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Goals and Proposals

 

The Working Trials have as goal increase the natural skills of the competing dogs, regarding the improvement of the functional aspects of the Breed.

Develop, awake and expand in breeders, owners and general public, to the Working Trials as a cultural activity, sportive and with public utility through informative and educational actions during the Trials.

 

This Trials have the goal of giving continuity to the work made for this Breed during many years, in the performance on board of the fishing boats, as a great fisherman auxiliary.

 

 

Organization

 

The Working Trials are organized and supervised for the 4th Commission - Sub commission of Water Dogs from the Portuguese Kennel Club (C.P.C.).

 

They can be organized by and Official Entity, Breed Clubs or Clubs filiated in the Portuguese Kennel Club, under the authorization of the 4th Commission - Sub commission of Water Dogs.

 

 

Article 1st

The organization of the trials is entirely in charge of a Organizing Commission composed by members from the Organizing Entities. The Organizing Commission from a trial will submit to the approval of the 4th Commission - Sub commission of Water Dogs, a program on witch the following must be:

 

1 - Name of the Organizing Entity, declaring that the trials will be made in conformity with the 4th Commission - Sub commission of Water Dogs rules.

2 - Name of the members from the Organizing Commission.

3 - Name of a Judge and a Commissioner officially recognized for the C.P.C. (in case the Organizing Commission doesn't present names, they will be designate for the 4th Commission - Sub commission of Water Dogs).

4 - Nomination of a Veterinary to assure the admission of the dogs.

5 - Date and place of the Trial realization.

6 - Inscription conditions and prices.

7 - Admission schedule and Trial beginning.

8 - Prizes and certificates (to Trails Level II or III).

9 - Execution guarantee of the 11th article.

 

After the Program approval the Organizing Commission of the Trial is responsible for the divulgation of the Trial, through reproductions of the original program, on witch must be the referred elements in the earlier aligns.

The C.P.C. only recognizes as legal the trials that are organized in harmony with the disposals of this Regulation, and after approval of the 4th Commission - Sub commission of Water Dogs from the C.P.C.

 

 

Article 2nd

Water Trials Types and Levels

The Portuguese Water Dog Water Trials are composed by:

 

1 - Working Water Trials - Level I.

2 - National Working Championship Trials - Level II.

3 - International Working Championship Trials - Level III.

 

 

Article 3rd

Levels and Classes

Level I

Intended to dogs in beginning of training and only performed in Working Water Trials.

Level II

Intended to dogs that total completed the three trials of Level I and qualified with Excellent. In this level can compete dogs from foreign countries.

 

Level III

Intended to dogs that are National Working Champions. In this level can compete dogs from foreign countries, that must also be National Working Champions in their countries.

 

- All dogs that come from foreign countries and in which countries don't exist Water Trials, must begin their performance in Level I.

Classes

Young - from 5 to 12 months.

Adult - from 12 months forward.

 

The Young Class only has one level with three trials of appreciation (the same as Level I to Adult Class).

 

 

Article 4th

Inscription

In the inscription bulletin duly signed by the dog owner, must be:

 

1 - Type of Trial and Level.

2 - Name of the Dog.

3 - Number of registration in L.O. ou R.I.

4 - Date of birth.

5 - Name of the owner.

6 - Name of the handler.

 

1 - By inscribing their dogs, the owners are totally obliged, with no conditions or reserves, to respect all the disposals of this Regulation.

2 - The inscriptions declarations are accepted as true, being however from the owner responsibility.

3 - The incorrect or false declarations involve the application of sanctions.

4 - The inscription bulletins duly filled are delivered in the time established in the program, as well as the fees to pay.

5 - In the inscription act the owner receives for each dog a counterpart with the inscription number.

6 - Once the inscription is accepted, the owner can't demand, under no excuse, the right to the reimbursement of the paid fee, except if the Trial doesn't take place.

7 - To the Water Trials - Level I the points 5 and 6 aren't applied.

 

Article 5th

Admission

 

1 -

In the Water Trails can only be admitted dogs from the breed Portuguese Water Dog inscribed in Books of Origins or Initial Registration.

2 - It is obligatory the presentation of the sanitary bulletin or proof of the anti-rabies vaccination, within the validation term, and effectuated in more than eight days before, and also to prove the other vaccinations against the primary infect-contagious diseases of the specie.

3 - The dogs that are rejected in the sanitary exam wont be admitted, as well as the dogs belonging to a judge or commissioner, that actuate in the trial, or to a member of the Organizing Commission.

 

 

 

Article 6th

Judges, Commissioners and Delegate

The judgments are made by Judges recognized by the C.P.C.

The Judges, only entities qualified to value, qualify and classify the trials of the competitor dogs, judge under their personal responsibility and their decisions aren't possible to appeal, except in case of bad interpretation of the regulations or infraction of the official regulations.

 

It is forbidden to Judges to consult lists of former trials classifications, before the judgments are finished.

 

It is forbidden to Judges classify a dog of their own breeding, or of their own property, when by the water trial date haven't passed 6 months since the dog no longer belongs to him. During the trial realization can only be in the enclosure the Judge, Commissioner, Delegate and Handler of the dog in trial.

 

The Judges must present a report for each dog competitor to Level II and III, which original belongs to the C.P.C. and copy will be delivered to the dog handler.

 

The Judge can suspend temporarily or definitively a trial in case there are no safety conditions to its realization.

 

The Organizing Commission, with the previous C.P.C. authorization or its Delegate, can replace the announced Judges or Commissioners that, for a strong reason, are disabled to judge.

 

Commissioners competence is to maintain discipline and made fulfill the disposals of the Regulation, as well as contribute to improve the Judges mission, however without interfering in their decisions.

 

When suitable the C.P.C. will nominate a Delegate for the Championship Trials that will:

 

- Inform or take note of any abusive behavior from the handlers or owners.

- Take note of any protest or complaint that occurs during the trial.

These details should be mentioned in the written report that will be delivered after the trial end to the C.P.C. Discipline Commission.

 

 

Article 7th

Awards and Diplomas

 

In Trials are granted and registered in working notebook (see article 16th):

 

- All the results achieved in Trials Level II and Level III.

- Proposal certificates of C.A.C.T. and R.C.A.C.T. to grant according to the rules in Level II.

- Proposal certificates of C.A.C.I.T. and R.C.A.C.I.T. to grant according to the rules in Level III.

 

In Working Water Trials Level I can be granted special awards according to the pre-established conditions of the Organizing Commissions and approved by the 4th Commission - Sub commission of Water Dogs

 

 

The Big Awards to grant in Working Water Trials, are usually constituted by Trophy's, in number to define by the Organizing Commissions and by the 4th Commission - Sub commission of Water Dogs, as following:

 

- Best Dog Level I and followings (Young Class)

- Best Dog Level I and followings (Adult Class)

- Best Dog Level II and followings

- Best Dog Level III and followings

 

The Championship Certificates are only granted after being homologated by the C.P.C.

No competitor can begin his trial without first paying the inscription.

 

Article 8th

Judgment

 

1 -

The order by which the judgments are made is the following:

 

Level I

 

- Young Class

- Adult Class

 

Level II

Level III

 

- The trials are made individually, in each class, by the order determinated by sort, except if there is a competitor that participate for the first time, because he will automatically be the 3rd to participate.

 

The qualifications must be granted according to the following criteria:

 

- EXCELLENT - Granted to the dog that obtains more than 45 points.

- VERY GOOD - Granted to the dog that obtains between 35 and 44 points.

- GOOD - Granted to the dog that obtains between 25 and 34 points.

- SUFFICIENT - Granted to the dog that obtains between 15 and 24 points.

- NOT QUALIFIED - Granted to the dog that obtains less than 15 points, makes disqualifying faults, do not perform the A trial of Level I, or if the dog presents himself momentarily diminished.

 

 

The Levels and Trials are schematized in Attachment A of this Regulation.

 

 

Article 9th

Realization Places

 

The Trials, preferably, must take place in the sea, environment where the breed use to work, or in other aquatic environments such as lakes, rivers, estuary or barrage, being excluded the utilization of pools or tanks (still waters) to the trials realization.

 

Article 10th

Objects to use in Trials

 

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The objects be used in Trials must be in conformity with the drawings and descriptions of Attachment B of this Regulation and, competes to the Judge their approval before the Trial.

 

 

Article 11th

Water Trials area and equipment

 

The area of the Trial is a rectangle of 20m large for 15m long, that must be fenced with police bars or with poles and ribbon, having as natural prolongation the same area in the water.

 

The support equipment is composed by two tables, four chairs, two sun hats, one pole with a red flag to mark the start/finish line and a boat to support and rescue during the Trial.

 

 

Article 12th

Complaints

 

All the complains that eventually can come up during the trial, must be made by written in place, and delivered to the Delegate.

 

Article 13th

Level I - Trial A

Swimming (Speed)

1 -

The origin of this trial has the goal of recreate one the functions of Water Dogs, that was to deliver messages from ship to ship, according to their orders. The Judge values in dogs the temperament characteristics to water and swimming, regarding the following:

 

a - Behavior before water

b - Speed between buoys

c - Swimming style and rhythm

d - Obedience

2 - This evaluation is made along a triangular course defined by the start/finish point and by two buoys placed at the same distance, more or less 15m, and separated between also for 15m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indiana Jones da Pedra da Anixa

 

Procedure

- The dog begins the trial in the sitting position on the left side of the handler without leash. At his order he must go into water and enter, doing the course with his handler.

- To end the trial the handler goes to the start/finish point and the dog will sit on his left side.

- The punctuated speed is the one between buoys, that will be chronometrated.

- The dog that doesn't enter the water or doesn't turn the first buoy will be disqualified, although he can continue in trial, he will be classified behind the last dog that concludes the first trial no mater the punctuation obtained in the remaining trials.

 

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The Judge will punctuate the dogs according to the following criteria:

Behavior Before Water from 0 to 5 points

Complete Course from 0 to 5 points

Swimming Style and Rhythm from 0 to 5 points

Obedience from 0 to 5 points

 

The time between buoys will me punctuated according to the number of dogs in trial, the first will have the higher punctuation, and the slowest one the lower (1 point).

 

Trial B

 

Retrieve of a Floating Object

1 -

The origin of this trial is to recreate one of the Water Dog functions on board of the fishing boats that was to retrieve the objects that fall outside the boat, fishes that got out of the hooks and save human lives. The Judge in this trial valuates the way the dog retrieves an object thrown into the water, the skill of swimming with the object in his mouth and the delivery in hand, regarding the following:

 

a - Attention to the fall point of the object

b - Way dog catches the object

c - Delivery of the object

d - Obedience

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indiana Jones da Pedra da Anixa

 

Procedure

- During the object launch to water the dog is sit without leach on the left side of the handler. The object must be thrown by the handler, to the middle of the buoys and at equal distance. In case the launching isn't correct, because its too short distance, or outside the buoys, the Judge should ask for another launch.

- To retrieve the object the dog will start at the handler's order, after he thrown the object, and must swim directly to the object, without hesitate or change direction, and catch it on first attempt.

- The dog must carry the object always on his mouth without dropping it, and swimming directly to his handler. In land, the dog at the handler's order delivers the object in hand and sits on the handler left side. When the dog leaves the water, if he drops the object to shake himself, he will not be penalized, if next he catches and delivers it to the handler.

- The dogs that don't retrieve the object wont be punctuated in this trial.

 

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The Judge valuates the dogs according to the following criteria:

Marking of the fall point of the object from 0 to 5 points

Way of catching the object from 0 to 5 points

Delivery of the object from 0 to 5 points

Obedience from 0 to 5 points

 

Trial C

 

Diving with retrieve of a submerse object

1 -

The origin of this trial is to recreate one of the functions that Water Dogs had on board of the fishing boats, that was to recover objects that fall in the water and sink. The Judge in this trial evaluates the way the dog prepares the basic dive (head submerse) and recovers the submerse object at least 0,5m to 1m, regarding the following points:

 

a - Preparation and way of diving

b - Retrieve result

c - Way he delivers in hand

d - Obedience

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indiana Jones da Pedra da Anixa

 

Procedure

- The dog begins the trial in the sitting position on the left side of the handler. At his order they both go into the water until the dogs starts swimming, the handler frees the object that must go underwater and steps away. The dog to recover the object must at least submerse completely his head.

- The Judge must have in attention the sub aquatic visibility conditions and the undulation, that may interfere in the object retrieve. In this cases the Judge evaluates the dogs that prepare in correct way and dive to attempt recovering the object.

- The object delivery after the retrieve is made in land with the handler positioned in the start/finish point. The dog must bring the object always in his mouth, without dropping it, and swimming directly to the handler. In land, the dog, at the handler's order delivers the object in hand and sits on the left side of the handler. When the dog leaves the water, if he drops the object to shake himself, he will not be penalized, if next he catches and delivers it to the handler.

 

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The Judge will evaluate the dogs according to the following criteria:

Diving preparation from 0 to 5 points

Retrieve result from 0 to 5 points

Way dog delivers in hand from 0 to 5 points

Obedience from 0 to 5 points

 

Article 14th

Level II - Trial A

Swimming (Resistance)

1 -

The origin of this trial has the goal of recreate one the functions of Water Dogs, that was to deliver messages from ship to ship, according to the given orders, sometimes the dogs had to swim considerable distances and had to be much time inside the water. The Judge values in dogs the temperament characteristics before water and swimming, regarding the following:

 

a - Behavior before water

b - Resistance

c - Swimming style and rhythm

d - Obedience

 

2 - This evaluation is made along a course on which the handler and the dog must go round the placed buoys, several times, until achieving two minutes time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gelo da Pedra da Anixa

 

Procedure

- The dog begins the trial in the sitting position on the left side of the handler without leash. At his order he must go into water and enter, doing the course with his handler.

- The dog that doesn't enter the water, or that doesn't stay inside the water at least 2 minutes swimming will be disqualified.

- To finish the trial the handler goes to the start/finish point and the dog will sit on his left side.

 

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The Judge will valuate dogs according to the following criteria:

Behavior before water from 0 to 5 points

Resistance from 0 to 5 points

Swimming style and rhythm from 0 to 5 points

Obedience from 0 to 5 points

 

Trial B

 

Retrieve of a floating line with floats (fishing net simulation)

1 -

The origin of this trial is based in the fact that in boats dogs detected and retrieved the broken or lost fishing nets, or peaces of net that were broken. The Judge valuates dogs, regarding the following:

 

a - Attention to the fall point of the object

b - Way dog catches the object

c - Delivery of the object

d - Obedience

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brisa da Areia Branca

 

Procedure

- During the object launch to water the dog is sit without leach on the left side of the handler. The object must be thrown by the handler, to the middle of the buoys and at equal distance. In case the launching isn't correct, because its too short distance, or outside the buoys, the Judge should ask for another launch.

- To retrieve the object the dog will start at the handler's order, after he thrown the object, and must swim directly to the object, without hesitate or change direction, and catch it on first attempt.

- The dog must carry the object always on his mouth, without dropping it, and swimming directly to his handler. In land, the dog, at the handler's order delivers the object in hand and sits on the handler left side. When the dog leaves the water, if he drops the object to shake himself, he will not be penalized, if next he catches and delivers it to the handler.

- The dogs that don't retrieve the object wont be punctuated in this trial.

 

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The Judge valuates the dogs according to the following criteria:

Marking of the fall point of the object from 0 to 5 points

Way dog catches the object from 0 to 5 points

Delivery of the Object from 0 to 5 points

Obedience from 0 to 5 points

 

Trial C

 

Deep Dive with Retrieve of a Submerse Object

1 -

The origin of this trial is to recreate the functions that Water Dogs had on board of the fishing boats, that was to recover objects that fall in the water and sink. The Judge in this trial evaluates the way the dog dives, at a depth considered between 1 to 1,5m and recovers the submerse object, regarding the following points:

 

a - Preparation and way of diving

b - Retrieve result

c - Way he delivers in hand

d - Obedience

 

 

 

 

Gelo da Pedra da Anixa

 

Procedure

- The dog begins the trial in the sitting position on the left side of the handler without leash, and at his order they both go to the water edge, the handler launches the object hat must go underwater at least for 1m, and gives the dog order to retrieve the object. The dog must completely dive his body.

- The Judge must have in attention the sub aquatic visibility conditions and the undulation, that may interfere in the object retrieve. In this cases the Judge evaluates the dogs that prepare in correct way and dive to attempt recovering the object.

- The object delivery after the retrieve is made in land with the handler positioned in the start/finish point. The dog must bring the object always in his mouth, without dropping it, and swimming directly to the handler. In land, the dog, at the handler's order delivers the object in hand and sits on the left side of the handler. When the dog leaves the water, if he drops the object to shake himself, he will not be penalized, if next he catches and delivers it to the handler.

 

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The Judge will evaluate the dogs according to the following criteria:

Diving preparation from 0 to 5 points

Retrieve result from 0 to 5 points

Way dog delivers in hand from 0 to 5 points

Obedience from 0 to 5 points

 

Article 15th

Level III - Trial A

 

Swimming, according to orders, between boat-land-boat

1 -

he origin of this trial has the goal of recreate one the functions of Water Dogs, that was to deliver messages from ship to land and back, according to the given orders. The Judge values in dogs the temperament characteristics before water and of swimming, regarding the following:

 

a - Behavior before water

b - Swimming style, rhythm and speed

c - Transport and delivery of the object

d - Obedience

 

 

 

 

Procedure

- This evaluation is made along a course between a anchored boat 20m away from land and back.

- The dog jumps from the boat at the handler's order, swim to land, sits in front of the 2nd handler, catches the object that this handler gives him, swim back to the boat and makes the object delivery to the 1st handler.

- The 1st handler can only give order or incentivate the dog in the water jump and by voice, and to the 2nd handler is only allowed to give the object to the dog and give a verbal order to the deliver of the object to the 1st handler. Any other kind of incitement can originate the dog declassification.

- The courses the dog makes are chronometized.

 

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The Judge will punctuate dogs according to the following criteria:

Jump into water and swimming rhythm from 0 to 5 points

Capacity to keep in course from 0 to 5 points

Object delivery from 0 to 5 points

Obedience from 0 to 5 points

 

Trial B

 

Retrieve Floating Object from Boat (fishing net)

1 -

The origin of this trial is based in the fact that on board of boats dogs had the responsibility of recover objects that fall in water. The Judge valuates the capacity of dogs to jump into the water, recover the object and come on board, regarding the following points:

 

a - Water jump and making of the object

b - Way dog catches the object

c - Delivery of the object

d - Obedience

 

 

 

 

Procedure

- During the object positioning in the water the dog is sit in the boat without leash. The object must be placed by the Commissioner, at a distance of 10m.

- To retrieve the object the dog starts at the handler's order, must swim directly to the object without hesitate or change direction, and catch it on first attempt.

- The dog must carry the object always on his mouth, without dropping it, and swimming directly to his handler. The dog delivers the object in the handler's hand and enters the boat by the ramp.

- The dogs that don't retrieve the object wont be punctuated in this trial.

 

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The Judge valuates the dogs according to the following criteria:

Water jump and marking of the object from 0 to 5 points

Way dog recover the object from 0 to 5 points

Delivery of the Object from 0 to 5 points

Obedience from 0 to 5 points

 

Trial C

 

Deep Diving from Boat with Retrieve of a Submerse Object

1 -

The origin of this trial is to recreate the functions that Water Dogs had on board of the fishing boats, that was to recover objects that fall in the water and sink. The Judge in this trial evaluates the way the dog dives, at a depth considered between 1,5 to 2m and recovers the submerse object, regarding the following points:

 

a - Water jump and way of diving

b - Retrieve result

c - Way he delivers in hand

d - Obedience

 

 

 

 

Procedure

- Dog starts this trial in the sitting position. Handler throws the object about 2m away and it must sink at a minimum depth of 1,5m, the dog dives and retrieves the object.

- The Judge must have in attention the sub aquatic visibility conditions and the undulation, that may interfere in the object retrieve. In this cases the Judge evaluates the dogs that prepare in correct way, jump without hesitate and dive to attempt recovering the object.

- The dog must carry the object always on his mouth, without dropping it, and swim directly to the boat, deliver the object in the handler's hand and enter the boat by the ramp.

 

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The Judge valuates the dogs according to the following criteria:

Water jump and way of diving from 0 to 5 points

Retrieve result from 0 to 5 points

Way dog delivers in hand from 0 to 5 points

Obedience from 0 to 5 points

 

 

Article 16th

Working Notebook

 

1 - The Working Notebooks approved by the C.P.C., have, besides the dog identification and owner, the registry of the trials the dog entered, levels and results, and the Judges signatures.

2 - This notes are only valid after being approved (signed and stamped) by the 4th Commission - Sub commission of Water Dogs from the C.P.C.

3 - It is obliged to note all results with the exception of "Not Classified".

 

 

Article 17º

Working National and International Champions

1 - In each trial can be proposed by he Judge a Working National Champion Certificate (C.A.C.T.), and a reserve (R.C.A.C.T.), for each sex, to all dogs that compete in Level II.

It can only be attributed one C.A.C.T or R.C.A.C.T to dogs qualified with Excellent.

 

The Working National Champion title is attributed to the dog that completes three C.A.C.T. granted by two different Judges, and homologated by the 4th Commission - Sub commission of Water Dogs from the C.P.C.

2 - In each trial can be proposed by he Judge a Working International Champion Certificate (C.A.C.I.T.), and a reserve (R.C.A.C.I.T.), for each sex, to all dogs that compete in Level III.

It can only be attributed one C.A.C.I.T or R.C.A.C.I.T to dogs with qualified with Excellent.

 

The Working International Champion title is attributed to the dog that completes three C.A.C.I.T. granted by two different Judges, and homologated by the 4th Commission - Sub commission of Water Dogs from the C.P.C.

 

 

Article 18th

Infractions

 

1 - It is responsibility of the C.P.C. Disciplinary Council to judge the infractions to this Regulation.

2 - All owners or handlers that try to escape the execution of the disposals mentioned in the Regulation, give false declarations in the inscription bulletins or forge the Working Notebooks, will be subject of the Disciplinary Council sanctions.

3 - All owners or handlers that insult Judges, Commissioners, Delegates or members of the Organizing Commission are subject to the disciplinary sanctions applied by the C.P.C. Disciplinary Council.

 

 

Article 19th

Transitory Disposals

 

1 - The objects to be used in trials can be changed or improved by the 4th Commission - Sub commission of Water Dogs from the C.P.C., in case its approved in practice as an improvement to the performance of dogs in trials.

2 - The punctuations to give in levels and trials can be changed by the 4th Commission - Sub commission of Water Dogs from the C.P.C., in case its for improvement of trials.

3 - All changes to the present Regulation must be communicated to the Breed Clubs if existent, and to the Judges and Commissioners so that they can apply it in trials they are asked for.

 

4 -

This Regulations enters in vigor 30 days after being approved in General Assembly of the C.P.C. and abolish the previous Regulations.

 

Approved in General Assembly of the Portuguese Kennel Club the 19th April 2003.

 

 

 

 

 

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