|Friday or Saturday?
I can't remember who is entered in what - hopefully Dawn and Sunny will speak up, but I'm pretty sure Sunny isn't entered at all on Sunday.
There will be one puppy bitch less as she is in season and staying with her mom and grandma here with me instead. Chewie and Luca and Mojo should be there though.
It's a great show. A bit of a pain to get into and security tends to be higher than normal since it does draw the public quite well and they've had some animal rights attacks on the dogs there in the past.
You shouldn't have a problem though and vendors are great.
Make sure you don't just catch breed but also obedience and rally -- not sure if they still offer agility anymore. I've run Belle there in the past. And get Dawn's cell number so she can tell you were they're grooming in addition to ring times so you can get a better feel for what it's like behind the scenes. A fun show and some really great (fun) people will be there. If the weather wasn't such a roll of the dice this time of year I would have happily entered.
|Yes, we are going to be there. I just have Chewie entered in conformation. (The rally times have been a time conflict in past years, so I didn't enter both ) Our grooming area should be on the upper floor - closer to the rally and obedience area. LeAnne is showing a friend's little Chihuahua - her name is Sprout!
Sunny is coming with Luca and as Kristine said - leaving her little Ruby w/ Kristine - in heat. She could still show, but not real workable with her travelling and lodging.
Gale is entering Bebe's puppy Mojo - her 1st show! (Mojo - not Gale's)
Karen and Nancy - that you met in St Cloud, are showing as well.
Ann and Julie from Eau Claire will be there - don't know if you met them yet? - I will make sure to introduce you - they are lots of fun and great OES people.
Those I know for sure.
The show is at the RiverCentre. Actually really easy access for a downtown location. Exit off 35E onto 94 W. Turn L on Marion, L on Concordia. Concordia merges with Kellogg. It is on Kellogg - the RiverCentre is on your right. Park in the ramp across the street (next to the river) and walk across the heated skyway.
The main show rings are on the floor area - and the toy breeds, more grooming and obedience/rally are in the Roy Wilkins Auditorium. (Upper level) I requested Roy Wilkins level grooming - but don't know if I got it. My assigned space is #318. Wherever that is!
Here is a link to the show -
http://www.rivercentre.org/events/event ... ent_id=933
We show on Friday at 11:30 (Herding Club show)
Saturday 1:35 and Sunday 10:50.
I would come Saturday - more entries.
LeAnne is showing Sprout at 8am both days.
It is great shopping - I am making my list!
It is a great spectator show as well, they even give guided tours explaining dog shows.
Ps - the agility used to be in conjunction with this show. However space became and issue and it is held at another site - in So St Paul. The space (Roy Wilkins Aud) is the space the agility used to be in. Now it is rings for toys, grooming and the obedience/rally rings.
|Sorry I do not want to kidnap this thread.
I was seriously thinking of coming over to show in the states this year with either Misty "Muti Champion Dairymaid aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal" or Zorro "Fairbancks of Snowboot Bears" or even both. Where can I get an insight to the planned shows and the judges invited to the shows.
Oh by the way both dogs have tails.
|Stewart - we have show superintendants that handle all the show entries and run the shows (along with the members of the hosting club).
Here are a couple of the show superintendant websites:
In general, entries close 3 weeks before the show date. The dates, locations and and judges are all listed.
Another option is to go to the AKC website and check shows.
You can pick a region in the US, a few specific states, or just leave it blank for all in the country.
Have fun surfing the net!
|Thinking about Stewart and the dogs..........can a tailed sheepdog enter here in the US? Are the dogs judged against OESCA standards so would they even allow a tailed dog?
I'd go cheer Zorro if only for his great comeback.
|A European dog with a tail won Chewie's class at Nationals - so I would have to say yes.
Anyone else have more specific input?
|Thanks Dawn I will do a bit of surfing regarding shows.|
Thanks Dawn I will do a bit of surfing regarding shows.
Stewart - look for the regional (and national) specialties and supported entries. Entries vary so much between regions and depending on the time of year. No point in coming all this way and having no competition
Regionals that I can think of (use AKC site to confirm dates):
last weekend in march: Greater Pittsurgh OESC ('09 will be their last year)
June: Chicagoland and Twin Cities (Minnesota)
last weekend in July: Wisconsin
August (usually) Western Reserve; (Ohio) - not too sure how many more specialties they'll be doing either
There are also specialties in Seattle and New England. And maybe So California?
Mind you, even the regionals aren't drawing anywhere the numbers they used to.
Or party it up and come for the national. That's usually when you see someone with a tailed dog or two, usually Nikolas. Since it's in California next year the entry will be smaller than when it's in the midwest/back east, but the preparations sound fabulous. I'm sure it'll be a great time.
|The supetintrndants on the east coast are www.infodog.com and www.raudogshows.com. Let us know what areas you will be in.|
|I would try to get Elissa to come up to Nationals if you go Stewart. It is on the opposite end of the state, but I am thinking of going without the dogs.|
|not going to start anything here, but tails are still very much FROWNED upon here in the USA.|
not going to start anything here, but tails are still very much FROWNED upon here in the USA.
Hi Allene, yes I know that and I would pick the judge very carefully, but I would still like to visit the states next year and show my OES's if I can fit it into my schedule.
|Would love to have you come and visit. But honestly I don't know of one show to tell you to take a dog with a tail to. The only ones i know of that have had tailed dogs 'placed' even have been at specialty shows (only oes shows) and the judges there were americans that were bucking to have oversea's judging assignments. I am saying that honestly as that is what they themselves have said that that is the only reason they put up the tailed dogs.
So Stewart, come and enjoy a show. Heck i'll let you show one of mine if your that into it......... I think you would have just as much if not a better time........ and people wouldn't get their noses put out of joint.....
OESCA is sooner or later going to have to deal with this. I know we started a petition a couple of years back to make the tail a disqualifying fault here in the USA. There is rumor of this coming back into play.... and of us returning to the ORIGINAL Breed Standard which a number of us would love to see done.
|Stephanie - are you going to be able to make it this weekend? I hope so!|
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Stephanie - are you going to be able to make it this weekend? I hope so!
Yes Dawn - we are going to be there Saturday. If the roads are decent in the morning, I plan to be there at 8AM to cheer on LeAnn. If the roads are a little crazy, I probably won't be there until 10am or so. I am excited to go - thanks for all of the information and I will see you and Chewie there!!!!
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