The Canaan Dog Club of America

AKC Parent Club of the Breed

2020 CDCA National Specialty

CDCA 2020 National Specialty
Wilmington, Ohio
Friday, October 16, 2020

in conjunction with the Clermont County Kennel Club all-breed shows

at Eukanuba Hall, Roberts Centre, Wilmington, Ohio

Chair: Denise Gordon

Cancellation | Lodgings | Links | Schedule | Other Info

CDCA 2020 National Specialty has been Cancelled

The Canaan Dog Club of America, Inc would like to inform the fancy that we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 National Specialty and related events to be held this coming October.

After an exhaustive investigation, we have regretfully concluded that it simply not feasible to ask our members and friends to attend such an event during these difficult and unsafe times.

Given the challenges of ever changing state restrictions on travel, the constraints of social distancing, the possibility that the show could be cancelled at the last minute by state or local officials, and of course the risk to our judges, stewards and exhibitors alike, we feel this is a prudent decision on many levels.

We will be exploring possibilities for online celebrations during the National Week, and working with AKC as we move forward. Much is still to be decided. Please allow the Board and Specialty Committee time to work through these challenges.

We thank all of our members, supporters and exhibitors, both past and future, for their good wishes and support. And we will see you ringside November 2021 in Tucson, Arizona for our 2021 National.

Stay safe.

Amanda Pough
Canaan Dog Club of America, Inc President

Host Hotel

Note: Hotel adjoins the Roberts Centre show site

Holiday Inn & Suites — Roberts Centre/Wilmington
123 Gano Road, Wilmington, OH 45177

Special CDCA Room Rate: $119 per night plus taxes (13.25%, subject to change)
Pet fee: $50 for entire stay (non-refundable)

CDCA has a block of 15 rooms for Thursday through Saturday (Oct. 15-17) and 10 rooms for Sunday, Oct. 18. Opening date for reservations begins on Saturday, November 12, 2019, and closing date is Wednesday, September 23, 2020. NOTE: Any room not reserved after September 23, 2020 will be released from the Club block and made available to the general public! The Boxer Club of America will be having multiple shows, including a regional specialty (estimated 150+ entries), and has booked the rest of the hotel for that week, so rooms will be at a premium!

RESERVATION PHONE NUMBER: 1-800-654-7036, Option 3
CODE FOR THE SPECIAL ROOM RATE: CDC (Canaan Dog Club of America)

Other Hotels In The General Area
Please contact the hotel directly regarding their rates and pet policy

Holiday Inn Express, 155 Holiday Dr, Wilmington, OH
(937) 382-5858
Hampton Inn & Suites, 201 Holiday Dr, Wilmington, OH
(937) 382-4400
Fairfield Inn, 11349 Allen Rd, Jeffersonville, OH
(740) 948-9305
Baymont Inn & Suites, 11431 Allen Rd, Jeffersonville, OH
(740) 948-2104
Hampton Inn WCH, 11484 Allen Rd, Jeffersonville, OH
(740) 948-9499
Econo Lodge, 9060 West Lancaster Rd, Jeffersonville, OH
(740) 948-2332
Quality Inn WCH, 10160 Carr Rd NW, Jeffersonville, OH
(740) 426-6400

The CDCA Rooms Responsibility Policy Will Be In Effect During Your Hotel Stay!

RV Parking Reservations

Clermont County KC will be in charge of the RV parking for the show weekend (do NOT contact the Roberts Centre hotel!). There will be a limited number of hook ups available for rent. Sites will have water and 30/50 amp service. Sites will be assigned in the order in which the reservations are received on a first-come, first-served basis. If you want to camp together, send your reservations by mail in one envelope. Reservations will be online only for these spaces, fully prepaid. Cost will be $45 per night for hookups, $30 per night for gravel (self-contained) parking with a 3-night minimum; Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights. Please visit for further details and to make reservations (opening date in August 2020).

Roberts Centre:
Clermont County Kennel Club:
Clermont County KC Show Site:
Foy Trent Dog Shows (Superintendent):

Tentative Schedule of Events

(Times to be determined closer to event dates)

When What Where
Wednesday, October 14th
Evening   Board of Directors meeting Montgomery Board Room (host hotel)
Thursday, October 15th
Afternoon   Annual General Membership Meeting Liberty Room (located in hall between host hotel and Royal Canin Hall)
Evening   Welcome Reception
Reserved crating area for CDCA exhibitors will be available in the evening (Royal Canin Hall)
Liberty Room
Friday, October 16th
TBD   National Specialty (ring to be assigned)
TBD   Obedience / Rally trial (Canaan Dogs only)
Judge: Catherine Thompson
Royal Canin Hall
Lunch   Lunch will be served courtesy of Desert Star Canaan Dogs Liberty Room
TBD   Judge's Education Seminar (2 hours) Liberty Room
TBD   Puppy/Veteran Sweepstakes
Judge: Marjorie Underwood
Royal Canin Hall
TBD   CDCA National Specialty, Junior Showmanship and Regular/Non-Regular Classes, including National Owner-Handler Competition
Breeder/Judge: Christina Miller, River Rock Canaan Dogs
Royal Canin Hall
Evening   Hands-on judges education will be held following conclusion of the show TBD
Saturday, October 17th
    Clermont County Kennel Club All-breed Show
Show includes 4-6 Month Beginner Puppy Show, FSS Show, National Owner-HandlerCompetition, Health Fair, Raffle, Vendors, CGC/TDI Testing
Royal Canin Hall
    CDCA Designated Specialty:
Puppy/Veteran Sweepstakes – Judge: Nancy Amburgey
Regular/Non-Regular Classes – Judge: James Moses
(ring to be assigned)
    Annual Awards Banquet
Cash bar, auction
Liberty Room
Sunday, October 18th
    Clermont County Kennel Club All-breed Show
(same events as listed above)
CDCA Supported Entry (ring and judge to be assigned by superintendent)
Royal Canin Hall

Added Tentative On-site Events During the Weekend (pending AKC approval):
All-breed Farm Dog Certification Test
All-breed Scent Work Trials, hosted by the Greater Cincinnati Weimaraner Club
Canine Good Citizen/Therapy Dog Testing
Clermont County KC is tentatively looking into having Fast CAT tests
Possible seminars hosted by CDCA and/or the Boxer Club of America

Area Attractions During the Week of October 11th

(More to be added at later date)

Ohio Renaissance Festival (less than 20-minute drive south)
10542 State Route 73, Waynesville, OH

Columbus Zoo & Aquarium (1 ¼ hour drive north)
4850 W. Powell Rd., Powell, OH

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens (50-minute drive south)
3400 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH

Kings Island Theme Park Halloween Haunt, Fridays & Saturdays (30-minute drive south)
6300 Kings Island Dr., Mason, OH

Catalog Ads

Deadline: August 1, 2020


Maximum size of ad: 4 ½ inches wide x 7 ½ inches long
Color Ad Cost: $40
Black/White Ad Cost: $30
Back Cover Cost: $100
Inside Cover Cost: $70
Pay online through CDCA PayPal account

Volunteers Needed for Committee Jobs!

Obedience / Rally Trial Chair – Must have previously exhibited in AKC obedience and rally trials; cannot exhibit at the 2020 National Specialty obedience/rally trials if you take this position but can be in the rest of the National Specialty show (i.e., regular and non-regular conformation) as well as the subsequent Clermont County Kennel Club shows.

Trophy Chair – Creativity is key to this job! Duties include finding suitable items for the National Specialty, Designated Specialty and Supported Entry shows, recruiting donors for the general trophy fund or specific trophies, setting up the trophy table prior to the show, and assisting the stewards in presentation of trophies for the classes. Will NOT need to order ribbons and rosettes for the weekend (that job is covered already). Can exhibit your dog(s); the NS chair will cover your job while you are in the ring.

Catalog Ad & Day of National Specialty Sales – Duties include receiving camera-ready ads for the catalog prior to the deadline (see above) and sending them to the Superintendent and selling catalogs at the National Specialty. Can exhibit your dog(s); the NS chair or a designated substitute will cover your job while you are in the ring.

Hospitality (Day of National Specialty) – No experience needed! Duties include making sure the judges and stewards have drinks in the ring cooler prior to the show and be liaison between Roberts Centre catering and the CDCA for the lunch and post-show refreshments. Can exhibit your dog(s) if no contact with the judge prior to the show. No Judges' transportation needed as all judges will be driving themselves to Wilmington for the National.

Thursday Night Welcome Reception - Duties include putting together welcome bags to be distributed at the reception (NS chair will help to obtain local items for the bags), making sure the room is ready and set out the refreshments.

Saturday Banquet Auction – Duties include being clearinghouse for auction items (hotel will accept shipments if there is a designated person) and setting up the items on the tables at the awards banquet. Can also be the auctioneer if you so wish.

Sunday Specialty Club Raffle – The Clermont County KC allows specialty clubs to have their general public raffle during the Sunday all-breed show. If you would like to help the NS chair organize a small raffle to help fund the costs of our National (very little time involvement), this is the job for you!

If You Can Help With Any Of the Above Committee Jobs, Contact Denise Gordon
Phone: 513-741-1832 or Email: