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!
National Specialty Forms
Please note: The National Specialty is two days, but it is only ONE show.
Also, you can only enter one regular class per dog.
Wyndham Oceanfront Hotel
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
2017 NATIONAL SPECIALTY SCHEDULE
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.
5:00pm CGC Testing in the Grooming Room
7:00pm: Annual Silent Auction, Banquet and Awards Presentation.
Cocktails and Silent Auction followed by dinner at 7:45pm.
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.