American Chesapeake Club National Show Specialty

Lancaster, PA  -  September 16-21, 2014

Schedule of Events
All Thursday thru Saturday events are at the Lancaster Host Resort

Celebrating Your National Specialty - We would like to invite you to the American Chesapeake Club’s 2014 National Specialty Show to be held in central Pennsylvania in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country.  This area is known for its rich history, covered bridges, hand crafted Amish goods, fine food, and fabulous shopping.   

This year’s theme is “Key to the Future”.  When we were in the early planning stages for the National, we wanted to celebrate the Chesapeake Bay Retriever past and present and their heritage as a versatile hunting dog, family companion, protector, and athlete.  Their legacy lies in the future of the breed, both dogs and enthusiasts.  Without them, all of our hard work and that of those before us will have been for naught.  This belief is why we chose a puppy for this year’s logo and will be the center of several exciting activities we are planning. 

Our National Specialty is not just a dog show, it takes tremendous dedication from many people, and over two years of planning.  This would not be possible without our National Specialty Show Committee volunteers.  Volunteers are an essential part of the success of our National Specialty and are needed in all events.  Experience the enjoyment of being a part of the National Specialty team.  Many assignments need little or no advance training.  If you are new to any of these events, this is a great opportunity to learn!!  If you would like to find out how you can help, either feet on the ground, or pre-planning, please contact the show chairs or one of the event chairs.  

Events will include Tracking, Agility, Obedience, Rally, Conformation and Working Dog stakes.  Now is the time to start training those youngsters, or teach your dog a few new tricks and try a new event.  Maybe this will be the year you go for the Triple Crown Versatility Challenge!  While we often say it’s all about the dogs, we usually find it’s also about the people.  We invite you to join us for the entire week of planned events and to meet old friends and make new ones. 

Check back often for updates!!!!
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                    "Schedule of Events and/or Subject to Change" 

September 16
Tracking Test - Redding Farm, Gettysburg, PA
September 17
Agility Trial  -  Bella Vista Training Center, Lewisberry, PA

September 18

Obedience Trial   -  Rally Trial
CGC and Therapy Dog Tests
Historical Display, Welcome Bags, and Silent Auction
4:30pm - 6pm  Breeders Seminar
6pm - 7pm  Welcome Party, ACC General Meeting 
7pm - 9pm  Health Seminar
September 19
Puppy Sweepstakes
Veteran Sweepstakes
Dogs Classes  -  Non-Regular Dog Classes including Stud Dog  
Historical Display, Welcome Bags, and Silent Auction     
5 pm  Judges’ Education Seminar
6:30 pm   4-6 Puppy   (evening event)
7:30 pm   Friday Night Banquet
September 20
Bitch Classes  -   Non-Regular Bitch Classes including Brood bitch
Junior Handler Competition 
**Brace Class
Intersex Competition (BOB)  -  Best Veteran
Historical Display, Welcome Bags 
7:30 pm   Banquet and Live Auction
September 21
WD - WDX - WDQ Tests at Elkton, MD

ACC National Field Trial Specialty

July 22-24, 2014    Fall City, WA

Recent Updates:

Catalog Ads posted  (partial)
(for the few that are missing, I need them in MS Word not PDF and the photo)

10-3-14  - all results are posted except for Tracking, Triple Crown, and WDXQ.
There are a few errors in the official Results so Marty and Stacy are looking into that.
I will post here when all is definitely correct.  The "cuts' are listed on the BOB page also.

The Conestoga wagon was a large horse-drawn wagon used to haul freight and farm products.
The heavy wagons came into use among farmers in the vicinity of Conestoga, Pennsylvania, in the 1720's.



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