Upcoming Events:

We are working hard to resume holding events. We know that everyone is eager to be able to gather again with friends and dogs. 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).

We’re also open to ideas about other, possibly smaller, activities that we might be able to conduct safely. Suggestions are very welcome; please contact MSDA’s President Steve Roth.

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

The annual MSDA Summer Pool Party will be the last weekend in July and, this year, there actually will be two parties on two days. Summer Pool Party is for MSDA members, their families, guests and, of course, dogs! As always, there will be swimming, good food, informal field training, and other doggy fun. This year, reservations are required and attendance will be limited both days. Read more and sign up here.

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

Entries are open! We’re planning a “Fieldapalooza” this fall: two days of hunt tests for all eligible flushing breeds, a judging seminar, working dog (WD/WDX) tests for spaniel breeds, instinct clinics to introduce dogs (all sporting breeds) to birds, and Canine Good Citizen testing (all breeds). Information, Premium List and registration are available here.

View our full calendar of upcoming and recent activities.

Recent events:
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!

View our full calendar of upcoming and recent activities.

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