Three Seminars available this year!
Breeders Seminar - Judges Seminar - Health Seminar

Breeders Seminar

Thursday – Sept 18   4:30 pm – 6 pm  
Lancaster Host Hotel - Hopewell Room

 "How Well Do You Know the Standard"

Take an interactive test to see how well you know the standard.  Discussion during the seminar,  a panel discussion with several breeders on Standard DQ's and major faults, with a question and answer period.   Any questions, please contact JoAnn Colvin, JBEC Chair.

1. JoAnn Colvin will be doing a "fun" test on the CBR Standard 
2. We will have a Panel Presentation on Disqualifications: 
    A. Dyane Baldwin- overview of DQ 's-- what they are and why do we have them  (historically where do they come from?)  Difference between DQ and Faults,  and she will Explain the DQ for lacking in breed characteristics 
    B. Meghan Timmerman- color DQ 's (2), solid vs self-colored 
   C. Jane Pappler- Length of coat DQ 's (2), long coat and recent genetic testing info 
   D. Emelise Baughman / Mchelle Keehn -  Bite- over and under, dewclaws (difference between having the rear dew and the removal)
   E.  Nat Horn - what happens if a dog is DQ 'd.  Difference in DQ 's- standard, temperament, difference between one time and three times, etc. 

3.  Question and Answer period


Judges Seminar

Friday – September 195 pm
Lancaster Host Hotel - Hopewell Room
re-Registration required

The Chesapeake Bay Retriever will be presented by Dyane Baldwin & Patty Martin. It will be 90 minutes long and includes a hands on. Cost is $25 which includes a show catalog.  Space is limited to 20 enrollees.
To Enroll, Contact Betsy Humer  757-442-3672

For ACC members - there will be an opportunity to audit the Judges seminar. Attendance is limited to 5 participants. There is No Fee and it is on a first come/first served basis. No hand outs or hands on participation, just observation.  To enroll contact Dyane Baldwin  717-582-4997.  A waiting list will be maintained in the event all 20 spots in the judges section do not fill.

ACC members, who need to attend a seminar for future AKC Judging status, must enroll in the full Judges Seminar.

Any Questions?   Contact:  Betsy Humer


Health Education Seminar

The Chesapeake Bay Retriever - Conformation and Beyond
                               by Dr. Chris Zink


Thursday - September 18th   --  7 pm – 9 pm

at the Lancaster Host Hotel

Friday morning:  Private Consultations  available  (see form-below)

Friday:  Chris gives a Demonstration  following Sweepstakes Judging



The 2014 ACC National Specialty and Health Committee invite you to an informative health seminar given by Dr. Chris Zink.  Thanks to sponsorship by the ACC Charitable Trust this seminar will be FREE to all ACC members wishing to attend.  There will be a nominal fee of $10 for attendance by non-ACC members that will be donated to the Health Trust.  The seminar is scheduled for Thursday evening, September 18th, from 7pm – 9pm (immediately following the Welcome Party/ACC General Meeting).  In addition, Chris will host a demonstration on Friday, following Sweepstakes Judging, on how to train dogs to gait on command and to optimize their movement for conformation competition.           

CLICK here to PRE-Register                Download Private Consult Form Here

ABOUT THE SEMINAR:  Chris will present her seminar called, "The Chesapeake Bay Retriever —Conformation and Beyond",  in which she provides information on how the canine body works, but from a different point of view.  She will look at the Chesapeake Bay Retriever breed standard and examine the dog’s original and current working abilities in a variety of events, including conformation, field work, obedience, tracking, agility, and others.  She also will discuss recent research about how to improve performance and keep our dogs healthy and injury-free.  Chris is an informative and high-energy speaker, who gives lots of opportunity for discussion and to answer questions from the audience.  She has presented her Conformation and Beyond seminars at a number of breed specialties to rave reviews. 


About Chris:  Chris Zink, DVM PhD DACVP DACVSMR   Chris is a consultant on canine sports medicine who designs individualized rehabilitation and conditioning programs for canine athletes.  She is the award-winning author of four books and a DVD on the canine athlete, and co-edited the first-ever textbook on canine sports medicine and rehabilitation.  Her publications have received numerous national and international awards and accolades.  She was voted Outstanding Woman Veterinarian of the Year in 2009Having obtained over 80 titles in agility, obedience, conformation, tracking, hunt tests, and rally on dogs from the sporting, hound, working, terrier, and herding groups; she fully understands the kinds of training required to keep athletes in top form or get them back to full performance.


Dr. Zink was instrumental in establishing the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and is a member of the Credentialing and Residency Committee.  She presents seminars worldwide to audiences ranging from veterinarians, physical therapists, and veterinary technicians to breeders and competitors.  In her other life, Chris is a veterinary pathologist and a Professor and Department Director at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, with over 120 scientific publications.  There, she teaches Pathology to medical and veterinary students and does AIDS research.

**  BONUS **   Chris has agreed to be available for private consultations on Friday morning (Sept 19). Plan to take advantage of Chris’ availability and schedule a private consult with her.

Download Private Consult Form Here                      CLICK here to PRE-Register

You can find out more about Chris on her website:

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