Del Valle Dog Club Of Livermore

 

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Del Valle Dog Club
http://www.infodog.com/panels/2014016301.HTM

Thank you to every exhibitor, club member, volunteer workers, judges, vendors and guest who come to our shows.  We appreciate you all and look forward to seeing you again this  year.


Friday, October 17, 2014
 Independent Specialties ~ Separate Premium Lists
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Club
NORCAL Golden Retriever Club

Concurrent Specialty
Poodle Club of Central California

Designated Specialties
German Shorthaired Pointer Club of Northern Sacramento Valley Pages 30 & 31
(Sweepstakes & Veteran Sweepstakes)
English Cocker Spaniel Club of Northern California Pages 30-32
(Sweepstakes & Veteran Sweepstakes)

Harvest Moon Classic Cluster - October 17,18 & 19, 2014 -
5 Supported Entries
Irish Setter Club of the Pacific - S.F. (Obedience)
Golden Gate English Springer Spaniel Association (Sweepstakes & Veteran Sweepstakes)
Sussex Spaniel Club of America
Borzoi Club of Northern California
Saluki Club of America Page 33
Sierra West Bernese Mountain Dog Club
East Bay Boxer Club
Dogue de Bordeaux Society of America
Standard Schnauzer Club of America (Obedience & Rally Only)
Border Terrier Club of the Redwoods
Kerry Blue Terrier Club of Northern California
Bay Area Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club
Bichon Frise Club of Northern California
Redwood Coast Chow Chow Club
Shetland Sheepdog Club of Northern California


Saturday, October 18, 2014
Concurrent Specialties ~ Separate Premium Lists

Northern California Afghan Hound Club
Basenji Club of Northern California
Redwood Coast Chow Chow Club
Poodle Club of Central California
Shetland Sheepdog Club of Northern California

Designated Specialties
Designated Specialties are part of the All-Breed Club Premium List.
German Shorthaired Pointer Club of California (Sweepstakes & Veteran Sweepstakes)
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Club (Sweepstakes & Veteran Sweepstakes)
Irish Setter Club of the Pacific - S.F. (Sweepstakes & Veteran Sweepstakes)
English Cocker Spaniel Club of Northern California (Sweepstakes & Veteran Sweepstakes)6
Golden Gate English Springer Spaniel Association (Sweepstakes & Veteran Sweepstakes)
Sussex Spaniel Club of America (National Specialty) (Sweepstakes & Veteran Sweepstakes)
Sacramento Valley Weimaraner (Sweepstakes & Veteran Sweepstakes)
Blossom Valley Beagle Club (Sweepstakes & Veteran Sweepstakes)
Borzoi Club of Northern California (Sweepstakes & Veteran Sweepstakes)
Greyhound Club of Northern California (Sweepstakes & Veteran Sweepstakes)
Harrier Club of America
Bay Area Rhodesian RidgebacK Club (Sweepstakes & Veteran Sweepstakes)
Saluki Club of Greater San Francisco (Sweepstakes & Veteran Sweepstakes)
Northern California Whippet Fanciers Association (Sweepstakes & Veteran Sweepstakes)
Sierra West Bernese Mountain Dog Club (Sweepstakes & Veteran Sweepstakes)
East Bay Boxer Club (Sweepstakes & Veteran Sweepstakes)
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Club of America, Inc. (Sweepstakes & Veteran Sweepstakes)
St. Bernard Club of the Pacific Coast (Sweepstakes)
Standard Schnauzer Club of America (National Specialty) (Sweepstakes & Veteran Sweepstakes)
Border Terrier Club of the Redwoods (Sweepstakes & Veteran Sweepstakes)
Kerry Blue Terrier Club of Northern California (Sweepstakes)
Miniature Schnauzer Club of Northern California (Sweepstakes)
San Francisco Bay Scottish Terrier Club (Sweepstakes & Veteran Sweepstakes)
Bay Area Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club (Sweepstakes & Veteran Sweepstakes)
Camino Real English Toy Spaniel Club (Sweepstakes)

Sunday, October 19, 2014
Designated Specialties
Designated Specialties are part of the All-Breed Club Premium List.
East Bay Boxer Club (Sweepstakes)
Standard Schnauzer Club of Northern California (Sweepstakes)
Silky Terrier Club of Northern California

Supported Entries
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Club
English Cocker Spaniel Club of Northern California
Golden Gate English Springer Spaniel Association (Sweepstakes & Veteran Sweepstakes)
Northern California Afghan Hound Club
Basenji Club of Northern California
Borzoi Club of Northern California
Greyhound Club of Northern California
Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of the United States
Saluki Club of Greater San Francisco
Scottish Deerhound Club of America, Inc.
Northern California Whippet Fanciers Association
Sierra West Bernese Mountain Dog Club
Dogue de Bordeaux Society of America
Golden Gate Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Club
Standard Schnauzer Club of Northern California (Obedience)
Border Terrier Club of the Redwoods
Kerry Blue Terrier Club of Northern California (Breed & Obedience)
Bay Area Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club
Northern California Pug Club
Bichon Frise Club of Northern California
Redwood Coast Chow Chow Club
Poodle Club of Central California
Shetland Sheepdog Club of Northern California (Breed, Obedience & Rally)


If your club is interested in joining us for future events please contact our Specialty Coordinator Linda Souza at limerickiw@yahoo.comor by phone cell 415-613-1284, home 408-683-4841. We look forward to all new participants.

If you are interested in becoming a vendor at our events please contact our Vendor Chair, Sandra Pretari Hickson at Sandra.PretariHickson@gmail.com  

 

A Grand Way to Support the Future of Our Sport

Show after show I hear people talking about how the junior handlers are the future of our sport. Some clubs go the extra mile to show just that and even take it one step further.

The Harvest Moon Junior Classic, in conjunction with the Del Valle Dog Club of Livermore, demonstrated its support of that philosophy with an additional goal of, in their own words: “We hope to bolster support for the spirit of camaraderie and competition among not only the future of our sport but among all of us that back them as they venture into the world of purebred dogs.”

In addition to this great event, the Junior Showmanship competitions at Del Valle Dog Club of Livermore and Skyline Dog Fanciers Association were offered free of charge! It’s not often you see that, especially at a large show. Now that’s support!

So, for those of you who were unable to attend, this is a breakdown of how it went… All class winners at the all-breed shows and all Best Junior Handlers at the specialty shows prior to Sunday were eligible to compete in the two-stage Harvest Moon Junior Classic special event. In stage one, the preliminary round, the juniors were cut into smaller groups. Each had an individual examination, but with three judges, Top-20 style.

The three Harvest Moon Junior Classic judges were not announced until the main event. They were Honey Glendinning, Ryan Horvath and Gretchen Schultz.

Each judge had a different job. While one judge was working, the other two observed. Each had a score card for evaluating each handler on preset objectives. After all of the juniors’ scores were tallied, they re-entered the ring and the Top 6 were announced with much cheering from the families sitting ringside.

Right before Group judging began, the Top 6 entered the ring for stage two of the Harvest Moon Junior Classic. It’s not often that these juniors, their parents and friends get to experience an event like this, so being chosen as a finalist and having the hope of winning was a big deal! I could feel the tension in the hall. Each junior had a quick showcase of their skills, entering the ring one at a time and free-stacking their dogs. Before a hushed crowd, the Grand Best Junior, KayCee Klang of Thousand Palms, Calif., was finally chosen!

Grand Best Junior Handler at the 2012 Harvest Moon Junior Classic KayCee Klang with her GBJH ribbon and her Briard GCh. Déjà Vu Mia Cake Walk, ‘Cagney!’

The way the judges calculated the scores made this win that much more special. The judges even announced that they had no idea who the Grand Best Junior would be because the winner was based on scoring.Not only was this a special moment for KayCee, but also for her parents, who were there the whole time watching and supporting her! I had the pleasure of chatting with her mom and dad, Gina and David Klang, about KayCee’s junior career, and I have to admit, when the moment of truth came, I was feeling a bit anxious and nervous for KayCee as well. In my opinion, she really deserved the win.

In addition to this win, KayCee took home two Best Junior wins on the two previous days! I’m pretty sure she’ll be remembering this weekend for a long time. Congrats, KayCee!

KayCee with her parents, Gina and David, after being awarded Grand Best Junior Handler.

Did I mention the prizes for this special event? KayCee received a $25 gift certificate from the vendor, The Store 4 Dogs, and her Best in Show-size rosette. In addition, former junior handler Jamie Souza Barlett offered two very special prizes. First, KayCee won a round-trip plane ticket to either the 2013 Westminster Dog Show or the 2012 AKC/Eukanuba Show. Now that’s a prize! She also went home with a 16GB iPad2. I’ve heard that KayCee had already made plans to attend Eukanuba, and now, thanks to this wonderful donation, KayCee can look forward to being at the Garden next year as well!

What a grand way to support the future of our sport!

P.S. Juniors, the Harvest Moon Junior Classic and Dogs Freakin’ Rule!

 

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