2019 Havanese Club of America, Inc., National Specialty

Las Vegas, Nevada
Monday, October 14, 2019


Welcome to the 2019 Havanese National Specialty!

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Registration is now closed.

No new registrations are being accepted, but
you can still sign in to view your existing registration.
Registration is possible at the show, but selections may be limited.


See you in Las Vegas!

Good luck at the show!

Monday, October 14th


Arrival Day

Show Setup


Tuesday, October 15th


7:00 AM – Grab and Go BreakfastPre-registration is required
Choose from a variety of breakfast meals. Each comes with soft drink, bottle water, or coffee.
  • English Muffin with Scrambled Egg, Canadian Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, and Hash Brown: $5
  • English Muffin with Scrambled Egg, Sausage Patty, Cheddar Cheese, and Hash Brown; $5
  • Bagel with Scrambled Egg, Canadian Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, and Hash Brown: $6
  • Bagel and Cream Cheese with Yogurt; $6
  • Bagel and Cream Cheese with whole Piece of Fruit; $6
  • Blueberry Muffin with whole Piece of Fruit; $6

7:00 AM – Agility Trials – Judge: Lori Sage
Two trials, judging begins at 8:00 in the Parthenon Ballroom. No charge for observers. Register your dog through Agility Trial Secretary Marilyn Edwards.


12:00 PM – Grab and Go LunchPre-registration is required
Choose from a variety of lunch meals. Each comes with an individual bag of chips and a drink.
  • Italian Bistro Sandwich: Honey Ham, Pepperoni, Salami and Provolone; Baby Spinach and Sliced Tomato; Olive Tapenade on Chef's Choice of Bread; $18
  • Turkey Club: Turkey Breast, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato and Mayo on a Flaky Croissant; $18
  • Chicken Cobb Salad - Roast Chicken, Diced Tomato, Hard Boiled Egg, Diced Avocado, Crisp Bacon, Crumbled Blue Cheese on a bed of Iceberg Lettuce and Blue Cheese Dressing; $18
  • Vegetarian Option - Chopped Avocado Salad - Diced Tomato, Cucumber, Black Beans, Diced Avocado and Shredded Carrot over House Salad Mixed and Served with a Vegan Balsamic Dressing; $18


Wednesday, October 16th


7:00 AM – Grab and Go Breakfast Pre-registration is required
Please see Tuesday's listing for the menu


8:00 AM – Obedience and Rally Trials – Judge: Susie Osburn
Held in the Parthenon Ballroom. No charge for observers. Register your dog through show superintendent BaRay Event Services.


12:00 PM – Grab and Go LunchPre-registration is required
Please see Tuesday's listing for the menu


1:00 PM – Handling Class – Presented by Taffe McFadden
Taffe is a well-known all-breed professional handler, with many years’ experience showing Havanese. In this handling class, Taffe will work with each participant and his or her Havanese, and assess and address each participant’s questions and issues. The goal will be to help each participant improve his or her handling and presentation skills. The fees for this handling class will be donated to the HCA.


6:00 PM – Welcome Party
HCA Rooftop Meet and Greet with Elvis and the Famous Showgirl
You never know what may happen!

Cold Hors d’oeuvres:
  • Caprese Skewers
  • Chicken Salad in Belgian Endive
  • Dill Shrimp Salad served on Crostini

Hot Hors d’oeuvres:
  • Buffalo Chicken Wings with Ranch Dressing
  • Vegetable Spring Rolls with Sweet and Sour Sauce
  • Spanakopita
  • Cheeseburger Sliders

Cash Bar



Thursday, October 17th


7:00 AM – Grab and Go Breakfast Pre-registration is required
Please see Tuesday's listing for the menu


9:00 AM – Regional Specialty – Judge: Mr. Rodney Merry
Break to be announced.
Held in the Parthenon Ballroom. No charge for observers. Register your dog through show superintendent BaRay Event Services.


12:00 PM – Grab and Go LunchPre-registration is required
Please see Tuesday's listing for the menu


National Specialty ParadesFollowing Regional Specialty judging
A Parade of Champions, Obedience/Rally/Agility Title Holders, Juniors, HRI Parade of Rescues.
Free for spectators. See the Premium List to enter your dog for this event through BaRay Event Services, Show Superintendent (registration fee applies.)


Judge's EducationApproximately one hour after the conclusion of Regional Specialty judging
Terry Farley and the HCA Judge’s Education Committee will provide a detailed overview of our breed standard. Judges attending will receive a ‘take away’. All Havanese Fanciers are welcome to attend and learn about the ideal Havanese, and how judges are trained to evaluate breed type. In case of limited space, preference will be given to AKC licensed judges.


6:00 PM – HRI Reception
Havanese Rescue Inc 15th Birthday Party Celebration

Celebrate with HRI, 15 years of rescuing Havanese in need! It's a PARTY! Over 1,000 dogs rehomed and medical needs met.... Support HRI's efforts! Fabulous live auction!

Donate toward the cost of spays, neuters and dentals and hang an ornament on our Medical Tree. Bid on the adorable hand crafted dog outfits decorating the tables. Yummy Mexican Buffet! BIRTHDAY CAKE!!!

Cocktail reception at 6:00, dinner at 6:30. $46

Buffet Dinner Menu:
  • Mexican Fiesta Buffet
  • Tortilla Soup
  • Mexican Chopped Salad
  • Fresh Seasonal Fruit Salad
  • Chicken Enchiladas
  • Chicken and Skirt Steak Fajitas
  • Warm Corn and Flour Tortillas
  • Spicy Mexican Rice
  • Refried Beans
  • Cumin Rubbed Grilled Zucchini and Purple Onions Fire Roasted Tomato Salsa, Tomatillo Salsa & Guacamole
  • Freshly Brewed Iced Tea, Coffee, Decaffeinated, Selection of Assorted Herbal Teas
  • Cash bar


Friday, October 18th


7:00 AM – Grab and Go Breakfast Pre-registration is required
Please see Tuesday's listing for the menu


9:00 AM – National Specialty Sweepstakes – Judge: David Stout
Held in the Parthenon Ballroom. No charge for observers. Register your dog through show superintendent BaRay Event Services.


National Specialty Begins
Held in the Parthenon Ballroom. No charge for observers. Register your dog through show superintendent BaRay Event Services.
  • 4-6 Month Puppy Competition – Judge: Jason Hoke
  • Junior Showmanship – Judge: David Stout
  • All Dog Classes, including Veteran Dogs – Judge: Jason Hoke

12:00 PM – Grab and Go LunchPre-registration is required
Please see Tuesday's listing for the menu


HCA Annual MeetingApproximately one hour after conclusion of judging
This meeting is open to all attendees of the National Specialty. Please make plans to attend. This is your opportunity to meet the Board members and for the club to conduct business.

The Roll Call will be accomplished by sign-in sheets, so please arrive at least 15-20 minutes early.


6:00 PM – HCA Buffet and Banquet, Raffle and Auction
Come join us for a fun filled evening. The ever-popular auction will be conducted by the always entertaining Jim Siver. You won’t want to miss any of the items that will be available

Cocktail reception at 6:00, dinner at 6:30. $49

Buffet Dinner Menu:
  • Mixed Green Salad with Choice of Dressing
  • Marinated Artichoke and Mushroom Salad
  • Mediterranean Cucumber Salad with Feta and Greek Olives
  • Roasted Airline Breast of Chicken Beurre Blanc
  • Oven Roasted Atlantic Salmon with Dill Cream
  • Beef Tenderloin Medallions with Wild Mushroom Ragout
  • Chef’s Choice of Starch and Seasonal Vegetables
  • Rolls and Butter
  • Chef’s Selection of Specialty Sweet Delights
  • Coffee, Decaffeinated, Selection of Assorted Herbal Teas
  • Cash Bar


Saturday, October 19th


7:00 AM – Grab and Go Breakfast Pre-registration is required
Please see Tuesday's listing for the menu


8:00 AM – Cut Down Class – Judge: Charlie Travella
Held in the Parthenon Ballroom. No charge for observers. Register your dog through show superintendent BaRay Event Services.


9:00 AM – National Specialty Continues – Judge: Jason Hoke
Held in the Parthenon Ballroom. No charge for observers. Register your dog through show superintendent BaRay Event Services.

  • All Bitch Classes, including Veteran Bitches
  • Best of Breed
  • Best Puppy; Best Owner Handled; Best Bred-By; Best Veteran
  • Stud Dog, Brood Bitch, Brace

12:00 PM – Grab and Go LunchPre-registration is required
Please see Tuesday's listing for the menu

 

Contact Information


  • Questions or concerns? Contact:
      Adam Magoss
      (716) 337-3428

Payment Instructions

  • PLEASE NOTE: All payments must be made through PayPal.
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