October 29, 2013 to November 2, 2013
DAILY NEWS WITH RESULTS!
As the National begins, we will publish PDF copies of the Daily News here for those interested. The Daily News will include coverage of Specialty events and activities, as well as DAILY RESULTS! We will add copies of the Daily News when they are available. Just click on the links below, which will become live when each issue is available.
The judging schedule is available. Please click here to download a "PDF" copy: Judging Program.
Our judging panel is as follows Best of Breed Margaret Cook, Dogs Linda More and Bitches Dr. David Qualls. Puppy sweepstakes and veteran sweepstakes will be judged by Katie Gardner, VMD, unless our entries dictate we need two judges.
PREMIUM LIST AVAILABLE
The National Specialty Premium List is available for downloading from the superintendent's website:
Foy Trent Dog Shows
PO Box C
Sturgeon, MO 65284
573-687-2101 (fax 888-685-8989) www.foytrentdogshows.com
CORRECTIONS TO PREMIUM LIST
There are three corrections to the Premium List:
Professional Handlers MAY exhibit in Sweepstakes; they do not need to own the Siberian Husky they exhibit.
The Peggy Koehler Memoria Trophy was listed incorrectly in the Premium List. This Memorial Trophy was donated by "Friends of Peggy Koehler" for 10 years only, and we have reached the expiration date. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.
The combined entries in Obedience and Rally will be limited to 8 (eight) hours of judging; the limits published on the AKC website and in the SHCA Premium List were incorrect.
Northern Light Kennels and the Blanker Family are encouraging all Veteran Obedience and Rally Siberian Huskies to come to the National by donating a pair of Obedience Themed Pint Glasses to the Oldest Veteran Siberian earning a qualifying leg in regularl and optional titling classes in both Obedience and Rally. These new trophies are donated in honor of all our faithful older dogs, past, present, and in the future!
Valley Plaza Resort
5221 Bay City Rd.
Midland, MI 49642
Valley Plaza Resort consists of two, two story hotels with a combined room count of 236, restaurant, lounge with billiards, gift shop, deli, bowling alley, movie theatre, indoor pools, fitness facility and spa, 18 hole indoor put-put golf, business center, free WIFI, and a full service RV Park with cable TV. Room rate is $94.99 for regular room and suites range from $104.99 to $159.99. Reservations can be made after Nov. 1, 2012 at 989-496-2700.
As of September 5th, the Valley Plaza Resort is booked and there is a waiting list. However, the Fairview Inn has agreed to accept our overflow exhibitors and guests. This facility is about 10 minutes away from the Specialty site. You must tell them you are with "The Siberian Husky Club" room block group to get the special rate of $94.99 per night (comprised of the room rate of $79.99 and a $15.00 pet fee) AND a one time charge of $35.00. This facility normally allows "lap" sized dogs, but the management has agreed to allow larger dogs adding the one time additional charge of $35.00.
2200 W. Wackerly Road
Midland, MI 48640
On Monday, October 28, 2013, there will be a rig race held in conjunction with the National Specialty. Please click here to download complete information and an entry form: 2013 Rig Race.
NOTICE!! Tuesday, October 29th through Thursday, October 31st, Dr. Keith Montgomery, DVM, ACVO will be attending the 2013 SHCA National Specialty.
Dr. Keith Montgomery and the Genetic Laboratory of North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine are performing a research study to identify the genetic mutation responsible for crystalline corneal dystrophy in Siberian Huskies. The goal is use this research to develop a DNA test and to help breeders decrease the frequency of corneal dystrophy in Siberian Huskies.
Dr. Montgomery will perform FREE eye exams on affected or suspected dogs and also on a limited number of normal dogs (normal dogs must be over 8 years old) and to collect blood samples for DNA analysis. If you are interested in participating in this study, please contact Dr. Montgomery to schedule your eye exams.
Please consider being part of this study -- without your involvement, research cannot move forward
All information will be held strictly confidential.
Contact information: Dr. Keith Montgomery, NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine, firstname.lastname@example.org, 919-515-8117.
Dr. Montgomery will also be presenting a short lecture about corneal dystrohy and his research project. Date and time to be determined later.
AGILITY PREMIUM LIST
The Premium List for the Agilty Trial is now available. To download a copy, click here: Agility Premium List.
2013 WORKING PACK DOG HIKE
A WPD/WPDX National hike is approved for this year by the Midland City Forest management. If you are interested in participating please contact Sheila Blanker at StarNewf@aol.com or (413) 498-5704. Each walker will receive a commemorative patch.
UPDATED: INFORMATION BOOKLET AVAILABLE!!
The Specialty Information Booklet is now available. There was an error in the Catalog Advertising Address. This information has been updated in this new version of the Information Booklet. Click here for the updated copy: Information Booklet, to download a ".pdf" version of the booklet. And, click here: Coupons, to download the reservation coupons.
NOVELTY SALES INFORMATION!!
Novelty Sales information is now available. Click here: Novelty Sales, for items, colors, and an order form.
NEW: LIMITED EDITION 75TH ANNIVERSARY SHIRTS!!
Click for picture of: Limited Edition 75th Anniversary Shirts. They are available in sizes to 3XL in Ladies' and Men's style. Both three-button polo shirts with no pocket. Cost is $25.00 each (Tall in men's up to 5XL is $5.00 more or $30.00). Pre-orders only, please make check payable to: SHCA. Mail order withpayment to:
10194 Old Kent Lane
Clarkston, MI 48348
Orders will be placed on 7/30, 8/30, and 9/30. Last day to order for pick-up at the National is 9/30/2013. Contact email@example.com with any questions.
As stated above the on site RV Park has its own health club, full hook ups and cable TV. The RV rate is $39.00 per night and those reservations can be made at (989) 496-3151 only.
Midland Bay City Saginaw International Airport approximately 15 minutes
Flint Bishop International Airport approximately 1 hour
Detroit Metro Airport approximately 2-1/4 hours
Midland is home to the Dow Gardens, Marshall Fredericks Sculpture Museums at Saginaw Valley University and Pere Marquette Rail Trail. Resort is one exit south of a shopping mall, Meijer Grocery Store and an array of nationally known restaurants.
CANINE HEALTH SEMINAR FLYER
On Tuesday, October 29, 2013, SHCA and the SHCA Trust will be sponsoring a Canine Health Seminar and Buffet Dinner. Please click here to download a copy of the seminar flyer and reservation coupon.
AGILITY TRIAL SITE
Please click here for a picture of the lovely facility for our Agililty Trial.
The Show committee is still looking for some volunteers,
Nationals do not just happen; it takes teamwork just like sledding.
Contact Barb Horsey at firstname.lastname@example.org
Last update of this page: 10/23/2013
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