The National Specialty
Collies Under the Big Top

March 16 - 22, 2008
The La Crosse Center
300 Harborview Plaza
La Crosse, Wisconsin

> Show Results

2007 CCA National Specialty -- Concord, North Carolina, March 27 - 31

This show is lovingly dedicated to the memory of
Joan Graber and Virginia Holtz. 

Fast Path: Judging Program -- Buy Merchandise -- Xpen Rentals -- Quarter Century Collie Group -- Most Versatile Collie Rules for 2008 -- Catalogs and Catalog Advertising -- Limited Edition 2008 Logo Print -- Reserved grooming spaces -- Premium List is available -- Reserved seating -- Exhibitors please note -- Make It the One! -- Trophy Pledges -- Show Sites -- Judging Assignments -- Show Committee -- Show Superintendent -- Agility -- Herding -- Tentative Schedule -- Hotels

New and Noteworthy 
Judging Program
Follow the link below to Foy Trent Dog Shows and view the 2008 National Specialty Judging Program. The program is offered as a PDF and requires Adobe Reader to view it.

> View the juding program

Buy Merchandise
You can now buy 2008 National Specialty merchandise. Have items shipped to your residence or save shipping costs by picking up your order at one of these shows: Central States Collie Club (2/16 and 2/17), Illiana Collie Fanciers (2/23) or Chicago Collies Club (2/24).

> Visit the merchandise store

Xpen Rentals
Xpens are available for rent and purchase at the CCA. They are 36" xpens. The rental cost is $25.00 for the week plus and additional $25.00 if you wish to puchase the xpen at the end of the show. For further details contact below. Send checks in US funds payable to the CCA 2008 Show account to:

Martha Ramer
12188 Central Ave. # 303
Chino, CA 91710
951 532-9691

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Quarter Century Collie Group
The annual Quarter Century Collie Group cocktail party, buffet, program and entertainment will be held on Friday, March 21, 2008 in The La Crosse Center Ballroom, 200 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse, Wisconsin -- directly across the street from The Radisson Hotel La Crosse, adjoining the show site. Cocktails (cash bar) 6:30-7:30 p.m., a delicious buffet with several entrees at 7:30 p.m., followed by an entertaining program featuring the "Hall of Fame" Presentations honoring Steve Field and Chip Atkins.

Quarter Century Group members $35.00 -- Non-Member Guests $40.00.

Send reservations and checks to:

June Morris
2203 Edgehill Rd.
Louisville, KY 40205


For additional information, contact:
Pat Atkins --

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Most Versatile Collie Rules for 2008
The CCA Versatility Awards, the MVC award and the MVC qualifier awards are presented in the conformation ring on Saturday during the BOV judging lunch break.

There were only a few minor changes from the rules used in 2007: (1) Clarification that a dog entered in conformation class will receive no points if it doesn't show (i.e. marked absent), and (2) number of points awarded for passing a herding HT or PT class was reduced from 60 to 50.

Click the link below to view and download the rules for the Most Versatile Collie at the National Specialty for 2008.

> View/Download file

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Catalogs and Catalog Advertising
**** Advertising deadline is closed ******

Prices are $15 if pre-ordered
$20 at the show (first come, first served)
Pre-order deadline extended: February 20, 2008

> See a list of catalog preorders (as of 3/10/08)

Submit catalog pre-orders to:

Sandy Vanderwerff
27517-31st Street
Salem, WI 53168

Please make all checks payable to "Collie Club of America"


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Limited Edition 2008 Logo Print
The beautiful 2008 logo, “Collies Under the Big Top,” was drawn for us by the well-known Collie artist, Cindy Alvarado.  The logo, in all its detail and wonderful colors, can be seen above.  We are now pleased to offer for sale, a limited edition of 50 giclee prints, signed and numbered by the artist.  The giclee printing process produces a reproduction that retains a high degree of fine detail from the original image, rendering deeply saturated colors with broad ranges of tonal values. 

Outside dimension is 14” x 16.5”, with the image measuring approximately 11” x 14”.  A Certificate of Authenticity accompanies each print.  Price is $30 plus $6 shipping and handling.  If you wish to order more than one print, contact Joanne Huff at and she can give you the shipping cost.  Insurance is optional.

Checks should be made out to "CCA 2008 Show Account" and sent to Joanne Huff, 22130 Schroeder Road, Kansasville, WI 53139

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Reserved grooming spaces will not be accepted after February 20, 2008

> View the list of those who have reserved grooming spaces (as of 11/19/07)

Each reserved grooming space will be $40 for an 8' x 8' space. Those who wish to groom together, must submit their requests together. Please make checks payable in US funds to the CCA 2008 Show Account. Funds must be enclosed with the reserved grooming reservations. Each space will be provided with a gallon of water; a bale of shavings will be provided for every two spaces, except for those reserving only one space. Additional water, shavings and plastic will be available for purchase. All x-pens must have plastic at least 10 up the sides. All cancellations of grooming spaces must be received by February 20, 2008, after which time no refund will be made. There will be a $5 cancellation fee. Confirmation of receipt of your Reserved Grooming Space(s) will be posted on the CCA web site on the National Specialty Page.

Reserved grooming reservations will only be accepted at the following address:

Kathy Zehetner, 9243 W. Puetz Rd., Franklin, WI 53132


Tel. 414-529-2696

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Premium List is available
Download the 2008 National Specialty Premium List

One of the featured and fun events at the 2008 CCA in LaCrosse WI, will be a silent auction of State Baskets. The Baskets can be as imaginative and diverse as you choose. The basket can be large, filled with items to represent your state(s) and/or club. There are only a few rules: l) NO perishables (for obvious reasons) 2) Itemize items in basket on a separate card, so bidders will know what they are bidding on (no digging thru baskets that way).
3) Designate someone to bring the basket to LaCrosse by Tuesday of that week. The silent auction proceeds will be divided equally between the Collie Rescue Foundation and the Show Committee Expense fund. We will award ribbons for several catagories of baskets: most representative of state(s), most creative, most diverse (I am still working on other catagories). Suggestions are always appreciated!! As it gets closer to the National, I would like to know who is going to bring the baskets and their contact numbers. Please feel free to contact me with any further questions.

Marion Johnson
CCA State Basket Chair, 2008
CCA Missouri DD
home ph: 636-228-4728

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Reserved seating
> View the list of those who have reserved seats (as of 2/27/08)

Reserved seating for ALL events is $25 (checks only . . . no paypal accepted). Open date is November 1, 2007, Close is February 20, 2008, after which time there will be no refunds or cancellations. Those who wish to sit together, must submit their requests together.

Send reservations to:

Karen Weber
5680 W Beechwood Lane
New Palestine, IN 46163


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Exhibitors please note:
1) Best smooth puppy dog will be judged immediately after WD smooth by the dog judge
2) Best smooth puppy bitch will be judged immediately after WB smooth by the bitch judge
3) Best rough puppy dog will be judged immediately after WD rough by the dog judge
4) Best rough bitch will be judged immediately after WB rough by the bitch judge
5) The "Best ofs" (Best puppy,best opposite sex puppy, best bred by, best American bred) will be judged immediately after BOV rough and before BOB

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Make It the One!
Conformation, performance, companion . . . What exactly makes THAT dog “the one?” Evaluation and selection are paramount to being successful, but how do you evaluate your own dog, set achievable goals for it , AND create a plan for achieving them? Join our presenters and delve into how you can help your dog excel in all the right things by learning how to nurture a more intimate relationship with the dogs you already have. Come learn how to capitalize on and maximize pure collie potential.

Presenters: Jan Shield, Nancy Anstruther
Moderator: Nancy McDonald

When: Tuesday, March 18, 2008.
Check-in: 8:00 a.m.
Seminar: 8:50 a.m. – Noon (12:30).

Cost $25.

Checks should be made out to the Collie Club of America and mailed to:

Patt Caldwell
8616 Howe Road
Wonder Lake, IL 60097

Registration is from: November 1 to February 20 only after which time late registrations/cancellations will not be accepted.

Patt Caldwell:

Please include your email address for confirmation.

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Trophy Pledges 
> View/Download list of Agility trophies
> View/Download list of Conformation, Most Versatile, Juniors trophies
> View/Download list of Herding trophies
> View/Download list of Obedience trophies
> View/Download list of Rally trophies

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Show Sites 
Agility -- Family Dog Center (2934 Airport Rd., La Crosse)
Conformation -- The La Crosse Center at 300 Harborview Plaza
Herding Trials -- Dead Oak Trial Grounds (W1192 Hwy B, Genoa City)

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Judging Assignments

Conformation Judges 
Tom Coen – Best of Breed and Intersex
Bob Futh – Regular and Non-regular Dog Classes
Pat Jung – Regular and Non-regular Bitch Classes
Mary V. Murphy – Junior Showmanship

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Show Committee

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Show Superintendent

Conformation, Juniors, Rally & Obedience
Foy Trent --
P.O. Box C - Sturgeon, MO 65284

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Agility will be held at Family Dog Center
2934 Airport Rd La Crosse, WI
(608) 779-3647

For agility premium list, please contact:
Bob Olson --

22W462 Sycamore Dr., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
630-790-8426 --

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Herding will be held at Dead Oak Trial Grounds
W1192 Hwy B, Genoa City, WI

Herding (including A Course Sheep and A & B Course Ducks:
March 16 & 17, 2008

Herding Trial Dinner
Sunday, March 16 -- Gather 5:00, Dinner 5:30          
Barry's Bar & Grill, 332 Fellows St., Genoa City, WI

We will have a separate room so we can walk around and visit and wear casual clothes.

Cash bar will be available.
Buffet menu: $12

Salad, fried chicken, homemade lasagna, butter parsley potatoes, french rolls, beverages and chocolate/white sheet cake with raspberry filling

Reservations needed by March 10.  You can pay at the door, but we need to know how many will be attending. Contact:

Herding Trial Chairman
Dorothy Schmidt --

Herding premium lists are available from
Bob Olson --

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Tentative Schedule

Sunday & Monday, March 16 & 17
Herding Trial & Test (Collies Only)
A Courses - Sheep & Ducks

Tuesday, March 18
Agility Trials (Collies Only)
Move in
Breeders Seminar
Judges Seminar
Welcome Party

Wednesday, March 19
Agility Trials (Collies Only)
Opening Ceremonies
Conformation classes begin
Top 20 Invitational Exhibition

Thursday, March 20
Conformation classes continue
Obendiece & Rally Trials (Collies Only)
Juniors Seminar
Collie Health Foundation Dinner and Auction

Friday, March 21
Conformation classes continue
Smooth, Best of Variety
Obedience and Rally Trials continue
Juniors Seminar & Party
Quarter Century Collie Group Banquet

Saturday, March 22
Rough, Best of Variety
Junior Showmanship
Best of Breed
Other "Best Of" Awards
Annual Meeting

Sunday, March 23
Move out of show site

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Co-Host Hotels for La Crosse

Radisson Hotel La Crosse
200 Harborview Plaza
La Crosse, WI
Attached to the show site -- Ask for CCA rates

Holiday Inn
200 Pearl Street
La Crosse, WI
Attached to the show site -- Ask for CCA rates

Other Area Hotels

La Crosse Days Inn and Conference Center
101 Sky Harbour Drive/I 90
LaCrosse, WI
2.6 miles northwest of LaCrosse city Center
Ask for CCA rates

Best Western Midway Hotel
1835 Rose Street
La Crosse, WI
1.7 miles northwest of LaCrosse city Center

Super 8
1625 Rose St.
La Crosse, WI
1.5 miles northwest of of La Crosse city Center

EconoLodge La Crosse
1906 Rose Street
La Crosse, WI
1.8 miles northwest of LaCrosse city Center

Settle Inn La Crosse
2110 Rose Street
La Crosse, WI
1.9 miles North of La Crosse city Center

Exel Inn of LaCrosse
2150 Rose Street
La Crosse WI
2 miles north of La Crosse city Center

Hotels for Genoa City (Herding)

Save Inn
11200 N. Route 12
Richmond, IL
extra charge per dog in room
3 miles from Genoa City

Diplomat Motel
1060 Wells Street
Lake Geneva, WI
no charge for dogs
8 miles from Genoa City

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