American Invite doc
ATTENTION ALL AMERICAN
GIANT SCHNAUZER OWNERS!!
HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT ABOUT
A CANADIAN TITLE??
NOW IS YOUR CHANCE!!!
6 SHOWS FOR GIANTS!!
(and half the judges are AMERICAN!!)
OCTOBER 25TH TO 28TH, 2012
These shows will be held at the Tradex in Abbotsford, B.C.
Located 1 mile north of the US Border! Yes 1 mile!
THIS IS CANADA’S BIGGEST ALL BREED SHOW & IS TELEVISED BY
TSN ON SATURDAY FOR A NATIONAL AUDIENCE!
Oct 27th - All Breed Show for Giants: George Kostopoulos - Greece
Oct 28th - All Breed Show for Giants: Michael Forte - Ireland
Oct 29th - All Breed Show for Giants: James Fredrickson - USA
Oct 29th - Giant Nationals - Mr David Kirkland USA
Oct 29th - Giant Juvenile (6-18 months) Sweepstakes
- Giant Veteran Sweepstakes (7 and over)
- Giant Junior Handling - Raymond Yurick CAN
Oct 30th - All Breed Show for Giants: Tan Oo Hock - Malaysia
Oct 30th - Peace Arch Working Specialty - Jane Ropolla - USA
There is also All Breed Veteran and Juvenile Sweepstakes
with HUGE cash prizes! and many other Juniors competitions!
SO WHAT DO YOU NEED TO COMPETE?
FAQs American Guide to Canadian Dog Shows:
Q. How do I get the Premium List and other information about the upcoming four
Canadian All Breed Show held by the Lower Mainland Dog Fanciers, the Giant National
Specialty show and the Peace Arch Working and Herding Specialty?
For all of these shows go to:
Also check out www.canuckdogs.com for more shows, more info and results!
Q. How do I enter the shows if I do not have a CKC registered dog?
If you do not have a CKC reg dog NO WORRIES!! You can do one of three things:
1) Register with the dog with the CKC, or
2) obtain an ERN (Event Registration Number), or
3) If due to time constraints, #1 and #2 are not possible, then simply enter your dog as a
listed dog and apply for an ERN or a CKC Reg at a later date (but not too late!)!
Q. I know entries close approx. during the first week of October, how do I enter?
You can enter on line, mail or courier your entry in.
Q. What are the requirements for a Canadian Championship?
In order for a dog to be recognized as a Champion the dog must:
a) earn at least 10 points under at least three different judges;
b) earn at least one 2-point win, either at breed or group level.
c) and don’t forget if shown as a listed dog to apply for your ERN or CKC Reg asap
after the show!
d) oh and one more thing, and you are going to like this...
In Canada we include the totals of BOTH sexes for the BOW points,
so unlike in the US where you only get the maximum points of one sex,
in Canada you would get the total of both!!!
e.g. Say there were 9 males, then Winnerʼs Male would get 3 points
and now lets say there were 7 females , Winners Female would get 3 points
NOW HERE IS THE CANADIAN DIFFERENCE!!
9 males + 7 Females = 16 dogs = 5 points for Best of Winners!!!!!
NOW THAT, IS MUCH BETTER, DONʼT YOU THINK???
In addition, points may be earned by the Best of Breed dog at Group Level,
every group placement is worth a certain amount of points,
varying with the number of breeds represented.
Q. How many shows are there again?
For conformation there are 6 shows for Giants. (4 All breed shows, One Limited entry
show for Working/Herding dogs, and of course our Canadian National! PLUS there are
numerous other breed specialties as well, so convince a friend to come as well and make
it a holiday!
Q. What is a Booster?
A Booster is the same as a "supported entry" and means that a Specialty club has
designated the normal classes of an All Breed show as a Booster and provides prizes
for specified wins.
Q. Will the GSC be holding obedience competitions?
Sorry the GSC is not hosting an obedience competition but there probably will be one
offered by another specialty club. You will have to check the LMDF premium list for it.
Q. What is needed (if driving) to get my dog(s) across the border into Canada?
Although rarely asked for, technically two things are required:
1. a valid Rabies vaccination certificate. To be valid ensure there is an valid expiration
date on the certificate.
2. and registration papers or other proof of ownership.
Q. What is needed (if flying) to get my dog(s) across the border into Canada?
1. a valid Rabies vaccination certificate
2. and a international health certificate that any vet can issue.
3. but do check with your airlines for what they might need.
Q. If I am driving what is needed to get “ME” across the border into Canada?
1. A valid passport
2. or a Nexus pass
3. or a Visa
4. or a Enhanced Driverʼs License.
Q. If I am flying what is needed to get “ME” across the border into Canada?
1. A valid passport
2. or a Nexus pass
3. or a Visa
Q. I have more questions, how do i contact the show secretary?
Wayne Davidson at [email protected]
Q. I WANT TO ATTEND!!! HOW DO I GET THERE?
The Tradex is located literally 100 yards from the Abbotsford International airport (YXX)
that is primarily served by Westjet Airlines.
Vancouver International is only an hour away and most airlines fly there.
And best flight and car rental deals are had by flying into Seattle (SEA) or Bellingham
(BLI). Both are in Washington State and are a reasonable drive from the show grounds.
SEA is just under two hours and Bellingham about 20 minutes.
Alaska Airlines flies into SEA BLI and YVR and is the best deal for dogs and luggage.
Don’t forget your passport or Nexus card or enhanced Driver’s License
Q. I know how expensive it is for a club to run a show so I would love to help with
monetary trophy donations, to whom do I send it?
GSC can use all the help we can get...
so please contact Leah Takats at [email protected]
Q. Is there going to be a banquet, an auction and other events.
There will be a dinner but no official auction affiliated with it. BUT we will have a silent
auction that all exhibitors can participate in. SOOOO if you have some great silent
auction items no matter what breed we would love to have them.
Please contact the show chair Lisa Hawes at [email protected] for more information on
both of these subjects.
Q. Where should I stay?
The LMDF club will post a premium list on line soon! Go to the BC Dog Show Services
website and stay tuned. There will a plethora of information in there in regards to
RESERVED GROOMING. RV AND DAY PARKING, HOTELS, and answers to many other
questions you might have.
Q. I simply cannot wait for the premium list and I have so many more questions. Who can
You can contact Lisa Hawes, BC Director for GSC at [email protected]
Q. I cannot attend but want to
buy something with that
beautiful logo on it. Who
do I contact?
Contact Susan Ballinger at
BE SURE TO ORDER YOUR TSHIRT, HOODIES, APRONS, BALL
CAPS ETC... AS SOON AS THEY
BECOME AVAILABLE. THEY WILL
ONLY BE AROUND FOR A LIMITED