A special date – 03/05/2015 – the Club celebrates its 125th year anniversary

On the 3rd of May the Irish Water Spaniel Club of Ireland will be celebrating a very special day, the 125th anniversary of the Club. Many of you will already know that the Club is amongst the oldest in the world but may not have been aware such a significant milestone was just around the corner.

We would encourage as many IWS owners as possible to enter the show but you can also just come along to watch, meet other IWS owners, club and committee members  and catch up with what’s happening in the world of the IWS these days.

Entries Close 6th April 2015 for postal entries. Enter online at www.dogshowentry.ie, online entry closes at midnight on the 14th April 2015. Judge: Mrs. Elizabeth Cooper

We’ll be posting more details here on the site over the next week or two so make sure to check back but for now here are the vital details to mark in your diary:

03rd of May 2015
The Ferryhouse Sports Complex,
Waterford Road, Clonmel

Trophies and Cups for the 125th Championship Show

  • Best in Show – The Dolford Cup 1 presented by Mr. John Danford & Bronze Medallion
  • Best Opposite Sex – The Dutch Members Trophy presented in 1990
  • Best Puppy – The Teal of Tully Cup presented by Mr. Joe Douglas
  • Best Intermediate – The Bogwater Cup & Bronze Medallion
  • Best Veteran – The Curry Cup presented by Mrs. Pat Wake

To win any Cup or Trophy a dog must win a 1st in a class and an Excellent or Very Promising Grade.

Best of Special Classes

  • Special Prize presented by Mr. Jimmy Hogan
  • Special prize for 1st in every class
  • Rosettes for 1st to 4th prize


IWS Champ Show 13th Sept, Cloughran, Dublin – enter to show your dog or just come along to enjoy

2014 Patrick's Day IKCThis year the Irish Water Spaniel Club will be running their Champ Show in conjunction with the Irish Breeds Show at Cloughran on the 13th September. We would like to see many Irish Water Spaniels take part so even if you have never entered a show ring before, this is your chance to show off your dog or bitch and to let everyone see that Irish Water Spaniels may come in all shapes and sizes but are all amazing!

Last year only three dogs were entered – this was very disappointing as we know there are many more who could have appeared in the ring.

Entries will still be received if entered on line. The closing date for on- line entries is midnight on the 31st August. follow this link http://www.dogshowentry.ie/OnlineEntries/Public/AvailableShows.aspx, go to “dogshowentries” and click on “Irish Breeds Show” and the entry form column is on the right of the page. The fee for entering one dog or bitch is 18 euros or £18.00. Judging will commence at 12.30 sharp.

However, showing is optional! Please come along on the day and find out what’s involved….and maybe next year we’ll see many of you take the plunge into showing? it’s a great day out and is also an opportunity to see all the other Irish breeds as well as Irish Water Spaniels.

AGM 2013 – 20th October

We are holding our Annual General Meeting, details as follows:

Date: 20th October 2013
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: City North Hotel, Gormanston, Dublin ( Exit 7 on the M1 motorway) N 53º 38′ 19.76″, W 6º 15′ 29.28″

After a somewhat difficult year for the Irish Water Spaniel Club, the committee is determined to get it back on its feet but we need your support, we are looking forward to seeing everyone again at the AGM.

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