April 14-21, 2020
Roberts Centre Hotel & Conference Center
123 Gano Road
Wilmington, Ohio 45177
If you are booking a hotel room for the 2020 National Specialty, please note that central reservations cannot book in the room block so you have to contact the hotel directly. Please call 937-283-3200 and choose option 3 to ensure that the blocked rooms are available to you. Reservation code is: GFV. Room rate is $126 per night. Roberts Centre also has full hookups for RVs.
Tentative SchedulePrintable Schedule
Tuesday, April 14, 20208 am-4 pm: Regional and National Agility Trials to be held concurrently, judged by David Hirsch. All standard, Time 2 Beat, and Jumpers with Weaves classes are offered. This event counts towards Triathlon and is chaired by Vickie Willman. Erica Behnke is the trial secretary.
6 pm-8 pm: AKC Temperament Test, judged by Gwen Weisgarber. Entries are limited to 20 dogs, PBGVs only.
Wednesday, April 15, 20208 am-4 pm: Regional & National Scent Work trials to be held concurrently, judged by Carolyn Martin and Debbie Thurston. Novice through Master is offered in all 5 elements. High in Trial and High Combined will be offered at each level. This event counts towards Triathlon and is chaired by Mike Williquette. Cheryl Cazier (www.showsbycheryl.com) is the trial secretary.
4 pm-6 pm: Health & Rescue Foundation Board Meeting
6 pm-7:30 pm: Welcome Party. Hot and cold appetizers will be served. Cash bar.
7:20 pm-8:30 pm: Royal Canin Nutrition Seminar. Rick Kesler DVM will provide a seminar on nutrition and breeding. All are welcome and encouraged to attend this free seminar.
Thursday, April 16, 20208 am-12 noon: Regional Obedience & Rally, Judge Linda MacDonald. All regular titling obedience classes are offered, as well as Beginner Novice, Graduate Novice, and veteran. Both rally and obedience count towards Triathlon. Lora Megli is obedience and rally chair. Cheryl Cazier is the show secretary.
12 noon-4 pm:
Regional 4-6 Puppy, Judge Jeffrey Lentsch
Regional Sweepstakes, Judge Rodney Jones
Regional Specialty & Junior Showmanship, Judge Jon Cole
6 pm-10 pm: Top 20. Midwest Buffet- coffee & tea (herbal, decaf, hot & iced) salad with house dressing, rolls & butter, wild rice pilaf sunshine mix, Southern fried chicken, penne pasta with veggies & Alfredo, assorted desserts. $35 pp includes the buffet, Top 20 catalog & momento.
Friday, April 17, 2020
8 am-10 am: Awards Breakfast. Heartland Breakfast of fluffy scrambled eggs with bacon, potato casserole, mini croissant served with coffee, tea, or juice. $20 per person.
10 am-2 pm: National Obedience & Rally, Judge Linda MacDonald. All regular titling obedience classes are offered, as well as Beginner Novice, Graduate Novice, and veteran. Both rally and obedience count towards Triathlon.
1 pm-3:30 pm: Health Test include DNA Blood Draw & CAER Eye Clinic (Eye; Gonioscopy; Tonometry). Dr. Bill Greentree, DVM, Diplomate ACVO (Columbus Ohio) Adjunct Professor Comparative Ophthalmology at the Ohio State University
Eye Exams (minimum 10 dogs)
2:30-3:30 pm: Parent Club Mentor Seminar with Sue Smyth
4 pm-6 pm: Seminar: Introduction to Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dr. Alvarez, Director of the Tina Santi Flaherty Rehabilitation & Fitness Service at the Animal Medical Center, New York City. (Free)
6 pm-9 pm: Board Meeting
7 pm-9 pm: Canine Good Citizen & Trick Dog testing, evaluator Gwen Weisgarber. For CGC testing for CGC, CGCA, & CGCU, $10 per dog. Trick Dog testing for all 5 levels, $15 per dog, [Novice Trick Dog (TKN), Intermediate Trick Dog (TKI), Advanced Trick Dog (TKA), Trick Dog Performer (TKP), & Trick Dog Elite Performer (TKE)]. Please bring your own trick dog props if possible. One of these events count towards Beginner Triathlon.
Saturday, April 18, 20208-10 am: Judges Education by Jan Zigich $20.00 and audit for already approved PBGV judges at no fee.
8 am-4 pm: Regional & National FAST CAT events (pending AKC approval) to be held outdoors with a fully fenced course. PBGVs will have an early opening date to ensure that all PBGVs have the opportunity to enter. The events will be held concurrently and we will do our best to accommodate conflicts with breed judging. FAST CAT Chair is Dave Esherick.
10 am-1 pm:
National 4-6 Puppy, Judge Deirdre Rahn
National Sweepstakes, Judge Susannah Cooper
National Specialty & Junior Showmanship, Judge Michael Canalizo
4 pm-5 pm: Annual Meeting
6 pm -9 pm: Banquet & Auction. Menu will include choice of New England Style Cod, Tri-colored tortellini, or top sirloin steak. $40 per person, cash bar. Janice Hayes is auction chair. Donated items are greatly appreciated.
Sunday, Tuesday, April 19-21, 2020April 19: Travel to Huntington Beagle Club in Gallipolis Ohio. Novice and Puppy Learning Experience runs and open field time will be available. Suggested lodging is Quality Inn in Gallipolis.
April 20, All Day: Regional Hunt Tests. This event counts towards Triathlon.
April 21, All Day: National Hunt Tests. This event counts towards Triathlon.