2017 CDCA National Specialty

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CDCA 2017 National Specialty

CDCA 2017 National Specialty
Atlanta, Georgia
October 16 - 23, 2017

The Premium List is now available to view online. Entries close October 4th. Don't delay!


When What Where
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
afternoon   Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors TBD
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
9:00am   CDCA Herding Instinct Test Watkinsville, GA
afternoon   CDCA Annual General Meeting & Welcome Party Lyceum & River Rock Farms, Conyers, GA
Thursday, October 19, 2017
    Independent National Specialty
with Junior Showmanship and Sweepstakes (Puppy & Veteran)
National Specialty judge: Harry (Butch) Schulman
Sweepstakes judge: Mel Holloman
Atlanta Exposition Center South, Atlanta, GA
    Judge's Education with Hands On Atlanta Exposition Center South, Atlanta, GA
Friday, October 20, 2017
    Designated Specialty
with Sweepstakes (Puppy & Veteran)
Douglasville KC of GA, Atlanta KC and Newnan KC
Saturday, October 21, 2017
    Supported Entry
Junior Showmanship, NOHS, Obedience & Rally traditionally offered at this cluster
Douglasville KC of GA, Atlanta KC and Newnan KC
evening   Awards Banquet & Live Auction TBD
Sunday, October 22, 2017
    Supported Entry
Junior Showmanship, NOHS, Obedience & Rally traditionally offered at this cluster
Douglasville KC of GA, Atlanta KC and Newnan KC

Event Committee: CDCA Board of Directors
Mike Houchard, Chair

*pending all approvals and scheduling needs


Hospitality Chair: Annette Israel
Drury Inn & Suites: Atlanta Morrow, 6520 South Lee Street, Morrow GA 30260

www.druryhotels.com or 1-800-325-0720
Group #: 2299150
Block held until Friday, September 15, 2017
CDCA Room Policy Applies
Due to changes at the hotel, $25 per day pet fee. [Some members have reported better rates booking directly with the hotel (i.e., outside the block).]

Drury Inn & Suites offer Hot Breakfasts daily, 5:30 Kickback, Wifi and more. This is the same hotel as in 2013. Convenient access to food, shopping and tourism.
Approximately 5 miles from Show Site.

For those with RVs: reserve with cluster for parking at show site. Electricity but no water. Full details should be in premium.


Herding Chair: Denise Gordon
Wednesday, October 18th. 9am start time. Evaluator: Doyle Ivie. Watkinsville, GA.
Registration form is now available, in the files on the CDCA Yahoo List and mailed with Spring issue of "The Kib." (for those who receive hard copy issues). Pre-entry deadline: October 4, 2017.


Hospitality Chair: Annette Israel
Auction Chair: April Gray
Saturday, October 21st. Full details, including location, still pending. Watch the CDCA Yahoo List or Facebook pages for details, and the Summer Issue of "The Kib" for more details. Use this sign up form to make your reservation.


Trophy Chair: Amanda Pough
Donate early, donate often! With four days of shows, and classes in breed, sweepstakes, obedience, rally and herding, we have a LOT of trophies and rosettes to offer. We are planning on beautiful and useful tables overflowing with awards!

New this year – earn your Unicorn Status!

Donors will be recognized at the following levels:

These levels will be offered yearly at the 2017 National Specialty and beyond. Maintain your level for five or more years for additional recognition.
We will post Donor Names & Levels ringside at the Specialties and/or at the Awards Banquet, and they will also be feted in the Kib.
Make checks payable to CDCA, Inc. and mail to Amanda, or via PayPal to treasurer@cdca.org and forward a copy of the receipt to Amanda at bandersnatchbtcd@yahoo.com


Auction Chair: April Gray
Online, and Saturday, October 21st. Donations from members and friends always welcome! Please let April know what you are bringing or – to contribute even if you cannot attend – to arrange shipping.
Online bidding planned – watch the CDCA Yahoo List or Facebook pages for links when it goes live, and the Summer Issue of "The Kib" for the link.
Please like and thank the following businesses for their donations received to date! Impact Dog Crate · Speckled Pet (custom painting) · The Pastel Pug (hand painted art) · Amer-Pooch (custom embroidery) · Graymatter Training · Brilliant K9 (gift card) · Siberianart (silver item) · Picture Perfect Pedigree · Darkmonster Leads · JamesReidDesign (license plate cover) · Gulf Coast Laser Graphics · Petsie · Wry Toast T-shirts · Upcycled Books · Karunda Pet Beds · and more being added daily!


Top Dog/Memorials Chair: Julie Haddy
Was your Canaan Dog on the Top Dogs in AKC Breed, National Owner Handler Series, Obedience, or Agility? Contact Julie by June 30th. Please submit a photo as well as Registered Name, Call Name, Breeder, and Owner. (Full list of Top Dogs was posted to the Yahoo Lists and on the CDCA Facebook page, or contact Julie directly to confirm your dog.)

Did you say goodbye to your CD this year? Julie welcomes all submissions for a memorial slideshow. Submit a photo and details directly to Julie.


Onofrio Dog Shows
As of press time, premiums still in production. When they are available, links will be posted in all the usual places: CDCA website, CDCA Yahoo List, and the club Facebook page. Hard copies of the premiums may be requested directly from Onofrio Dog Shows. Phone 405-427-8181.

As part of the Specialty shows, we are requesting the following:

Join Us For Fun, (Dog) Family and A Week Of Canaan Dogs In Atlanta This October!