Saturday, July 2, 2011

National Vendors

We have a wonderful group of Vendors at the 2011 National Specialty. Many of them have donated merchandise for our auctions and raffle. Please take the time to visit their booths, and while visiting pickup something special for your four-footed friend ... or just as important ... for Yourself!

This year's Vendors are:

  • Originals by Omar
  • Paws and Tails, Inc.
  • Pawmarks
  • Poochpainter (Paintings by live model or picture)
  • Isle of Dogs
  • ISEW4U Embroidery
  • Pants for Dogs
  • Espree Animal Products
  • HavaneseForum ... with Calendars (profit going to HRI)

See You There ....



Please be aware of and/or remember that ALL dogs being walked through the hotels (both Sheraton and Comfort Suites) MUST wear either Belly Bands, or Panties.

You may be reminded again in the future, but this is an important REMINDER.

Thank You All for complying ...

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Havanese Club of Southern California Challenge Trophy

A Special Thank You to The Havanese Club of Southern California who will be offering
The Havanese Club of Southern California Challenge Trophy,

an Original Work of Art by Glass Artist (Value not less than $300.00. This Trophy is offered for competition at the Havanese Club of America National Specialty Shows only, with this trophy being held by the Havanese Club of Southern California. For permanent possession, the trophy must be won three times by the same owner, not necessarily with the same dog, nor at consecutive shows. A smaller trophy will be awarded to each owner for permanent possession.

Speaker Change

We've had a Speaker change for Wednesdays seminar offered by the Canine Health Foundation. The new Speaker will be Christine Haakenson. To view her biography you can go to

If you haven't registered yet for the National Specialty events, dinners, etc., what are you waiting for?

AKC Joins Our National

American Kennel Club Joins HCA at National

As you are aware, the Headquarters of the American Kennel Club (AKC) are just a few miles from the hotel where the 2011 Havanese Club of America National Specialty is being held. Thanks to the efforts of Jane Ruthford, the AKC will making this year’s National even more special.

John Lyons, AKC Chief Operating Officer, will be speaking at our Annual Meeting on Friday, July 22nd. The meeting is held one hour after completion of the day’s judging.

Mari-Beth O’Neill, AKC Staff member, will be speaking to our Juniors. This event is still being coordinated with the Chair of our Juniors Committee. Juniors, watch for more information.

Tours of AKC Headquarters have been scheduled through Keith L. Frazier of AKC. To accommodate as many individuals as possible, two tours have been scheduled for Wednesday, July 20th.

The first tour will be from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. This includes travel time to and from AKC. The second tour will be from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Again, travel time included.

To reserved space for either time slot, you can contact Jane Ruthford at The tours have also been added to our Online Registration. (For those who have already registered for National, you can go back and edit your registration.)

Many Thanks to Jane and the AKC for making our National Specialty even more Special.

Monday, March 14, 2011

And the Winners are ...

Registration Winners ...

Karen Smith       1st. Person to Register!
Lisa Finn             50th. Person to Register!
Phyliss Roberts  100th. Person to Register!

What did they win? Find out at the Friday Night Auction/Raffle Buffet.

REGISTER NOW by clicking HERE.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Videos on DVD

This year for the 2011 National we will once again be using National Show Dog Video Pros as our videographer. If you are unable to attend National (you better have a pretty good excuse not to), you will be able to watch on streaming video. How to do that will be announced at a later date.

If you have interest in the 2010 National in San Mateo DVD's, they can be purchased by clicking HERE. This will also be the website where you can purchase the DVD's of the 2011 National.