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AKC Spaniel Hunt Test Seminar (Feb 18)
Spring Show and Obedience/Rally Trials  (Mar 2-4)
Instinct Clinics (Mar 2-3)

AKC Spaniel Hunt Test Seminar

Presented by AKC Field Representative Tom Meyer
and hosted by the Maryland Sporting Dog Association

Sunday, February 18th 2018 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Mason Dixon Hunting Farm, Inc. 5112 Hildebrand Road, Glen Rock PA 17327
$45 fee includes light breakfast and lunch
Registrations must be received no later than February 5th

The Hunt Test Seminar is being held in conjunction with a Grouse Trial sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Hunting Spaniel Club on Saturday, February 17th. Click here for more information about MAHSC’s Grouse Trial.

The Hunt Test Seminar is designed to review and explain the regulations and guidelines for the AKC Spaniel Hunt Test program. Attendance at the seminar is recommended for anyone interested in learning about the program as well as newcomers already participating in the program. In addition, all AKC judges are required to attend once every five years to maintain active status. Click here for much more information and to register.

Registrations are open! MSDA’s Spring Sporting Group Show and All-Breed Obedience/Rally Trials will be March 2-4, 2018.

All  entries will be via Jim Rau Dog Shows. The dog show premium is now available. If you have questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Richard Jackson, ShowChair@mdsportingdog.org or Pat Hess, ObedienceChair@mdsportingdog.org.

It is with tremendous sadness that we must announce the passing of Laurie Doumaux, MSDA’s Vice President and Show Chair. Laurie passed away on January 3rd. 

Sporting Dog Instinct Clinics

Also at the spring show, MSDA is offering four “Instinct Clinics” to introduce sporting dogs to birds and AKC hunting events. In the clinic we will look at prey drive, biddability in association with retrieving, and the instinct to hunt and find birds.  Instinct clinics will be held outside, in a field near the main show building. There will be no gunfire, but live birds (pigeons or quail) will be used. Click here for more information and to register online.

What else has MSDA been up to lately? We’ve certainly been busy!

Recent events include: 
Annual Members’ Crab Feast
Maryland’s Celebration of National Hunting & Fishing Day
Hunting Tests for Flushing Breeds
Summer Field Training Days in Maryland and Delaware

Check our Calendar for more MSDA activities.

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