2018 PBGVCA National & Regional Specialty
April 24 - April 28, 2018
Margaret Krieck, 2018 Show Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
Harrah's Casino Hotel Reno
219 North Center Street
Reno, NV 89501
IMPORTANT: When making rooms reservation, give hotel our code: S04PCA8.
Four to Six Month Puppy Competition
Kitty Steidel, National
Terry Chrynoweth Dennison, Regional
Bonnie Lee, National & Regional Obedience and Rally
Joanna Moritz, Sniff & Go Judge
National & Regional Agility
Trials will be held April 24, 2018, morning (regional) and afternoon (National) at Starstruck Agility Shelties, 15 Moonbeam Court, Sparks, NV 89441. Website
Bonnie Lee, Obedience/Rally Judge
As a young child, Bonnie's first dog was a collie named Lassie. Then, as a teenager her parents let her chose her next breed of dog – a sheltie named Laddie. Laddie was Bonnie's companion throughout her 20's – then Bonnie fell in love with the Papillon breed and had them for 36 years.
Bonnie became interested in competitive obedience, in 1995, with her Papillon 'Rosie'. OTCh Mardon's Autumn Mist UDX7, RE, AX, AXJ, ASCA UD (Rosie), went from Novice A to OTCh by the age of 3. Next came 'Dolly' (Papillon). Dolly went from Novice to OTCh in less than 9 months…..and by the young age of, only, 2 years and 11 days old! OTCh 'Hello Dolly' of Arbeitsheim UDX12, RE, AXP, AJP, is the AKC's highest OTCh pointed (1051 points) 'Toy' breed dog and the only 'Toy' breed to reach 1000 OTCh points! Rosie & Dolly are both multiple High-In-Trial & High Combined winners. Dolly, alone, has won 63 HIT's & 61 HC's!
Bonnie and her two paps have been invited to, competed and have made the finals at 8 AKC National Obedience Invitationals. She has won the 'Toy' group 4 times (twice with Rosie & twice with Dolly) and has placed, as a finalist, the other 4 times in the "Toy" group.
Approved to judge at AKC Obedience trials since 2000, Miss Lee has officiated throughout the US and in Germany & Belgium for ASCA. At the 2000 AKC National Obedience Invitational Bonnie and her team (1 of 6 AKC Rep chosen teams) premiered Rally and have since been judging Rally. In March, 2011, Bonnie introduced ASCA Rally into Germany by giving the Germans a Rally workshop. Bonnie, also, is an approved Carting Judge for the American Rottweiler Club.
Bonnie's first career was that of a fashion model, in NYC, at age 14. She, also, taught charm & modeling courses. Bonnie attended the Lee Strasberg Institute (acting) in NYC. She has used these skills on stage, as an 'extra' in movie and in TV commercials. During her stint as a Playboy Bunny (NYC), Bonnie was the Playboy Club's showroom Master of Ceremonies. Bonnie's 'other' judging assignments have been with beauty pageants as an Accredited Beauty Pageant Judge for over the past 40+ years.
Miss Lee has been residing in Las Vegas, NV, for the past 40 years. Bonnie teaches all levels of competitive obedience and has been an avid world traveler, all her life, visiting every continent except Antarctica – that might be next!
"I'd like to thank all the talented teams that enter my ring. It's my hope that you enjoy our time together --- I know I will! Good luck to all teams at this year's National Specialty."
William P. Shelton, of Pomona, California, has been involved in the sport of purebred dogs since childhood. He has owned, bred, and shown multiple Best in Show- and specialty-winning dogs in several breeds.
His passion and focus has been directed to Pembroke Welsh Corgis. His Coventry Kennel has been elected "2012 Breeder of the Year" by the five-decade tradition of the DR Winkie awards.
Mr. Shelton writes on a wide range of dog-related topics for several publications and has lectured on canine anatomy at AKC Judges Institutes.
His judging career has taken him to many fascinating places around the world. He says his "greatest pleasure is adjudicating national specialties, and events like this AKC/Eukanuba National Championship."
Tiffany Cannon, of Richmond, Texas, has been involved with PBGVs for the past 11 yearsacquiring her first PBGV, Truffle, in December 2006. Prior to owning Truffle, she had never been involved with dog clubs or dog showing although she always looked forward to watching Westminster and had always owned purebred dogs including a Norwegian Elkhound, a Lhasa Apso and a Miniature Schnauzer. Truffle was the pick of her litter and came with a promise that she would be shown to her championship. She earned her stubborn scent hound name and proved to be difficult to show but became CH Spellbound Jus Huntin' Truffles at 21 months old. Somewhere along the way, Tiffany was hooked and has jumped into the conformation ring with both feet.
Tiffany and her husband Bill now own 5 PBGVs, 1 GBGV and a Spanish Water Dog. They only breed about once per year, but have bred 7 PBGV litters producing 13 champions to date and have finished 4 other owned dogs. Several pups bearing their kennel name "Always PBGVs" have also titled in scent work, CGC and obedience. Tiffany has been very involved with the PBGVCA having served in the past as a Rescue Representative, National Specialty Show Chair in 2013 and President of the Club. She is currently the Trophy Curator and Editor of the club's magazine Saber Tails. Outside the world of dogs, Tiffany is a Director of Marketing in the automotive industry.
Joanna Moritz is the owner and head trainer of Fur and Feather Works in Reno NV. For the past 15 years she has been working professionally with dogs, cats, parrots, and other small animals, using positive reinforcement training. She has a degree in psychology, is certified as Knowledge Assessed through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, and is a Certified Nose Work Instructor. She is a professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, and a charter member of The Pet Professional Guild. She also has years of experience in various forms of (human) teaching and tutoring and is excited to apply her experience and knowledge of behavior toward improving animal/human relationships!
Joanna lives in Reno, and currently shares her home with two Amazon parrots, a disabled Cockatiel, a Dutch bunny, an Australian Shepherd, and an Australian Cattle Dog. Her animals have mostly been rescued.