NATIONAL SHOW CHAIRMAN ASSISTANT NATIONAL SHOW CHAIRS
Rita Von Pusch Keith Kozakiewicz
908 North Dale Mabry Highway PO Box 33876
Tampa, FL  33609 Phoenix, AZ  85067
(813) 390-3221

(602) 254-2328

ritavonpusch@mac.com

kshetland@cox.net

 

ASSISTANT NATIONAL SHOW CHAIRS ASSISTANT NATIONAL SHOW CHAIRS
Sheryl Kendrick Tammy Riggs
PO Box 21704 PO Box 1766
Waco, TX 76702 Buckeye, AZ 85326
(254) 717-7815

(623) 824-5226

serendipitykennel@gmail.com

goldenskip@msn.com

 

PERFORMANCE TRIAL CHAIRMAN ASSISTANT PERF. TRIAL CHAIRMAN
Janita Jaster Nancy Craig
17958 CR 4184 1219 E Cactus Valley Drive
Lindale, TX  75771 Kingman, AZ 86409
(903) 520-2238 (961) 312-7616
nitajas453@aol.com forelyn@pacbell.net

 

          

2018 NATIONAL SPECIALTY JUDGES

Conformation
Best Of Breed Mr. Brian Cleveland
Dogs Mr. Hector Hector
Bitches

Ms. Kathy Ryan

Futurity Mrs. Jennie Tomline-Hynes
Junior Showmanship

Mr. Hector Hector

   
Obedience
Novice A, Open B & Utility A Ms. Debra Tessmann-Van Leaven
Novice B, Open A, Utility B Mrs. Betsy Horn Humer
Beginner Novice A & B

Ms. Debra Tessmann-Van Leaven

Non-Regular Veterans
Ms. Debra Tessmann-Van Leaven
Rally
All Rally Classes Ms. Cheryl Pratt
 
Agility
All Standard Classes Ms. Linda Syner
All Jumpers With Weaves Classes Ms. Pamela Johnson
 

 

Herding
Sheep Course A, Herding Tested

Ms. Sherry Lee

Herding Pre-Trial Sheep Ms. Cynthia Knowlton
Ducks Course A & B Ms. Cynthia Knowlton

 

SUPERINTENDENT AND TRIAL SECRETARIES

Conformation
MB-F, Inc.
620 Industrial Ave
Greensboro, NC 27406
336-379-9352
http://www.infodog.com

 

Obedience & Rally
MB-F, Inc.
620 Industrial Ave
Greensboro, NC 27406
336-379-9352

http://www.infodog.com

Note: Obedience & Rally entries mut be mailed to MB-F.

 

 

Agility Herding
Laurene Galgano JoAnne Silhanek
PO Box 3070 6216 Rio Str.
Virginia Beach, VA 23454 Toledo, OH 43615
757-481-4854 419-866-1573
goneDoggin@cox.net chipperud@sbcglobal.net
www.GoneDogginAgility.com  

 

PHOTOGRAPHER

Conformation • Obedience • Rally Photographer
Janeen Simpson
5209 Meadowdale Court
Norcross, GA 30092
(770) 662-8222
janeensimpson@gmail.com
www.janeensimpsonphotography.com

Only Official Conformation and Performance Photographers may take win photos.

 

OFFICIAL VIDEOGRAPHER

Show Dog Video Pros
 Irvin B Krukenkamp, MD
 40 Junction Road
South Berwick, ME  03908
1-888-808-0870
www.showdogvideopros.com
ibkmd@showdogvideopros.com
Contact Videographer directly to purchase
online video streaming and PDF of catalog.

This show will be professionally video recorded. No other commercial video recording,
video recording from a tripod or monopod mounted camera, or any video recording or
streaming of large segments of the show will be permitted.

Submission of an entry form and/or physical presence on the show grounds shall constitute
both implied and real consent for both the handler and their dog to be video recorded.

On Line streaming of show video to Facebook, YouTube, FaceTime, U-Stream, Live
Stream or other comparable online outlets is strictly forbidden!

Violation of these show video policies may result in an Event or Bench Committee hearing.

 

 

SHOW VETERINARIAN

Blue Pearl Pet Hospital
Virginia Beach, VA
364 S. Independence Blvd
Open 24 hours
(757) 499-5463

 

 

WEATHER

Generally speaking, weather in Virginia Beach is beautiful in April.  Daytime temperatures should be in the low 70s and nights in the mid 60s.  There is no way to predict the weather so be sure to check the weekly forecast for the area prior to “packing” your clothes!

 

 

 

CONFORMATION CATALOG ADVERTISING

The deadline for catalog advertising is Tuesday, February 13, 2018.  Rates are as follows:

Full Page (4 1/2” x 7 1/4”) $65.00
Half Page (4 1/2” x 3 5/8”) $45.00
Quarter Page (4 1/2” x 1 13/16”) $35.00
Business Cards $35.00
Photograph in ad, each $15.00

Ads may be submitted either in draft form or camera-ready copy.  For full guidelines on ad layout, artwork, and photograph requirements, go to www.infodog.com.  Send ad copy, photographs, and full payment to Carolyn Ing, 493 Westford Street, Carlisle, MA  01741.  For further information, email carolyning@mac.com .  ASSA reserves the right to accept or reject any advertisement requests.

 

 

ASSA MEMBER CLUB BANNERS

Club banners will be displayed during the week.  BANNERS MUST BE RECEIVED BY April 16, 2018.  BANNERS WILL NOT BE DISPLAYED IF NOT RECEIVED BY April 16, 2018.  Mail banners to Nancy Stets, 2208 Cutler Ridge, Virginia Beach VA 23454,  For additional information, contact Nancy Stets at 757-620-2703 or nancy.stets@gmail.com

 

 

MARKED CATALOGS

Catalogs for Conformation events with marking sheets are available for purchase for $30.00 and will be mailed after the show.  Use the Master Reservation Form to order.

 

PREPAID CATALOGS

You may order prepaid catalogs for Conformation and Performance to be picked up at show on the Master Reservation Form.  Conformation catalogs are $20.00 and include Futurity, Conformation, and Junior Showmanship plus Obedience and Rally.  Performance catalogs are $10.00 and include Herding and Agility.

 

 

MASTER RESERVATION FORM

Use the Master Reservation Form to register for the Welcome Party and Symposium and to order catalogs. Reservations will be accepted by ASSA Show Treasurer Ursula Dudek beginning January 3, 2018, and will remain open through April 3, 2018. Requests for refunds must be received no later than April 3, 2018 after which no refunds will be issued. Events and items ordered on the Master Reservation Form may be paid for by check or money order in US funds or via PayPal.

 

GROOMING SPACE AND PREFERRED SEATING

Reservations for grooming space and preferred seating must be made on their respective forms and sent to Keith Kozakiewicz with full payment. Reservations open for all exhibitors on January 3, 2018, and close March 23, 2018.  No cancellations or changes will be accepted after March 23, 2018.  No refunds will be issued after March 23, 2018.

 

NATIONAL TROPHY SPONSORSHIPS

ASSA needs your support for trophies that will be awarded at the 2018 National. Refer to the 2018 ASSA National Trophy Solicitation form for details on placements, classes, and donation amounts.  Trophies are available for sponsorship on a first-come, first-serve basis. Donate by March 7, 2018 and use E-mail (if possible) to ensure first choice and inclusion in catalog.  Make your placement selections on the form and mail with check or money order payable to ASSA in US Funds to:

Conformation, Futurity & Junior Showmanship

Irene Munsey
ASSA Conformation Trophies
6402 W. Knights Griffin Road
Plant City, FL  33656-3722
donlynknls@aol.com

Obedience, Rally, Herding, & Agility

Dianne Krantz
ASSA Trials Trophies
8614 Birch Drive
La Vista, NE 68128-2404
dimarshelties@msn.com

 

PAYMENT BY CHECK, MONEY ORDER, AND PAYPAL

All payments for grooming spaces, preferred seating, and trophies should be made payable to ASSA by check or money order drawn on US banks in US FUNDS only and mailed to the appropriate Chairman. Checks drawn on foreign banks or foreign postal money order are not acceptable. Please do not send cash through the mail. Events and items ordered on the Master Reservation Form may be paid for by check or money order in US FUNDS or via PayPal at http://www.assa.org/shopping. To use PayPal, simply follow the instructions on the ASSA website, add your selections to your cart, and checkout when you have selected all the options you want.

 

VENDORS

Anyone wishing to sell goods or services at the ASSA National Specialty Show (with the exception of handling or grooming), needs to purchase vending space or photographer’s pass.

Vendor Spaces:  The rental fee for a 10’ x 10’ space with electricity is $400 for the first space; additional spaces are $350 each.  Electricity is included.  We are limited to approximately 22 spaces so please contact the Chairman early.  One space will be available for an individual ASSA member and/or small artisans to market their goods on a one or two day basis Tuesday through Sunday at a cost of $75 per day.  This is on a first come first serve basis. Vendors may set up Monday April 23, 2018 starting at 7:00 a.m.  All product and litter must be removed no later than 9:00 p.m. Sunday April 29, 2018

Photographer’s Pass: Photographer’s passes are $100 for the entire week and are limited to 4 passes only.  When you purchase a pass you will receive a lanyard identifying you as a vendor. A table will be available for photographers to display samples of their ware and book appointments.

Contact the Vendor Chairman for all inquiries or questions on vending spaces.

Vickie Haderlie-Knowles
ASSA Vendor Chairperson
609 Via Del Mar, Vista, CA 92081
(951) 551-4985 E-mail: vickieknowles@msn.com

 

SPECIAL NOTICE TO EXHIBITORS AND ATTENDEES

When you enter or register for any event at this show or are on the defined show and trial grounds for the National, you automatically agree to the following rules that have been established for the benefit and pleasant enjoyment of the National by all parties.  Rules also apply to hotels.

  • No puppies under 6 months of age are allowed in any area of the hotels or events grounds.
  • No grooming or bathing of dogs in hotel rooms.  There will be bathing facilities at the show site.
  • No un-entered dogs in the show area.
  • No breeding of dogs or whelping of bitches at the show site or in the hotels.
  • No dogs left in exercise pens overnight.
  • “For Sale” signs are prohibited.
  • One dog per crate.
  • All crates must be stackable.  No soft-sided crates permitted at the conformation show site.
  • Plastic sheeting must be placed under all crates in hotel rooms.
  • Dogs must be crated whenever left unattended in hotel rooms.
  • Dogs must be kept on lead at all times when walking in the hotels, grounds, or show site.
  • Exercise dogs in designated area only.  PLEASE clean up after your dog.
  • No exercise pens permitted in grass areas of hotels.
  • Flash photography is not permitted ringside.
  • Cell phones must be turned off or on vibrate at ringside or ringside areas.  Please leave the area to use your cell phone.
  • No smoking indoors or within 25 feet of any door or performance trial ring.
  • No tripods located ringside.
  • No saving seats at ringside.

 

Attendees and Guest Behavior

There occasionally arises a situation where an attendee‘s behavior in the hotel or at an event site becomes a cause for an unhappy situation that compels the club to take action in order to maintain good relations with the hotels and / or the show site.  Common sense and courtesy should dictate your actions to avoid such situations.  To assist us in rectifying any problems with individuals or their dogs promptly, the hotel staff will inspect all rooms daily and shall report to the show committee any observed violations or damages.  The show committee and security will be observing conduct at the show sites as well.  Complaints will be investigated, and the parties involved will be asked to comply with required corrective actions immediately.  Each dog owner, guest, or registrant is expected to cooperate; cease and desist offensive actions; settle damage claims on the spot; and provide insurance or other pertinent information as required or requested.  Infractions of any rule or failure to comply may be cause for an official event committee hearing and possible suspension of AKC privileges.  It is no fun for anyone having to deal with misconduct, but we will, if necessary, so please don‘t force this issue.

 

 

 

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