The Canaan Dog Club of America

AKC Parent Club of the Breed

2015 CDCA National Specialty

Celebrating 50 Years | Information | 50 Years | Host Hotel | Schedule | Meeting

November 5th 2015
Tucson Arizona

Your Hosts:
Western States Canaan Dog Club

Committee Chairs:
Specialty Chairperson - Ann Huntington
Assistant Chair - Carrie Cabrera
Obed/Rally Chairperson - Annabel Lombard
Assistant Chair - Risa Baumrind

Celebrating 50 Years in the U.S.

In 2015, Canaan Dog lovers celebrate fifty years of Canaan Dogs in the United States at the Canaan Dog Club of America, Inc's National Specialty to be held in Tucson, Arizona.

The cornerstone of the week long celebration will be the National Specialty held in the courtyard of the host hotel on Thursday November 5th 2015. Obedience & Rally and a Canine Good Citizen test will be offered as well. A designated specialty will be held Friday at the all breed Canyons Cluster show.

Annual club member and board meetings as well as various seminars and round table discussions will keep the humans nearly as busy as the dogs.

Following the National Specialty will be four days of supported entries at the Canyons Cluster. The week will end on a fun note for the dogs with a Herding Instinct test and a Barn Hunt.

Host Hotel

Hotel Tucson City Center InnSuites
475 N. Granda Ave
Tucson AZ 85701
See the show web site for rates.

More information and pictures...

National Specialty Show Secretary:
Arizona Dog Shows
Offering online entries (premium available).

Canyons Cluster
Canada del Oro Kennel Club
Madera Canyon Kennel Club
Onofrio, Show Superintendent
(premium available)


When What Where
Tuesday November 3rd 2015
    Welcome Party Hotel Hospitality Room
Wednesday 4th
    Board Meeting
General Meeting
Handling Seminar
Hotel Meeting Room
    Taco Bar ($) Hospitality Room
Thursday 5th
  a.m. Obed/Rally Trial Hotel Courtyard
    CGC Hotel Courtyard
    Lunch provided Hospitality Room
  p.m. Conformation Show Hotel Courtyard
    Parade of Champions & Veterans Hotel Courtyard
Friday 6th
    Designated Specialty Canyons Cluster
    Judge's Seminar Hotel Meeting Room
    Breed seminar Hotel Meeting Room
Saturday 7th
    Supported Entry Canyons Cluster
    Banquet/Auction Hotel's Breakfast Room
Sunday 8th
    Supported Entry Canyons Cluster
    Round Table discussion Hotel Meeting Room
Monday 9th
    Supported Entry Canyons Cluster
    Group trip to Desert Museum  
Tuesday 10th
    Herding Wilcox AZ
    Box lunch ($)  
    Barn Hunt Wilcox AZ

*subject to change

Annual Club Meetings

As per Article II, Section 1 of the CDCA By Laws, the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Canaan Dog Club of America, Inc. will be held on Wednesday, November 4, 2015, at 2pm MST at the Hotel Tucson City Center InnSuites, 475 N Granda Ave, Tucson AZ 85701.

  • The Board of Directors will meet at the hotel at 9am the same day.
  • To help facilitate the meeting, club members are encouraged to submit items for the agenda to the Recording Secretary Melinda Linton to arrive by Wednesday, October 28, 2015.