Upcoming Events:

We know that everyone is eager to be able to gather again with friends and dogs and we are working hard to facilitate this. Still, we are making changes and adding safety measures to try to keep everyone safe and healthy, so please pay attention to the restrictions that may be put in place, and don’t sign up unless you are willing to cheerfully comply (and accept the risk of being with other people).

MSDA is planning some small activities for this fall. Details are still being sorted out, but here is what we’re working on right now:

  • Field Training Basics: Saturday October 24th and Sunday October 25th, 10 am – 3 pm in Dickerson MD. Field work training for all sporting dogs. Limited registration of not more than 25 dogs per day, dispersed among multiple fields and simultaneous activities. No shot birds. More information and online registration are here.
  • Sporting Dog Match: (New Date) Saturday November 28th, in a field at Howard County Fairgrounds. Fun match – conformation only – at outdoor location. For AKC-registered sporting breed dogs with no majors. Plans for this event are subject to AKC approval.
  • December event TBD

There are fees for all events, but they are set to cover costs, which we hope will be minimal. We’re also aiming to schedule activities so that these will be day trips for Maryland and nearby residents, with no hotel stays required. Lastly, MSDA will not be serving food (lunch or snacks) so you will have to bring your own.

If you are able to help with one of these events, please contact Steve Roth (for the field events) or Richard Jackson (for the Sporting Dog Match).

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Recent events:
Annual MSDA Member Pool Party, Sat-Sun July 25-26, 2020

The annual MSDA Summer Pool Party was held this year, though in a two-day format that meant fewer attendees each day.

September Hunt Test Weekend, Sat-Sun September 12-13, 2020

Unfortunately, Hunt Test Weekend this year was canceled.

MSDA’s Annual Field Day, Saturday May 2 2020

Unfortunately, Field Day this year was canceled.

MSDA’s Spring Event, Feb 28-Mar 1 2020

It was a Sporting Dog Spectacular Weekend! Two days of Sporting Group conformation, three days of all-breed obedience and rally trials, bird instinct clinics, and much more. Photos of the weekend are now posted.

World of Pets Expo 1/24-26/2020 (Timonium, MD)

MSDA hosted a booth at the World of Pets Expo at the Maryland State Fairgrounds. Lots of people and dogs came out, made new friends, and had a great time!

But Wait, There’s More!

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