Sat. - Sun., Sept. 17 - 18 | Herding Tests & Trials
Two all breed Herding Trials will be held at PackLeader Farm in Gig Harbor, Washington, 2-1/2 hours from the host hotel. AKC Briard-only Herding Instinct Tests will be offered both days.
These events are hosted by the Pacific Northwest Herding Club.
Test & Trial Judges: Laura DeLaCruz & Craig Watson
Sat. - Sun., September 17 - 18 | All Breed Shows
Two all breed Conformation Shows with supported entries for Briards will be held in Chehalis, Washington, 2 hours from the host hotel.
These shows are hosted by the Timberland Valley Kennel Club.
Monday, September 19 | Herding Instinct Tests
Briard-only BCA Herding Instinct Tests will be offered starting at 1 PM at Brigands Hideout in Battleground WA, 1/2 hour north of the host hotel. Spaces are limited. SignUp price is $40.00, Day-of entries will be allowed as space permits for $45.00 on location. The dog must be a minimum of six months old on the day of the test. No prior herding exposure is necessary. No handler experience is required. We are there to help you and your dog have a good time. BCA certificates will be awarded to those who pass. The evaluator is Vickie Swarowski DVM. This is a rare opportunity to have your dog tested by an evaluator who owns and herds with her Briards! The deadline for advance registration has been extended to Thursday, September 15.
Tues., September 20 | Draft Clinic & Draft Test
A Briard-only Drafting Clinic will be held from 9:30 - 10:30 AM, Tuesday at the host hotel. Contact Gabrielle LaRoche for more information. An all breed BCA Draft Test will be held at 1 PM, at Orchard Park, 15 minutes from the host hotel. Spectators are encouraged!
Tuesday, September 20 | CGC Test
A Canine Good Citizen Test will be held from 1 to 3 PM at the host hotel. The tester is Cheryl Huffman, owner of Smart Paws Academy, www.smartpawsacademy.com
At least five dogs must sign up in advance or this event will be canceled.
Tuesday, September 20 | Puppy Match
Always one of the post popular events at any National Specialty, watch the little munchkins strut their stuff and gain valuable experiences. Fun prizes for all participants, with lots of love and encouragement from the crowd, too. Open to all Briard puppies from 12 weeks to 18 months old.
Join us Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 at 3:30 pm at the host hotel. Our puppy match will be judged by puppy-lover extraordinaire, Molly Gardner. Cost is $7 in advance or $10 onsite. Deadline to register is Sept. 16, 2016
Tuesday, September 20 | Obedience Tickers
Ten minute tickers will be held in the Obedience ring on Tuesday evening. This is your chance to practice with your dog in the ring where you will be competing on Wednesday and Thursday. Toys and dry treats (nothing messy) are allowed. $10 for ten minutes. Reserve your slot below.
Wed., September 21 | BCA Regional Specialty
Rally and Obediences Trials: Chris Primmer, Judge.
Beginner Puppy 4-6 Competition: Tammy Worley, Judge.
Sweepstakes: Tammy Worley, Judge.
Junior Showmanship: Pat Putnam, Judge.
Conformation: Pat Putnam, Judge.
All Wednesday events will be held at the host hotel.
Wed., Sept. 21 | Briard Medical Trust Lecture
Join us for the third annual Briard Medical Trust’s Mary Lou Tingley National Specialty Lecture at the Holiday Inn-Portland Airport, 8439 NE Columbia Boulevard, Portland, Oregon. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, 9/16 with names and number of attendees. Light refreshments will be served prior to the talk. The lecture begins promptly at 8 PM.
Sat. - Sun., Sept. 24 - 25 | All Breed Agility Trial
Two all breed Agility Trials with supported entries for Briards will be held at Clark County Fairgrounds, Ridgefield, Washington, 20 minutes from the host hotel.
These trials are hosted by the Portland Agility Club.
Sat. - Sun., September 24 - 25 | All Breed Shows
Two all breed Conformation Shows with supported entries for Briards will be held in Bremerton, Washington, 3 hours from the host hotel.
These shows are hosted by the Gig Harbor Kennel Club.