April 29th – Specialty Update #4

Welcome to Update #4 — only 10 days to go! And the deadlines keep coming…

WE DID IT!!!!!


So many, MANY thanks to everyone who entered—we have a lovely entry!

This also has the final schedule.


And did you know that you can still enter the Special Properties Classes? They are being judged by our own Mary Ann Rose (who is also judging the 3 Generations Class, for which entries have closed). Here’s the information:

SPECIAL PROPERTIES CLASSES NOTICE Showcasing all of one of Best Gait, Best Head, Best Outline — $10 per class or $25 for all 3 for the same dog. Those interested can enter and pay any time during the show on Thursday and Friday at the Show Secretary’s table. Cash, check, or credit card will be accepted. Judging is scheduled as the last ring event, following BOB & non-regular classes on Saturday, May 13.  


Running Events

Speaking of entering, we have put together the most fantastic line-up of running events ever seen at a Deerhound National, split between Observatory Field at Oglebay and the wonderful Sandscrest estate, only 4 miles away from the hotel.

And for the first time, FastCAT, All Breed on Sunday and Deerhounds only on Monday, both days at Observatory Field. Whether you are just starting a puppy or going for some final points towards a title, you have the opportunity to run your dog.

And there is COMPLIMENTARY CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST FOR COURSERS AT SANDSCREST AND ONE FREE LUNCH per kennel for those entering LGRA, ASFA, or AKC coursing at Sandscrest — but you have to pre-enter to get it! All the running event information can be found here:   Coursing Events

Note: The first pre-trial entry deadline is May 3! Don’t miss out!



Speaking of May 3, we’ve got delicious and fun meals planned, but the deadlines are coming up quickly!


Wednesday, May 3 — Tuesday CPR Class dinner, Thursday–Saturday lunches and dinners.

For more information on our meals, including our just-added light supper for the K9 CPR class participants:  Info on Meals

To order the meals, go here: Order Meals


Welcome Reception Hosted by MADA

Our Mid-Atlantic Deerhound Association friends cordially invite you to join them Wednesday, May 10 4:00 to 6:00 pm in Oglebay’s beautiful Fort Henry Room. You can expect some yummy hors d’oeuvres in a relaxed atmosphere to just hang out. And you don’t have to be staying in the hotel to attend either.


Auction information

For more information on the Live Auction, Silent Auction and Raffle — which you definitely don’t want to miss:

Silent Auction    If you can’t join us, we have proxy bidding!

Live Auction    If you can’t join us, we have phone bidding!   

And for details on the Special Raffle, for which you do not need to be present to win:  Special Raffle

Join us!



Speaking of seminars, we’ve got not one, not two, but THREE fantastic seminars this year! Recently added is the aforementioned K9 CPR class on Tuesday. Pre-registration is required for that class — you can register for it and find information on all of our great seminars here: Seminars



People have been absolutely wonderful about volunteering, but we have a few new jobs to fill:

Trophy Schleppers: We need trophy schleppers to come to the ring at 8:00 AM on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday to help unload each day’s trophies and rosettes from the ringside trailer, carry them to tables under the tent, and arrange them such that the stewards can grab them in order.

Ring Set-Up and Take-down: We need people on Monday afternoon (sometime after FastCATs — time TBD) to help set up the ring, and we also need people after the judging is over on Saturday to take down the ring.

If you can do any of these jobs, please contact us –  Click here to volunteer

As always, so many thanks to everyone for coming together to help.


Jodi, Jana, and Miranda


Specialty Update #4 – Almost Time !

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