Deadline approaching: April 29th is the last day to register for MSDA’s Annual Field Day on Saturday, May the 4th at Rebel Ridge Farms in Elkton MD. (But the deadline is today, 4/22, if you want to order an event t-shirt.) A full day of fun, field training for all levels of flushing, pointing and retrieving bird dogs, and some very good food. This year also with CGC testing, e-collar and safe-gunning info, event t-shirts, and a raffle! Prices start at only $35 for one handler and dog, including birds. More information and online registration is here.
Stewarding Seminar, date to be determined
Gregg Kantak, an experienced conformation judge and the Chief Steward for MSDA’s annual dog shows, provides a perspective on the Steward as a Dog Show Event’s Ambassador. Read this short article to learn more about this rewarding activity as well as Gregg’s path to stewarding.
Acting as a steward at a dog show or obedience and rally trials is a great way to contribute to the sport, make friends, and get the inside scoop about these dog activities. However, we find many people are reluctant to participate because they think that they don’t know enough about what is involved. MSDA is organizing an introductory seminar for conformation and obedience/rally stewarding to be held later this year, probably in August. Check back to this website, contact Gregg, and/or sign up for our email list to find out more.
Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship MD. Three days of events including annual sporting breed conformation show, all-breed obedience/rally trials, sporting dog instinct clinics, and more. Click here for much more information.
Saturday September 15 & Sunday September 16 at Rebel Ridge Farms in Elkton MD. Junior, Senior, and Master Hunter stakes. There also was working dog certificate testing on Saturday 9/15. Not just for spaniels, these annual hunting tests are open to all eligible flushing breeds. Also on Saturday, we offered all-breed AKC Canine Good Citizen testing, with no pre-registration required. Get much more info here, including some photos from the weekend.
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