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    November 17-21
    Kay Rodgers Park - Expo center
    4400 Midland Boulevard, Fort Smith, AR

    DNA: All dogs entered in the ABC National Specialty Show (with the exception of dogs registered with an ILP/PAL number and dogs under the age of 2 years at the start of the event) must have a DNA profile, either permanent or temporary, on record with the AKC or Field Dog Stud Book. The DNA number must be included on all entry forms.

    2021 National Specialty Show Schedule of Events
    Wednesday, November 17th
    8:00 Set Up
    11:00 Obedience/Rally Walk Thru
    4:00 Rally Trial
    6:30 Obedience/ Rally Social
    *Al l obedience and rally exhibitors are i nvited t o a party i mmediately f ollowing t he Rally trial hosted by Amy Hopper and 2020 Obedience High i n Trial Frosty’s Ramblin’ Man, aka “Bo”, and Cindy Miller and 2020 Rally High Combined/High Triple Brookewood’s Just Give Me A Chance aka “Eddie”
    Thursday, November 18th
    9:00 Obedience Trial
    10:00 Judges Education hosted by Mrs. Amy Booth
    12:30 Puppy Sweepstakes
    2:30 Veteran Sweepstakes/Dual Champion Sweepstakes
    4:00 Parade of Champions
    5:00 Puppy Match in honor of Bev Millette and Ned Castillo Judge: Sara Taylor
    Friday, November 19th
    9:00 Agility Trial #1 & 2
    9:00 Dog Classes - Regular and Non-Regular
    12:30 Bitch Classes - Regular and Non-Regular
    3:30 Pee Wee Class Judge: Terry Hilliard
    4:00 Junior Showmanship
    6:00 Top 20 Competition
    *Refreshments in honor of 2020 Top 20 winner BIS GCHS Tail’s End Turbo Power From DualLanes CGC JH TKN “Turbo”, sponsored by Paige/Fred/Sandy Gieble and Albert/Gloria Stellwag.
    Saturday, November 20th
    8:30 Agility Trial #3 & 4
    9:00 Best of Breed/Stud Dog/Brood Bitch Classes
    2:00 Town Hall Meeting
    5:00 Happy Hour
    *In honor of 2020 ABC NSS Best of Breed winner GCHG CH Hope’s Exceeding The Speed Limit UDX OM3 - “Cruise”, hosted by Nancy Hewitt & Doug Tighe.
    6:00 ABC National Specialty Show Banquet
    Sunday, November 21st
    8:30 National Agility Trial

    National Specialty - Show Information
    ENTRIES CLOSE at the Show Secretary’s Office, WEDNESDAY, NOON (EDT), OCTOBER 20, 2021, to make your entries visit: or to view the Premium List:

    Mrs. Paula Nykiel (5487), PO Box 1070, Washington, MO 63090-8070

    Shelley Traylor, 781 W Fisher Rd, Cantrall, I L 62625

    Jeanne Ramirez (81817), 11130 W 247th St., Bucyrus, KS 66013-9164
    Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 11:00 am t o 3:00 pm $10.00 f or 10 minutes ring t ime. This is also available f or conformation ring practice i f any attendees are i nterested, t hough Rally & Obedience entries t ake priority. Contract Sara Jacobs m
    Friday, November 19, 2021 The Pee Wee Class i s open t o ANY child who i s i nterested i n showing t heir dog at t he Nationals. Participants can be any age up t o Junior’s eligibility. Each child will enter t he ring with t heir dogs. Adults will be positioned around t he ring f or assistance as needed. Each child will present t heir dog t o t he j udge. Each Child will receive a l ovely rosette sponsored by Kala Brittanys. These young people represent t he f uture of our sport, so please encourage and support our f uture handlers. Contact, Kassie Hamaker t o enter your child at
    PHOTOGRAPHER Tyler Crady * Relyt Dog Photo * Phone: 916-807-6043 * Email:
    Ringside and Win Photographer. Photos for purchase on Only this photographer will be allowed in the judging rings. Only the listed official photographer may take win pictures. A win picture is defined as consisting of a judge, dog and ribbons. Only this photographer is allowed to take ringside photography of entire classes. Personal photography should only be taken of dogs bred or owned by photographer. Samples of all photographs taken will be posted, in a timely manner, on our website. Exhibitors may order copies from these samples posted on our website. If exhibitors do not have access to the internet, proofs will be made available on a computer display set up by the podium at the exhibitor’s individual request.
    Hotel Accommodations
    Make your hotel reservations at one of our host hotels (Baymont or La Quinta). No extra fee for dogs. PLEASE be sure t o book your room under the American Brittany Club reserved block rates will be held until November 1, 2021.
    Baymont - 2123 Burnham Rd. Fort Smith, AR 72903 479-484-5770 $72 + tax/night
    La Quinta - 6700 Boston St. Fort Smith, AR 72903 479-484-0303 $85 + tax/night

    Additional Options f or accommodations:
    Hampton I nn, 6201-C Rodgers Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72903, 479-452-2000
    Motel 6, 6001 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72903, 479-484-0576
    American I nn & Suites, 2120 Burnham Road, Fort Smith, AR 72903, 479-646-2931
    Courtyard by Marriott, 900 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72901, 479-783-2100
    Items for purchase

    Grooming Reservations - select here to purchase online

    12’ X 12’ spaces with Electric - $25.00 - l imited spaces! Spaces reserved order received.
    Due to the US Postal Service delays PayPal is the preferred method to pay for the Grooming Space on the ABC website. Some free (NON ELECTRIC) grooming space will be available on a first come, first served basis. Convenience fee added if paying by PayPal.
    If mailing a check: NOTE NEW ADDRESS: Bryce Novotny, 1020 Smith Drive, Metairie, LA 70005 , Make check payable to the American Brittany Club

    Banquet Tickets - select here to purchase online

    ABC NATIONAL SPECIALTY SHOW BANQUET Saturday, November 20, 2021 Cost: $40.00 per person Deadline for reservation is October 29, 2021 and pre-payment is required. Payment can be made through the ABC website via Paypal. Please contact Reva Pietzak with questions at or Doug Tighe . If an alternative payment method is necessary, please contact t he show chair at
    ABC National Specialty Banquet Menu
    Entrees: Grilled Chicken, Granny’s Fresh Crispy Catfish, Pot Roast
    Vegetarian Option Will Be Available
    Sides: Tossed Salad, Fresh Green Beans, Baked Potato, Corn
    Dessert: Cinnamon Rolls, Cake
    Drinks: Iced Tea, Lemonade, Water, Coffee and Tea

    Vendor Reservations - select here to purchase online

    Vendor Space will be available for $75.00 f or t he 3 day show. Contact Nancy Clendenen, or 318-251-0070

    Apparel - select here to purchase online

    Contact Joy Crisler with any questions at
    COVID Updates (Subject to Change)
    ? In the interest of Health and Safety, Mask requirements will be determined by the mandates of the Sebastian County, Local Health Department, and the State of Arkansas at the time of the event. Notice of requirements will be posted on entrances and around the show site.
    ? If you are sick or have been exposed to someone who is sick – Please Stay Home
    ? Hand sanitizer will be available by entrance/exit doors.
    ? Masks (covering nose & mouth) inside the ring will be at the discretion of the judge – regardless if general event requirements are less restrictive.
    ? Signed Waiver must be presented upon arrival at the showgrounds. A one-time andbody temperature may be t aken if deemed necessary according to AKC/Local Government. A wrist band will be issued to the individual once the signed COVID Waiver is handed in and/or temperature check if deemed necessary as general COVID protocol.
    ? Bring your own chairs, preferably. However limited chairs will be available-sanitize before and after use.
    ? It is recommended that groups/individuals social distance.
    ? The rings will have in/out separate gates f or use in the ring.
    ? The Show Committee reserves the right to make adjustments to COVID protocol before or during the event if deemed necessary. Adjusted guidelines will be posted at event entrances and/or announced.

    Link to ABC National Specialty COVID-19 Event Waiver

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