National

2012 CNASA National Specialty
2012logoThe Fourth National Specialty was held in Ontario July 12 to 14, 2012, with Conformation and Sweeps in conjunction with the London Canine Association All Breed Show in Tillsonburg.  The Herding and Agility Trials were held at other area facilities.

The association with LCA allowed us to offer 4 sets of points for conformation exhibitors and 6 trials for obedience and rally.

The 4 Herding Trials (2 sheep & 2 ducks) were held in Ingersoll July 12th, and the Agility Trial, in conjunction with The Poodle Farm in Vanessa was held July 13th.  CNASA supported the entry for one of the LCA Rally and Obedience Trials on July 14th, allowing our MVA entrants to compete in all venues, and we had a very nice entry of Aussies in those trials.

This National was well supported by exhibitors from both sides of our country and a large number of our American friends. We were thrilled to set a record for Conformation entries, and the quality in the classes was wonderful!

A huge thanks to all our judges and to all the dedicated and hardworking people who gave their all to make this National a success…

Pictures of many of our winners, and a complete list of all entries and winners is in the Special Edition of the CNASA Quarterly.

 

2010 CNASA National Specialty
2010natlogoThe third National Specialty was held in Saskatchewan, September 2010 with Conformation, Sweeps, Futurity and Obedience in conjunction with the Saskatoon Kennel and Obedience Club All Breed Shows in Saskatoon.  The Herding and Agility Trials were held at other area facilities.

The association with SKOC, plus a Working/Herding Specialty, allowed us to offer 5 sets of points for conformation exhibitors.4 Herding Trials (2 arena trials, 2 farm trials) were held Dog Tale Ranch September 1st & 2nd,  and the 2 Agility Trials were held on September 3rd at the SAA (Saskatchewan Agility Association) location.A huge thanks to the handful of dedicated and hardworking people who gave so much to make this National a success…

 

2008 CNASA National Specialty
natlogoThe second National Specialty was held in Ontario October 2008, with Conformation, Sweeps and Obedience in conjunction with the London Canine Association All Breed Show in Tillsonburg.  The Herding and Agility Trials were held at other area facilities.

The association with LCA allowed us to offer 4 sets of points for conformation exhibitors and 6 trials for obedience.

The 4 Herding Trials (2 sheep & 2 ducks) were held in Ingersoll October 16th, and the Agility Trial, in conjunction with McCanns in Flamborough, was held October 17th.  Our Obedience Trial and Puppy/Veteran Sweeps were indoors in Tillsonburg the evening of October 17th and the Conformation (outdoors with perfect fall weather) was on October 18th.

We had exhibitors from both sides of our country for all our events, and a large number of our American friends came for the Conformation shows.  We were thrilled to have  11 teams competing for the prestigious MVA Award!

A huge thanks to the handful of dedicated and hardworking people who gave their all to make this National a success…

Pictures of many of our winners are on the 2008 National Website.

 

 

 

2005 CNASA National Specialty
national logoExcellence can be obtained if you…
Risk more than others think is safe,
Dream more than others think is practical,
Care more than others think is wise, and
Expect more than others think is possible.
The CNASA membership has much to be proud of for successfully organizing and putting on, not only the 1st National Specialty for the Australian Shepherd in Canada, but probably one of the most intensive weeks of events any breed in our country has ever attempted.There were 5 main venues available to compete in, consisting of Conformation, which included Altered, Juvenile & Veteran Sweeps, an Obedience Trial, Junior Conformation & Obedience competition, 4 Agility Trials, 5 Herding Trials consisting of 3 sheep & 2 duck, and the hail mary of true Aussie versatility, the arduous MVA competition. Competitors came from all parts of Canada & the USA.  From N.B to B.C, from Maryland to Washington, from Idaho to the NWT’s!It takes a dedicated group in the fancy to not only “Dream it” but to make that “vision” a reality. This vision had big ambitions and the reality of that was a lot of fundraising, planning & man hours.  Nothing like setting the bar!

There are so MANY of you to Thank for your part in putting on this National.  An incredible amount of volunteer man hours invested and the CNASA club “thank” all those involved and who “stayed the course”.

Huge Thanks to our wonderful Judging panel!

The week wrapped up with a banquet of good food, lots of laughs and a rousing auction! Ron Forbes & Toni Lashbrook have truly missed their calling! Looking forward to the next National Specialty!!!