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Brags - 2021

FastCAT Top 20 Porties

April 8, 2021

So far, in 2021, Ten Portuguese Water Dogs have qualified for the FastCAT rankings, and 7 are connected to DelMarVa PWDC members:

  • #1 (26.69 MPH) Glenwood's Chesapeake Chewbacca FCAT DSX TKN "Oscar" owned by Alex Koran and Steve Makranczy, bred by member Audrey Hiebler
  • #2 (25.42 MPH) Seaworthy's Love That Notorious RBG RN CA DCAT ACT1 CGC TKN "Kiki" owned by member Cindy Miner
  • #3 (24.85 MPH) Classea's Woodford Wonderdog of Western Waters BCAT "Woodford" owned by member Louann Tracy
  • #4 (23.84 MPH) CH Glenwood's Master of the Knights of Ren FCAT "Kylo" owned by member Tracey Dearborn, bred by member Audrey Hiebler
  • #5 (23.65 MPH) GCH CH Vista Do Lago's Sand-Sational Carbon Copy THDN CGCA "Jett" owned by members Ken and Sandy Melson
  • #7 (22.52 MPH) CH Vista Do Lago's Sandpiper Leap of Faith by Wicca CGC "Neta" owned by members Ken and Sandy Melson
  • #10 (13.38 MPH) Captree Trip Over Me BN RN CGC TKN "Trip" owned by member Chris Marston (and still trying to get the hang of things with lots of room for improvement).


Brags - 2020

AKC Rally National Championship Eligibility List Released

January 27, 2020

Of the 29 Portuguese Water Dogs that qualified for the AKC Rally National Championship, 3 belong to DelMarVa PWDC members:

  • Riverbend Hi-Jinx All Or Nothing BN RI CGCA TKI WWD (Cher) - Intermediate Class - Ashley Cook and Mike & Jenny Mobley
  • PACH Bantry's Hi-Jinx By Hetty CD BN RM RAE MXP7 MXPG MJP8 MJPG PAX MFPS TQXP T2BP2 BCAT RATO CGCA CGCU TKA (Jinxy) - Master Class - Ashley Cook and Linda Motta
  • Captree's Trip Over Me BN RN CGC TKN (Trip) - Novice Class - Chris Marston

The AKC Rally National Championship will be held on June 26, 2020, in Wilmington, Ohio. Dogs qualify earning a title and receiving three scores of 93 or better in the class in which they earned the title during the qualifying period (Dec. 1, 2018 to Nov. 30, 2019).


Amigo's Brown Velvet CD RAE AX MXJ AXP MJP NF NFP JWD ThD CGC (Roxie)

Nancy Kurkjian's Roxie celebrated her 14th Birthday on February 1, 2020. 

Maybe Roxie can earn a 12th title in 2019. What an accomplished dog and handler team!

Brags - 2019

CH Glenwood’s Master of the Knights of Ren DCAT (Kylo)

Title - DCAT / Fast CAT

December 7, 2019

Tracy Dearborn's Kylo earned a DCAT title by accumulating 500 points in Fast CAT events, finishing at the Kennel Club of Anne Arundel's Fast CAT event. Running 24.76 MPH, he finsihed 2019 as the 4th fastest Portuguese Water Dog for the year.

What's Fast CAT you ask? It's a timed 100-yard dash developed from Lure Coursing and Coursing Abiliity Tests.

GCH Amigo's The Lilly of the Valley (Lilly)

Captree Maybe Call Me Crazy RN (Millie)

Captree Trip Over Me BN RN (Trip)

Riverbend Hi-Jinx All or Nothing RN CGCA TKI (Cher) (Not Pictured)

Title - Rally Novice - Millie, Trip; RN Legs - Lilly; RI Legs - Millie, Trip, Cher

November 9, 2019

Patti Cleary's Millie and Chris Marston's Trip earned their Rally Novice titles, and Kathy McAfee's Lilly earned two legs towards hers at the Eastern Shore Classic Rally Trials hosted by Salisbury Kennel Club. Millie and Trip also earned first legs towards Rally Intermediate. Ashley Cook's Cher also earned a leg towards Rally Intermediate with a first place finish. At the afternoon trial, 3 of 4 placements were Porties handled by Club members.

Captree Trip Over Me BN (Trip)

Title - Beginner Novice / Obedience

October 13, 2019 Chris Marston's Trip earned his Beginner Novice Obedience Title (BN) earning his second and third legs at the National Capitol Kennel Club's Trials at the Howard County MD Fairgrounds, taking 2nd place in each trial.

Ch Vista do Lago’s Leap of Faith by Wicca CGC WWD (Neta)

Title - WWD

August 11, 2019 Ken Melson handled Neta to a WWD just weeks after her AWD. Ken and Neta qualified at Keystone PWD Club's Water Trial at Codurus State Park in Pennsylvania

Vista do Lago’s Sand Dancer CWD (Rio)
GCH Vista do Lago’s Sand Sational Carbon Copy CGCA THDN WWD (Jett)
Ch Vista do Lago’s Leap of Faith by Wicca CGC AWD (Neta)

Titles - Rio - 2d Leg toward CDWX; Jett - WWD; Neta - AWD

July 20-21, 2019 Ken and Sandy Melson's Porties all qualified at the Southern Splash Water Trial hosted by the Movers & Shakers PWD Club in Raleigh, NC,

GCH Skipjack’s Royal Wave @ Oakhill (Meara) 

Title- BCAT

June 2, 2019 Louann Tracy's Meara earned her BCAT title in FastCAT by earning 150 points in FastCAT events. She crossed the point threshold at the Talbot Kennel Club's Agility & FastCAT trials at Crown Sports Center in Eden, MD. 

Brags - 2017

Skipjack's My Time To Shine at WICCA (Mia)
February 14, 2017 Select Bitch at Westminster Kennel Club

Followed up by back to back Best of Breed at Maryland Kennel Club shows
Mia was handled by Paul Clas - she is co-owned by club members Louann Tracy, Glenn Nola and JoAnn Charnik

Brags - 2015/2016

CH Skipjack's Royal Wave @ Oak Hill, CGC (Meara)
July 10, 2016 Best of Opposite Sex and Best of Breed-Owner Handler
Meara was handled by owner, Louann Tracy - she is co-owned by breeder Glenn Nolan

CH Glenwood's Rhapsody In Blue (Freddie)
November 10, 2015

Handled by Paul Clas

Owned by club members David Wruck and Jerry Rollyson

Skipjack's Royal Wave @ Oak Hill (Meara)

Expertly presented by Paul Clas, Skipjack's Royal Wave @ Oak Hill (Meara) won 2 -3 pt majors at the Celtic Cluster in York, Pa on 3/17 & 3/18.


Also at the Celtic Cluster GCH Vista do Lago's Sand Sailor, CGCA, WWD, RN (Hobie) earned the 3rd leg in Rally Novice


Both are proudly owned  by Louann M. Tracy

BRAGS  2014

Best of Breed

November 29, 2014

On November 29,2014 at the Chespeake Kennel Club of Maryland show in Westnminster, MD., CH Glenwood Chuva's Lielahneta RN, CGC,  (Netie), took Best Of Breed on her way to her Grand Championship.  Nettie is co-owned by Jerry Rollyson and Audrey Hiebler, and is being handled by Joann Charnik.

Best of Breed

November 5, and 6, 2014


CH Shasta's Cerveja Cristal Pretqa My BFF At Metanoia,  aka Chrissy, took Best of Breed 2 days running at the Talbot Kennel Club show in Salisbury, MD.  Her handler Healther Helmer expertly handled Chrissy in the group rings for, group 4 on Wednesday and a group 2 on Thursday.  Chrissy will be competing at the Westminister Dog show in 2015.  Chrissy is proudly owned by Martha Schneider.  

New Champion

Takbot Kennel Club November 5, 2014

On November 5th at the Talbot Kennel Club all breed show in Salisbury, Riverwood's Prince of Tides aka Ripp received his Championship.  Ripp took Winners Dog and best of Winners for a 3 point Major.  Ripp's handler was Zack Helmer.  Owners are Bill and Diane Keppen.

New Grand Champion

Howard County Show 2014 aka Hobie, GCH CH Vista Do Lago's Sand Sailor received his Grand Championship. Pictured with Hobie is Handler Joann Charnik and Breeder Sandy Melson. Hobie is proudly owned by Louann Tracy.


SEPTEMBER 18, 2014


At the Portuguese Water Dog National Specialty in Gettysburg, PA., Glenwood's Rhapsody in Blue competed for the first time in the 6 to 9 month old puppy class.  Freddie as he is called along with his breeder handler, received a second place.  Freddie is the son of GCH CH Glenwood Chuva's Doroteia, CD, RE, WWD, NA, NAJ, CGC, SROM and the younger brother of CH Glenwood Chuva's Lielahneta, RN, CGC.  Freddie is proudly owned and very much loved by David and Chris Wruck.  

Rally Title September 17, 2014


CH Glenwood Chuva's Lielahneta RN, CGC earned her Rally Novice Title at the Portuguese Water Dog National Specialty in Gettysburg PA.  Nettie and her owner Jerry Rollyson were very excited to earn her title at the National Specialty. 


Salem VA July 31, 2014


CH Glenwood Chuva's Lielahneta CGC received her Championship at the Salem VA Show by taking Best of Winners for a 3 point Major.   Nettie is handled by Joann Charnik.  Jerry Rollyson and Audrey Hiebler are very proud of their wonderful girl.

Salem VA. July 30, 2014

Best of Winners and Major 


Glenwood Chuva's Lielahneta CGC aka Nettie took best of winners on Wednesday and Thursday receiving two 3 point majors.  Nettie's handler is Joann Charnik.  Nettie is co-owned by Jerry Rollyson and Audrey Hiebler.

Best of Breed

Shanadoh Valley Kennel Club 2014

CH Vista Do Lago's Sand Sailor, aka Hobie, Took  Best of Breed at the Shenandoh Valley Kennel Club, March 8th and 9th in Harrisonburg, VA. Handler Joann Charnik owner Loann Tracy.

Best of Breed, Group 2 and best of Winners. 2014

Tagalong's Starry Night, aka Galileo, owned by Cindy Miner, won Best of Opposite on March 8th and 9th and on March 9th won BBE Group 2, at the Shenandoah Valley Kennel Club shows held in Harrisonburg, VA.  Galley was shown by Benita Bottom. Also, on Feb 15th, Galley got BW in Howard County, MD.

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