If you can’t find a way to have fun with your dog(s) at the SDCA National, you probably can’t find a way anywhere. There is truly something for everyone and for all Deerhounds from 3-month-old puppies to the oldest of veterans.
In addition to the numerous dog activities, there are seminars, auctions, a raffle, an art show, good food, camaraderie, and local non-show pleasures such as boat trips on the Bavarian Belle, shopping, horse and carriage rides, and restaurants galore!
Please check out some of the links under this heading to explore a bit of what’s available:
And for the hard core (or at least those with plenty of stamina) …
… there are five days of all-breed shows in Kalamazoo from Thursday, May 26th, through Monday, May 30th.
This is the West Michigan Apple Blossom Cluster, superintended by MB-F. The shows and relevant judges are:
May 26 – Battle Creek Kennel Club
Breed, Group, and NOHS BIS, Ms. Nikki Riggsbee; NOHS Group, Mr. Ken J. Murray; BIS, Julie Felten
May 27 – Holland Michigan Kennel Club
Breed and Group, Mr. Ken J. Murray; NOHS Group, Ms. Kimberly Anne Meredith; NOHS BIS, Julie Felten; BIS, Ms. Nikki Riggsbee
May 28 – Grand Rapids Kennel Club
Breed and Group, Ms. Kimberly Anne Meredith; NOHS Group, Wendy Anderson; NOHS BIS, Mr. Ken J. Murray; BIS, Cindy C. Lane (This show also has a Best Puppy competition)
May 29 – Kalamazoo Kennel Club
Breed and Group, Michael Canalizo; NOHS Group, Carol Cooper; NOHS BIS, Cindy C. Lane; BIS, Mr. Ken J. Murray
May 30 – Greater Muskegon Kennel Club
Breed and Group, Mr. D. Scott Pfell; NOHS Group, Mr. Fred Hyer; NOHS BIS, Carolyn A. Herbel; BIS, Nancy Liebes