2006 CDCA National Specialty

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The 2006 CDCA National Specialty will be held in San Diego, California, on May 19 in conjunction with the Cabrillo Kennel Club shows on Saturday and Sunday, May 20 and 21.

The premium lists for the Cabrillo Kennel Club All-breed shows and Obedience & Rally Trials on May 20 & 21 and the Hidden Valley Obedience Club Obedience and Rally Trial on May 19 are available on line at www.jbradshaw.com and www.hvoc.org, respectively.

If anyone has a problem downloading them let me know and I will mail you a hard copy. Also the CDCA Specialty premium list is available online a www.jbradshaw.com. The pre-entry form for the Herding Aptitude test on Monday, May 22 is in the Specialty premium list.

Cindy Grupp
2006 CDCA National Specialty Chair


National Specialty Results

Photos of the Winners

BOB - CH. Rosendogs He Who Must Be Named (Harry), owned and bred by Judy Rosenthal and Amanda Pough. Handled by Kitty Burke

BOS - CH. RiverRoc Three Sunrises Lyceum (Marley), owned by Renee & Evan Kent, bred By Christina Miller & Merry Carol Houchard

WD & BOW - Desert Star Running Miles (Miles), owned by Rosette Davila-Sargent, bred by Denise Gordon, Cynthia Grupp, Pamela Roseman

WB - D&H Ha'Aretz Vertigo at River Rock (Vala), owned by Christina Miller, bred by Robin Davison and Donna Davison

RD - Mazel Tov Hatikvah (Tikvah), owned by Catherine Oskow & Iza Benz, bred by Catherine & Craig Oskow

RB - Pleasant Hill Cairo (Cairo), owned by Scott Maxwell, bred By Donna Dodson, handled by Noelle Renteria

AOM - CH Cherrysh Crown of Jewels (Jewel), owned and bred by Cheryl Hennings

AOM - CH Ebony Max O' Mad River (Ethan), owned and bred by Carol O'Bryan

Best in Sweeps - CH Cherrysh Crown of Jewels (Jewel), owned and bred by Cheryl Hennings

BOS in Sweeps - Blessed Be Cherrysh Patriot (Patriot) owned by Cheryl Hennings and Laura Lashley, bred by Laura & Sydni Lashley

Best Veteran in Sweeps - CH Ebony Max O' Mad River (Ethan), owned and bred by Carol O'Bryan

BOS Veteran in Sweeps - CH Mad River Anya De Jealou (Anya), owned by Carol O'Bryan, bred by Cynthia & Leal Grupp

BBBE - Mazel Tov Hatikvah (Tikvah), owned by Catherine Oskow & Iza Benz, bred by Catherine & Craig Oskow

The following is a short critique from our Judge, Mr. Robert Stein:

I certainly enjoyed judging the National Specialty of the Canaan Dog Club of America. I have judged this breed for quite a few years dating back to when they just came into the Miscellaneous Class. I found that the breed has reached a greater level of consistency and the overall quality has definitely improved.

I found my class winners both out of the Puppy classes and these two winners had correct proportions, good head and ear characteristics, proper tail carriage and correct movement. The Best of Breed and Best of Opposite also possessed these same qualities and my Award of Merit was a close runner-up.

I want to thank all of the officers and members for making me part of your beautiful specialty.

Sincerely,
Robert Stein

San Diego All Breed Results-Saturday

Best of Breed/Group 1 - CH Rosendogs He Who Must Be Named (Harry) Breeder/Owner - Judy Rosenthal & Amanda Pough. Handled By Kitty Burke

Best of Opposite - CH Cherrysh Crown of Jewels (Jewel). Breeder/Owner - Cheryl Hennings

Best of Winners/Winner's Bitch/Best Puppy - Harei Selah Keisha of Sundowner. Owner - Cathy M. Dunn and Victor & Wendy Sanchez. Breeder - Victor Sanchez & Wendy Sanchez & Renee Kent

Winner's Dog - (New CH) Desert Star Running Miles. Owner - Rosette Davila-Sargeant (Handled by Charlie Sargeant). Breeder: Denise Gordon, Cynthia Grupp, & Pamela Roseman.

Reserve Winner's Dog - Pleasant Hill Wish Granted. Owner/Breeder - Donna Dodson

Reserve Winner's Bitch - D&H Ha'Aretz Vertigo at River Rock. Owner - Christina Miller. Breeder - Robin Davison & Donna Davison

Best Brood Bitch - CH Madriver Samara Desert Star Dawn, RN. Owner - Denise Gordon, Cynthia Grupp, Pamela Rosman. Breeder - Cynthia Grupp & Pamela Rosman.

Obedience and Rally

There were seven entries in rally and obedience. Three dogs in Rally (Taavi in Novice A, Smudge in Novice B, and Oz in Advanced and Excellent). Three dogs were entered in obedience — one in PreNovice (Bear) and two in Novice B (Smudge and Roxy).

Bear got a 2nd place in prenovice, his very first time in the ring!!!

Smudge and Roxy both showed in Novice B, but did not receive qualifying scores.

Taavi also had his very first time in the rally ring (Rally Novice A) on Friday. He did not qualify, but he did impress everyone with his calm and handsome demeanor while waiting for his turn!

Smudge did very nicely in Rally Novice B, earning a green Qualifying ribbon with a very nice score!! (94, I think).

Oz and Eileen Qualified in both Rally Advanced B and Rally Excellent B on both Friday & Saturday (also picking up at least one placement ribbon). These two double Qs gave them their third and fourth double Qs towards their RAE title (they need ten in total).

Thanks to Cynthia Grupp, Evan Kent, Renee Kent and Jennie Larkin.


2006 CDCA National Specialty Herding Instinct Test

By Denise Gordon

This year's herding instinct test was held at Glenrose Farm in the hills of Jamul, California, on Monday, May 22, 2006. The drive from San Diego to the farm could best be described as “scenic” by some and “an adventure” by others as it was reached via highway, winding 2-lane mountain roads, and erosion-rutted gravel/dirt lanes. In addition, it was typical CDCA herding weather for the group of 15 Canaan Dogs and their owners - slightly windy with drizzle / rain. However, the drive was well worth its trouble and the sun eventually came out during the course of the day as the test evaluator, Laura Noll, owner of Glenrose Farm and an AKC/AHBA judge, observed the entrants working the wooly sheep in the large pen. Of the 14 dogs entered for evaluation, 10 passed, giving this year's test a 71.4% success rate, well above average in the 40-80% range for Canaan Dogs. The non-evaluated Canaan that day was CH. Madriver Samara Desert Star Dawn, CGC, RN, CDCA-HCX, PN, who was entered For Exhibition Only.

Of the 10 Canaan Dogs that passed the test that day, 8 achieved their Herding Certified (HC) titles, 1 attained his Herding Certified Excellent (HCX) title, and 1 earned her second qualifying score of the required three for the HCX title. The “Best Rookie” trophy (for the Canaan Dog having no prior experience with livestock), a hand carved dogwood shepherd's crook donated by Denise Gordon in memory of “Wolf” (1993 Best Rookie), was awarded to HaTikva Cherrysh Taavi Dream (“Taavi”), owned by Risa Baumrind of New Harmony, Utah. The “Best Senior” herding trophy (for the Canaan Dog with any type of prior experience with livestock), a sheep motif candy dish, donated by Denise Gordon in memory of “Wolf”, was awarded to CH. Riverroc Three Sunrises Lyceum, HC (“Marley”), owned by Renee and Evan Kent of Wood River Junction, Rhode Island. Laura had excellent advise for all who entered, whether their dogs passed the test or not, and encouraged those owners of the latter group not to give up just because that day was not their day (for whatever reason) and everyone agreed that it was an enjoyable day, despite the usual weather.

HERDING CERTIFIED EXCELLENT (HCX)

Desert Star Running Miles, CGC, CDCA-HCX (“Miles”), owned by Rosette Davila-Sargent

2nd QUALIFYING SCORE FOR HCX

CH. Riverroc Three Sunrises Lyceum, CDCA-HC(2) (“Marley”), owned by Renee and Evan Kent

HERDING CERTIFIED (HC)

HaTikva Cherrysh Taavi Dream, CDCA-HC (“Taavi”), owned by Risa Baumind
CH. Tahoe Cando To Darn Hot, CDCA-HC (“Ella Fitz”), owned by Sally Armstrong-Barnhardt
Harei Selah Keisha of Sundowner, CDCA-HC (“Keisha”), owned by Cathy Dunn & Victor & Wendy Sanchez
CH. Jealou's Got Milk O'Madriver, CDCA-HC (“Emmitt”), owned by Carol O'Bryan, Cynthia Grupp & Sally Armstrong
D&J Ha'Aretz Vertigo At River Rock, CDCA-HC (“Vala”), owned by Christina Miller
Jealou's Oso De A Noche, CDCA-HC (“Bear”), owned by Nancy & Edward Quesada
Desert Star Angel Of My Dreams, CDCA-HC (“Angel”), owned by Denise Gordon
Desert Star's Midnight Comet, CDCA-HC (“Comet”), owned by Denise Gordon


Specialty Clothing

The CDCA is pleased to offer several different styles of shirts and blouses with a choice of two different 2006 CDCA National Specialty silk-screened art scenes as well as polo shirts, sueded sweatshirts and fleece jackets and vests embroidered with a Canaan Dog play bow.

Items must have been ordered by April 12 to be available for pickup at the 2006 Canaan Dog National Specialty. If you have missed the first order deadline do not despair, the next deadline is May 31. Orders placed by May 31 will be shipped around July 1. You will need to pay postage. The “Postage Multiplier” numbers in the table below will be used in the order form to calculate your postage. There will not be any clothing available for sale at the Specialty.

The following table shows what clothing items are available and the price of each item. The prices include the artwork. To view the clothing (without the artwork), please click on the item number or description. You can also view detailed sizing information for each item by clicking on “Download Spec Sheet” on the page with the item's picture.

Item Number Description Available Art Price “Postage Multiplier”
DT099 Adult unisex t-shirt in “heather” colors
Mfr: District Thread
Silk-screen: zoo or mission scene $11.50 6
SL12 Ladies 3/4 sleeve crewneck t-shirt
Mfr: Silver for Her by Hanes
Silk-screen: zoo or mission scene $12.75 6
S14C Ladies wide strap tank
Mfr: Silver for Her by Hanes
Silk-screen: zoo or mission scene $11.75 6
S10C Ladies crewneck t-shirt
Mfr: Silver for Her by Hanes
Silk-screen: zoo or mission scene $12.00 6
S22C Ladies' v-neck t-shirt
Mfr: Silver for Her by Hanes
Silk-screen: zoo or mission scene $12.25 6
5180 Adult unisex t-shirt
Mfr: Hanes Beefy-T
Silk-screen: zoo or mission scene $13.00 6
5380 Youth Unisex t-shirt
Mfr: Hanes Beefy-T
Silk-screen: zoo or mission scene $10.50 6
6092 Ladies polo
Mfr: Outer Banks
Embroidered play bow $24.00 5
6091 Mens polo
Mfr: Outer Banks
Embroidered play bow $24.00 5
L290 Ladies sueded crewneck sweatshirt
Mfr: Port Authority
Embroidered play bow $21.50 8
F290 Adult Unisex sueded crewneck sweatshirt
Mfr: Port Authority
Embroidered play bow $21.50 8
L200 Ladies princess cut fleece jacket (* see LP77)
Mfr: Port Authority
Embroidered play bow $40.00 12
F200 Adult Unisex fleece jacket
Mfr: Port Authority
Embroidered play bow $40.00 12
LP78 Ladies R-Tek fleece 1/4 zip pullover
Mfr: Port Authority
Embroidered play bow $29.50 12
JP78 Adult Unisex R-Tek fleece 1/4 zip pullover
Mfr: Port Authority
Embroidered play bow $26.75 12
LP77 Ladies princess cut R-Tek fleece jacket (* cheaper and in different colors)
Mfr: Port Authority
Embroidered play bow $29.50 12
LP79 Ladies fleece vest
Mfr: Port Authority
Embroidered play bow $22.75 12
JP79 Unisex/mens fleece vest
Mfr: Port Authority
Embroidered play bow $22.75 12
YJP79 Youth fleece vest
Mfr: Port Authority
Embroidered play bow $21.50 12

Silk-screen Zoo scene
Silk-screen Zoo scene
Silk-screen Mission scene
Silk-screen Mission scene
Embroidered play bow
Embroidered play bow
Artwork by Carol Feldman

National Specialty Catalog

For those wishing to put an ad in the National Specialty catalog, you need to get it to me with the appropriate fees as a CAMERA READY AD (this means I don't have to do anything to it, except send it to the Superintendent for publication) by the deadline of APRIL 7th. By anything, that means it must be the right page size (no reducing or enlarging is necessary), there are no spelling or font errors (some electronic files arrive with gibberish instead of the correct word because of the incompatiblity of fonts between computers), and any photos are cropped to size to fit the ad area (in the case of electronic files, they are of a high resolution so that they don't wash out or are blurry when printed as hard copy).

Please keep in mind, the simpler the ad, the more impact. If you try to fill every inch with text and/or artwork or photo, the ad will not come off cleanly or look as nice when it is reduced by Bradshaw for final publication. Use fonts that have crisp, clean looking text (some script fonts can be unreadable when reduced). REMEMBER THAT ALL ADS MUST BE CAMERA READY. I don't have the time or computer capabilities to fix ads; they will be sent directly to Bradshaw as is and if it doesn't turn out like you wish, please keep that fact in mind when you call to complain.

Bradshaw (the superintendent) said that full page ads must be formatted to 8 1/2" x 11" with 1/2" top and bottom margins, and 1" side margins. So half page and quarter ad sizes fall into 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (same margins) and 2 1/8" x 2 3/4", respectively. Photos are only allowed in the full page ad and are an additional cost.

The ad information (including costs) is listed in the premium list. If you've not yet gotten your premium list or you need further information, please feel free to contact me.

Thanks,
Denise Gordon, Catalog Ad Chair


Hotel

The shows will be out of doors at Qualcomm Stadium on the practice field of the San Diego Chargers. You couldn't ask for a better surface for any type of dog event.

Host Hotel:
Hampton Inn Sea World/Airport
3888 Greenwood St.
San Diego, CA 92110
Tel: +1-619-299-6633 / Fax: +1-619-291-8333

The CDCA has a block of rooms reserved at $99 per night, plus tax. Be sure to mention the CDCA when making your reservation.


Schedule of Events

Wednesday, May 17:
Arrival. There will be an informal get-together at the host hotel that evening.
Thursday, May 18:
Location: Host Hotel
Morning - General Membership meeting
Noon - Lunch hosted by the Northern California Canaan Dog Fanciers
Afternoon - Board meeting
Evening - Judges' breed seminar
Friday, May 19:
Location: Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego Chargers practice field)
Morning - CDCA National Specialty
Obedience/Rally Trial - Hidden Valley Obedience Club of North San Diego County, Inc.

Location: Host hotel
Evening - Awards Banquet
Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21:
Location: Qualcomm Stadium
Cabrillo Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show, Obedience Trial & Rally
Monday, May 22:
Location: Glenrose Farms, Jamul, CA
Herding Instinct testing

Sponsorship

The show committee is sending out the letter for trophy donations and sponsorship via e-mail this year.

If you would like to sponsor a specific trophy or make a donation to the general trophy fund and be acknowledged in the show catalog please contact me immediately.

Cindy Grupp
+1-707-226-3353

A special thanks to the following companies for their generous donations:

Zuke's
Moe Toys
RedBarn
Loopies Toys
Creative Treasures
Creston Valley Meats
Lupine Inc., Collars & Leads
Breeder's Choice (Makers of Pinnacle Dog Food)
Tiger's Wholesale Distributors and Dog Show Supplies