The Great Lakes Portuguese Water Dog Club is a sanctioned Regional Club of the Portuguese Water Dog Club of America
The idea for a regional Club in the Michigan and Ohio areas began in 2005. Through the efforts of Fred Brauning and Annette Lovse, the beginning stages of developing the GLPWDC began. An yearly summer picnic became a tradition, and in those early days the group worked diligently toward being approved to host a licensed water trial. Those efforts were realized in August 2007, when the GLPWDC hosted a 2-day licensed Water Trial in Traverse City, Michigan. Since that time, the Club has grown by leaps and bounds through the dedication of the Officers, Board and Members.
We co-hosted the 2015 and 2018 PWDCA National Specialty, host one - two licensed water trials per year, periodically have supported conformation entries, and plan a myraid of events throughout the Great Lakes region.
It takes a lot of time and effort on the part of the Members for a Club to be as successful as the GLPWDC! We look forward to continuing to grow as we educate the public about our wonderful breed and enjoy the camaraderie of friendship and competition with fellow PWD lovers.
If you have any questions about the PWD or ideas for our Club, please feel free to contact any of the club officers.