The 2014 National SpecialtyThe National Specialty

April 6
April 12, 2014

West Springfield, Mass.


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Agility Information

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Chair: Carol Lariviere

Agility Secretary: Paw Print Trials
(413) 283-4490
1 West St. Belchertown MA 01007

When: Monday April 7, 2014 and Tuesday April 8, 2014
Where: Surefire Dogs, 57 Brigham St. Westborough, MA 01581
508-836-DOGS (3647)
Agility site is 1 hour to herding venue and 1.25 hours to conformation/obed site

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Bradley International Airport
South Windsor, Connecticut

From the airport it is approximately 12 miles to the show site.
If you need to use a 700 size crate, Logan Airport in Boston will accommodate this size.

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Dog Bathing

For those exhibitors that are participating in the tracking, herding, and agility events and wish to bath their dogs before conformation begins you can contact the following:

Dave's Soda & Pet City
151 Springfield St
Agawam, MA 01001
M-F 9am - 9pm
Sat 9am - 6pm
Sun 10am - 4pm
Please contact them directly for a appointment.

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Breed Education Seminar

Chair: Patt Caldwell

The CCA Breed Education Committee is pleased to announce its panelists for the 2014 CCA National Breed Education Seminar, "Today is Tomorrow's Past," Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at the "Carriage House" of the Big E Center, West Springfield, MA, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM. Come share the thoughts, insights, and experiences of past CCA judges: Les Canavan, Barb Linder, Mike Esch and Carl Williford.

These more recent National judges will discuss questions presented by our chairperson, Patt Caldwell. The presentation will include the panelists' personal observations on exceptional collie virtues respective to breed impact. A PowerPoint presentation of the dogs will be shown concurrent to the presentation. Time will be provided for audience questions. A light continental breakfast will be provided.

Seminar Cost: $35 in US funds, payable to CCA
Juniors with an adult: Free - must be registered
Juniors without an adult: $15 - must be registered

January 1, 2014 – March 1, 2014
No late reservations will be taken or cancelled after this date.
Please include your name, address, phone number, and email address.

Send reservations to:
Patt Caldwell
8616 Howe Road,
Wonder Lake, IL 60097

For additional information or questions:
(815) 653-2037 between 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. CST

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Catalog Advertising

Chair: Jennie Grover

Catalog ads now being taken!

Deadline: February 28, 2014
Color ads – $150 a page, or $250 for two facing pages (no bleeds), limit two photos per page.

Full-page black and white ads are $75, limit two photos per page.

Please provide a SASE envelope for photo returns.

Please send all ad material to:
Jennie Grover
6859 Bruce Ln.
Slatington, PA 18080

Make checks payable to 2014 Show Account.
Please be sure to send separate checks for catalog orders and advertisements.

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Catalog Sales

Catalog pre-orders have been extended until March 21, 2014
Save time and money by pre-ordering your catalog for pick up on Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Catalog pre-sales now being accepted!

Pre-order price: $10 per catalog
Pre-order price is good only for those catalogs picked up at the show.

Price at the show: $15
We will also mail your catalog after the show if you are unable to attend for $20 which includes S&H (Deadline: March 1, 2014)

Send check made out to CCA 2014 Show Account to:
Linda Vena --
236 Manchester St.
Mattapan, MA 02126

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Collie Health Foundation Dinner and Auction

Thursday Night, April 10, 2014

Cocktails - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Dinner - 7:00 PM, Auction to Follow
Cash Bar and Dinner: Chicken Apple Saute, Garden Salad, Garlic Mashed Red Potatoes, Green Beans, Rolls and Butter, Sheet Cake, Coffee and Tea.

The price is $32 until March 21, 2014. A limited number of tickets will be available at the CCA for $35.00.

Checks made out to:

Krista Hansen
1525 Minkel Road
Java Center, NY 14113

For more information on the dinner and auctions, please contact Robette Johns at

Auctions items can either be brought to the CHF table at CCA or shipped to Laura LaBounty 1057 Old Homestead Hwy. East Swanzey, NH 03446

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Emergency Services

Baystate Medical Center
759 Chestnut St.
West Springfield, MA 01199

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ENTRIES / Event Secretaries / Superintendents

Show Superintendent
Conformation, Juniors, Rally & Obedience
MB-F, Inc --
P.O. Box 22107, Greensboro, NC 27420

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Agility Secretary
Paw Print Trials --
Belchertown, MA

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Herding Secretary
Ann-Marie Ely --
Windsor, CT

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Ex-pen Rentals

Deadline: March 1, 2014
Ex-pens will be available for rent for $25 for the week. At the end of the week the ex-pens will be available for sale for $25 each. They are 36" high and come with 2 snaps.

For reservations please contact:
Judy and Annette Stringer --
11 Doty Street
West Wareham, MA 02576

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Free seminars

There will be a number of free seminars given during the day on Wednesday – Saturday, April 9th-12th in the Mallary Building of the Big E. These may include: Free CGC Testing, Learn about Canine Legislation, The Collie Rescue Foundation, How to Use a Bloat Kit, Dance With Your Dog, Basic Obedience Commands, Canines For Disabled Kids. A complete schedule of free seminars will be posted once the show schedule is up. Stay tuned for details.

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"Deck of Cards" Fundraiser
Contact Candy Ardizzone --

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General Parking

Parking is $5 per day. Parking is managed by the show site and we have no control over the price. Season parking passes are available at $55 each.

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Handling seminar

The Winslow Way Handling Seminar

2-5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 in the Mallary Building of the Big E.

Created and presented by professional handler, Rose Chandless, and assisted by Caryl Crouse and AKC judge, Joe Molloy. Come and learn the unique professional way to train and show your dog!

With individual hands-on attention you will learn:

• How to use proper balance in body, mind and eye in training and presenting your show dogs
• To use Energy Transfer as canine communicator
• Canine psychology in training and presentation
• How to highlight your own dog’s virtues leaving faults in shadows
• How to make your dog the standout with Balance, Energy, Focus!
• Judge’s view on the best presentation of head and structure


Send check for $45 made out to 2014 CCA Show Account to:

Jody Arsenault
P.O. Box 631
Ogunquit, ME 03907

Herding Hotel Information

Copper Lantern Motor Lodge
184 W. Main St., West Brookfield, MA

Motel 6 Sturbridge
408 Main St., Sturbridge, MA

EconoLodge Sturbridge
682 Main St., Sturbridge, MA


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Herding Trials Information

Dear Collie Community:
This has been an unseasonably cold winter for New England. While the snow fall is above average, it is the cold weather that has kept everything from melting and therefore, many parts of Massachusetts and the surrounding area has at least a foot of snow still on the ground. Because of the high volume of snow and ice, the owner of the herding venue had to cancel our national specialty event. It would not be safe for either animals or humans to herd in these conditions. We do not expect the snow and ice to melt in time for the show.

Several people have worked tirelessly to locate another herding venue. Unfortunately, the weather conditions are pretty much the same within a 4 hour drive of the conformation site. We have not been able to secure an indoor arena that meets our needs to offer both sheep and duck trials.

We regret that we must forgo offering a sheep trial at this year's national. Instead, we will be offering 2 duck trials on Sunday, April 6th at the Big E in W.Springfield MA, which is the site of the conformation, rally and obedience events.

While we understand that some people may be upset by this turn of events, please be assured that every possible alternative was examined and this is the only solution possible. If you have entered the sheep trials, your entry fee will be returned to you.

The Most Valuable Collie rules have been changed to reflect the absence of the sheep trials.

If anyone has any questions, please contact either myself or the Herding Chair, Barbara Corriveau. She can be reached at
or 603-835-2160.

Laura LaBounty
2014 CCA Host Chair

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Saturday April 5 (set up day) CCA will have herding instinct testing on ducks in Barn C adjacent to the trial ring, starting at 2 PM. Colleen will handle the dogs and Ann-Marie will judge. People can pre-register with the trial secretary or sign up that day. Cost is $45 per run. Dogs who pass once can get a CCA Herding Instinct Certification. There is a limit of 25 runs because there is a limited number of ducks.

Sunday (day of trial) CCA will have herding instinct testing on ducks in Barn C adjacent to the trial ring. Colleen will handle the dogs and Carol Donnelly will judge. People can pre-register with the trial secretary or sign up that day. Cost is $45 per run. Dogs who pass once can get a CCA Herding Instinct Certification. Dogs who pass twice under two different judges qualify for the AKC Herding Instinct Certification. There is a limit of 25 runs due to the limited number of ducks that are available. CCA hopes to be able to start the testing at 10 AM and run it concurrently with the trial with some breaks during the day.

Herding Secretary:
Ann Marie Ely
100 Basswood Rd.
Windsor, CT 06095

Herding Chair:
Barbara Corriveau

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All currently accept dogs, please confirm when making reservations.

***hotels have a limited number of rooms at a block rate.

***Candlewood Suites

572 Riverdale St
West Springfield, MA 01089
CCA Special Rate $106.64 plus 12.45% tax
Note: Candlewood Suites charges $25 per day pet fee up to $75 with a maximum of 2 pets per room.

1533 Elm St., W. Springfield, MA

***Hampton Inn
1011 Riverdale St., W. Springfield, MA
CCA Special Rate $109 plus tax for 2 beds and up to 4 people. No deposit or extra charge for dogs. Rate includes breakfast.

La Quinta Inn
100 Congress St., Springfield, MA

Red Carpet Inn
560 Riverdale St., W. Springfield, MA

Red Roof Inn
1254 Riverdale St., West Springfield, MA
Red Roof Inn
I91 @ Rte 190, Enfield, CT

***Regency Inn and Suites
Baldwin Street
West Springfield, MA

Residence Inn
64 Borders Way, West Springfield, MA

Residence Inn
100 Dunfrey Ln., Windsor, CT
860-688-7474 ($75.00 Pet Fee)
Please check with the respective hotels for rates and restrictions. Additional charges for dogs may apply.


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Jackets for juniors

NEW Community Service Event
There is a new organization set up that collects appropriate clothing and shoes for junior handlers and distributes them for free to any junior. We will have a booth set up next to the Juniors table to collect items and distribute them. Volunteers are needed to help run this community service event.

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Best of Breed & Intersex
Nioma Coen* of MA

All Regular & Non-Regular Dog Classes
Joan Kirkland* of NY

All Regular & Non Regular Bitch Classes
Linda Hash-Davis* of CA

** Pending AKC Approval **

Junior Showmanship
Sulie Greendale-Paveza* of CT

Arlene Spooner* of NJ

Gerard Baudet* of RI
Darlene Laurin* of CT

Obedience & Rally
Dr. Ellen Adomelis* of CT
James Ashton* of RI

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Judges Education Seminar

The Judges Education Seminar is open to currently licensed judges who have applied or will be applying to judge Collies as well as prospective judges who have applied or are in the process of applying. Classroom portion, AKC testing and hands-on are included in the program. Ringside
mentoring will also be available. The seminar will begin at 1 p.m. at the Carriage House on the grounds of the Big E and the fee, payable to Collie Club of America, will be $25.00. For a reservation or more information please contact Darci L Brown, or 413-498-5006

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Merchandise Sales & Store

Pat Yeager --

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Most versatile collie rules

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Motor Home Parking

Contact for more info: 413-737-2443

There will be overnight motor home parking spaces for the Eastern States Grounds. The fee is $25 per unit per day and will be collected upon entrance to the grounds. The club receives no portion of this fee. Electrical hook-ups with limited service MAY be available. No high amperage appliances may be used with on site hookups. Please use your generator if you need to use these appliances. A dumping station is available on the grounds at no charge.


Big E staff will be on hand to assist.
The Big E does not accept reservations – space is on a first-come first-served basis and there are about 75 spaces available.

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Overseas Visitors' Information

Chandra Flaim

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Herding and Agility Events:
Rick Knect

Conformation and Obedience Events:
David Sombach

Videographer (Conformation only)

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quarter century group banquet

Friday, April 11, 2014. Quarter Century Collie Group Banquet will be held at the Storrowton Tavern and Carriage House, 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield, MA 01089.

Cocktails 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Buffet dinner 7:30 – 10 p.m.

Evening will include the induction of Marion Otteraaen into the Hall of Fame and a panel discussion featuring Dr. William K. Brokken, John Buddie, Les Canavan, Janet Hitt and Gayle Kaye.

Members and non-members $40. (Event is open to all). Reservations and checks to June Morris, 2203 Edgehill Road, Louisville, KY 40205. Deadline is Friday, April 4, 2014. For additional information, contact Pat Jung,

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Reserved Grooming

Chairs: Stringer Family

Reserved grooming is accepted between January 1, 2014 and March 1, 2014.

Each reserved grooming space will be $35 for an 8' x 8' space.

Those who wish to groom together must submit their requests together.

Please make checks payable to the CCA 2014 Show Account. Funds are payable in US funds only.

Each space comes with a gallon of water. A limited supply of additional gallons of water will be available for purchase. Shavings are $10 per bale and MUST be pre-ordered and paid for with grooming space reservation. Each x-pen must have at least 10" of plastic up each side.

All cancellations must be received by March 1, 2014 after which no refunds will be made.

Please contact:
Judy and Annette Stringer --
11 Doty Street
West Wareham, MA 02576

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Reserved seating

Chair: Mary Jackson --

There will be 3 rows of reserved seating outside the conformation ring for $25 per seat. These chairs will be yours for all daytime judging and the Top 10 on Wednesday night.

We also plan to have metal scaffolding seats available free of charge at one end of the ring.

Reservations for reserved seating will open SAME DATE AS GROOMING --Jan. 1, 2014

Send checks payable to CCA 2014 Show Account in US funds to:
Mary Jackson
14 Mountain Road
Ridgefield, CT 06877-1615

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Show Schedule

Sunday, April 6
Herding - Collies Only
The Big E
W. Springfield, MA

Monday and Tuesday, April 7 & 8
Agility - Collies Only

Tuesday, April 8
Seminars and afternoon move in
Breeders Education
7:30am Sign In
8:00am to 11:30am Seminar
Massachusetts Room - Storrowton Tavern

Judges Education
1pm Sign In
1:30pm to 3:00pm
Massachusetts Room - Storrowton Tavern

Rose Chandless Handling Seminar
1:30pm sign-in
Main Ring/Upstairs Meeting Room

Right before Welcome Party, the Collie Club of America will hold their Annual Meeting at the main Ring.

Welcome Party - 6pm at Main Ring
Light Snacks – Cash Bar – Fun and Games with Prizes

Note: The entrance for all the Tuesday seminars is Gate 2.

April 9 Wednesday Show opens - Conformation, Obedience and Rally

1/2 hour after the show there will be a CCA Board meeting.

continues Thursday, April 10
Obedience/Rally - Mallory Building, Big E

Collie Health Foundation Auction and dinner Thursday evening

Quarter Century Collie Group Dinner Friday evening

Wednesday through Saturday, April 9 - 12
Conformation - Mallory Building, Big E

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Most of the hotels do not provide a shuttle service to and from the airport.
Valley Transportation will transport dogs and people but restrictions and fees do apply. Contact them directly at or 1-800-872-8752. Ride sharing with other exhibitors will give you the best value.

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State Baskets

Chair: Martha Skilton --

Wouldn't your state like to participate in what has become one of the high points of the National? The State Basket raffle lets you share what your state or area is famous for. Each year, everyone enjoys seeing and bidding on the wonderful goodies from states representing our great country. If you are attending the National from outside the United States, this is your chance to showcase your homeland as well. We ask that nothing is perishable and you provide a list of the contents for the prospective bidders. 50% of the proceeds from this silent auction will go to Collie Rescue League of New England and the balance to support the show.

Bidding closes right after Juniors Judging on Saturday morning.
For more info, contact: Martha Skilton --

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Top 10 Invitational

Chair: Candy Ardizzone --

Wednesday night, April 9, 2014 begins at 7pm

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Trophy Pledges

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Chair: Russell and Cathy Petter --

This year we are awarding embroidered bath towels for the conformation placements, embroidered director's chairs for BOV/BOS/HIT winners, embroidered grooming table covers for winners and reserve and special hand-made quilted wallhangings for BOB and BOS to BOB. Agility and herding prizes are gift certificates to the show photographer as well as small mementos. Obedience and rally prizes are TBD.

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Tuff quest raffle

Drawing to be held Saturday, April 12, 2014.

Three amazing prizes to choose from and you need not be present to win! We will ship your prize for free (In the continental U.S.) if you're not there to claim it!

We will be offering a Mardel grooming table -- adjustable height and handle (value $160), a D-Flite #1000 Tack Box (value $300) and a Chris Christensen Kool Dry Dryer with misting attachment and carrying bag (value ($440).

Ticket will be available at the show or by mail. 100 percent of the proceeds goes toward our college scholarship fund for collie juniors and is tax deductable! What a worthy cause!

Please support our juniors!

For more information or to order ticket, please contact Kris Provenzano at Ticket price: $5/ticket or 5 for $20.

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Chair: Rick Lingenfelter --

Spaces are 10 x 10 for 4 days which include an 8 foot table and 2 chairs.

Rate is $150 for CCA members and $250 for non-members.

Electric is available and is extra.

Rick Lingenfelter
PO Box 1131
Nicoma Park, OK 73066
PH: 405-570-0786

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Veterinary Services


Boston Road Animal Hospital
1235 Boston Rd, Springfield, MA 01119

141 Greenfield Road
South Deerfield, MA

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This show will be professionally video recorded. No other commercial video recording, video recording from a tripod mounted camera, or any video recording of large segments of the show will be permitted.

Submission of an entry form and/or physical presence on the show grounds shall constitute both implied and real consent for both the handler and their dog to be video recorded.

Commercial video recording, video recording from a tripod mounted camera, or any video recording of large segments of the show shall require permission in advance, and in writing, from the club.

Show Dog Video Pros
Irvin B. Krukenkamp, MD
South Berwick, ME 03908

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Welcome Party

Tuesday, April 8, 2013 6pm

Join us at the main conformation ring at 6pm on Tuesday night for an hour of Fun and Games! We have several games planned for you and your dog. For instance, Simon Says, 11-Legged Race (2 humans and 2 dogs) and Musical Chairs are a few of the games you can play to win fabulous prizes. Cash bar and light snacks will be available. The site's food concession will be open from noon-8pm and features burgers, salads and sandwiches.

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