


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