The Afghan Hound Club of America, Inc.

presents

The 75th NATIONAL Specialty Show

Sunday, 25 September 2011 - Thursday, 29 September 2011

The Afghan Hound Club of America proudly presents the special milestone
75th Annual Specialty Show on Sunday, September 25, 2011 through Thursday, September 29, 2011 at:

The Roberts Centre / Holiday Inn
123 Gano Road
Wilmington, Ohio
800-654-7036

Jody Gardner, Show Chairman
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740-891-5046

Gill Ullom, Co-Chairman
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419-864-3016

Marked Catalog

   

Hotel & Reservations

The Roberts Conference Centre is conveniently located "In the Middle" of three of the largest cities in Ohio: Columbus, Cincinnati, and Dayton. The Roberts Conference Centre is distinctly different from ordinary conference and event locations. From the exquisite surroundings to the gracious service, the goal of the hotel staff is to ensure that everything is just perfect! The show area is a totally secured 30,000 square footair conditioned conference space. When making reservations be sure to use booking code "AHN" for the special Afghan Hound Club rate.

Judges

The conformation judges for 2011 are:

  • Debbie Peterson - Regular and Non-Regular Dog Classes
  • Kent Delaney- Regular and Non-Regular Bitch Classes and Best of Breed
  • Tony Saia- All Sweepstakes Classes

Judging Program- All Events

Please click here for the Judging Program for all events at this year's Afghan Hound Club of America National Specialty

Premium Lists

  • Please click here for Conformation Premium List
  • Please click here for Triathlon Premium List
  • Please click here for Agility Premium List
  • Please click here for AKC Lure Coursing Premium List
  • Please click here for ASFA Lure Coursing Premium List

Schedule of Events

 

Sunday, September 25th
  • Lure Coursing - ASFA Roll Call
  • Lure Coursing - AKC – JC Roll Call
  • Lure Coursing - AKC Roll Call
  • Lure Coursing - AKC Trial
  • Set-Up for Vendors & Exhibitors

8:30 AM
11:00AM
NOON
1:00 PM
3:00 PM

Off Site
(Maps Available
At Front Desk) Ballroom C&D

Monday, September 26th
  • Obedience & Rally Competition
  • Eukanuba/AHCA Welcome Party
  • Sweepstakes, Veteran Sweepstakes,
    & Triathlon Conformation Judging

9:00 AM
3:30 PM
5:00 PM

Ballroom C&D
Ballroom C&D
Ballroom C&D

Tuesday, September 27th
  • Agility
  • Regional Club Meeting
  • General Membership Meeting
  • Thyroid Testing, Microchipping, DNA
    Testing, Hip X-Rays (X-Rays off-site)
  • Dog Conformation Judging
  • Breeder’s Seminar & Dinner (Evening)

8:00 AM
9:00 AM
10:00AM
9:00 AM
1:30 PM
6:30 PM

Outside Grassy Area
Franklin Room 1&2
Franklin Room 1&2
Ballroom B
Ballroom C&D
Ballroom B

Wednesday, September 28th
  • Juniors Seminar
  • Judges Education
  • Rescue Meeting
  • Cerf Testing, Microchipping, DNA
    Testing, Hip X-Rays (X-Rays off-site)
  • Bitch Conformation Judging
  • Art Auction & Dinner (Evening)

9:00 AM
9:30 AM
10:30AM
9:00 AM 1:00 PM
6:00 PM

Ballroom C&D
Franklin Room 1&2
Franklin Room 1&2
Ballroom B Ballroom C&D
Ballroom B

Thursday, September 29th
  • Parade of Rescue
  • Liberty Class
  • Parade of Veterans
  • Junior Showmanship Competition
  • Presentation of High Scoring Dog in
    Obedience, High Scoring Dog in Rally,
    High Scoring Dog in Agility, Best
    Junior Handler and Best in Field
  • Best of Breed Competition
  • Annual Awards Banquet (Evening)

9:00 AM
11:45AM NOON 1:00PM
7:00 PM

Ballroom C&D
Ballroom C&D
Ballroom C&D Ballroom C&D
Ballroom B

Friday, September 30th · The AHC of Greater Columbus Judging TBA Ballroom C&D
Saturday, October 1st · The AHC of Southwestern OH Judging TBA Ballroom C&D

The AHCA National Specialty will be followed by:

Friday September 30, 2011: Afghan Hound Club of Greater Columbus
Regular Classes Judge:Brett Hamilton
Sweepstakes: Mary Blacker
Jr. Showmanship- Ms. Mary J. Childs
Show Secretary: Sue Busby This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Saturday October 1, 2011: Afghan Hound Club of Southwestern Ohio
Regular Classes Judge: Ms. Shelley S. Hennessy
Jr. Showmanship: Mrs. Helen Winski Stein
Show Secretary: Sue Busby This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For Premium Lists for both Specialties, please click here

Trophy Fund

One of the outstanding elements of our specialty every year is the presentation of a beautiful trophy table. As always, your generous donations to the Trophy Fund will help to ensure the success of the event. Click here for a copy of the donation request form. Please print and follow the instructions on the form.

Vendor Booth Space

For information regarding Vendor Booth Space please contact Chris Kaiser, Vendor Chairman, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 714-771-7276. . This show will be held indoors. The Vendors will be in the Exhibit Hall adjacent to the Conformation Ring with great visibility from customers and of the ring. According to the Policies and Procedures of the Afghan Hound Club of America, vendor space at the National Specialty will be awarded based on seniority: space to previous vendors first, members second and then others on a first-come, first-served basis. This policy will be strictly adhered to. Please note there are a limited number of spaces available.

RV Parking

If you have a self contained RV and WILL NOT require any electrical hook-up, you can reserve an RV parking space at the Roberts Centre. The reserved parking will be $50.00 for the week, or $15.00 per day. Please click here for RV reservation form.

Special Offer

To commemorate the upcoming AHCA 75th Anniversary National Specialty, the AHCA is pleased to offer you a fine-quality grooming brush with artwork created especially for the occasion by renowned artist Marcia Van Woert. These handmade brushes can be personalized with your kennel name or whatever you want, up to 20 letters, on the handle. Please click here to Order.

If you order on the attached form, you can pick up your brush at the National, so there will be no shipping charge; personalization is $5 per brush. Please order by August 16th.

Or you can order online directly from the maker at www.ashleycraig.net. Shipping for online orders is $8.50, but there is no charge for personalization.

Take a look and order your commemorative brush today! They make great gifts, too! See you at the 2011 AHCA National Specialty in Ohio!

Suzanne Eaton Duay
AHCA Ways & Means Chair
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Raffle

One lucky winner will walk away with the GRAND PRIZE, $1.000.00. In addition to the grand prize there will also be a DAILY DRAWING for a Picnic Time Sport Chair valued at over $60.00. Winners of the daily prizes will be placed back into the drawing for the $1,000.00 cash grand prize. Please click here for order form or plan to buy tickets at the show. Winner need not be present.

DVD Order Form

There is no better way to keep the memories of the National alive than to have a complete set of DVDs, allowing you to revisit the the action and excitement of the 75th AHCA National Specialty. Please click here for order form.

Catalog Advertising

To celebrate our 75th anniversary we have some very special advertising rates. Please click here for additional information.

Health Clinic

The AHCA is offering a CHIC clinic at the 2011 National! Testing includes:

  • CERF conducted by Terah Webb, DVM, September 28th starting at 9:00a.m.
  • Thyroid conducted by Nancy Rich, DVM, September 27th starting at 9:00a.m.
  • Hips/OFA conducted by Tracy Leonard, DVM (off-site) September 27th and 28th in the afternoon – shuttle available

Microchipping and DNA kits also available
Schedule your appointments today!*
Please click here for instruction and details, click here for Thyroid, click here for OFA

How do I get there?

If flying to the Specialty, plan to fly into Columbus, Cincinnati or Dayton

Directions to the Hotel:

  • From Columbus, Ohio:
    • Take I-71 South to Exit #50
    • Turn right off the exit ramp and on to State Route 68
    • Turn right at the first intersection and on to Gano Road
    • Turn left into the third driveway to enter the front of the hotel
  • From Cincinnati, Ohio:
    • Take I-71 North to Exit #50
    • Turn left off the exit ramp and on to State Route 68
    • Turn right at the first intersection and on to Gano Road
    • Turn left into the third driveway to enter the front of the hotel
  • From Dayton, Ohio:
    • Take State Route 35 East and follow the By-Pass around Xenia
    • Continue on State Route 35 East by following the signs to Washington Court House
    • Take the Home Avenue/State Route 68 Exit
    • Turn right off the exit ramp and on to State Route 68 South
    • Continue on State Route 68 South for about 10 miles
    • Turn left on to Gano Road; the intersection just before you come to I-71
    • Turn left into the third driveway to enter the front of the hotel

For our International friends, when making travel plans, please consider the Cleveland International Airport. It appears to have a good choice of flights with only one connection and change of planes.

Examples:

  • London to Cleveland- United Air Lines, British Airways and BMI via Chicago.
    • United Air Lines via Newark also.
  • Paris to Cleveland- Delta Airlines/Air France viat Detroit or Chicago
    • United Air Lines via Toronto
  • Scandanavian Countries to Cleveland
    • United Air Lines and SAS via Newark and JFK, Delta Airlines via JFK
  • Frankfurt to Cleveland
    • United Air Lines and Lufthansa via Toronto, JFK, Dulles
    • Continental via Chicago.