We know that everyone is eager to be able to gather again with friends and dogs and we have been working hard to facilitate this. Still, we have been forced to make changes to our schedule of upcoming events. Stay safe everyone, and we’ll see you soon.
Spring Event: With much regret, the MSDA board unanimously voted to cancel the 2021 Spring Event (including sporting dog conformation, all-breed obedience & rally, and bird instinct clinics) that was originally scheduled for March 5-7, 2021 but then postponed. While we hoped to reschedule for a later date, there are just too many uncertainties and concerns resulting from the continuing pandemic. As a result, we are not confident that we can run a safe and fun event, even this summer. Spring Event is a major undertaking. It requires a considerable amount of lead time and planning for MSDA as well as for all of the specialty and supporting clubs that participate, so a decision needed to be made. Our attention now turns to MSDA’s Spring Event 2022, to be held March 4-6, 2022. We also continue to plan several smaller and entirely outdoor events beginning this spring.
2021 Dues are due! If you are a current MSDA member, please pay your annual dues to renew your membership. Get more information and pay securely online here.
MSDA’s Annual Membership Meeting will be held virtually this year on Saturday March 6 starting at 7 pm. Members will be able to dial in by phone or log on for video conferencing. Details to be provided.
MSDA’s Annual Field Day – a full day of FUN bird dog training for all levels – is scheduled for Saturday April 17 at Rebel Ridge Farms in Elkton MD. Detailed information is expected to be posted around mid-February.
MSDA is planning two days of spring AKC Spaniel Hunting Tests for all flushing breeds on Saturday May 8th and Sunday May 9th. The hunt tests have been approved by AKC, but we probably will not be posting detailed information or opening entries for these events until sometime in March.
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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 included.