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UPCOMING EVENTS:

A note about volunteering. If you’re not ready to enter, or if you would like to learn more about sporting dog events, a great way to do that is to volunteer! Whether you’re an old hand or a total newbie, there is always something to do. At a field event, for example, even a complete beginner can carry the basket for the shot birds (“shagging”). You get to walk right behind the judge(s) and get an upfront view of all the action. Clubs cannot put on these events without volunteer workers, so please consider contacting the sponsoring club and offering to help out.

1/3/2020 Wateree Spaniel Club Training Day (H. Cooper Black State Park, Cheraw SC) Contact person carolanne.dutton@gmail.com

1/4-5/2020 Wateree Spaniel Club AKC Spaniel Hunt Test (H. Cooper Black State Park, Cheraw SC) Entry service www.huntsecretary.com

**MSDA** 1/9/2019 7:30 pm MSDA board of directors meeting, via teleconference. Contact the Secretary (Pamela DeSmidt) if you are a club member and have matters you would like to bring before the board, or if you would like to participate in a meeting.

** MSDA ** 1/24-26/2020 (Timonium, MD) MSDA will be hosting a booth at the World of Pets Expo at the Maryland State Fairgrounds. If you would like to help plan or will volunteer to help staff the booth, please contact Sally Eck.

2/14-16/2020 Wateree Spaniel Club booth at Southeastern Wildlife Expo, Brittlebank Park, Charleston, SC

2/22-23/2020 Wateree Spaniel Club Cocker Field Trial (Scotswood Plantation, Salters SC) Entry service www.huntsecretary.com

2/24-25/2020 Wateree Spaniel Club Spaniel Training Seminar presented by Hall of Fame Trainer Jerry Cacchio (dog/handler teams limited to 10, unlimited auditor slots). Entry service www.huntsecretary.com

** MSDA ** 2/28 – 3/1/2020 (Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship MD) MSDA’s annual Spring Sporting Group Dog Shows and All-Breed Obedience & Rally Trials. Bird Instinct Clinics and other activities, too.

Want to see your club’s sporting dog event listed here? Contact Pamela DeSmidt (MSDA Secretary) to be included on this calendar page and in our monthly newsletter. Of course, if you’re a member of Maryland Sporting Dog Association’s Facebook Group, you’re also welcome to share your event information there.

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PAST MSDA EVENTS: 

12/12/2019 7:30 pm MSDA board of directors meeting, via teleconference

11/14/2019 7:30 pm MSDA board of directors meeting, via teleconference.

10/10/2019 7:30 pm MSDA board of directors meeting, via teleconference.

9/19/2019 7:30 pm MSDA board of directors meeting, via teleconference.

9/14-15/2019 AKC Spaniel Hunting Tests and Working Dog Certificate Testing (Rebel Ridge Farms, Elkton MD). Two days (two events) of hunting tests for all flushing breeds. Junior, Senior, and Master stakes. Also Working Dog tests and CGC evaluations on Saturday.

8/17/2019 1:30-4:30 pm (North Laurel Community Center, Laurel MD) MSDA Introductory Seminar for Conformation and Obedience Stewarding.

8/15/2019 7:30 pm MSDA board of directors meeting, via teleconference.

7/20/2019  MSDA Summer Pool Party (Dickerson MD). A fun day for MSDA members, family, guests, and dogs!

7/11/2019 7:30 pm MSDA board of directors meeting, via teleconference.

6/13/2019 7:30 pm MSDA board of directors meeting, via teleconference.

5/9/2019 7:30 pm MSDA board of directors meeting, via teleconference.

5/4/2019 MSDA Field Day (Rebel Ridge Farms, Elkton MD). A fun day with training opportunities for all levels of flushing, pointing, and retrieving bird dogs.

4/11/2019 7:30 pm MSDA board of directors meeting, via teleconference

3/1-3/2019 MSDA Spring Weekend Sporting Group Conformation, All-Breed Obedience & Rally Trials, Bird Dog Instinct Clinics, and more! (Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship MD).

3/2/2019 MSDA Annual Membership Meeting. (Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship MD) After completion of best-in-show. MSDA board of directors meeting was held immediately following the membership meeting.

1/27/2019 2:00 pm MSDA board of directors meeting (Columbia MD)

12/16/2018 1:00 pm MSDA Holiday Party for members and their guests (Bayside Inn, Edgewater MD).

9/15-16/2018 AKC Spaniel Hunting Tests and Working Dog Certificate Testing (Rebel Ridge Farms, Elkton MD)

9/4/2018 7:30 pm MSDA board of directors meeting, via teleconference

8/1/2018 7:30 pm MSDA board of directors meeting, via teleconference

7/21/2018 MSDA Picnic & Pool Party (Dickerson MD). Lunch and fun for people & dogs. This event was limited to MSDA members, their families, and guests.

6/16/2018 MSDA Summer Field Day (Rebel Ridge Farms, Elkton MD). Training opportunities for all levels of flushing, pointing, and retrieving bird dogs.

4/21/2018 MSDA provided a Sporting Dog Demonstration for 300 scouts at a Mountain Man Camporee for the Boy Scouts in the FSK District (Thurmont Conservation and Sportsmen’s Club, Thurmont MD).

4/4/2018 7:45 pm MSDA board of directors meeting, via teleconference.

3/2-4/2018 MSDA Spring Sporting Group Dog Shows and All-Breed Obedience & Rally Trials (Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship MD)

3/3/2018 Sporting Dog Instinct Clinics, at the site of the MSDA spring show (Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship MD).

3/3/2018 after completion of Best-in-Show.  Annual membership meeting, at the site of the MSDA spring show (Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship MD).

2/18/2018 AKC Spaniel Hunt Test Seminar (Mason Dixon Hunting Farm Inc., Glen Rock, PA). The Hunt Test Seminar was held in conjunction with a Grouse Trial sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Hunting Spaniel Club on Saturday, February 17th.

2/11/2018 Midday MSDA board of directors meeting (Westminster MD)

1/21/2018 Midday MSDA board of directors meeting (Timonium MD)

12/4/2017 Midday MSDA board of directors meeting (Clifton VA)

10/8/2017 1:00 pm (South Carroll Swim Club, Westminster, MD) MSDA’s Annual Crab Feast. There also was a board meeting before the crab feast.

9/23/2017 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (Izaak Walton League of America, Clear Spring MD). 11th Annual Maryland celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day. Free, family-friendly event.

9/15-16-17/2017 AKC Spaniel Hunting Tests and Working Dog Certificate Testing (Rebel Ridge Farms, Elkton MD) sponsored by MSDA and The Susquehanna Valley English Springer Spaniel Club.

9/10/2017 Midday MSDA board of directors meeting (Clifton VA)

8/5/2017 Midday MSDA board of directors meeting (Pasadena MD).

7/29/2017 MSDA Summer Field Day (Rebel Ridge Farms, Elkton MD). Training opportunities for all levels of flushing, pointing, and retrieving hunting dogs.

6/17/2017 7:30 am – 4:00 pm MSDA Summer Field Day (C&R Center at Norman G. Wilder Wildlife Area, Felton DE). Training opportunities for all levels of flushing, pointing, and retrieving hunting dogs.

5/17/2017 7:00 pm MSDA board of directors meeting, via teleconference.

4/12/2017 7:00 pm MSDA board of directors meeting, via teleconference.

3/3-5/2017 MSDA Sporting Group Dog Shows (Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship MD) including MSDA’s first Instinct Clinic for dogs without any field training or experience.

3/4/2017 after completion of Best-in-Show. Annual membership meeting (Hospitality Area of the Main Hall at the Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship MD). Light dinner and other refreshments included.

2/6/2017 2:00 pm Combined membership and board meeting (Administration Building of the Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium MD)

12/18/2016 2:00 pm Board of directors meeting (Silver Diner, Rockville MD)

9/10-11/2016 MSDA Spaniel Hunting Tests (Rebel Ridge Farms, Elkton MD)

8/7/2016 11:00 am Membership meeting  with training opportunities following the meeting (Rover’s Content, Brandywine MD)