The Havana Silk Dog Association of America

National Parent Club of the Havana Silk Dog breed

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Havana Silk Dogs are so lovable that HSDAA breeders and pet owners all agree that Silks are the perfect dog for almost every household.

The HSDAA has breeders all across the country, click here to find a happy heathy havana silk dog puppy today.

Havana Silk Dog Association of America welcomes you to our 
2017 National Specialty to be held at the 
Wyndham Oceanfront, Virginia Beach, VA

57th St and Atlantic Avenue | Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451 | United States | 757-428-7025
Oct. 25-29, 2017

Deadline for Special HSDAA hotel rate is Oct. 9!

Download Event Schedule here!

Auction Information | Hotel Reservations | Show Committee | National Specialty Forms | Event Schedule | About Rally

National Specialty Forms

Please note: The National Specialty is two days, but it is only ONE show.
We have a Regional show on Friday and the National Specialty (one show) on Sat. and Sun, for a total of two shows over the course of the weekend.
If you are entering one dog for both shows, the cost is $20 per show or $40 total.

Also, you can only enter one regular class per dog.
You cannot enter both Veterans AND BOB classes, for example.

Wyndham Oceanfront Hotel 
57th St and Atlantic Avenue | Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451 | United States | 757-428-7025

Ask for Havana Silk Dog Association block to get special room rate of $104 for an oceanfront room.  The pet fee is $100 for the entire week for up to three dogs. Each dog over 3 is an additional single $25 fee

October 25-29, 2017

Havana Silk Dog
2017 National Specialty
Show Committee

Show Chairman:

Show committee

Show Secretary:

Gloria Scharrar


Debbie Ezzell


Renee Kuharski, Gloria Scharrar and Debbie Ezzell


Lori Kasner


 Debbie Ezzell


Canute Wendt



Ring Stewards and Scribes:

Marilynn Spence and Mary O'Day


Frank Conticchio

Catalog and Advertisements:

Gloria Scharrar


Agnes Szilagyi

Rising Stars:

Gloria Sharrar and Judi Grounds              

Welocme Bags

Renee Kuharski





10/25/17 Wednesday                                                                          Arrive at hotel during the day

                                             6:00pm                                  Welcome with Beverages and Pizza in the Hospitality Suite (Room 111)

10/26/17 Thursday                                                                                                                           Seminars are free to members! All Seminars will be held in the Cape Charles and False Cape ballrooms , which is the building closest to Atlantic Avenue

10:00-11:30am:                       An exciting session where novice and experienced handlers can learn to better present their dogs in the ring. Pet owners who want to work more effectively with their dogs will benefit from this seminar as well as conformation exhibitors. We will play an instructional video and then have one-on-one instruction from some of our own esteemed handlers. Bring your table, show lead and dog.

Noon-1:00pm:                       Lunch provided in the Hospitality Suite (Room 111)

1:00-5:00pm:                          Raising Brave Puppies

with Dr. Gayle Watkins of Avidog. This topic is designed to engage owners and breeders alike. Bring your dog and be prepared for a lively, fun seminar. The session will focus on longevity, confidence and a lifetime of health for your dog.

7:00-10pm                                             Beverages and light snacks in Hospitality

10/27/17 Friday                      9:00am:                                 Regional Specialty Show Commences.

We will follow the normal show schedule starting with the Companion classes and ending with BISS. Rising Stars for the Friday show will be held after the show on Saturday A specific schedule with approximate show times for the entire weekend will available along with your welcome bag. 

12:30-4:00pm                         Silk Dog Fair:Friday after the show come socialize with fellow Silk lovers while you enjoy lunch in the Hospitality Suite (Room 111) then head upstairs to the Show Room where we will have multiple activities.                                 

4:30pm                                  Doc Baldwin Beach Walk Charity           

Meet on the Boardwalk outside of the hotel where we will gather to socialize and to raise funds for the Doc Baldwin Memorial Fund

7:00pm                                  Annual Members Meeting       

8:30-10:00pm:                        Beverages and lights snacks in Hospitality

10/28/17 Saturday                  9:00am:                                 National Specialty

We will begin with Puppy and Veteran Sweepstakes and then the Rising Stars, followed by the Companion Class Dogs and Provisional/Certified Class Dogs.  We will then judge the Rising Stars from the Friday Show.

2:00pm:   Doggy Costume Parade.

3:00pm:                                 Annual Health Clinic in the grooming room.

We will have OFA eye certification exams provided by a board certified ophthalmologist.. Please contact Agnes Szilagyi for an appointment time at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

5:00pm                                  CGC Testing in the Grooming Room

Cathy Foldesi will conduct CGC testing.  Please contact Cathy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


7:00pm:                                 Annual Silent Auction, Banquet and Awards Presentation.

Cocktails and Silent Auction followed by dinner at 7:45pm.

10/29/17 Sunday                   

9:00am:                                 National Specialty resumes. We start with Companion BOB, then the BOB, Companion BISS, BISS, Stud Dog, Brood Bitch, Brace, Generations and ending with Bred by Exhibitor Class                                        

Annual Auction to Support Trophy Fund

Silent auction items will be on display in the banquet room beginning at 6:30.

Attention all Havana Silk Dog Lovers…

 The first ever HSDAA National Specialty Show Online Auction is open!  We hope that everyone, whether attending the 2017 HSDAA National Specialty in Virginia Beach or not, will celebrate the Havana Silk dog by participating in the auction if there is an item that interests you.

New item releases will occur up to the start of the National Specialty show on Saturday, October 28th with bidding open until 6pm, Saturday, November 4, 2017.  Check the auction site often for updates!

 You may access the auction at

The ONLY way to access the auction is through this unique link.

Click on the GREEN “View All Items” bar to view the items.

Set up a user name and password for bidding (no financial info required) and you are ready to bid!


Questions?  Please reach out to Canute Wendt, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 612-730-0932. 

Winners will be notified by email, payment is required before shipment of your item. 

Item will be shipped at NO additional cost.


Thanks to everyone for your support of the Havana Silk Dog Association of America and HAPPY BIDDING!

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