2023 National Specialty Events
View the Information Packet.
Make your reservations!
Packages, a la carte items such as ringside seating, dinners, seminars, etc. – click here.
Conformation, Obedience, Rally through BayRay Events
Conformation, Obedience, Rally PDF entry
All Star Review
Iron Dog Online Fillable Entry Form
AKC TEMPERAMENT TEST & FARM DOG CERTIFICATION
Scent Work Entry Form, Scent Work Premium List, Scent Work Premium List-Entry Form Combo
2023 VCA Nationals Photo Contest
Canine Good Citizen & Trick Dog Testing
Evaluator – Shawna Stone
Registration – On site following VCA Rally
- Canine Good Citizen
- Canine Good Citizen Advanced
- Canine Good Citizen Urban
- Trick Dog Novice
- Trick Dog Intermediate
- Trick Dog Advanced
Other All -Breed Events On-site
May 3 & 4, 2023
For additional information contact:
Robin Cohen, Event Secretary
16820 226TH AVE NE
WOODINVILLE, WA 98077-7443
ALL-BREED BARN HUNT
May 4, 2023
BarnHunt Trial – K9RatPack!
Trial Chair/Secretary: Laurie Isaacson
Classes – Both Events: Instinct, Novice, Open, Senior, Master, Crazy8s
ALL-BREED FAST CAT – DALMATIAN CLUB OF AMERICA
Six Events – Two Each Day
May 4, 5 & 6 2023
For additional information contact:
Jamie Egleston, Event Secretary
Northwest Rhodesian Ridgeback Club
PO BOX 358
Monroe, WA 98272
ALL-BREED SCENT WORK – DALMATIAN CLUB OF AMERICA
Four Trials -Two Each Day
May 5 & 6, 2023
For additional information contact:
Kathy Koren, Event Secretary
9308 NE 111TH AVE
VANCOUVER, WA 98662-2329
Take a look at the Proposed Schedule as of February 13..
If you are interested in sponsoring a trophy or donating to the 2023 National Conformation and Companion Events Awards Program, information can be found here.
Merchandise for event available here.
Information on purchasing ads in the catalog can be found here.
Educational Seminar – Canine Reproduction & Whelping
Sunday, April 30, 2023, 12:00PM Sponsored by the VCA and the VCA Welfare Foundation
Speaker: Myra Savant-Harris, RN – Mrs. Savant-Harris is a dog breeder, Registered Nurse and author who has published several books.
Subject: Seminar on Canine reproduction and whelping. Mrs. Savant-Harris will present a two part seminar: The first is intended to help both the beginning breeder and more advanced breeders get their bitch into whelp, help her stay in whelp, and deliver healthy puppies; and a second part that discusses Puppy Intensive Care, explains how to set up a puppy intensive care unit, and offers information in support of sick puppies. Mrs. Savant-Harris intends to be flexible and tailor the seminar to the level of most who plan to attend.
More information about Mrs. Savant-Harris: Myra Savant-Harris has many years’ experience working in labor, delivery and neonatal ICU. When she began breeding, she used and adapted much of this knowledge to her personal breeding program. Mrs. Savant-Harris brings her interest in genetic research, experience dog breeding, and a wealth of knowledge and techniques to her presentations in order to help you in your breeding program. She also is a highly informative, entertaining speaker. Whether you have whelped one litter or twenty, lost a puppy or an entire litter, Mrs. Savant-Harris embodies a great wealth of information and experience you can trust.
Fees: There will be no charge for the seminar, but you will need to register so that we have a head count. In addition, there will be an option to purchase lunch for $15.00.
EARLY DEADLINE March 15, 2023
Reserved Ringside Seating Fee: $50.00 per chair.
Details: Limited number of reserved chairs is 75 in total between being purchased individually and in 2023 packages. There is a maximum order of 2 chairs per individual for non-package a la carte seat ordering. Each chair will be reserved with a lovely wood hanging plaque. The plaque will be personalized with your name, kennel name, or other allowing for 2 lines of text with maximum of 15 characters per line including symbols, spaces, commas, etc.
Reserved Ringside Seating will be in place from Saturday, April 29th to Thursday May 4th.
Once the allocated number of individual chairs have been reserved, they will no longer be available for purchase through 2023 NSCE Reservations Page. If reserved seating is still needed, please consider purchasing a 2023 Package if still available.
Reserved Seating is allocated on a first come first serve basis as orders are received.
Requests of who to be seated by will be accommodated as best as possible but is not a guarantee. Once seats are assigned at the show, the plaques shall remain where initially placed.
PURCHASE on NSCE Reservations
QUESTIONS: Please contact VCAringsideseating@gmail.com
Similar to the 2022 events, there will be no host hotel, but the following dog friendly hotels are looking forward to working with the VCA members:
- Guest House Inn & Suites 360.414.5953 – 501 Three Rivers Dr, Kelso, WA 98626
- Motel 6 360.425.3229 – 106 Minor Rd, Kelso, WA, 98626
- Red Lion 360.636.4600 – 510 S Kelso Dr, Kelso, WA 98626
- Super 8 360.423.8880 – 250 S Kelso Dr, Kelso, WA 98626
- Best Western 360.425.9660 – 310 Long Avenue, Kelso, WA 98626
- Quality Inn & Suites 360.414.1000 – 723 7th Ave, Longview, WA 98632
- McMenamins Kalama Harbor Lodge 360.673.6970 – 215 N Hendrickson Dr, Kalama, WA 98625
There are nine acres of parking and many of the spaces have electrical hook-ups. RV rentals are available via the following vendors:
- Mt. Scott Motors, 503.777.2808, 8400 SE 82nd Ave., Portland, Oregon 97266
- ecoShuttle Charter & Tows (RV Rental), 800-671-7839, 25500 SW Grahams Ferry Rd, Sherwood, Oregon 97140
- cruiseamerica.com (Pick up in either Seattle or Portland)
AIRPORT GROUND TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
From Portland International Airport
- Portlandia Airport Shuttle – 360-660-8684 – https://portlandia-shuttle.com/
- Car Rentals: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Payless, Sixt, Thrifty and Zipcar
From SeaTac International Airport
- Car Rentals: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Fox, Hertz, National, Payless, RentAwrek, Sixt, and Thrifty
|All-Star Review/Agility/Iron Dog/Scent Work||Jamie Waltonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Agility Secretary||Lori Sage, K-9 Sports, LLC||K9sports22@gmail.com|
|All Star Review||Ashley Uffmanemail@example.com|
|Catalog Advertising/Presales/Parades||Jill Brennanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Education Seminar/Catering||Jill Brennanemail@example.com|
|Emergency Coordinator||Jeanette Cooksonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Judge’s Hospitality/Food Trucks Coordinator||Paula Craigemail@example.com|
|Juniors Party||Mari A McIntyrefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Luminary Walk||Erica Nicholsonemail@example.com|
|National Ribbons||Jenny Follettfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Obedience & Rally||Ginger Sammondsemail@example.com|
|Photo Contest||Valorie Bordonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Reserved Seating||Laurel Zepp||VCAringsideseating@gmail.com|
|RV Parking||Carla Slabaughemail@example.com|
|Scent Work Secretary||Judi Jamesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Show man/Show Secretary||Karen Burgessemail@example.com|
|Show Documents & Entries||BaRay Eventsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Stud Dog Gala/Raffle & Auction||Kathy Jacobsenemail@example.com|
|Trophies/Regional Ribbons||Sheila Waldfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Trophy Donations||Cathy Gallagheremail@example.com|
|Vendors/Health Clinics/Reserved Crating||Gale & Tom Shayfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Welcome Bags||Lisa Stewartemail@example.com|
|Welcome Party||Kryssi Wald Torgesonfirstname.lastname@example.org|