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OCTOBER 22-26, 2018

JUDGING PROGRAM

65th NATIONAL SPECIALTY

OBEDIENCE AND RALLY TRIALS WITH FUTURITY/MATURITY

AND THE TWO REGIONAL SPECIALTIES

OF THE

AMERICAN LHASA APSO CLUB

MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB, INC.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2018

ALAC REGIONAL SPECIALTY 1 Event 2018185108

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2018

COMPANION EVENTS

OBEDIENCE TRIAL                                                      RALLY TRIAL

Event 2018185107                                                 Event 201818510

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2018

FUTURITY/MATURITY Event 2018185109
ALAC REGIONAL SPECIALTY 2 Event 2018185109

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2018

CELEBRATION OF VETERANS SWEEPSTAKES Event 2018185119

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2018

65TH ALAC NATIONAL SPECIALTY

Event 2018185113

ALL EVENTS OFFER AKC NATIONAL OWNER-HANDLED SERIES

These events are dedicated to the memory of Carol Kodis

ALL EVENTS ARE HELD AT CLARION INN FREDERICK EVENT CENTER

(301) 694-7500

5400 Holiday Drive, Frederick, MD 21703

These events will be unbenched and held indoors. Show Hours: 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM each day.

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EVENT COMMITTEE

DON L. EVANS, EVENT CHAIRPERSON
3570 Windsor Lane, Huntingtown, MD 20639
(202) 441-0297 SecAttorney@msn.com
Marsha Susag, Obedience & Rally Chairperson

and All Club Officers and Members of the Board of Directors

SPECIALTY COMMITTEES

ALAC Raffle & Auction................................................. Beverly Drake, Janice Nepita, Janice Tilley

Awards............................................................................................... Cheryl Zink, Jan Graunke

Banquet Reservations............................................................................................. Sandy Sorth

Breeder Education................................................................................................. Jan Graunke

Catalog Advertising............................................................................ Susan Giles, Michael Yang

Chief Steward............................................................................................... Stephen Campbell

Decorations for Banquet and Ballroom ................................................. Sandy Sorth, Janice Tilley

Emergency Coordinator............................................................................................. Don Evans

Futurity/Maturity................................................................................................. Lynn Replogle

Judge’s Education............................................................................................. Joyce Johanson

Judge’s Hospitality.............................................................................................. Naomi Hanson

Photo Contest......................................................................................................... Sami Payne

Ribbons/Rosettes................................................................................................ Naomi Hanson

RV Parking............................................................................................................... Don Evans

Site Coordinator....................................................................................................... Don Evans

Trophies......................................................................................... Cindy Sehnert, Clay Williams

Vendors................................................................................................................. Susan Giles

Ways and Means............................................. Nancy Stephens, Marsha Worlton, Kathy Hamilton

Slideshow Program for Awards............................................................................. Marsha Susag

SHOW VIDEOGRAPHER – FUTURITY/MATURITY & NATIONAL ONLY

Larry Bruton.................................................................. 5406 SW Woods Ct, Portland, OR 97221

Phone: 503.297.7267 • Email: jandlbruton@hotmail.com

NATIONAL SPECIALTY WEEK SHOW PHOTOGRAPHER:

Jean Edwards
301 Rosenhayn Avenue Bridgeton, NJ 08302
856-451-1390
jeanedsiberians@gmail.com

VETERINARIAN INFORMATION

McClellan Veterinary Clinic – 142 W Patrick St. # A, Frederick, MD 21701 / (301) 663-6531
24-hour Veterinary Clinic (CARE Veterinary Center)

1080 W. Patrick 1080 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21703 / (301) 378-2673

Directions: Get on I-270 N from Holiday Dr., Follow I-270 N to US-40 W/Baltimore National Pike/W Patrick St in Frederick, Take exit 13B from US-40 W, Continue on US-40 W/Baltimore National Pike/W Patrick St to CARE Veterinary Center.

JUDGES & ASSIGNMENTS

MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2018
EASTERN REGIONAL SPECIALTY 1

Mrs. Peggy Haas (3211)...................... 5595 Haydens Reserve Way, Hilliard, OH 43026
All Regular & Non-Regular Conformation Classes

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2018
OBEDIENCE & RALLY TRIAL

Mrs. Betsy Horn Humer (5156) ........................  P.O. Box 226, Pungoteague, VA 23422
All Obedience & Rally Classes

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2018
ALAC FUTURITY & MATURITY

Ms. Debbie Reid ....................................  30 Beach Road, Groten Long Point, CT 06340
EASTERN REGIONAL SPECIALTY 2

Mr. Gary Andersen (6176)....................... 6250 E. Pershing Ave., Scottsdale, AZ 85254
All Regular & Non-Regular Conformation Classes

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2018

ALAC CELEBRATION OF VETERANS SHOW

Mrs. Debbie Burke Scott.................................... 345 Mt. Zion Rd., Dillsburg, PA 17019

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2018
NATIONAL SPECIALTY

Mrs. Doris Cozart (5328).................................. 10000 La Jolla Way, Denton, TX 76207
All Regular & Non-Regular Conformation Classes, Junior Showmanship

DIRECTIONS TO SHOW SITE & HOST HOTEL.

From I-270 North to MD-85 Exit 31A, merge onto MD-85 South, turn right onto Spectrum Dr., take immediate right onto Holiday Dr., Hotel will be on your right. From US-15 South as it turns into I-270 South Take Exit 31A for MD-85 S, merge onto MD-85 S, turn right onto Spectrum Dr., take immediate right onto Holiday Dr., Hotel will be on your right. From US-15 North to Exit 10 for I-70 East., merge onto I-70 East, take exit 53 onto I-270 South, take exit 31A for MD-85, merge onto MD-85, turn right onto Spectrum Dr., take immediate right onto Holiday Dr., Hotel will be on your right.

RECREATIONAL VEHICLE PARKING

·     Parking for the Lhasa Specialty shows is a privilege extended by the Clarion Inn Frederick Event Center and the show giving clubs. They reserve the right to withdraw this privilege from any person who abuses it.

·     All RV Parking will be in a designated area. There is a maximum of ten RV spaces available at the hotel and reservations must be made in advance to secure a space.

·     RV Parking is free, but the vehicle must be registered with the front desk and the owner will be given a license plate to display in the front of the vehicle.

·     It is understood that the hotel will not provide, water, electricity or waste removal for the RV.

·     The hotel also will not allow having any open flame at any time. All parking is at your own risk.

·     All RV’s must be parked in the space assigned to them and the space must be left in a clean condition. Neither the Clarion Inn Frederick Event Center nor the show-giving club assumes any responsibility or liability for damage or loss to any vehicle or its contents including dogs.

·     All persons staying in RVs are reminded that the parking area they will occupy is part of the show grounds and subject to all rules and regulations thereof in accordance with the American Kennel Club’s Rules and Regulations pertaining to Dog Shows.

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AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB RULES & REGULATIONS GOVERN THESE EVENTS.

SCHEDULE

MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2018

ALAC Eastern Regional Specialty 1 – Judge: Mrs. Peggy Haas – 11:00AM
NCALAC and CMLAF Welcome Gathering/Happy Hour – 5:00PM-6:30PM

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2018

ALAC Board Meeting – 8:30AM

ALAC Obedience and Rally Trials – Judge: Mrs. Betsy Horn Humer – 1:00PM

ALAC Breed Standard Committee Meeting – 3:00PM

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2018

ALAC Futurity/Maturity – Judge: Ms. Debbie Reid (Mohican) – 10:00AM
ALAC Eastern Regional Specialty 2 – Judge: Mr. Gary Andersen – 1:00PM

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2018

JEC Seminar and Workshop – 9AM-12:00 noon
Breeder/Judges Education Seminar – Mr. Joe Walton – 12:00 noon
Celebration of Veterans Show – Judge: Mrs. Debbie Burke Scott – 2:00PM
ALAC Annual Meeting – 4PM
ALAC Annual Awards Dinner and Auction – Cocktails 6:30PM, Dinner 7:00PM

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2018

ALAC National Specialty – Judge: Mrs. Doris Cozart – 10:00AM

JUDGES EDUCATION SEMINAR
Thursday, October 25, 2018. Fee $25.
For additional information contact Joyce Johanson.
Name/address/e-mail must be provided.
Send to: Joyce Johanson, 126 W Kurlene Dr, Macomb, IL 61455
Phone309-837-1665, jk-johanson@wiu.edu

SHOW SITE CONCESSION INFORMATION
Event Dates: Monday – Friday, October 22-26, 2018
Vendor Set-up on Sunday after 6PM, October 21.
Cost: $150.00 for ten feet, $250.00 for twenty feet
Contact Susan Giles at ssgiles@aol.com

BREEDER EDUCATION – THURSDAY AFTERNOON 12:00PM

Joe Walton, 41 Swaying Trees Court, Chapel Hill, NC 27517-9533
TOPIC: Comparison of the Lhasa Apso, Tibetan Spaniel, Shih Tzu and Pekingese

LHASA APSO SPECIALTY SHOWS • OCTOBER 22-26, 2018 • PAGE 5

SHOW SITE & HOST HOTEL

CLARION INN FREDERICK EVENT CENTER
5400 Holiday Drive, Frederick, MD 21703
Tele: (301) 694-7500

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING SHOW SITE/HOTEL

·          There is a four (4) dog limit per room.

·          All owners/exhibitors should be aware that the entire hotel grounds are considered within the Show grounds. You will be responsible for all damage to your room and may be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with the rules of the AKC.

·          The hotel will provide detailed maps at time of check in that detail waste pick up locations and where x pens are to be located on hotel grounds. It is expected that exhibitors will clean up immediately after their own dogs and strongly encourage others to do the same.

·          Dogs may not be kept in rooms which are registered as “dogless.” Any abuse of the grounds will be brought to the attention of the show giving club and its Event Committee.

·          Any exhibitor’s entries may be refused for previous misuse of the hotel facilities. This is an AKC supported measure.

·          There will be a one-time nonrefundable pet fee in the amount of $55 per room. Cash paying guests will be charged a $250 per room damage fee that will be refundable upon departure and inspection of room.

·          The hotel reserves the right to request that dogs be removed from the room when cleaned. Use strainer when bathing pets in guest room.

·          Dogs must be crated when left alone in the room. Dogs shall not be allowed to run free in your room while you are gone, nor may you confine them in the bathroom. NO EXCEPTIONS!

·          Place plastic sheeting under all crates, X-Pens and other equipment for confining your dog(s).

·          Do not use hotel towels for dog grooming. There is a $50 towel fee for using hotel towels.

·          Dogs must be kept quiet in the hotel rooms and in the grooming area.

·          Dogs must be exercised in designated areas only as noted above.

·          There will be no whelping of puppies in the hotel.

·          Some areas of the hotel are off-limits to dogs. These include: All areas that serve food

and beverages; Recreation areas including the Pool and Health and Fitness Room; and Public Restrooms.

·          Grooming will be in designated areas and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Crates must be stacked whenever possible.

·          Absolutely NO exercise pens in the grooming area.

·          The Clubs reserve the right to limit the space any one exhibitor or group claims for grooming.

·          There will be no security service on duty overnight. NO DOGS MAY BE LEFT IN THE GROOMING AREA OVERNIGHT. All dogs and equipment must be removed one hour after judging is completed on 10/26/2018.

·          DOGS ALLOWED IN RINGS ONLY WHEN BEING JUDGED. There shall be NO SMOKING within the grooming or ring areas, in vendor areas, or restrooms at any time. The hotel will provide an area for a maximum of ten RV’s that must be registered with the hotel. The American Lhasa Apso Club, the Clarion Inn Frederick Event Center, and/or the Event Secretaries, their officers, members or agents assume no responsibility for dogs or personal property left in the hotel facilities or parking lots.

PAGE 6 • LHASA APSO SPECIALTY SHOWS • OCTOBER 22-26, 2018

AMERICAN LHASA APSO CLUB EASTERN REGIONAL SPECIALTY #1

MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2018
Total Dogs: 43 – Total Entries: 43

Includes

43 Conformation            (Monday)

AMERICAN LHASA APSO CLUB EASTERN REGIONAL SPECIALTY #2

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2018
Total Dogs: 53 – Total Entries: 53

Includes

53 Conformation            (Wednesday)

AMERICAN LHASA APSO CLUB
NATIONAL SPECIALTY

TUESDAY- FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23-26, 2018
Total Dogs: 66 – Total Entries: 105

Includes

6 Obedience                   (Tuesday)

4 Rally                          (Tuesday) 10 Veteran Sweepstakes (Thursday)

21 Futurity                     (Wednesday)

3 Maturity                      (Wednesday)

59 Conformation            (Friday)
2 Parade of Titleholders (Friday)

LHASA APSO SPECIALTY SHOWS • OCTOBER 22-26, 2018 • PAGE 7

PROGRAM OF JUDGING – MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2018

ALAC EASTERN REGIONAL SPECIALTY #1
All breaks will be at the discretion of each judge.

11:00AM – CONFORMATION – JUDGE: MRS. PEGGY HAAS

43 CONFORMATION

9-16-9/8-1sd

2 Puppy Dogs 6 Mos. & Under 9 Mos.

1 Puppy Dogs 9 Mos. & Under 12 Mos.
4 Bred by Exhibitor Dogs
2 Open Dogs

Winners Dog, Reserve Winners Dog
6 Puppy Bitches 6 Mos. & Under 9 Mos.
4 Puppy Bitches 9 Mos. & Under 12 Mos.

1 Bitches 12 Mos. & Under 18 Mos.
5 Bred by Exhibitor Bitches

Winners Bitch, Reserve Winners Bitch
17 Best of Breed Competition 9-8
Best of Breed, Best of Winners, Best of Opposite Sex
Select Dog, Select Bitch, Awards of Merit, NOHS Winner
Best Puppy from the Regular Puppy Classes, Best Bred by Exhibitor

1 Stud Dog

PROGRAM OF JUDGING – TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2018

ALAC NATIONAL SPECIALTY OBEDIENCE & RALLY
All breaks will be at the discretion of the judge.

OBEDIENCE & RALLY – JUDGE: BETSY HORN HUMER

1:00PM – 6 OBEDIENCE ENTRIES
3
Novice Class B –Nos. 1201-1203
1 Preferred Novice – No. 1203

2 Beginner Novice B – Nos. 1201, 1203

2:00PM – 4 RALLY ENTRIES

1 Rally Excellent B – No. [2401]
1 Rally Advanced B – No. 2401

2 Rally Novice B – Nos. 2201-2202

PAGE 8 • LHASA APSO SPECIALTY SHOWS • OCTOBER 22-26, 2018

PROGRAM OF JUDGING – WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2018

ALAC NATIONAL FUTURITY & MATURITY
All breaks will be at the discretion of the judge.

10:00AM – JUDGE: DEBBIE REID (MOHICAN)

21 FUTURITY

3 Futurity Dogs 6 Mos. & Under 9 Mos.
5 Futurity Dogs 9 Mos. & Under 12 Mos.

3 Futurity Bitches 6 Mos. & Under 9 Mos.
7 Futurity Bitches 9 Mos. & Under 12 Mos.

Best Puppy in Futurity
1 Futurity Dogs 12 Mos. & Under 15 Mos.
1 Futurity Dogs 15 Mos. & Older

1 Futurity Bitches 12 Mos. & Under 15 Mos.

Best Junior in Futurity

Grand Futurity Winner

3 MATURITY

2 Maturity Bitches 18 Mos. & Under 24 Mos.
1 Maturity Bitches 24 Mos. & Under 31 Mos.

Best in Maturity

ALAC EASTERN REGIONAL SPECIALTY #2
All breaks will be at the discretion of the judge.

1:00PM – CONFORMATION – JUDGE: GARY ANDERSEN

53 CONFORMATION
13-21-1vb-9/8-1sd
3 Puppy Dogs 6 Mos. & Under 9 Mos.
2 Puppy Dogs 9 Mos. & Under 12 Mos.

4 Bred by Exhibitor Dogs

4 Open Dogs

Winners Dog, Reserve Winners Dog

7 Puppy Bitches 6 Mos. & Under 9 Mos.

4 Puppy Bitches 9 Mos. & Under 12 Mos.
4 Bitches 12 Mos. & Under 18 Mos.

5 Bred by Exhibitor Bitches
1 Open Bitches

Winners Bitch, Reserve Winners Bitch
1 Veteran Bitches 10 Yrs. & Older
17 Best of Breed Competition 9-8

Best of Breed, Best of Winners, Best of Opposite Sex
Select Dog, Select Bitch, Awards of Merit, NOHS Winner
Best Puppy from the Regular Puppy Classes, Best Bred by Exhibitor

1 Stud Dog Class

LHASA APSO SPECIALTY SHOWS • OCTOBER 22-26, 2018 • PAGE 9

PROGRAM OF JUDGING – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2018

ALAC CELEBRATION OF VETERANS SHOW

2:00PM – VETERAN SWEEPSTAKES – JUDGE: DEBBIE BURKE SCOTT

10:00AM –10 VETERAN SWEEPSTAKES

2 Veteran Sweeps Cut Down Dogs 9-11 Yrs.

1 Veteran Sweeps Cut Down Dogs 11+ Yrs.

2 Veteran Sweeps Cut Down Bitches 7-9 Yrs.

1 Veteran Sweeps In Coat Bitches 9-11 Yrs.
2 Veteran Sweeps Cut Down Bitches 11+ Yrs.

2 Veteran Sweeps In Coat Bitches 11+ Yrs.
Best in Celebration of Veterans Sweepstakes
Best of Opposite Sex

PROGRAM OF JUDGING – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2018

ALAC NATIONAL SPECIALTY

All Breaks will be at the discretion of the judge.

10:00AM – ALAC NATIONAL CONFORMATION – JUDGE: DORIS COZART

59 CONFORMATION
14-23-3 vb -10/8 -1sd

3 Puppy Dogs 6 Mos. & Under 9 Mos.
1 Puppy Dogs 9 Mos. & Under 12 Mos.
1 Dogs 12 Mos. & Under 18 Mos.
5 Bred by Exhibitor Dogs

4 Open Dogs
Winners Dog, Reserve Winners Dog
7 Puppy Bitches 6 Mos. & Under 9 Mos.
4 Puppy Bitches 9 Mos. & Under 12 Mos.

5 Bitches 12 Mos. & Under 18 Mos.

6 Bred by Exhibitor Bitches

1 Open Bitches

Winners Bitch, Reserve Winners Bitch

3 Veteran Bitches 10 Yrs. & Older
18 Best of Breed Competition 10-8
1 Stud Dog Class

THERE WILL BE A BREAK BETWEEN VETERANS AND BEST OF BREED
FOR PARADE OF TITLEHOLDERS – ENTRY OF 2

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NOTICE TO EXHIBITORS – ALL EVENTS

·      Entry fees shall NOT be refunded in the event that a dog is absent, disqualified, sick, lame, excused by the Judge or Veterinarian, or barred from competition by action of the Show Committee, or because it has been entered incorrectly. There is no refund for DUPLICATE ENTRIES or OVERPAYMENTS. If, because of riots, civil disturbances or other acts beyond the control of the management it is impossible to open, or to complete the Show NO REFUND will be made. To find out about any AKC event cancellations call the AKC Event Cancellation Hotline 877-252-3229.

·      Please note: Any hotel or motel listed in the premium list is subject to Event Committee Rules. We expect our exhibitors to be responsible guests. A report that an exhibitor at this show has abused hotel or motel property during this weekend may result in disciplinary action. Clubs reserve the right to decline future entries from the offending party in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 11, Section 15 of the Rules Applying to Dog Shows.

·      Dogs need be present only for scheduled judging and will be released if not needed for further judging. Dogs must be ready for judging. Neither the club nor its Superintendent will be responsible or obligated to furnish any service for notifying exhibitors or their agents of Breed or Class Judging. Judges need not wait for any dog holding up a class. Owners or agents alone are responsible for the presence of their dogs in the judging rings.

·      Only dogs eligible for these shows will be admitted into the show area. There is no provision for unentered dogs.

·      LOSS OR DAMAGE – The Show Committee will use due care and diligence for the welfare of dogs and exhibitors, but will not be responsible for, or assume any liability in the event of any accident or misfortune, to either dogs or exhibitors participating in these Shows. The welfare of an Exhibitor’s child is assumed to be the responsibility of the Exhibitor. It is distinctly understood that Exhibitors will exercise control and restraint over their children.

·       Exhibitors should follow their veterinarians’ recommendation to assure their dogs are free of internal and external parasites, any communicable diseases, and have appropriate vaccinations.

·      ALL RIGHTS TO TELEVISE, VIDEOTAPE, ADVERTISE, PHOTOGRAPH, PROMOTE or otherwise exploit this event are vested in the Club, or in persons to whom assignments of such rights have been made in writing by the Club. All persons and animals on the Show Grounds at any time while the show is in progress, do by attending this show or participating therein, grant to the Club the right to photograph, televise, videotape, audiotape or otherwise use their likeness and voice in any manner without further release or consent. The Club is not responsible for the actions or products of the commercial vendors at this show.

ITEMS NEEDED FOR FUND RAISING AUCTION AND RAFFLE

Time is running out for your auction/raffle donations. Theme baskets are encouraged, especially from specialty clubs representing their area. We need individual items to include in the baskets we will be assembling at the National. We welcome any and all Lhasa and dog related items, vintage or new, also finished baskets, grooming/spa baskets for humans and canines, hand fashioned items, dog toys, beds, grooming products, gift cards, crates, crate pads, x-pens, grooming tables, cash, art and literature, travel, food, wine–let your imagination run wild. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated. More unique/expensive items for the auction should be photographed, if possible, and sent to the committee for publication in ALAC Online. Please contact Bev Drake at bdrake216@ comcast.net, (410-592-6636), Janice Nepita at JaniceNepita@aol.com (803-361-6901), or Janice Tilley at Solitudela@aol.com (508-987-1068) to let us know what you will be sending or bringing. Items can be sent, at any time prior to the specialty, to Bev Drake, 11506 Harford Rd, Glen Arm, MD 21057. Items need to be received at least one week before the National at Bev’s or, if being sent to the hotel, to arrive no sooner than 3 days before the National and marked ALAC National c/o Bev Drake, Janice Nepita or Janice Tilley. Please indicate if the item is specifically for the auction. If not mentioned, the committee will determine if it will be used for the auction or raffle. Items will be happily accepted at the National and will be included in baskets that we will be making, on site.

LHASA APSO SPECIALTY SHOWS • OCTOBER 22-26, 2018 • PAGE 11

AKC Code of Sportsmanship

PREFACE: The sport of purebred dog competitive events dates prior to 1884, the year of AKC’s birth. Shared values of those involved in the sport include principles of sportsman­ship. They are practiced in all sectors of our sport: conformation, performance and com­panion. Many believe that these principles of sportsmanship are the prime reason why our sport has thrived for over one hundred years. With the belief that it is useful to periodically articulate the fundamentals of our sport, this code is presented.

· Sportsmen respect the history, traditions and integrity of the sport of purebred dogs.

· Sportsmen commit themselves to values of fair play, honesty, courtesy, and vigorous competition, as well as winning and losing with grace.

· Sportsmen refuse to compromise their commitment and obligation to the sport of purebred dogs by injecting personal advantage or consideration into their decisions or behavior.

· The sportsman judge judges only on the merits of the dogs and considers no other factors.

•        The sportsman judge or exhibitor accepts constructive criticism.

· The sportsman exhibitor declines to enter or exhibit under a judge where it might reasonably appear that the judge’s placements could be based on something other than the merits of the dogs.

· The sportsman exhibitor refuses to compromise the impartiality of a judge.

· The sportsman respects the AKC bylaws, rules, regulations and policies governing the sport of purebred dogs.

· Sportsmen find that vigorous competition and civility are not inconsistent and are able to appreciate the merit of their competition and the effort of competitors.

· Sportsmen welcome, encourage and support newcomers to the sport.

· Sportsmen will deal fairly with all those who trade with them.

· Sportsmen are willing to share honest and open appraisals of both the strengths and weaknesses of their breeding stock.

· Sportsmen spurn any opportunity to take personal advantage of positions offered or bestowed upon them.

· Sportsmen always consider as paramount the welfare of their dog.

· Sportsmen refuse to embarrass the sport, the American Kennel Club, or themselves while taking part in the sport.

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ALAC 2018 National Specialty

 

OCTOBER 22-26, 2018

JUDGING PROGRAM

65th NATIONAL SPECIALTY

OBEDIENCE AND RALLY TRIALS WITH FUTURITY/MATURITY

AND THE TWO REGIONAL SPECIALTIES

OF THE

AMERICAN LHASA APSO CLUB

MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB, INC.

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2018

ALAC REGIONAL SPECIALTY 1 Event 2018185108

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2018

COMPANION EVENTS

OBEDIENCE TRIAL                                                      RALLY TRIAL

Event 2018185107                                                 Event 201818510

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2018

FUTURITY/MATURITY Event 2018185109
ALAC REGIONAL SPECIALTY 2 Event 2018185109

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2018

CELEBRATION OF VETERANS SWEEPSTAKES Event 2018185119

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2018

65TH ALAC NATIONAL SPECIALTY

Event 2018185113

ALL EVENTS OFFER AKC NATIONAL OWNER-HANDLED SERIES

These events are dedicated to the memory of Carol Kodis

ALL EVENTS ARE HELD AT CLARION INN FREDERICK EVENT CENTER

(301) 694-7500

 

EVENT COMMITTEE

DON L. EVANS, EVENT CHAIRPERSON

3570 Windsor Lane, Huntingtown, MD 20639

(202) 441-0297 SecAttorney@msn.com

Marsha Susag, Obedience & Rally Chairperson

and All Club Officers and Members of the Board of Directors

 

SPECIALTY COMMITTEES

ALAC Raffle & Auction................................................. Beverly Drake, Janice Nepita, Janice Tilley

Awards............................................................................................... Cheryl Zink, Jan Graunke

Banquet Reservations............................................................................................. Sandy Sorth

Breeder Education................................................................................................. Jan Graunke

Catalog Advertising............................................................................ Susan Giles, Michael Yang

Chief Steward............................................................................................... Stephen Campbell

Decorations for Banquet and Ballroom ................................................. Sandy Sorth, Janice Tilley

Emergency Coordinator............................................................................................. Don Evans

Futurity/Maturity................................................................................................. Lynn Replogle

Judge’s Education............................................................................................. Joyce Johanson

Judge’s Hospitality.............................................................................................. Naomi Hanson

Photo Contest......................................................................................................... Sami Payne

Ribbons/Rosettes................................................................................................ Naomi Hanson

RV Parking............................................................................................................... Don Evans

Site Coordinator....................................................................................................... Don Evans

Trophies......................................................................................... Cindy Sehnert, Clay Williams

Vendors................................................................................................................. Susan Giles

Ways and Means............................................. Nancy Stephens, Marsha Worlton, Kathy Hamilton

Slideshow Program for Awards............................................................................. Marsha Susag

 

SHOW VIDEOGRAPHER – FUTURITY/MATURITY & NATIONAL ONLY

Larry Bruton.................................................................. 5406 SW Woods Ct, Portland, OR 97221

Phone: 503.297.7267 • Email: jandlbruton@hotmail.com

NATIONAL SPECIALTY WEEK SHOW PHOTOGRAPHER:

Jean Edwards
301 Rosenhayn Avenue Bridgeton, NJ 08302
856-451-1390

jeanedsiberians@gmail.com

 

VETERINARIAN INFORMATION

McClellan Veterinary Clinic – 142 W Patrick St. # A, Frederick, MD 21701 / (301) 663-6531
24-hour Veterinary Clinic (CARE Veterinary Center)

1080 W. Patrick 1080 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21703 / (301) 378-2673

Directions: Get on I-270 N from Holiday Dr., Follow I-270 N to US-40 W/Baltimore National Pike/W Patrick St in Frederick, Take exit 13B from US-40 W, Continue on US-40 W/Baltimore National Pike/W Patrick St to CARE Veterinary Center.

 

JUDGES & ASSIGNMENTS

MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2018
EASTERN REGIONAL SPECIALTY 1

Mrs. Peggy Haas (3211)...................... 5595 Haydens Reserve Way, Hilliard, OH 43026
All Regular & Non-Regular Conformation Classes

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2018
OBEDIENCE & RALLY TRIAL

Mrs. Betsy Horn Humer (5156) ........................  P.O. Box 226, Pungoteague, VA 23422
All Obedience & Rally Classes

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2018
ALAC FUTURITY & MATURITY

Ms. Debbie Reid ....................................  30 Beach Road, Groten Long Point, CT 06340
EASTERN REGIONAL SPECIALTY 2

Mr. Gary Andersen (6176)....................... 6250 E. Pershing Ave., Scottsdale, AZ 85254
All Regular & Non-Regular Conformation Classes

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2018

ALAC CELEBRATION OF VETERANS SHOW

Mrs. Debbie Burke Scott.................................... 345 Mt. Zion Rd., Dillsburg, PA 17019

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2018
NATIONAL SPECIALTY

Mrs. Doris Cozart (5328).................................. 10000 La Jolla Way, Denton, TX 76207
All Regular & Non-Regular Conformation Classes, Junior Showmanship

 

DIRECTIONS TO SHOW SITE & HOST HOTEL.

From I-270 North to MD-85 Exit 31A, merge onto MD-85 South, turn right onto Spectrum Dr., take immediate right onto Holiday Dr., Hotel will be on your right. From US-15 South as it turns into I-270 South Take Exit 31A for MD-85 S, merge onto MD-85 S, turn right onto Spectrum Dr., take immediate right onto Holiday Dr., Hotel will be on your right. From US-15 North to Exit 10 for I-70 East., merge onto I-70 East, take exit 53 onto I-270 South, take exit 31A for MD-85, merge onto MD-85, turn right onto Spectrum Dr., take immediate right onto Holiday Dr., Hotel will be on your right.

RECREATIONAL VEHICLE PARKING

  • Parking for the Lhasa Specialty shows is a privilege extended by the Clarion Inn Frederick Event Center and the show giving clubs. They reserve the right to withdraw this privilege from any person who abuses it.
  • All RV Parking will be in a designated area. There is a maximum of ten RV spaces available at the hotel and reservations must be made in advance to secure a space.
  • RV Parking is free, but the vehicle must be registered with the front desk and the owner will be given a license plate to display in the front of the vehicle.
  • It is understood that the hotel will not provide, water, electricity or waste removal for the RV.
  • The hotel also will not allow having any open flame at any time. All parking is at your own risk.
  • All RV’s must be parked in the space assigned to them and the space must be left in a clean condition. Neither the Clarion Inn Frederick Event Center nor the show-giving club assumes any responsibility or liability for damage or loss to any vehicle or its contents including dogs.
  • All persons staying in RVs are reminded that the parking area they will occupy is part of the show grounds and subject to all rules and regulations thereof in accordance with the American Kennel Club’s Rules and Regulations pertaining to Dog Shows.

SCHEDULE

MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2018

ALAC Eastern Regional Specialty 1 – Judge: Mrs. Peggy Haas – 11:00AM
NCALAC and CMLAF Welcome Gathering/Happy Hour – 5:00PM-6:30PM

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2018

ALAC Board Meeting – 8:30AM

ALAC Obedience and Rally Trials – Judge: Mrs. Betsy Horn Humer – 1:00PM

ALAC Breed Standard Committee Meeting – 3:00PM

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2018

ALAC Futurity/Maturity – Judge: Ms. Debbie Reid (Mohican) – 10:00AM
ALAC Eastern Regional Specialty 2 – Judge: Mr. Gary Andersen – 1:00PM

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2018

JEC Seminar and Workshop – 9AM-12:00 noon
Breeder/Judges Education Seminar – Mr. Joe Walton – 12:00 noon
Celebration of Veterans Show – Judge: Mrs. Debbie Burke Scott – 2:00PM
ALAC Annual Meeting – 4PM
ALAC Annual Awards Dinner and Auction – Cocktails 6:30PM, Dinner 7:00PM

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2018

ALAC National Specialty – Judge: Mrs. Doris Cozart – 10:00AM

 

JUDGES EDUCATION SEMINAR
Thursday, October 25, 2018. Fee $25.
For additional information contact Joyce Johanson.
Name/address/e-mail must be provided.
Send to: Joyce Johanson, 126 W Kurlene Dr, Macomb, IL 61455
Phone309-837-1665,
jk-johanson@wiu.edu

SHOW SITE CONCESSION INFORMATION
Event Dates: Monday – Friday, October 22-26, 2018
Vendor Set-up on Sunday after 6PM, October 21.
Cost: $150.00 for ten feet, $250.00 for twenty feet
Contact Susan Giles at
ssgiles@aol.com

 

BREEDER EDUCATION – THURSDAY AFTERNOON 12:00PM

Joe Walton, 41 Swaying Trees Court, Chapel Hill, NC 27517-9533
TOPIC: Comparison of the Lhasa Apso, Tibetan Spaniel, Shih Tzu and Pekingese

 

SHOW SITE & HOST HOTEL

CLARION INN FREDERICK EVENT CENTER
5400 Holiday Drive, Frederick, MD 21703
Tele: (301) 694-7500

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING SHOW SITE/HOTEL

  • There is a four (4) dog limit per room.
  • All owners/exhibitors should be aware that the entire hotel grounds are considered within the Show grounds. You will be responsible for all damage to your room and may be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with the rules of the AKC.
  • The hotel will provide detailed maps at time of check in that detail waste pick up locations and where x pens are to be located on hotel grounds. It is expected that exhibitors will clean up immediately after their own dogs and strongly encourage others to do the same.
  • Dogs may not be kept in rooms which are registered as “dogless.” Any abuse of the grounds will be brought to the attention of the show giving club and its Event Committee.
  • Any exhibitor’s entries may be refused for previous misuse of the hotel facilities. This is an AKC supported measure.
  • There will be a one-time nonrefundable pet fee in the amount of $55 per room. Cash paying guests will be charged a $250 per room damage fee that will be refundable upon departure and inspection of room.
  • The hotel reserves the right to request that dogs be removed from the room when cleaned. Use strainer when bathing pets in guest room.
  • Dogs must be crated when left alone in the room. Dogs shall not be allowed to run free in your room while you are gone, nor may you confine them in the bathroom. NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Place plastic sheeting under all crates, X-Pens and other equipment for confining your dog(s).
  • Do not use hotel towels for dog grooming. There is a $50 towel fee for using hotel towels.
  • Dogs must be kept quiet in the hotel rooms and in the grooming area.
  • Dogs must be exercised in designated areas only as noted above.
  • There will be no whelping of puppies in the hotel.
  • Some areas of the hotel are off-limits to dogs. These include: All areas that serve food

and beverages; Recreation areas including the Pool and Health and Fitness Room; and Public Restrooms.

  • Grooming will be in designated areas and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Crates must be stacked whenever possible.
  • Absolutely NO exercise pens in the grooming area.
  • The Clubs reserve the right to limit the space any one exhibitor or group claims for grooming.
  • There will be no security service on duty overnight. NO DOGS MAY BE LEFT IN THE GROOMING AREA OVERNIGHT. All dogs and equipment must be removed one hour after judging is completed on 10/26/2018.
  • DOGS ALLOWED IN RINGS ONLY WHEN BEING JUDGED. There shall be NO SMOKING within the grooming or ring areas, in vendor areas, or restrooms at any time. The hotel will provide an area for a maximum of ten RV’s that must be registered with the hotel. The American Lhasa Apso Club, the Clarion Inn Frederick Event Center, and/or the Event Secretaries, their officers, members or agents assume no responsibility for dogs or personal property left in the hotel facilities or parking lots.

 

AMERICAN LHASA APSO CLUB EASTERN REGIONAL SPECIALTY #1

MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2018
Total Dogs: 43 – Total Entries: 43

Includes

43 Conformation            (Monday)

AMERICAN LHASA APSO CLUB EASTERN REGIONAL SPECIALTY #2

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2018
Total Dogs: 53 – Total Entries: 53

Includes

53 Conformation            (Wednesday)

AMERICAN LHASA APSO CLUB
NATIONAL SPECIALTY

TUESDAY- FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23-26, 2018
Total Dogs: 66 – Total Entries: 105

Includes

6 Obedience                   (Tuesday)

4 Rally      (Tuesday) 10 Veteran Sweepstakes (Thursday)

21 Futurity                     (Wednesday)

3 Maturity                      (Wednesday)

59 Conformation            (Friday)
2 Parade of Titleholders (Friday)

 

PROGRAM OF JUDGING – MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2018

ALAC EASTERN REGIONAL SPECIALTY #1
All breaks will be at the discretion of each judge.

11:00AM – CONFORMATION – JUDGE: MRS. PEGGY HAAS

43 CONFORMATION

9-16-9/8-1sd

2 Puppy Dogs 6 Mos. & Under 9 Mos.

1 Puppy Dogs 9 Mos. & Under 12 Mos.
4 Bred by Exhibitor Dogs
2 Open Dogs

Winners Dog, Reserve Winners Dog
6 Puppy Bitches 6 Mos. & Under 9 Mos.
4 Puppy Bitches 9 Mos. & Under 12 Mos.

1 Bitches 12 Mos. & Under 18 Mos.
5 Bred by Exhibitor Bitches

Winners Bitch, Reserve Winners Bitch
17 Best of Breed Competition 9-8
Best of Breed, Best of Winners, Best of Opposite Sex
Select Dog, Select Bitch, Awards of Merit, NOHS Winner
Best Puppy from the Regular Puppy Classes, Best Bred by Exhibitor

1 Stud Dog

PROGRAM OF JUDGING – TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2018

ALAC NATIONAL SPECIALTY OBEDIENCE & RALLY
All breaks will be at the discretion of the judge.

OBEDIENCE & RALLY – JUDGE: BETSY HORN HUMER

1:00PM – 6 OBEDIENCE ENTRIES
3
Novice Class B –Nos. 1201-1203
1 Preferred Novice – No. 1203

2 Beginner Novice B – Nos. 1201, 1203

2:00PM – 4 RALLY ENTRIES

1 Rally Excellent B – No. [2401]
1 Rally Advanced B – No. 2401

2 Rally Novice B – Nos. 2201-2202

 

PROGRAM OF JUDGING – WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2018

ALAC NATIONAL FUTURITY & MATURITY
All breaks will be at the discretion of the judge.

10:00AM – JUDGE: DEBBIE REID (MOHICAN)

21 FUTURITY

3 Futurity Dogs 6 Mos. & Under 9 Mos.
5 Futurity Dogs 9 Mos. & Under 12 Mos.

3 Futurity Bitches 6 Mos. & Under 9 Mos.
7 Futurity Bitches 9 Mos. & Under 12 Mos.

Best Puppy in Futurity
1 Futurity Dogs 12 Mos. & Under 15 Mos.
1 Futurity Dogs 15 Mos. & Older

1 Futurity Bitches 12 Mos. & Under 15 Mos.

Best Junior in Futurity

Grand Futurity Winner

3 MATURITY

2 Maturity Bitches 18 Mos. & Under 24 Mos.
1 Maturity Bitches 24 Mos. & Under 31 Mos.

Best in Maturity

ALAC EASTERN REGIONAL SPECIALTY #2
All breaks will be at the discretion of the judge.

1:00PM – CONFORMATION – JUDGE: GARY ANDERSEN

53 CONFORMATION
13-21-1vb-9/8-1sd
3 Puppy Dogs 6 Mos. & Under 9 Mos.
2 Puppy Dogs 9 Mos. & Under 12 Mos.

4 Bred by Exhibitor Dogs

4 Open Dogs

Winners Dog, Reserve Winners Dog

7 Puppy Bitches 6 Mos. & Under 9 Mos.

4 Puppy Bitches 9 Mos. & Under 12 Mos.
4 Bitches 12 Mos. & Under 18 Mos.

5 Bred by Exhibitor Bitches
1 Open Bitches

Winners Bitch, Reserve Winners Bitch
1 Veteran Bitches 10 Yrs. & Older
17 Best of Breed Competition 9-8

Best of Breed, Best of Winners, Best of Opposite Sex
Select Dog, Select Bitch, Awards of Merit, NOHS Winner
Best Puppy from the Regular Puppy Classes, Best Bred by Exhibitor

1 Stud Dog Class

 

PROGRAM OF JUDGING – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2018

ALAC CELEBRATION OF VETERANS SHOW

2:00PM – VETERAN SWEEPSTAKES – JUDGE: DEBBIE BURKE SCOTT

10:00AM –10 VETERAN SWEEPSTAKES

2 Veteran Sweeps Cut Down Dogs 9-11 Yrs.

1 Veteran Sweeps Cut Down Dogs 11+ Yrs.

2 Veteran Sweeps Cut Down Bitches 7-9 Yrs.

1 Veteran Sweeps In Coat Bitches 9-11 Yrs.
2 Veteran Sweeps Cut Down Bitches 11+ Yrs.

2 Veteran Sweeps In Coat Bitches 11+ Yrs.
Best in Celebration of Veterans Sweepstakes
Best of Opposite Sex

PROGRAM OF JUDGING – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2018

ALAC NATIONAL SPECIALTY

All Breaks will be at the discretion of the judge.

10:00AM – ALAC NATIONAL CONFORMATION – JUDGE: DORIS COZART

59 CONFORMATION
14-23-3 vb -10/8 -1sd

3 Puppy Dogs 6 Mos. & Under 9 Mos.
1 Puppy Dogs 9 Mos. & Under 12 Mos.
1 Dogs 12 Mos. & Under 18 Mos.
5 Bred by Exhibitor Dogs

4 Open Dogs
Winners Dog, Reserve Winners Dog
7 Puppy Bitches 6 Mos. & Under 9 Mos.
4 Puppy Bitches 9 Mos. & Under 12 Mos.

5 Bitches 12 Mos. & Under 18 Mos.

6 Bred by Exhibitor Bitches

1 Open Bitches

Winners Bitch, Reserve Winners Bitch

3 Veteran Bitches 10 Yrs. & Older
18 Best of Breed Competition 10-8
1 Stud Dog Class

THERE WILL BE A BREAK BETWEEN VETERANS AND BEST OF BREED
FOR PARADE OF TITLEHOLDERS – ENTRY OF 2

NOTICE TO EXHIBITORS – ALL EVENTS

  • Entry fees shall NOT be refunded in the event that a dog is absent, disqualified, sick, lame, excused by the Judge or Veterinarian, or barred from competition by action of the Show Committee, or because it has been entered incorrectly. There is no refund for DUPLICATE ENTRIES or OVERPAYMENTS. If, because of riots, civil disturbances or other acts beyond the control of the management it is impossible to open, or to complete the Show NO REFUND will be made. To find out about any AKC event cancellations call the AKC Event Cancellation Hotline 877-252-3229.
  • Please note: Any hotel or motel listed in the premium list is subject to Event Committee Rules. We expect our exhibitors to be responsible guests. A report that an exhibitor at this show has abused hotel or motel property during this weekend may result in disciplinary action. Clubs reserve the right to decline future entries from the offending party in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 11, Section 15 of the Rules Applying to Dog Shows.
  • Dogs need be present only for scheduled judging and will be released if not needed for further judging. Dogs must be ready for judging. Neither the club nor its Superintendent will be responsible or obligated to furnish any service for notifying exhibitors or their agents of Breed or Class Judging. Judges need not wait for any dog holding up a class. Owners or agents alone are responsible for the presence of their dogs in the judging rings.
  • Only dogs eligible for these shows will be admitted into the show area. There is no provision for unentered dogs.
  • LOSS OR DAMAGE – The Show Committee will use due care and diligence for the welfare of dogs and exhibitors, but will not be responsible for, or assume any liability in the event of any accident or misfortune, to either dogs or exhibitors participating in these Shows. The welfare of an Exhibitor’s child is assumed to be the responsibility of the Exhibitor. It is distinctly understood that Exhibitors will exercise control and restraint over their children.
  • Exhibitors should follow their veterinarians’ recommendation to assure their dogs are free of internal and external parasites, any communicable diseases, and have appropriate vaccinations.
  • ALL RIGHTS TO TELEVISE, VIDEOTAPE, ADVERTISE, PHOTOGRAPH, PROMOTE or otherwise exploit this event are vested in the Club, or in persons to whom assignments of such rights have been made in writing by the Club. All persons and animals on the Show Grounds at any time while the show is in progress, do by attending this show or participating therein, grant to the Club the right to photograph, televise, videotape, audiotape or otherwise use their likeness and voice in any manner without further release or consent. The Club is not responsible for the actions or products of the commercial vendors at this show.

ITEMS NEEDED FOR FUND RAISING AUCTION AND RAFFLE

Time is running out for your auction/raffle donations. Theme baskets are encouraged, especially from specialty clubs representing their area. We need individual items to include in the baskets we will be assembling at the National. We welcome any and all Lhasa and dog related items, vintage or new, also finished baskets, grooming/spa baskets for humans and canines, hand fashioned items, dog toys, beds, grooming products, gift cards, crates, crate pads, x-pens, grooming tables, cash, art and literature, travel, food, wine–let your imagination run wild. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated. More unique/expensive items for the auction should be photographed, if possible, and sent to the committee for publication in ALAC Online. Please contact Bev Drake at bdrake216@ comcast.net, (410-592-6636), Janice Nepita at JaniceNepita@aol.com (803-361-6901), or Janice Tilley at Solitudela@aol.com (508-987-1068) to let us know what you will be sending or bringing. Items can be sent, at any time prior to the specialty, to Bev Drake, 11506 Harford Rd, Glen Arm, MD 21057. Items need to be received at least one week before the National at Bev’s or, if being sent to the hotel, to arrive no sooner than 3 days before the National and marked ALAC National c/o Bev Drake, Janice Nepita or Janice Tilley. Please indicate if the item is specifically for the auction. If not mentioned, the committee will determine if it will be used for the auction or raffle. Items will be happily accepted at the National and will be included in baskets that we will be making, on site.

 

AKC Code of Sportsmanship

PREFACE: The sport of purebred dog competitive events dates prior to 1884, the year of AKC’s birth. Shared values of those involved in the sport include principles of sportsman­ship. They are practiced in all sectors of our sport: conformation, performance and com­panion. Many believe that these principles of sportsmanship are the prime reason why our sport has thrived for over one hundred years. With the belief that it is useful to periodically articulate the fundamentals of our sport, this code is presented.

  • Sportsmen respect the history, traditions and integrity of the sport of purebred dogs.
  • Sportsmen commit themselves to values of fair play, honesty, courtesy, and vigorous competition, as well as winning and losing with grace.
  • Sportsmen refuse to compromise their commitment and obligation to the sport of purebred dogs by injecting personal advantage or consideration into their decisions or behavior.
  • The sportsman judge judges only on the merits of the dogs and considers no other factors.

•        The sportsman judge or exhibitor accepts constructive criticism.

  • The sportsman exhibitor declines to enter or exhibit under a judge where it might reasonably appear that the judge’s placements could be based on something other than the merits of the dogs.
  • The sportsman exhibitor refuses to compromise the impartiality of a judge.
  • The sportsman respects the AKC bylaws, rules, regulations and policies governing the sport of purebred dogs.
  • Sportsmen find that vigorous competition and civility are not inconsistent and are able to appreciate the merit of their competition and the effort of competitors.
  • Sportsmen welcome, encourage and support newcomers to the sport.
  • Sportsmen will deal fairly with all those who trade with them.
  • Sportsmen are willing to share honest and open appraisals of both the strengths and weaknesses of their breeding stock.
  • Sportsmen spurn any opportunity to take personal advantage of positions offered or bestowed upon them.
  • Sportsmen always consider as paramount the welfare of their dog.
  • Sportsmen refuse to embarrass the sport, the American Kennel Club, or themselves while taking part in the sport.

 

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Most up to date information for the 2018 ALAC National Specialty Week

 

 

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ALAC 2018 National Specialty

(Lhasa Spooktacular)

CLARION INN FREDERICK EVENT CENTER

5400 Holiday Drive, Frederick, MD 21703

Phone 301-694-7500, Fax301-694-7502

http://www.clarioninnfrederick.com

Room Rate: $99.00 Friday, September 21, 2018 cutoff date for this room rate.

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)

Ronald Regan Washington National Airport (WAS)

Dulles International Airport (IAD)

For transportation, the Clarion Inn Frederick Event Center typically recommends:

Airport Xpress 301-668-4000 www.xpressride.com

or

Lara Frederick Airport Transportation 301-676-7676 www.laratransportation.com

Additional possibilities include:

Frederick Airport Shuttles        301-695-666

http://www.frederickairportshuttles.com/frederick-airport-shuttles

 

Frederick Airport Connection             240-422-4449

http://www.frederickairportride.com

 

Gordon’s Transportation  240-626-1147

http://www.frederickairporttransportation.com

 

Monday - October 22, 2018

 

ALAC Eastern Regional-1      Judge: Mrs. Peggy Haas        11:00 a.m.

CMLAF and NCALAC Welcome Gathering               5:00 p.m.

 

Tuesday - October 23, 2018

 

ALAC Board Meeting              8:30 a.m.

ALAC Obedience and Rally Trials      Judge:  Mrs. Betsy Horn Humer       1:00 p.m.

ALAC Breed Standard Committee Meeting   3:00 p.m.

 

Wednesday - October 24, 2018

 

ALAC Futurity/Maturity           Judge: Debbie Reid (Mohican)          10:00 a.m.

ALAC Eastern Regional-2      Judge: Mr. Gary Andersen                 1:00 p.m.

 

Thursday - October 25, 2018

 

JEC Seminar and Workshop  9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Breeder/Judges Education Seminar              12:00 noon

ALAC “CELEBRATION OF VETERANS” SHOW     Judge:             Mrs. Debbie Burke Scott        2:00 p.m.

ALAC Annual Meeting            4:00 p.m.

ALAC Annual Awards Dinner and Auction

Cocktails:  6:30 p.m.

                                   Dinner:  7:00 p.m.

 

Friday - October 26, 2018

 

ALAC National Specialty        Judge: Mrs. Doris Cozart        10:00 a.m.


What to Look for as You Search for a Reputable Lhasa Apso Breeder
By Joyce Johanson 


What shoagility2.pnguld you, a potential Lhasa Apso owner, look for as you search for a Lhasa Apso breeder? Just what is a reputable breeder and what should you reasonably expect from him/her?

The first thing you should expect from a reputable breeder is questions. . .lots and lots of questions. We're a nosy bunch! Some of us will ask these questions as we talk to you on the phone. Others will mail you a questionnaire. We'll ask why you want a Lhasa Apso; what your past experiences with the breed have been; what other pets you have; the ages of your children or grandchildren who visit often; your philosophy of raising and training a dog; your philosophy about making a dog a part of your family; and your philosophy of crate training. We'll ask for information about the research you have done on the breed (especially if you have never had a Lhasa before) and where you found the information. We'll want to know if you have a fenced in yard and, if you don't, how you intend to protect and exercise your Lhasa. We'll ask if you understand the amount of care a Lhasa's coat takes and if you have made arrangements for a groomer to care for your dog or if you plan to do the grooming yourself. We'll ask if you want a male or a female (and why) and if you're looking for a companion puppy or a show prospect. We'll ask what you understand about the Lhasa's personality. (For example, what does "chary of strangers" mean?) And, if you don't know the answers to some of our questions, that's okay. We'll take the opportunity to educate you on some of the joys and tribulations of owning a Lhasa. Oh. . . and we may ask for names and contact information of references, and it's just fine for you to ask the same in return.
 
obediance1.pngThe next thing you should expect from a breeder is answers to your questions. You can be nosy too! You should be given ample opportunity to ask questions about the breed in general and the breeder's dogs in particular. Make a list before you make the phone call and add to the list during the conversation if necessary. Many of your questions should be generated from the reading you have done about the breed. Don't be afraid to ask questions regarding how and where the puppies are raised and socialized, the number of litters the breeder has each year, the number of years the breeder has been involved with the breed, the breeder's practices regarding waiting lists and deposits, and the breeder's health guarantees, return policies, policies on spaying/neutering, policies on withholding AKC registration paperwork, and prices. Ask whatever you think you need to know to help you find a puppy that is right for you.

You should expect information. A good breeder wants you to know everything you need to know before you welcome a Lhasa Apso into your life and a relationship that could last 15 years or longer. Most of us enjoy talking about the breed - and our own Lhasas - so we might give you more information than you really want. A good breeder will be able to provide you with resources for finding more information, especially if you seem not to have done your homework before you called!
You should expect honesty and integrity. A breeder's value system should reflect the "treat others as you want to be treated" philosophy. Unfortunately, that is not always the case, and more than one puppy buyer has been hoodwinked by a breeder who seemed honest and sincere. (I might also add that more than one breeder has been taken in by a puppy buyer who was less than honest. The trust factor works both ways.) The American Lhasa Apso Club (ALAC) has endorsed a Code of Ethics for its members that covers behavior related to breeding practices, kennel management, sales, advertising, written agreements, and health guarantees. 

Once you've chosen a breeder, you should expect the following:
1. An opportunity to meet the puppy's dam and sire. If the breeder does not own the sire, he will not be available for you to meet and that's okay, but you should be able to meet the puppy's mother.
2. An opportunity to meet other Lhasas the breeder has produced (most of us enjoy showing off our dogs!) Ask to see siblings of the sire or dam or other offspring of either dog. Many breeders can pull out photo albums to show you pictures of the puppy's relatives back many generations.
3. A health guarantee that outlines how long the guarantee is in effect, what particular diseases or conditions are covered by the guarantee, and what procedures to follow if a health problem arises while the guarantee is in effect. Don't expect the guarantee to cover injuries or illness caused by accidents, neglect, or abuse, including improper diet, improper grooming and coat care, or inadequate veterinary care while the dog is in your possession.
4. A sales agreement with return policy that explains under what circumstances the dog may be returned for money back or for a replacement puppy. You can also expect the breeder to request the right of "first refusal," meaning you are expected to contact him/her should circumstances prevent your keeping the Lhasa, even when he/she grows up. The breeder may take the dog back (usually no money changes hands) or may help you find the dog another home.
5. Your puppy's AKC paperwork. Depending on the sales agreement, the AKC registration paperwork may be provided at the time of the sale or at a later date. Most breeders require that puppies sold as pets be spayed or neutered and will only provide AKC registration paperwork once they receive documentation of the procedure. This is entirely within their rights as a breeder, but you must be sure to get a sales agreement that states the paperwork will come to you. If the breeder does not intend to provide paperwork, a statement of that fact should be part of the signed contract.
6. Continued support. Most breeders want to maintain some kind of contact with puppy buyers. They realize that their job as a breeder does not stop with the puppy sale. Your breeder should be a resource for you as your Lhasa grows and should welcome your questions as opportunities to educate you further about the breed. By maintaining even intermittent contact with puppy buyers, a breeder becomes educated about his/her lines, how they mature, and the problems that may arise. By keeping in contact with your breeder, you are doing him/her as well as yourself a favor. (P.S. Breeders always appreciate occasional photos of the Lhasas they have bred.)


Good Lhasa Apso breeders are not hard to find, but you need to do your homework about the breed so you know the kinds of questions to ask and can feel comfortable with the answers you receive. Again, thanks for being interested in the Lhasa Apso. Good luck as you search for the right breeder who has just the puppy you've been waiting for!