Internet Links of Interest to
AWS Owners and
Clicking on any of the text in blue will send you to a
site where you can learn more about the organization mentioned.
AWS Health Survey
There is an AWS health survey located on the OFA website. This survey is
anonymous so anyone filling it out will not have to reveal personal
information such as names, registration numbers, etc. If used properly this
survey may serve as a vital tool to the AWS community. We urge all who have
or have had AWS to fill out the survey as best they can. Those who often
wonder just what problems plague the AWS can view the survey results to see
exactly what is being reported by the AWS community.
Click here to go to the
The American Kennel Club, Inc.
Located in New York City, NY this registry recognized the AWS in 1940 and
has a wide range of activities available to dog enthusiasts including
Spaniel Hunt Tests for the American Water Spaniel. Click
here to read about the AKC Spaniel Hunt Test program and
here to read
the AWS's AKC breed standard.
The United Kennel Club, Inc.
Located in Kalamazoo, MI with activities throughout the US, this was
the first registry recognize the AWS, doing so in 1920, and bills itself
as devoted to the "Total Dog" (i.e. dogs with both working and show
titles). Through its affiliate, the
Hunting Retriever Club, it offers retrieving tests for the AWS.
the AWS's UKC breed standard.
A national organization dedicated to securing the future of waterfowl
and waterfowl hunting.
A national organization to assist in maintaining and improving wetland
habitat for waterfowl.
A national organization to assist in maintaining and improving habitat
We encourage all AWS enthusiasts to seek out and join local or regional clubs dedicated to activities that you are interested in.
Whether your interests are centered in hunting, obedience, dog shows, or
other activities there is likely to be a club nearby that will help you
pursue such activities.
Lakes American Water Spaniel Club (aka Great Lakes AWSC)
Primarily a field training club for American Water Spaniel enthusiasts.
This club's members are mostly located throughout the Great Lakes region
and it provides a number of training days during the warmer months for
members, non-members, and all breeds of spaniels. Click
here to download a membership application.
This club is located in the Midland, MI area and holds training
sessions and AKC retriever hunt tests each year. They are also a
Master Nationals club.
Central Michigan Hunting Retriever Club
The club is located in mid Michigan and hosts a number of training days
throughout the year, as well as, a set of HRC retriever hunt tests in late
spring. If you are interested in working in HRC and live in central Michigan
this is a good group to work with.
For a Healthy Dog
This is a website pertaining to information concerning the Keoni
project and a variety of other health issues that may affect the AWS.
Linda Ford and Beth Lagimoniere are responsible for creating this
project. We commend them for looking out for the welfare of the American
Water Spaniel in such a broad and caring manner. Their work can be
supported by contributions to the AKC Canine Health Foundation's AWS
Partners - Donor Advised Funds. Click
here to find out more about AKC/CHF.
Canine Health Foundation
Click on the following icon to get information about canine health issues:
Orthopedic Foundation for
Maintains a registry of health clearances for the AWS including
those pertaining to hip, heart, thyroid and eyes.
Canada's Guide to Dogs...
a comprehensive Web site about all breeds