2008 CDCA National Specialty

September 23rd through 29th, 2008
Sampson State Park, Romulus NY
and Holiday Inn, Waterloo NY


logo by Jacob Martin

Results from 2008 CDCA National Specialty

by Amanda Pough

Results from 2008 CDCA National Specialty and the weekend of shows (unofficial).

Full Breeder, Owner, Sire and Dam listed only the first time a dog is listed.

A few show catalogs are still available from the specialty day itself. Contact Amanda Pough for details about purchasing.

By the end of the weekend, we had six new CD title holders!

Congratulations to all!


Kanadasaga Kennel Club, Inc.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
CDCA National Specialty
Dedicated to the memory of Leal Grupp

Sweepstakes — Judge: Christina Miller, River Rock Canaan Dogs

Puppy Sweepstakes

9-12 months, Dogs
1stCherrysh Keep The Fire Burning. Breeder/Owner: Cheryl Hennings. Sire: CH Cherrysh The Vision Of Ezekiel. Dam: CH Cherrysh Hearts On Fire.

6-9 months, Bitches
1stOrela Me Shaar Hagai. B: M Shiboleth. O: Julie and Daniel Haddy. S: V'Makole De Solemel. D: Lilo Me Shaar Hagai.

9-12 months, Bitches
1stCherrysh Burning Desire. B/O: C Hennings. Littermate to Fire Burning.

12-15 months, Bitches
1stCherrysh Seventh Heaven. B/O: C Hennings. S: CH Blessed Be Aryon. D: Cherysh My Spring Lily.

2ndAnacan Michaela. B: Mrs. Ellen Minto. O: Bryna Comsky. S: Anacan Ziggy. D: Anacan Sheez The One.

Best Junior Puppy in Sweepstakes: Cherrysh Burning Desire.
Best of Opposite Sex to Best Junior Puppy in Sweepstakes: Cherrysh Keep The Fire Burning

Best Senior Puppy in Sweepstakes: Cherrysh Seventh Heaven

Best in Sweepstakes: Cherrysh Seventh Heaven
Best of Opposite Sex to Best in Sweepstakes: Cherrysh Keep The Fire Burning

Breeder of Best in Puppy Sweepstakes: Cheryl Hennings


Veteran Sweepstakes

7-10 years, Bitches
1stCH Pleasant Hill Hinda M Rosendog CD. B: Donna Dodson. O: Judy March Rosenthal. S: CH Arayl's Eitan Ben Jordan. D: Pleasant Hill Onyx.

10-13 years, Bitches
1stDayspring Bina Bat Bittachon. B: P Flowers. O: Melinda Linto. S: Shavatim Confidence. D: Pleasant Hill Marnina.

Best in Veteran Sweepstakes: CH Pleasant Hill Hinda M Rosendog CD

Breeder of Best in Veteran Sweepstakes: Donna Dodson

Rally Classes
Judge: Miss H. A. Penny Haynes

Rally Novice A
Q — score 92 — Cherrysh Hosea Prince Rock. B/O: Cheryl Hennings. S: CH Cherrysh Precious Stones. D: CH Bay Path's Sufat Hol.

Regular Classes
Judge: Lester M Mapes

6-9 month Puppy, Dogs
1stCherrysh Keep The Fire Burning.

Bred By Exhibitor, Dogs
1stGemari's 1st Chance. B/O: Michael Banister and Melvin Larsen. S: CH Cherrysh Sing So Into You RN. D: CH Bless-ed Be My Neshama.

2ndCherrysh Hosea Prince Rock.

3rdGemari's 1st Sunrise. B/O: Michael Banister and Melvin Larsen. Littermate to 1st Chance.

Ex: Serenity Lane Action Jackson. B/O Melinda Larsen. S: CH Cherrysh The Vision Of Ezekiel. D: Dayspring Bina Bat Bittachon.

Open, Dogs
1stNaturally Noahs At Eastland. B: A Rolerson. O: Annette Isreal. S: Eastland Isaac. D: Eastland Adina Yefat Haeyen.

2ndGemari's 1st Native. B: M Banister and M Larsen. O: M Banister, M Larsen, Mareena Nephew and D Berwald.

Winners Dog: Gemari's 1st Chance. New Champion!

Reserve Winners Dog: Naturally Noahs At Eastland

6-9 month Puppy, Bitches
1stOrela Me Shaar Hagai.

9-12 month Puppy, Bitches
1stCherrysh Burning Desire.

12-18 month, Bitches
1stAnacan Michaela.

Bred By Exhibitor, Bitches
1stCherrysh Seventh Heaven.

2ndEastland Salina So Special. B: Annette Israel. O: Annette Israel, David Golden and Cynthia Dodson. S: Dayspring Amos Anatoly. D: Arayl's Seretta At Eastland.

3rdSerenity Lane Reba On The Run. B/O: Melinda Linton. Littermate to Action Jackson.

4thMad River Lady B Good. B/O: Cynthia & Leal Grupp. S: CH Lahat Mr Shaar Hagai. D. CH Mad River Ain't Misbehavin.

Gemari's 1st Hope. B/O: M Banister & M Larsen. Littermate to 1st Chance.

Open, Bitches
1stRenegade Melanchollie Air. B: Renee & Evan Kent. O: Amy Preston. S: CH Rosendog's He Who Must Be Named. D: CH Riverroc Three Sunrises Lyceum.

Winners Bitch: Renegade Melanchollie Air. New Champion!

Reserve Winners Bitch: Orela Me Shaar Hagai

Veteran, Bitches
Ab: Dayspring Bina Bat Bittachon.

Best of Breed — entries:
CH TK's Nassi Shiloh RN. B/O: Tracey Kopea. S: CH Kochac Ole Me Shaar Hagai. D: Pleasant Hill Tarah.

CH Mad River Cool Breeze Blowing. B: C & L Grupp. O: Rosette Davila Sargent & Charles Sargent MD. Littermate to Lady B Good.

CH Cherrysh Crown Of Jewels. B/O: C Hennings. S: CH Lahat Me Shaar Hagai. D: Cherrysh My Spring Lily.

CH Cherrysh Sing So Into You RN. B: C Hennings. S: M Banister & M Larsen. S: CH Lahat Me Shaar Hagai. D: CH Cherrysh Asherah.

CH Renegade Camber. B/O: Renee & Evan Kent. Littermate to Melanchollie Air.

Ab: CH Pleasant Hill Magnum Of Samara. B: D Dodson. O: Pamela Stacey Rosman and P R Vulliet. S: CH Lahat Me Shaar Hagai. D: CH Jealou Hum'n Bird Whoopedoo.

Best of Breed: CH Renegade Camber

Best of Winners: Renegade Melanchollie Air

Best of Opposite Sex to Best of Breed: CH Cherrysh Sing So Into You RN

Award of Merit: CH Mad River Cool Breeze Blowing

Best Puppy: Orela Mr Shaar Hagai

Best Bred By Exhibitor: Cherrysh Seventh Heaven

Breeder of Best of Breed: Renee & Evan Kent.

Stud Dog
1stCH Cherrysh Sing So Into You RN. (I believe his produce in the class were 1st Hope and 1st Sunrise.)

Brood Bitch
1stCH Bless-ed Be My Neshama. B: L & S Lashley. O: M Banister & M Larsen. S: CH Cherrysh The Vision Of Ezekiel. D: CH Jumpin' Jazzmin Hazariza Shaar Hagai. (I believe her get in the class with her were 1st Chance and 1st Native.)

Parade of Titleholders:
CH Rosendog's Lt Columbo RN
CH Pleasant Hill Hinda M Rosendog CD
CH Rosendog's He Who Much Be Named
CH Bandersnatch Rsndg Ida Know RivRoc
Gemari's 1st Sunrise
Gemari's 1st Chance
Gemari's 1st Native
CH Cherrysh Crown Of Jewels
CH Cherrysh Sing So Into You RN
Gemari's 1st Hope
CH Bless-ed Be My Neshama
CH Dayspring Beraiah Ha'Aretz CD RN


Finger Lakes Kennel Club, Inc.
Friday the 26th
Supported Entry

Rally Novice A
Judge: Mrs. Evelyn VanUden
Q — Cherrysh Hosea Prince Rock.

Regular Classes
Judge: Mrs Paula Hartinger

Winners Dog/Best Of Winners: Mad River Here's Looking At You Kid. B: C & L Grupp. O: Christina Miller, Annette Isreal and Cynthia Grupp. Littermate to Lady B Good.

Reserve Winners Dog: Bsnatch Rsndg Ran Away To RivRoc. B/O: Christina Miller, Amanda Pough and Judy March Rosenthal. S: CH Yashar Ha'Aretz Machseh. D: CH Pleasant Hill Hinda M Rosendog CD.

Winners Bitch: Cherrysh Seventh Heaven

Reserve Winners Bitch: Orela Me Shaar Hagai.

Veteran Bitch: CH Dayspring Beraiah Ha'Aretz CD RN. B: P Flowers. O: Christina Miller. Littermate to Bina Bat Bittachon.

Best of Breed/Group 4th — CH Renegade Camber

Best of Opposite Sex: CH Rosendog's He Who Must Be Named. B: J Rosenthal. O: Judy March Rosenthal & Amanda M Pough. S: CH Mad River Tahoe Zepher. D: CH Pleasant Hill Hinda M Rosendog CD.


Elmira Kennel Club, Inc.
Saturday the 27th
Supported Entry

Rally Novice A
Judge: Mrs. Debra Barrows

Q — Cherrysh Hosea Prince Rock. New Rally Novice title!

Regular Classes
Judge Mrs Patricia Hastings

Winners Dog/Best Of Winners: Mad River Here's Looking At You Kid. New Champion!

Reserve Winners Dog: Gemari's 1st Native

Winners Bitch: D&J Ha'Aretz Vertigo At River Rock. B: R & D Davison. O: Christina Miller. S: CH D&J Ha'Aretz I'm The Buzz Baby. D: D&J Ha'Aretz Lyla June. New Champion!

Reserve Winners Bitch: Cherrysh Seventh Heaven

Veteran Bitch: CH Dayspring Beraiah Ha'Aretz CD RN.

Best of Breed: CH Mad River Cool Breeze Blowing

Best of Opposite Sex: CH Rosendog's He Who Must Be Named

Brace Class
1stD&J Ha'Aretz Vertigo At River Rock
&
River Rock Take Me Higher
. B: Christina Miller & Julie Haddy. O: Christina Miller. S: Ha'Aretz Kwisartz Haderach DWLF. D: D&J Ha'Aretz Vertigo At River Rock.

2ndBsnatch Rsndg Ran Away To RivRoc
&
CH Bandersnatch Rsndg Ida Know RivRoc
. B/O: Amanda Pough, Christina Miller and Judy Rosenthal. Littermate to Ran Away To RivRoc.

Team Class
1stD&J Ha'Aretz Vertigo At River Rock & River Rock Take Me Higher & Bsnatch Rsndg Ran Away To RivRoc & CH Bandersnatch Rsndg Ida Know RivRoc.


Onondaga Kennel Association, Inc.
Sunday the 28th
Supported Entry

Regular Classes
Judge: Dr Donald Gill

Winners Dog: Bsnatch Rsndg Ran Away To RivRoc

Reserve Winners Dog: Gemari's 1st Native or 1st Sunrise

Winners Bitch/Best of Winners: Cherrysh Seventh Heaven. New Champion!

Reserve Winners Bitch: Gemari's 1st Hope

Veteran Bitch: CH Dayspring Beraiah Ha'Aretz CD RN.

Best of Breed/Group 2nd — CH Mad River Cool Breeze Blowing

Best of Opposite Sex: Gemari's 1st Chance


2008 CDCA National Specialty

The 2008 CDCA National Specialty was held September 25, 2008, in upstate New York, in the Finger Lakes region, and was chaired by Amanda Pough.

Official Contact Person: Amanda Pough
Address: Hyde Park VT

Shop to Support the CDCA!

The Specialty Committee for the 2008 Canaan Dog Club of America invites you to shop to support the club and the specialty!

www.cafepress.com/cdca2008ns

With over 25 different items (many in multiple colors) there is definitely something for everyone to be found! From apparel for adults and kids, to mugs and dog bowls, we encourage you to purchase early (and often)! All purchases benefit the CDCA!

Can't join us in September? Purchase a CDCA 2008 National Specialty logo item and feel closer to the club!

Planning to travel to NY in September? Purchase a 2008 CDCA National Specialty logo item and wear in proudly!

Amanda Pough
2008 CDCA National Specialty Chair

Agility at the CDCA 2008 National

The folks organizing the agility trials the week of the CDCA National Specialty are looking forward to seeing lots of CDs in attendance at the trials (September 25 - 28th).

They have relayed the following to help you plan!

I'm trying to finalize our trophies for this trials and all of the specialty week. We will be offering nice awards (IMO) to make this an extra SPECIAL specialty.

Amanda Pough
Chair, CDCA 2008 National Specialty

All AKC Events Pending Approval.

Deadlines & Important Dates

January 2, 2008
  • Challenge date to sell out FIRST Hotel Room Raffle tickets!
  • Pre-paid pledge for DVD of Specialty Judging (Conformation & Sweepstakes) due to 2008 CDCA Specialty Treasurer
Pending:
  • Catalog ad date
  • Entry deadlines
  • Camping opening/closing
  • Agility entry opening date
  • Trophy fund pledges for catalog listing
July 31, 2008
  • Last day to purchase Hotel Room Raffle Tickets
  • Last day to submit sealed bid for Patron positions
August 23, 2008 Cutoff date to make reservations at the host hotel
September 20, 2008 Deadline for receipt of shipped auction items
September 23 to 29, 2008 See you at Sampson!

2008 Specialty Schedule

Tuesday, September 23rd
Welcome Party - Host Hotel (evening)
and start of Silent Auction viewing & bidding

Wednesday, September 24th
All Events at Host Hotel:
CDCA Board of Directors Meeting (am)
Handling Seminar (am)
CDCA Annual General Meeting (pm)
Judges Breed Study Group (Judges Seminar) (evening)

Thursday, September 25th
CDCA National Specialty
at the Kanadasaga KC Show on the
Specialty Field - Sampson State Park
Continental Breakfast hosted by the MidWest Canaan Dog Club,
hosts of the 2009 CDCA National Specialty
Sweepstakes (Puppy & Veterans)
- Judge Christina C. Miller, River Rock Canaan Dogs
Conformation - Judge Mr. Lester Mapes
Ringside Mentoring
Honor Parade
Obedience, Rally, Agility and Junior Showmanship also offered
Awards Supper and Auctions - Host Hotel

Friday, September 26th
Supported Entry - Finger Lakes KC - Sampson State Park
Canine Good Citizen Tests - Host Hotel

Saturday, September 27th
Supported Entry - Elmira KC - Sampson State Park

Sunday, September 28th
Supported Entry - Onondaga Kennel Association - Sampson State Park

All three Supported Entries offer
Conformation, Obedience, Rally, Agility and Junior Showmanship

Schedule Pending/Still Tentative
Educational Seminar(s)
Winery Tour & Dinner

Due to excessive costs, the 2008 Specialty Committee is sorry to announce that we will not be able to offer Herding this year.

Specialty Site Information

Our site for the 2008 Specialty is the beautiful Wine Country of upstate New York. The Host Hotel will be the site of our meetings and the Awards Banquet. The show site itself overlooks Seneca Lake at Sampson State Park. Seneca Lake is one of the Finger Lakes and September in upstate New York means autumnal leaves, wine tours, shopping, hiking and important historical locations. All show events (Conformation, Junior Showmanship, Obedience, Rally and Agility) are offered at the same location. In addition, camping is available at Sampson State Park.

Hospitality, meetings and the banquet will be located at the Host Hotel (Holiday Inn) in Waterloo, about 10 minutes from the show site.

For the Specialty proper, we will be in the Specialty Field of the show site. We will have plenty of room for grooming, crating, ringside hospitality and trophies. There will be ample ringside tenting to provide protection from sun or rain - it is upstate New York in September after all!

Please plan ahead! Due to New York State regulations, RABIES CERTIFICATES ARE REQUIRED FOR ANY DOGS BEING BROUGHT ON TO THE SHOW GROUNDS. The State Park Service will not accept Rabies titer reports. Rabies Certificates will be checked as you enter the park.

Hotel Reservations, Camping and Information

A block of rooms have been reserved at the following area motel until August 23, 2008. Please mention the CDCA (reference code CDC) when making your reservation.

Host Hotel: Holiday Inn - Waterloo, 2468 NYS Route 414 North, Waterloo NY 13165, telephone 315-539-5011. The pet fee is being waived for the dog show - please help us maintain our good history. No bathing of dogs in rooms is allowed. Room rate is $119.99 - a discount of about 25% off normal rates. The hotel offers FREE High Speed Internet Access, a fitness facility, outdoor heated pool, tennis courts, on-site guest laundry facilities and two on-site restaurants.

Camping is available at the show site at Sampson State Park. Reservations must be sent to the Camping Coordinator for the circuit (details pending). There are shower houses in the camping loops. Shuttle buses run from the camping loops to the show site all day each day during the shows. It is possible to groom at your campsite, hop the shuttle and walk into the ring!

Camping reservations will open in August of 2008. Full details will be mailed with the premium lists and posted on-line as soon as available. Make sure you read the camping information and details carefully! If you want to camp with someone, your reservations should be submitted together. This is a popular show for campers - we recommend you get your camping reservations in as soon as possible!
The Wine Country Cluster Camping Coordinator and reservation opening date is still pending.

PLEASE NOTE: The CDCA Room Policy will be in effect and strictly enforced. We recommend that you examine your room on check-in and if you see any damage that might subsequently be attributed to your dog(s), please report it to a member of the Hotel Staff as soon as possible.

Additional Area Hotels

Many additional hotels may be found in the premium list. Call for availability and to confirm pet policy. CDCA Room Policy applies to these and any other hotels/campgrounds. Below are a few additional hotels/motels that may offer something slightly different than a traditional hotel.

Inland Motel, 984 Waterloo-Geneva Road, Routes 5 & 20, Waterloo NY 13165, Phone: 315-539-0504.

Finger Lakes Mill Creek Cabins, 2382 Parmenter Road, Lodi NY 14860, Phone: 607-582-7673.

Glass Magnolia B&B, 8347 N. Main Street, Interlaken NY 14847, Phone: 607-532-8356.

John Morris Manor B&B, 2138 Route 89, Seneca Falls NY 13148, Phone: 315-568-9057.

Catalog Advertisement

As usual, catalog advertising will be available. Full details will be included in later information and posted on-line.

Costs, details and deadlines PENDING

Travel and Airport Information

For the purpose of travel arrangements, the area is served by the following airports:

Syracuse Hancock International Airport, Syracuse NY (315-454-3263) (approx. 45 minutes from show site)
Served by all major airlines
Car Rental Companies: Alamo/National, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz and Thrifty (see below for discount codes).

Greater Rochester International Airport, Rochester NY (716-464-6010) (approx. 1 hour 15 minutes from show site)
Served by all major airlines
Car Rental Companies: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and National (see below for discount codes).

For intrepid road warriors, Romulus is pretty much "slap dang" in the middle of New York State, that is approximately 470 miles from Cincinnati OH; 2300 miles from San Diego, CA; 790 miles from Rochester, MN; 250 miles from Leesburg, VA; 3500 miles from London, England (U.K.); and a mere 10,200 miles from Melbourne, Australia.

Weather Information

September in upstate New York can be unpredictable to say the least. In addition to planning for hot, sunny conditions, we recommend that you come equally prepared for everything from wind to rain to cold, especially at night. As the show site is on the lake, temperatures are generally 10 degrees cooler than they will be in Waterloo at the host hotel. Layers are especially recommended for mornings, as are waterproof shoes for heavy morning dew.
On-line weather information (5 day forecasts)

Area Attractions & Activities

Women's Rights National Historical Park & Wesleyan Chapel at Declaration Park, 136 Fall Street, Seneca Falls NY 13148, Phone: 315-568-2991/315-789-3848. Museum and interactive exhibits depicting the history of the Women's Rights Movement in visual displays. View a special 30-minute orientation film “Dreams of Equality.” Gift shop and guided tours available. Wesleyan Chapel: Site of the first Women's Rights Convention in 1848, Daily Guided Tour.

Peter Whitmer Farm, 1451 Aunkst Road, Waterloo NY 13165, Phone: 315-539-2552, Site where the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was organized on April 6th, 1830.

Taughannock Falls, Route 89, Ulysses NY, Phone: 607-387-6739. One of the highest waterfalls east of the Rocky Mountains, Taughannock Falls is part of the Taughannock State Park with hiking and lookout points and beach access to Cayuga Lake.

Air Force Museum at Sampson, Route 96A, Sampson State Park, Romulus NY 14541, Phone: 315-585-6392. Museum dedicated to the World War II Air Force Veterans.

Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry, 89 Fall Street, Seneca Falls NY 13148, Phone: 315-568-1510. This 9,000 square foot, 3-floor museum welcomes visitors to learn about the Erie Canal and how Seneca Falls became the “fire engine capital of the US” and the “pump capital of North & South America for over 100 years.” Featuring several hands-on exhibits.

Cayuga Links Golf Course, Route 89 at NY Chiropractic College, Seneca Falls, Phone: 315-568-6597

Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, 3395 Routes 5 & 20 East, Seneca Falls NY 13148, Phone: 315-568-5987. This national refuge is on the migratory path of many birds and wildlife. Information center with many displays.

Mid Lakes Navigational Company, 11 Jordan Street, Skaneateles NY 13152, Phone: 800-545-4318. Dinner, lunch, brunch and sightseeing cruises for individuals and groups on the Erie Canal. Lockmaster Canalboats chartered by the week.

Waterloo Premium Outlets, Route 318 between Exits 41 and 42 of the NYS Thruway, Waterloo NY 13165, Phone: 315-539-1100. 100 Name-Brand stores with quality merchandise and great prices.

Plus so many wineries we couldn't list them all here! Visit www.uncorkny.com for ideas. In addition, winery and local information will be available during Specialty week.

Get Seneca County tourist information and travel information.

Picture Yourself ... And See Your Dogs In Action

We have been informed that DogAds has put the 2008 Canaan Dog Club of America National Specialty on their 2008 schedule. They will be taking photos of dogs in the ring during judging. If they capture your dog, they will contact you with information on how to view your proofs and order your own copies. DogAds are also available for private photo sessions - contact them to make arrangements!

Specialty Event Reservation Form

Download this and future information mailings/postings to find the Specialty Event Reservation Form and payment details.

Canine Good Citizen Testing

According to the AKC, the “CGC is a certification program that is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs.”

CGC Testing will be conducted by CDCA Members Amy Preston, assisted by Judy March Rosenthal. Contact either of them with any questions. YOUR DOG'S CURRENT RABIES CERTIFICATE WILL BE REQUIRED to either be brought to the test or a copy mailed to the coordinators in advance of the test.

Time, Date, Cost and Location Pending.

Health, Parking & More!

The Wine Country Circuit is known for all sorts of special activities. Details on 2008 events are still pending, but 2007 plans include CERF Eye Clinics, Cardiology Clinics, Lure Coursing for sighthounds (and a way for all breeds to try “chasing the bunny”), Valet Parking (day parking in a secured lot) and Day Parking (designated crating and grooming areas where you can leave your equipment overnight), Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner available on site and much, much more! Check your premium list for full details!

Raffles!

In addition to our traditional 50/50 raffle at the Specialty, this year you can enter to win THREE FREE NIGHTS AT THE HOST HOTEL! (Or three nights of camping/RV hook-ups; not to exceed amount of hotel prize.) Only 100 tickets will be sold, so your chances of winning are good!

Tickets are $20 each and only 100 tickets will be sold (minimum of 50). To purchase a ticket, contact Amy Schumaier, 2008 CDCA Specialty Treasurer, 2302 LaGrande Avenue, Alexandria VA 22301. The winning ticket will be drawn on August 1, 2008. As tickets are limited, it is recommended you contact Amy before sending your money to reserve your tickets!

CHALLENGE! If we sell all 100 tickets before January 2, 2008, we will draw the winner of that raffle on the 2nd and START A SECOND RAFFLE WITH ANOTHER 100 TICKETS!

AKC Junior Handler Program

In addition to the regular Junior Showmanship Classes (information in premium lists), do not forget the AKC Junior Handler Program for juniors competing in agility, rally and obedience. Juniors are responsible for obtaining a JHC Number from the AKC prior to participation. They must also obtain and complete the necessary form and submit it to the judge under whom they qualified for signature. To be eligible for the program, juniors must have trained and handled the dog with which they are competing. Complete information on the program may be obtained from the AKC.

Premium List Information

Premium Lists for the Specialty Events (a combined Premium List for all four days of all-breed shows) will be mailed by the Superintendent (Rau Dog Shows) to all CDCA members and Regional Club members where information was provided. If you do not receive a premium list or require additional copies, please contact Rau Dog Shows.

For Agility Premium lists, please contact the Agility Trial Secretary, Karen Vanderburgh.

NOTE: Entries for Agility MUST be mailed to the event secretary NOT Rau Dog Shows Inc.

Judges Breed Study Group & Ringside Mentoring (Judges Seminar)

Wednesday September 24th - Judges Breed Study Group 7:00pm (no fee) - Host Hotel
Judges, owners and breeders are cordially invited to attend this seminar which is being facilitated by Cindy Grupp.
The CDCA actively encourages and supports judges' and breeders' education. The preservation of the Canaan Dog as a herding and flock guardian dog depends on the entire fancy understanding all aspects of proper conformation. This illustrated seminar, designed to educate judges, carefully details the points of conformation which a Canaan Dog needs to do its job. Here is your chance to learn the differences and commonalities between Canaan Dogs and other herding breeds.
Certificate of Participation available to attending Judges.

Thursday, September 25th - Ringside Mentoring - time TBA
Ringside mentoring during the National Specialty will also be available with preference going to those judges who attended the Wednesday evening seminar.

CDCA Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, September 24th - afternoon - Host Hotel
This is your club, and the AGM is your opportunity to have a say in the decisions that will affect you as club members.

Trophy Fund

This year we are lucky to be able to have breed, obedience, rally, sweepstakes, agility and junior handling all offered on the day of our national! To support all these events, we need your donations! We have special trophies selected for the national, sure to make 2008 a year to remember! All donations will be acknowledged in “The Kib” and if received in time, in the specialty catalog. Donate in honor of that special dog, in memory of that important person or just because! No donation too big or too small!

Make checks payable to CDCA and mail to: CDCA 2008 Trophy Fund, c/o 2008 CDCA Specialty Treasurer: Amy Schumaier, 2302 LaGrande Avenue, Alexandria VA 22301

The Best Seat In The House ...

... is ringside, on the diagonal, being served refreshments as you watch judging of course! Interested in being here? We are auctioning off three Patron slots. The top three bidders will win: a chair each for them and a guest on the diagonal (ringside under the main tent if weather requires), refreshments served ringside and a hospitality basket delivered to your hotel room.

Bidding starts at $200. Bids will be accepted only via USPS Mail. Send sealed bids to Amy Schumaier, 2008 CDCA Specialty Treasurer, 2302 LaGrande Avenue, Alexandria VA 22301. Bids will be opened on August 1, 2008 and the top three bidders notified.

Picture Yourself ... And See Your Dogs In Action, Part II

Domino Video Company is available to tape our Specialty judging (Conformation and Sweepstakes) IF WE CAN PRESELL enough copies to make it worth their while to come. DVC produces DVDs which “become the Official National Club Archival Record and each dog is identified in accordance with the information listed in the dog show's catalog. People use our videos to study the current state of a breed, to find sires and dams to use in a breeding program, and to compare one's own dogs with others exhibited in our videos.” Each order will be shipped in a boxed and labeled DVD approximately one month after the Specialty.

However, we need to PRESELL these DVDs in order to be able to afford DVC. If we don't fill our quota, funds will be refunded to those who placed a pre-order. Each DVD will cost $50 (includes shipping & handling.) Please make checks payable to CDCA and send to Amy Schumaier, 2008 CDCA Specialty Treasurer, to ARRIVE ON OR BEFORE JANUARY 2, 2008.

Handling with Style

Wednesday September 24th - Handling Seminar - morning (no fee) - Host Hotel.
Susan Parsons, a former professional handler, current AKC judge and Canaan Dog fan, will be offering a handling seminar for all levels and abilities. Come with your dogs, your questions and get in some practice before the shows! A good chance to help you and your dogs get comfortable in ring situations.

Auctions

Thursday, September 25th - Awards Banquet - Host Hotel
We Need Your Good Stuff! As usual, we will be hosting an Auction at the National Specialty Awards Supper. Canaan Dog related art, memorabilia, accessories, etc. are needed to make this auction a success! As with our beloved breed, it is quality and uniqueness that count, not quantity! Proceeds will benefit the CDCA to help fund our Specialties, so please donate generously and early.

NEW FOR 2008!
We will add a couple of new twists to our auctions this year; a Silent Auction (which will start Tuesday night at the Welcome Party) and our traditional auction — the Not-So-Silent portion of the night — when our presenters make fools of themselves for the sake of the CDCA.
We're looking for "Big Ticket" items for this portion of the night. We're determined to bring in more loot than ever before for our beloved CDs. Please start collecting items to donate to the event. Nothing is too big or too small, too silly or too staid!

AKC/CHF Canaan Dog Donor Advised Fund Special Auction
We invite regional Canaan Dog clubs, Canaan Dog owners and friends to create regional/area baskets that highlight your area of the world! Florida residents might include citrus products in their basket, the Great Lakes club might supply us with Chicago Red Hots and international visitors are invited to bring their local delicacy. These baskets will be on display for early preview and drooling. A special auction will be held for these baskets, with all funds earmarked for the American Kennel Club/Canine Health Foundation Canaan Dog Donor Advised Fund.

If you have items for either auction, please send a description of the items and its/their value(s) to Wendy Sanchez.

If you need to ship an item ahead of your arrival, please ship it to:
CDCA, c/o Margaret Pough, Ithaca NY
(Deadline for receipt of shipped articles is Saturday, September 20th, 2008)

Thank you!

Specialty Committee

Show Chairman
Amanda Pough
2008 CDCA Specialty Treasurer
Amy Schumaier
Alexandria VA
Auctions
Wendy Sanchez
Hospitality/Banquet
Renee Kent
Show Secretary (Breed, Obedience, Rally and Junior Showmanship)
Rau Dog Shows 610-376-1880
P O Box 6898, Reading PA 19610
Agility Trial Secretary
Karen Vanderburgh 315-453-2799
SOTC, Inc.
7618 Wild Turkey Road
Liverpool NY 13090
Canine Good Citizenship Tests
Amy Preston
Judy March Rosenthal
Auction Items Shipped To NY
CDCA
c/o Margaret Pough
132 Genung Circle
Ithaca NY 14850
Host Hotel
Holiday Inn - Waterloo, 2468 NYS Route 414 North, Waterloo NY 13165, telephone 315-539-5011. Please mention the CDCA (reference code CDC) when making your reservation. A block of rooms have been reserved until August 23, 2008.
Rental Car Company Discounts
Alamo: 1-800-GO-ALAMO, group discount code 7011915
National: 1-800-CAR-RENT, group discount code 5003954
Enterprise: 1-800-Rent-A-Car, group discount code 32F2944