Cancelled for 2021


ASSA will again host a Welcome Party at the 2021 National.  This fun and informal event will be held on Monday, May 3, 2021, starting one hour after completion of Futurity judging.  A full buffet dinner will be served.  ASSA hopes you will attend the Welcome Party.  What a great way to kick off the National Week.  Reserve your space at the Welcome Party on the Master Reservation Form or through PayPal.  Deadline for reservations is April 7, 2021.  No refunds will be made after that date. Ticket confirmation will be sent via email.




Parade of Rescued Performance Dogs  This is a non-competitive exhibition open to any Shetland Sheepdog entered in any performance event at this National that was adopted from a Sheltie Rescue group.  This event will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2021.  A Rosette will be awarded to each participant.  There is no entry fee.  To register, please use an AKC entry form and attach a short (100 words or less) history of the dog.  Registration for the Parade closes on April 7, 2021.  Mail your completed entry form and history to Sheryl Kendrick, 3496 Wolf Lane, Valley Mills, TX 76689 or email to: serendipitykennel@gmail.com. Note:  If sending "overnight," please indicate: "signature not required". DO NOT SEND TO THE SUPERINTENDENT OR TRIAL SECRETARY.

Parade of Veterans  There is no entry fee for the Parade of Veterans, but a completed AKC entry form and a short history (100 words or less) of the dog must be submitted.  This event will be held on Monday, May 3, 2021, ½ hour after the completion of Futurity judging.  This is a noncompetitive exhibition open to any TITLED SHETLAND SHEEPDOG over the age of 10 years and not adopted from rescue.  Registration for the Parade closes on April 7, 2021.  To register, send a completed AKC entry form and history of the dog Sheryl Kendrick, 3496 Wolf Lane, Valley Mills, TX 76689 or email to: serendipitykennel@gmail.com.  Note:  If sending "overnight," please indicate "signature not required." DO NOT SEND TO THE SUPERINTENDENT OR TRIAL SECRETARY.




Cancelled for 2021


The grooming area will be the showplace for visiting hours, which will be held on Thursday, May 6, 2021.  Layouts, pedigrees, photos, business cards, and displays are encouraged.  Please remember, no puppies under 6 months of age and no “For Sale” signs allowed.  The 2021 event will be fun and festive with a cash bar and refreshments.

Contest for Best Decorated Grooming Space, and People’s Choice Award

The grooming space decorating competition is a fun way to help bring the energy and enthusiasm of past Nationals back to Visiting Hours.  We’re excited to offer the competition again in 2021.  There will be a PEOPLE’S CHOICE/WINNER’S AWARD in which the winner gets a free grooming space at the 2022 National, a beautiful rosette AND they get to choose where within the ASSA the funds raised are donated.  So the incentives to go all out with your decorations are greater than ever.  GAMBLERS:  (No charge to enter)  Email Sherry Deeds at Bdhairdy123@aol.com prior to the National, or at the National once you know your grooming space number, come to the catalog sales table and tell them you are participating in the grooming space competition.  You will be given an ID card with your space number on it to display at your grooming space.  Put in a visible place for voters to see on Friday.  BETTORS:  Tickets will be sold all day Friday ($1.00 per ticket, $5.00 for 6 tickets, $10.00 for 15 tickets, $20.00 for 30 tickets).  Beginning at 6:00 PM, write the grooming space number of your choice on your ticket(s) – one grooming space per ticket.  Place your wages (your completed tickets) into the jar set up on the Welcome Table. Judging will conclude at 9:00 PM.  The winner, total amount raised and the winner’s fund designation will be announced Saturday in the ring at the conclusion of Winners Dog. 




This is an invitational event to showcase the top 2019 conformation dogs based on year-end rankings for number of dogs defeated by Best of Breed wins at All-Breed and Specialty Shows.  The event will be held Tuesday evening, May 4, 2021 in the conformation ring.  After you receive your invitation you many contact Top Conformation Dog Showcase Chairperson Joy Bass, email: joybass07@yahoo.com for details.




The 2021 Best All Around Sheltie will be determined for Shelties that enter and compete in at least 4 of 5 National events:  Breed, Obedience, Rally, Agility, and Herding.  Points are awarded for participation and placement or score in each event.  There is no fee for the competition, but advanced registration is required.  See the “ASSA Best All Around Sheltie” form for competition rules, point values, and Registration Form.  To register, send the completed Registration Form to Kara Kolster, 2705 Maurice Walk Court, Glen Allen, VA  23060 or email to karakolster@gmail.com.




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