GCH Querida's The Green Monster WWD CGC
"Fenway"
Querida is very proud of our
PWDCA WATER TITLES!!!
CH Querida's Razzmatazz JWD CGC
"Mazzie"
Junior Water Dog (JWD)
The Junior Water Dog Certificate is the beginning level of
water work.  
The Junior test includes 4 exercises:

1. Retrieve of the dummy from shore
2. Board boat and ride with handler.
3. Call dog from shore to boat.
4. 60'swim with handler.
                                      Why is it important for PWDs to earn PWDCA water titles?

From the PWDCA Water Trial Manual:
The Portuguese Water Dog, past and present, is a working breed. As a contributing crew member on Portuguese fishing vessels, tasks that were attributed to the breed
included retrieving overboard objects, carrying messages, swimming fishing floats into place and guarding the boats, nets and catch when in port. The regular and
successful completion of these tasks required teamwork between dog and owner, efficiency in accomplishing the work of the day, natural willingness and the intelligence
to adapt routines to changing conditions.

The Portuguese Water Dog today exhibits eagerness, intensity and strong swimming and retrieving abilities. In order to preserve these qualities and maintain for the
future the breed's natural instincts, the PWDCA has designed a series of water work exercises which reflect the historical working background of the Portuguese Water
Dog. These exercises consist of two aspects: the dog's ability to perform a task and its willingness to do so on command.

The PWDCA Water Trial program is the beginning of another chapter in the history of the Portuguese Water Dog as it provides a context in which to record our present
efforts to preserve the past and insure the future of this noble working water dog.

The goals of the PWDCA water trial are to promote an environment that encourages:
1. The development of the working attributes of the Portuguese Water Dog;
2. A strong bond between dog and owner consistent with the Portuguese Water Dog's heritage as a working companion; and
3. The creation of a modern water work activity specifically related to the breed's unique abilities and historical function.
Querida Portuguese Water Dogs
Apprentice Water Dog (AWD)
The Apprentice Water Dog is the first titling level.
Like the higher levels, there are 5 exercises.
The Apprentice exercises are:

1.Underwater retrieve
2. Retrieve dummy from shore (60')
3. Dummy carry to handler near the boat, boat ride, and recall
to handler
4. Retrieve floating line from shore
5. Measured time and distance swim. Swim out to the 60'
marker at least once and continue swimming for 2 minutes.
Querida's Breaking All The Rules WWD
"Rebel"
Working Water Dog (WWD)
The Working Water Dog is the intermediate titling level.
Like other levels, there are 5 exercises.
The Working exercises are:

1.  Gear Bag Retrieve 1 minute
2.Retrieve Dummy from Boat 2 minutes
3.Retrieve Overboard Articles 3 minutes
4. Retrieve Dummy between Two Boats 1 minute
5.Blind Retrieve Of Floating Line from Boat 2 minutes
Courier Water Dog (CWD)
The Courier Water Dog is the highest titling level.
Like other levels, there are 5 exercises.
The Courier exercises are:

1.Courier Pouch Exchange 2 minutes
2.Blind Retrieve Of Floating Line: Boat to Shore 3 minutes
3.Directed Double Retrieve From Boat 3 minutes
4.Retrieve Fishing Net 3 minutes
5.Buoy Ball Placement 3 minutes

Courier Water Dog Excellent (CWDX) title is awarded to a
dog and handler who qualify two more times at the Courier
Water Dog level