The Canaan Dog Club of America

AKC Parent Club of the Breed

2019 CDCA National Specialty

CDCA 2019 National Specialty Week

Tennessee, Tennessee, There Ain't No Place I'd Rather Be ...
Franklin, Tennessee
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 — Sunday, March 10, 2019
Hosted By The CDCA Board of Directors

Show Information | Results | Deadlines | Schedule | Judges Education

Show Chair: Julie Haddy
Email: pawslover (at) gmail (dot) com
Premium Lists:
In conjunction with Country Music Cluster All Breed Dog Shows, sponsored by Nashville Kennel Club and Tullahoma Kennel Club of Tennessee, Friday & Saturday, March 8 & 9, 2019.
DNA collection for CHIC repository:
Pet Agrees will be offering collections (blood draws) for the CHIC DNA repository for Canaan Dogs all days. Please consider donating samples, which can help researchers determine research projects and testing aimed at reducing the incidence of inherited disease in dogs. For more information, visit
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Host Hotel: Hyatt Place
650 Bakers Bridge Ave
Franklin, TN 37067
(615) 771-8900

$144 per night, no pet fee - Deadline for Group Rate 2/8/19.
CDCA Room Policy applies

When making reservations for the 2019 CDCA National in March, if you would like a room with two double beds, vs a king, ask for Kimberly at ext. 5105 and she can make it happen (the reservation folks can only make king bed reservations).

Show Site: Williamson County AG Expo Park
4215 Long Ln #100
Franklin, TN 37064

The Country Music Cluster usually offers an exhibitor appreciation dinner one evening, has health clinics and often has repro services available. RV parking available. Unfortunately no obedience/rally offered with this cluster.


National Specialty, Thursday, March 7

Sweepstakes Judge: Joanne Buehler

Best in Sweepstakes: Velikayas SH Shayayin Shen Ari ("Vino")
Best in Veterans Sweepstakes: CH Eastland Salina So Special, CGC, RN ("Salina")

National Specialty Judge: David Kirkland

Best of Breed: GCHS CH Pleasant Hill Avram of Carters Creek ("Avi")
Best of Opposite Sex to Best of Breed: CH RivRoc Lyceum Own Dream BSnatch Rsndog, CDCA-HC ("Torino")
Best of Winners: River Rock Turn It Up Loud for Graymatter RN, CGCA, TKP ("Amp")
Select Dog: Kochav Mazel Tov Lil Roy Me Toro ("Roy")
Select Bitch: GCH CG Pleasant Hills Anni Aharona of Carters Creek ("Anni")
Award of Merit: Pleasant Hill Legacy Aliyah of Carters Creek ("Lacey")

(Unofficial results courtesy David Golden)


When What
Thurs, Feb 7, 2019
   Deadline for Parade of Titleholders rosette information to Chris Miller, thecanaandog (at) yahoo (dot) com
Fri, Feb 8, 2019
  Deadline for Room Block at Host Hotel, Hyatt Place Cool Springs
650 Bakers Bridge Ave, Franklin, TN 37067, (615) 771-8900 x 5105 Kimberly
$144 per night, no pet fee. CDCA Room Policy applies
Sat, Feb 9, 2019
  Deadline for holding Herding Tests. Unfortunately, there was not enough interest by this date, so Herding Instinct Testing has been cancelled.
Wed, Feb 20, 2019
  Deadline for Entries for Music City Cluster of Dog Shows. NOHS & Junior Showmanship all days. Health Testing, Free Meals, and TONS more. See premium:
Mon, Feb 25, 2019
  Deadline for Banquet Reservations. Please complete and submit this Banquet Reservation form.

Tentative Schedule*

When What Where
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
6 PM   Board of Directors Meeting Host Hotel - Davidson Room
Dinner meeting.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
1 PM   Annual General Meeting Host Hotel - Williamson Room
Late afternoon   Show Site Set up - CDCA Grooming Area will be provided AG Expo Park
7 - 9 PM   Welcome Party Host Hotel
Thursday, March 7, 2019
8 AM   Judges Education Seminar
Amanda Pough, BandersnatchBTCD (at) yahoo (dot) com
AG Expo Park Show Site, Second Floor Banquet Room
    CDCA National Specialty, Puppy & Veteran Sweepstakes
National Specialty Judge: David Kirkland
Sweepstakes Judge: Joanne Buehler
Judges Ringside Mentoring during Specialty, Hands-On Workshop 30 minutes after completion of Specialty.
NOHS and Junior Showmanship offered by the Music City Cluster all days (Late judging time requested.)
AG Expo Park
Friday, March 8, 2019
    CDCA Supported Entry AG Expo Park
Saturday, March 9, 2019
    CDCA Designated Specialty
Designated Specialty Judge: Dr. Eric Liebes
Sweepstakes Judge: Karin Ashe
AG Expo Park
6 - 9:30 PM   CDCA Banquet, Awards Presentations, and Auctions 2nd Floor Banquet Room
Sunday, March 10, 2019
    CDCA Supported Entry AG Expo Park
*pending all approvals

Canaan Dog Judges Education Seminar

Thursday, March 7, 2019
At the Nashville KC, part of the Music City Cluster
Williamson County AG Expo Park, 4215 Long Ln, Franklin TN 37064

Seminar - 8am, Second Floor Banquet Room

Ringside Mentoring - during the National (include Puppy & Veteran Sweepstakes)

Hands On Workshop - 30 minutes after completion of National Specialty

Presenter: Amanda M Pough, CDCA Approved Breed Mentor and Breeder/Judge

No charge but RSVPs requested so sufficient materials will be available
RSVP to: Amanda M Pough,, text 802/272-7635

Potential for Ringside Mentoring at the Designated Specialty on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the Tullahoma Kennel Club of Tennessee and/or the Supported Entries (Friday, March 8th and Sunday, March 10th) (all at same location) BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT WITH AMANDA.