The National Specialty

 

2017 ABA NATIONAL SPECIALTY INFORMATION

September 23 – 28, 2017

 

Boxboro Regency Hotel and Conference Center,

Boxborough, Massachusetts

for reservation contact Reservations Manager Brittani Cruz  978 889 1713.

cost per room $115.00 plus tax

 

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 blackslate@aol.com 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.

RV Parking form National 2017

 

Reserved Seating $20 per seat for the entire week.  Amy Hebert contact to discuss location of the seat boulderridgebullmastiffs@yahoo.com

 

Room raffle tickets  $25.00 per ticket.  Lois Heaphy coordinator  lheaphy6843@gmail.com 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

www.bullmastiffhealth.com/2017-schedule

Payment Options:

Credit/Debit, Check, E-Check, PayPal, Square Cash, Google Wallet, etc.

Cash is also accepted on location.

All information is strictly confidential

 

Breeders Education

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.

Registration Information:

www.bullmastiffhealth.com/2017-schedule

 

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 aba2017national@gmail.com.  

 

Kellye St. John Vendor Chair.  Cost per week is $75.  Contact her for the contract kellyestjohn22@gmail.com.

Click Here for 2017 Vendor Contract PDF

 

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 homesteads@verizon.net.

 

Looking for donations for the welcome bags.  Cheryl Pike is in charge, please contact her at amuletbmf@aol.com 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 aba2017national@gmail.com

 

Virginia Rowland, ShowChair blackslate@aol.com

Cheryl Pike, Ass’t Show Chair amuletbmf@aol.com

Agility Trial Chair, Jen Young  jenyoung78@yahoo.com

Tracking Trial Chair, Art Twiss atwiss2@verizon.net

Obedience and Rally Trial Chair, Ira Kaplan DVM amfmick@oakridgeblm.org

 

 

**Schedule subject to change

Order Your 2017 National Apparel Now!!

Cost of hoody (zipup front)  $40.00 plus $6.00 postage size S through 3XL

Cost of tshirt $20.00 plus $6.00 postage size S through 3XL

Email blackslate@aol.com to discuss order;
payment made out to ABA 2017 National should be sent to Lois Heaphy 237 Monson Road

Wilbraham, MA 01095 or  PayPal  aba2017national@gmail.com.  Be sure to include size and address.

 
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