Anneks, last time I checked the room block, there was trouble booking the room and I don't know if that was due to all the reservations that had been made or because of their system, but don't wait too long. It looks like this hotel will sell out of rooms this year.
Thanks for the warning! Since it didn't show a listing of what happens on which days is there a pretty standard format? If I couldn't make it for all 4 days are there certain days that are better for someone who is new to the breed/showing? I think it would be so much fun to come and cheer on all of you who will be showing!!
I haven't decided yet. I may show one of them, but since my whole family is coming with me, so are the dogs. Grandma & Grandpa as well as some other relatives are in the Denver area, so they may keep the dogs while I'm at the show, or I may show some of them. I will decide in the early summer.
I will be there. Not sure yet if one of mine will be showing though. Will decide that as time get's closer. I haven't missed a National yet. They are fun, you meet a lot of wonderful other Havanese people, learn something new each year, laugh at Doc as she is the best auctioneer, and of course enjoy the bar!!!
Pam will of course have to go. A Judges Ed Seminar and ringside mentoring is required for any Specialty now by AKC.
I will be able to go only if we can come up with a house/farm sitter for all our animals. Our kids are both off at college and doing other things in summer and the girl we used to have is also off doing that same thing.
I'm really hoping that Posh can show this year but Pam won't show where she has to ringside mentor and we don't use handlers. I really want to show him. His adult coat is coming in incredible.
The only definate plans are to show him in Bred-By at Eukanuba this year. He was qualified last year and this year. The reason they allow 2 years of eligibility for BredBys is that they might not be in coat the first year suitable for the Specials ring. That was the case last year so we waited to this year. I'd like to get him in the National but we'll just have to see how it plays out.
Jodi, there are a lot of great seminars planned this year, including genetics, breeding choices and reproduction/whelping, as well as some really good smaller workshops like grooming. This is a great year to go just for the seminars alone.