2017 ABA NATIONAL SPECIALTY INFORMATION
September 23 – 28, 2017
for reservation contact Reservations Manager Brittani Cruz 978 889 1713.
cost per room $115.00 plus tax
*The hotel requires a one night non refundable deposit
Specialty Dog Shows/Arden Shaw show secretary for most of the events at the National except as noted. Copies of the PL will be emailed to the membership when they are available and will be on the Specialty Dog Shows website specialtydogshows.com.
Saturday September 23 Rally judge Julie Rembrandt Seeley, Obedience judge Sandra Walker followed by Independent Specialty Sweepstakes and Veteran Sweepstakes judge Kara Anderson Gonzalez and Independent Specialty dog classes judge Patricia Sosa
Sunday September 24 conclusion of Independent Specialty judging. Judge Patricia Sosa (bitch classes, JS, Best of Breed, 4-6 month puppy).
Sunday September 24 Tracking Trial at High Ridge in Gardner, MA. judges Michael A. Clemans and Arthur Twiss. There will be separate premium for this trial which is all breed with preference to Bullmastiffs. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for copy of PL.
Monday September 25 Agility Trial at American K9 Country, Amherst, NH judge Howard Etzel. Pawprinttrials.com (Noreen Bennett) is the trial secretary and will be doing the Agility Trial premium list. Agility exhibitors please note the Wachusett Kennel Club will be holding agility trials at the same location/same trial Secretary September 23 and 24 and are giving preference to Bullmastiffs.
Monday in Boxborough, Sweepstakes and Veteran Sweepstakes judge Pam McClintock, Breeder Seminar, and Welcome Party
Tuesday, September 26. Judges Education Futurity judge Becky Martin; Dog Classes judge Lynn Spohr, Top 25; echocardiogram clinic all day – Dr. Joshua Stern
Wednesday September 27 Bitch Classes and 4 – 6 month puppy, judge Lynn Spohr, dinner, silent auction and art auction. echocardiogram clinic all day – Dr. Joshua Stern
Thursday September 28 Junior Showmanship judge Marianne Claflin, Best of Breed etc judge Lynn Spohr, and Farewell Party.
RV reservations are to be made directly with the Boxboro Regency.
Reserved Seating $20 per seat for the entire week. Amy Hebert contact to discuss location of the seat email@example.com
Room raffle tickets $25.00 per ticket. Lois Heaphy coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org Live drawing July 30
2017 ABA National Health and Research Cardiac Clinic
Cardiac DNA Repository and Study
Over the past 3 years we have had the honor of presenting Dr. Joshua Stern, DVM, PhD, Diplomat ACVIM (Cardiology) at our National Specialty. Dr. Stern will return for another 2 days of Cardiac Exams (echocardiograms) at the 2017 ABA National. To date, we have tested over 100 dogs. This is just a beginning; many more dogs are needed to enhance this study. Due to the response in the past, and with the approval of the AKC CHF Foundation, a grant is in place to identify a genetic marker for Familial Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis. The start date was April 1, 2017. The more dogs entered in the study, the better. Please take this unique opportunity to have you dog tested by the country’s leading research canine cardiologist.
Currently, we are inviting any bullmastiff 1 year and older. This is the age group that can give us the most data. If scheduling permits, there may be an opportunity to have younger dogs tested. Please check with the desk at the clinic to see what might be available.
To further our goals and to get as many dogs tested as possible, we are offering
a deeply discounted price. Cost of Echo: $125.00 which includes a blood draw and inclusion in the study. If you bring more than one dog to be tested (Owner and/or Breeder) the cost of each sequential dog is only $100.00. You won’t find any other deal better than this one!
Required: 3 generation pedigree. For dogs that have had previous echoes done and want to be a part of the study, Dr. Stern will draw blood work at no cost. 3 generation pedigree and Submission form must be submitted. The echo performed must include the pulmonic and aortic velocity flow.
Download current submission form here: www.bullmastiffhealth.com/2017-schedule
Dates: Tuesday, September 26, and Wednesday, September 27
Where: Boxboro Regency Hotel and Conference Center. Room: See Reader Board at Hotel
Time: 9:00 am to Noon, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (both days)
Registration Is Open Now
Credit/Debit, Check, E-Check, PayPal, Square Cash, Google Wallet, etc.
Cash is also accepted on location.
All information is strictly confidential
The ABA is proud to announce for this years’ presentation a panel of international breeders who will give varying perspectives on the bullmastiff standard with status updates.
It will be preceded by a brief report from the H & R committee.
This discussion is being offered to both members and non-members at no charge. However, please consider giving a small donation to benefit Rescue or Health and Research.
Date: Monday, September 25, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Place: Boxboro Regency Hotel and Conference Center.
Room: See Reader Board at Hotel
Although not required, we kindly ask that you pre-register in order to make sure that there is plenty of room for everyone.
Payment for anything Specialty related (except RV reservations and show entries) go to Lois Heaphy 237 Monson Road Wilbraham, MA 01095 checks made out to ABA 2017 National Specialty or you can pay by PayPal the address is email@example.com.
Kellye St. John Vendor Chair. Cost per week is $75. Contact her for the contract firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kellye St. John and Marlene Plante State Basket Chairs.
Marlene Plante chair of the art auction and silent auction. If you have something you would like to donate please contact her at email@example.com.
Looking for donations for the welcome bags. Cheryl Pike is in charge, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have something to contribute.
For those of you who are on Facebook please check our 2017 ABA National Specialty group for updates. Copies of the vendor contract, hotel electricity sign up, ringside seating form, RV parking form, Top 25 information are available in the Info/files section of the group. PLs for all the events will be uploaded here when they are available.
Payment for anything Specialty related (except RV reservations and show entries) goes to Lois Heaphy 237 Monson Road Wilbraham, MA 01095 checks made out to ABA 2017 National Specialty or you can pay by PayPal the address is email@example.com
Virginia Rowland, ShowChair firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheryl Pike, Ass’t Show Chair email@example.com
Agility Trial Chair, Jen Young firstname.lastname@example.org
Tracking Trial Chair, Art Twiss email@example.com
Obedience and Rally Trial Chair, Ira Kaplan DVM firstname.lastname@example.org
**Schedule subject to change
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Wilbraham, MA 01095 or PayPal email@example.com. Be sure to include size and address.
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Streaming Video for ABA 2017
The conformation portions of the 2017 Bullmastiff National Show will be available to watch On Line by Streaming Video. The video recorded during each day of judging will be posted to the Internet at night and will be ready to view 24/7/365 starting the NEXT DAY AFTER judging.
More information may be found at the videographer’s website: https://www.showdogvideopros.com/Bullmastiff/
This show is NOT being streamed “live” or in “real time”.
Video Policy for ABA 2017
The exclusive video contract for this show STRICTLY PROHIBITS online distribution of show video. Streaming video by Facebook Live, Twitter Live, Apple FaceTime, YouTube, Vimeo, UStream, LiveStream or any other online platform is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Video recording of entire classes and/or filming of TV displays provided by the videographer is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Filming from any mounted camera (tripod, monopod, selfie stick) is prohibited.You may only film YOUR dog (NOT other dogs) using a handheld device.
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