The Otterhound Club of America
                Promoting, Protecting & Preserving the Breed Since 1960

38th Otterhound Club of America
National Specialty

Mark your calendar.... 
                           ..... get your vacation time in..... 
                                        ..... do whatever you need to do to join us!! 


All shows will be held Indoors
   September 5-9, 2018 
at Iowa State Fairgrounds
Des Moines, IA
Show information and Judging Schedule    are available on Jack Onofrio web site

We've got something for Everybody:
(3) days of Conformation
(2) days of Obedience /Rally
(1) Day of Tracking/Trailing Clinic and CGC/Trick Dog Practice & Testing

Please download our National Specialty Weekend Agenda for more details.



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Host Hotel Information

Sleep In
5850 Morning Star Court
Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
(515) 299-9922

5 minutes off I-80 on 4 lane
5 minutes to show site & lots of grass.
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     Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Hospitality @ Host Hotel 4:30-9:00pm
Snacks, Drinks & Pizza at 6pm
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           Thursday, September 6, 2018
        Indianola Pickard Sports Complex
           2205 E. 2nd Ave, Indianola, IA 

Activities:
8:30am - Check-in for Tracking & Trailing Clinic 9am  -  Tracking & Trailing Clinic
11am - AKC Good Canine Citizen Practice & Test
11am - Trick Dog Practice and Test

Lunch
at a nearby Vineyard.
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Back at Host Hotel:
9:30am - 4:30pm - Semen Collection for the OHCA Reproduction Bank (by appointment) 
Contact: Joellen Gregory, DVM 

6:30pm  Casual Dinner: BBQ Buffet catered at Host Hotel

7:15pm  Health Speaker Dr. Marty Greer, DVM :  Caring for your valuable Stud Dog, followed by Q&As.











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NOTE:  The show building is NOT available on Thursday for setup!   Doors open on Friday AM.
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          Friday, September 7, 2018
       38th OHCA National Specialty
      In Conjunction with Combined
           Specialties of Des Moines

9:45 - Sweepstakes (Ring 3)
Sweeps Judge:  Sheila Paske

11am - Regular Classes (Ring 3)
Breed Judge:   Mrs.  Gail Lewis Damron

1:30pm Judges Education:  presentation on Breed Standard intended for AKC Judges and open to all Members.
Contact:  Becky Van Houten
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Back at Host Hotel

4:00pm OHCA Annual Meeting

Evening Entertainment: 

5-6pm Social Hour 

6:30pm Annual Dinner:  Flatbread Sandwich Food Truck w/Garden Greens Bruschetta Bar 
  • OHCA Annual Auctions: Live Auction, 50/50 Raffle & Bag Auction.  Great opportunity to stock up on rare Otterhound items and memorabilia!




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      Saturday, September 8, 2018
       OHCA Regional Specialty Show
   All-Breed Show, Obedience & Rally

10:50 AM Ring 5 - Breed Judge: Ms. Joy S. Brewster
Group Judge: Mrs. Eva E. Berg
NOHS Group Judge:  Mr.  RC Williams

Breeders Forum: at Grooming Area after Judging

Evening Entertainment: 
5pm Casual Dinner @ Jethro's 'n Jakes Smokehouse.
                        2601 Adventureland Dr.  Altoona, IA 
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        Sunday, September 9, 2018 
       OHCA Regional Specialty Show
   All-Breed Show, Obedience & Rally

8 AM Ring 7 - Breed Judge: Mrs. Patti Widick Neale
Group Judge: Mr.  Christopher Tilghman Neale

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 Sponsor a Trophy 
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      Remember to order your
  2018 OHCA Specialty Videos! 

This year, we will have DVDs available with the Conformation show and health presentation by Dr.  Marty Greer, DVM.   

          Click HERE to Order
     
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                                           Still Have Questions?  
               Please contact  Dian Quist @ (402) 432-0197 or via email.                     
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