Specialty Events

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Welcome Reception

Your first opportunity to release your inner mountain man/woman and say “Howdy” will be at the kick off welcome reception. Come and start your week off with friends. Enjoy a beverage  and a snack, chat with old and new friends and pick up your Ways and Means Pre-Orders. A cash bar will be available to quench your thirst as you set up!  We will meet and greet on Monday in the First National Bank Building (Conformation site) from 3:30pm to 6:30pm Monday, October 5th.

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K9 Reproduction Lecture

BHF LogoThe Bouvier Health Foundation Presents:
K9 Reproduction Lecture by - Dr. Greg Burns, DVM, DACT, South Mesa Veterinary Hospital in Fort Collins, CO
K9 Breeding Basics | New Techniques | Health Related Issues of Intact Canines

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 (1:30pm – 3pm)
Location: First National Bank Exhibition Hall (Room TBA)

For both the seasoned veteran & novice, plan to attend this informative presentation, underwritten by BHF, covering the canine breeding process. Dr. Burns plans to discuss breeding basics, new breeding techniques, & the special health-related issues of the intact canine. Time permitting; there will be a question/answer session to discuss your specific needs.

Greg Burns completed his DVM in 1996 at Colorado State University, where he has been an adjunct faculty member in Theriogenology. He holds a BS in Microbiology from Arizona State University and was awarded his Diplomat status with the American College of Theriogenologists in 2009.  His personal areas of special interest include canine dystocia & advance reproductive technologies.

Q&A
Dr. Burns' lecture will be of  interest to those curious about the breeding process, anyone considering breeding as well as to those with an established breeding program.

Dr. Burns has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology & a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. He received special training in canine reproduction at an International Canine Genetics facility & established an international canine semen freezing & storage facility at South Mesa.

Dr Burns received Diplomat status in 2009 to the American College of Theriogenologists (animal reproduction). His special areas of interest include canine dystocia & advanced reproductive technologies.

Dr. Burns has assisted teaching Theriogenology to veterinary students at Colorado State University & speaks to Breed Clubs across the country.

Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Lecture Location: The 1st Bank Building. Room-TBA
Time: 1:30-3pm (Immediately following the DNA blood draw)  
Cost: Complimentary courtesy of the Bouvier Health Foundation.

Reservation - You may reserve on the Specialty Reservation form, or once past deadline please contact Beth Leabch at bouvgroov9@yahoo.com. We want to make sure we have plenty of seating available for everyone who would like to attend. 

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CHIC DNA Repository Blood Draw

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 (10am – 2:00pm)
Thursday, October 8, 2015 (10am – 2:00pm)
Location: First National Bank Exhibition Hall, Roden-Berger Conference Room (adjacent to Grooming area)

BHF will again underwrite the submission cost for blood draws in association with the OFA/CHIC DNA Repository to support current & future genetic research. We encourage you to have blood drawn on ALL your dogs (both show & companion) and especially those with certain genetic conditions. These affected dogs are especially important to genetic researchers and CHIC waives the submission fee for this important DNA.  It is the samples from affected dogs that can be compared to the genetic sequencing of a clear dog, and the outcome helping to uncover mutational differences. 

To speed the check-in process, we ask that you complete the OFA/CHIC Repository application/questionnaire: http://caninehealthinfo.org/chic_dnabankapp_main.pdf prior to arriving at the blood collection.

In addition to the CHIC blood draw, veterinary technicians will be available to conduct cheek swabs in association with the AKC’s DNA Profile – but remember; the AKC Profile is used to verify PARENTAGE ONLY and has nothing in common with the DNA information compiled from the blood draw.  The cost for this procedure is $40.00 (paid with your Specialty Registration form); a savings of $5.00 from regular AKC fees - BHF will submit & cover postage.

BE PART OF THE BOUVIER’S FUTURE AND SIGN YOUR DOGS UP FOR THIS YEAR’S BLOOD DRAW!!!

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Judges Education – Mentor Workshop

Mentor’s Workshop is for those ABdFC-approved mentors to become familiar with the program.  All mentors will leave with a PowerPoint CD of the presentation, copy of handouts an outline of the seminar talking points.

Date: Thursday October 8 at 8:00am at The Ranch.

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Top Twenty

Join us at this year’s Specialty to celebrate and rec- ognize and celebrate in style our ABdFC Top Twenty Conformation and Performance Bouviers! This year’s Top Twenty is dedicated to the ones who came before and left their paw prints on your heart.

  1. Top Twenty will be held Wednesday, October 7, 2015 in the McKee Building at The Ranch.
  2. Doors open with cash bar at 6:30 PM and the event will begin promptly at 7:00 PM.
  3. Reserved ringside tables and seating are available again this year, but are limited so reserve your seats NOW!
  4. Sponsor tables for eight are available for $550. Your ringside table includes hors d’oeuvres, wine, dessert bar, one Top Twenty catalog per person and a momento of the evening’s festivities.
  5. Mini Sponsors will receive individual reserved seating including the Dessert Bar is $25.
  6. Semi-formal or evening attire is required for all attend- ees - Judges, Handlers, and Spectators.

Reservations:

Christa Townsend . . . . . . . . . catownsend29@aol.com, Top Twenty Chairman
Susan Upcraft . . . . . .... . . . . .twobouvs@sbcglobal.net

The day of the event the handler or owner will be required to attend a pre-event briefing. The time and place for that meeting will be determined, posted and announced. Please note Conformation and Performance meetings will be held separately.

Top Twenty Photos

Official Conformation Top 20 photos will be taken before the event – this will be discussed at the briefing in addition to ring procedures for the evening. Performance participants will have their photos taken at the conclusion of the performance portion of the Top 20.

Participant Information

For more information for Top Twenty Participants see General Information for Top Twenty Finalists and Partic- ipants on http://www.bouvier.org, click on the event tab.

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Mountain Man Buffet & Auction

It’s almost time to head for Colorado! While you’re figuring out what to pack, throw in your checkbook. We have some fantastic items this year.  If you were amused by The Three Bouviteers last year, you will definitely not want to miss their rendition this year!  NEW this year – each person joining us for dinner will receive a $10.00 of Mountain Bucks. Mountain Bucks may be applied to any silent or live auction purchase, so your dinner purchase just became an even better deal!

On the Menu:
House Salad of mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumber, Bermuda onion, home- made croutons. Served with Vinaigrette and Ranch Dressing
Garden Pasta Salad or Home Style Potato Salad
1/3 lb. Grilled Beef Burgers or BBQ Chicken Quarters
Fresh Buns, Garnishes & Condiments
Baked Beans
Seasoned Buttered Corn
Fruit pie, Pecan Pie and Chocolate cake
Coffee, Decaf & Iced Tea
 
Please plan on joining us for an evening of good food, good friends and good fun! If you have not let us know about your auction donation item yet, please do. Contact Bronwyn Bauer at jfb85@aol.com. Thank you all in advance for your generous participation. This auction event plays a major role in funding our specialty and helps to keep costs down for the event as a whole. Please bid generously!

Sign Up on the Reservation Form
Cost: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$32.00

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Awards Banquet

This year’s Awards Banquet will be held in the McKee Building, next to our Conformation site. The festivities will begin with a cash bar at 6:30pm. Please join us as we honor the recipients of a variety of awards including Futurity Breeders, Top Producers, VCD Bouviers, our 25 year members and a variety of other special accomplishments. The photo contest winners will be revealed, and member title certificates will be avail- able for pick up. This is a great way to wrap up Specialty week, relax and bid adieu and safe travels, until we see each other again!
The menu features your choice of:
Citrus Cedar Plank Salmon – Wild Salmon Roasted on a Cedar Plank and Finished with a Honey-Citrus Glaze. Served with Quinoa Pilaf
Flatiron Steak – 10oz. USDA Choice Beef Flatiron Seasoned with Montreal Steak Seasoning to Medium Rare. Served with Rosemary Roasted Potatoes.
Chicken Provencal – Marinated Half Chicken, Seasoned with Fresh Herbs Du Provence and Oven Roasted with Farm Style Vegetables & Potatoes.
Vegetarian – available upon request

Dinner also includes a salad, dessert and coffee, tea or iced tea.

Sign up on the Reservation Form

Cost: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $40.00 per Person

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Photo Calendar Contest

Our Bouviers aren’t just pretty faces that can run around a conformation ring or weave through agility poles, herd a flock of sheep, pull a cart or do a perfect sit stay.  The photo contest is all about showcasing these wonderful dogs that enrich our lives in so many different ways. We invite you to share these special moments by entering the photo contest!

Look for the 2016 calendar on sale at the Specialty.

Selecting the Winners

The winning photo of each category will be featured in the ABdFC 2017 calendar with the People’s Choice Winner on the cover. A beautiful streamer rosette made for the category of the photo will be awarded to each winner. The People’s Choice winner will be determined by ballot.

Photo Submission

All photos submitted by September 1, 2015, will be beautifully displayed during the National Specialty at The Ranch. Download the Photo Contest Entry Form (on the Specialty Website) and submit your entry today.

Important information before you submit your entry:

  1. The photos should be 8 x 10 in size
  2. Do not send non-replaceable photographs, we can’t accept responsibility for lost or damaged photos
  3. Entrants agree that that winning photographs will appear in the ABdFC Calendar
  4. Submit one form for each entry and attach the form to the back of the photo
  5. Make checks payable to ABdFC and note “photo contest” on the memo line
  6. Photos will be accepted at the National, but these photographs will likely not be displayed as artfully as photographs submitted by September 1, 2015
  7. Entrants who want their photos return may pick them up Friday of the national, or include a stamped, self-addressed return package with the entry.

New Catagories:

We have some new categories this year!

  1. Let it Snow!
  2. Best Friends Forever
  3. All Dressed Up
  4. Blowin in the Wind
  5. Crazy Dayz of Summer
  6. Am I in Trouble?
  7. Splish Splash
  8. If You’re Happy & You Know It
  9. Round ‘em Up (Herding)
  10. Up, Over, Around & Through (Agility)
  11. I Smell a Rat! (Barnhunt)
  12. Holiday Celebrations

Entries may be brought with you or mailed to:

Patte Klecan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . bedrckbouv@aol.com
505-890-0532
ABdFC Photo Contest
1512 Polo Pl NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114

Deadline for mailed submissions: September 1, 2015
Cost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . $5 per category

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Agility

Monday and Tuesday - Oct. 5 & 6

Agility Venue - We have secured a wonderful location for our Agility Trial. Arena Sports operated a beautiful, well lit facility with turf dedicate and designed especially for sports. They have also hosted agility trials, and everyone has had wonderful things to say. Just a few miles from The Ranch. This will allow for easily moving from the primary show site and RV parking to the Agility Site.
Watch for more information when the Agility premium list is published.

Directions to Arena Sports
7850 S. County Road 5
Windsor, CO 80528
(970) 377-0065

\From Fort Collins
Take Carpenter Road (Windsor exit 262) east past I-25 for 0.5 mile to County Road 5.
Turn right (south) on CR 5 and travel 0.4 mile.
Arena Sports is on the left (east) side of CR5, adjacent to Providence Ice Center.

From Loveland or Greeley
Take I-25 to Crossroads Blvd. (exit 259) east to County Rd.5/Fairgrounds Blvd.
Turn left (north) on CR5 and travel 2.5 miles (past the Budweiser Events Center.
Arena Sports is on the right (east) side of CR5 adjacent to Providence Ice Center.

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Carting

Come celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the ABdFC Carting Program

Look forward to seeing Carting Bouviers from novice to those working on their Master titles. If your dog’s not ready to enter come watch or volunteer to be a steward and learn more about this fun and practical sport.

Rules are at  http://bouvier.org/pdf/ABdFC_Carting_Regulations_Rev_Jan-2015.pdf

For questions contact Ann Schallert ankat@ix.netcom.com

ABdFC Carting Tests - October 5 and 6, 2015
Judges: TBA
Levels Offered:

  1. Novice Draft dog – NDD
  2. Novice Draft Dog – Veteran –NDD-V
  3. Draft Dog – DD
  4. Draft Dog – Veteran - DD-V
  5. Novice Brace Draft Dog – NBDD
  6. Novice Brace Draft Dog – Veterans – NBDD-V
  7. Brace Draft Dog – BDD
  8. Brace Draft Dog- Veterans – BDD-V

Note: The AKC Parent Club Performance Program only recognizes the NDD, NBDD, DD and BDD titles

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Veterinarian of The Year Award

The ABRL offers this award annually to a deserving vet- erinarian. Members can nominate any veterinarian they feel is deserving of this award.
A short description of the reasons why the nominee should be awarded the Veterinarian Of The Year along with a $5 nominating fee (Donation to ABRL) should be sent by September 15th for that year.

A panel of 3 judges will decide the winner. An inscribed plaque will be awarded to the winner at the Specialty Awards Dinner that year.

Contact:

Marcia Proud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   mjproud@att.net
386-454-7195
Make check payable To: ABdFC (in U.S funds)

Send Submission To:

Marcia Proud
135 SW 1st Avenue, High Springs, FL  32643

Deadline: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . September 1, 2015 Cost: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $5.00

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Many more events are currenly in the planning stage. Check back to see more.

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