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First time that I will be attending the PCA Nationals... Does anyone have any tips, advice?
Do I need to do anything prior as far as pre-paying for things or ordering anything?
I plan on getting 2 legs (Rally Excellent) on my Standard prior to the Nationals so I can hopefully title there.

Hope to meet some people there.
 

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I am jealous :)
I would love to go but work gets in the way !
Good luck to you Linda
 

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Not PCA as of yet ...... have been to the Irish Setter Club of America nationals several times tho...I would expect it to be much the same I wish PCA would rotate around the country. Such as the ISCA does..
I show conformation tho and not obediance..
 

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I have gone to 2 of the Irish Setter Nationals as well... Michigan and this year at Lancaster. My best friend has 3 Irish Setters and I have gone with her and with my Standard. They were alot of fun and I am hoping PCA is fun too. Will let you know
 

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I have gone to 2 of the Irish Setter Nationals as well... Michigan and this year at Lancaster. My best friend has 3 Irish Setters and I have gone with her and with my Standard. They were alot of fun and I am hoping PCA is fun too. Will let you know
The folks that are owned by their setter are very nice. I showed Irish for 11 years..:) I was owned by them for over 30 ....
 

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What I wouldn't give for a setter, my mother had them before I was born and did really well with them so I am told. We were getting help getting one from Lorraine Bisso... I think that was her name here in the south. She is a judge and I showed to her (and against her daughter Emily) tons of times as a junior, it was always fun. Good times ... :) I don't know why we never actualy got a puppy just never found the one we were looking for I guess??

Where is the PCA national held? I would say not to get stressed but otherwise it should be like any other show just with tons more poodles :) I love going to nationals but haven't been to one in a couple of years. Tibbies don't have many regional clubs so we pretty much JUST have the national specialty most years and the occasional supported entry here or there. They've had a couple of regionals but they never really got off the ground with them.
 

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I have heard of Lorraine but never showed to her or met her personally as she is out east. I showed maily in in Arizona and California..I attended the nationals when they came my way..I sure do love an Irish Setter We have a rescue now..
How fun for you ! WonderPup . Do you think that you will show the poodles?
I assume by tibbies you mean tibetan spaniel correct?
 

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PCA is held in Salisbury, MD; this year the dates are April 23-30. Tracking, hunting and working tests are held the first 3 days, Agility on Monday, Apricot, Brown and Silver Matches also on Monday, Obedience on Monday, Rally on Tuesday, Conformation begins on Wednesday with dogs, bitches on Thursday and concluding with Best of Variety and Inter-Variety on Friday (30th). (All of this information with much more details can be found on the PCA website.) I'm not sure whether you pay to attend but know you pay for reserved seating.

I've never been but have wanted to go for several years. Have motel reservations this year but don't know for sure whether I'll be able to get away then. Think it would be awesome to see all the different competitions, different varieties and colors and see what vendors have to offer. Read a book by Laurien Berenson, Best in Show, a mystery novel that is set at PCA. She has a whole series of novels with poodles included. Fun reads.

If anyone ends up going or planning to go, let me know. Would love to meet up while there.
 

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Do you belong to PCA Carole? If so do you know why they do not travel to the different regions?
 

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Agreed about the room booking. If it's anything like the PWD national, the rooms at the host hotel are usually booked about a year in advance! So best to start looking into booking something asap.
 

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I have heard of Lorraine but never showed to her or met her personally as she is out east. I showed maily in in Arizona and California..I attended the nationals when they came my way..I sure do love an Irish Setter We have a rescue now..
How fun for you ! WonderPup . Do you think that you will show the poodles?
I assume by tibbies you mean tibetan spaniel correct?
Lorraine is SUPER NICE, at least all the times I've ever met her. She and my mother keep in touch so I get updates on her daughter that way which is nice since we are the same age.

Yes I do mean Tibetan Spaniels, I have two that have gotten sidelined along with Saleen thanks to pregnancy. Going to be bringing them both out though the first of March. Nicholas will just have to be ready to attend his first show by then - hope it isn't so cold by then. He has a cute little onsey all set aside for him to wear.

I WOULD show a poodle if I got a decent one OR if that was the condition upon which I purchased a nice one from a breeder. I like to show and I'm good at it so I don't think the extra grooming that a poodle would require would bother me much. I've handled a lot of other breeds, mostly terriers and sighthounds, and love it. I had considered perhaps showing Saleen with UKC since it is less competitive just for the fun of it. She's not the quality that I've been blessed with in other breeds I don't think so AKC would be a waste of time and skill. I've gotten some confusing evaulations on her. I am going to have Charolette Patternson look over her either at the end of the month if I am not busy in labor and delivery that weekend (our kennel club does a meet and greet at a retirement home every year and we plan on going with the spoos), or at the show here in March. She's one of the show chairs so she'll be there and is always ready to give an opinion.... on anything, LoL.
 

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Lorraine is SUPER NICE, at least all the times I've ever met her. She and my mother keep in touch so I get updates on her daughter that way which is nice since we are the same age.

Yes I do mean Tibetan Spaniels, I have two that have gotten sidelined along with Saleen thanks to pregnancy. Going to be bringing them both out though the first of March. Nicholas will just have to be ready to attend his first show by then - hope it isn't so cold by then. He has a cute little onsey all set aside for him to wear.

I WOULD show a poodle if I got a decent one OR if that was the condition upon which I purchased a nice one from a breeder. I like to show and I'm good at it so I don't think the extra grooming that a poodle would require would bother me much. I've handled a lot of other breeds, mostly terriers and sighthounds, and love it. I had considered perhaps showing Saleen with UKC since it is less competitive just for the fun of it. She's not the quality that I've been blessed with in other breeds I don't think so AKC would be a waste of time and skill. I've gotten some confusing evaulations on her. I am going to have Charolette Patternson look over her either at the end of the month if I am not busy in labor and delivery that weekend (our kennel club does a meet and greet at a retirement home every year and we plan on going with the spoos), or at the show here in March. She's one of the show chairs so she'll be there and is always ready to give an opinion.... on anything, LoL.
How do you feel about red spoos :)
 

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Haha You're funny, do you know I breed primarily red and black and tan tibbies?? Woner is red :p and my foundation bitch was more red. My definition of black and tan is actualy black and red and I won't breed to a black and blonde which is the more common color combo because... can you guess... lol you lose the red.

Silver is my fav. poodle color then white b/c well I can make that any color I desire.
If a red fell in my lap I wouldn't turn it down so long as it was red and NOT apriocot. I'd have a hard time with an apricot. Thats my main objection to red spoos actualy, a lot of them aren't really red by my definition. Aren't they hard to show? That is what drew me to black and tans in tibbies it's a PAIN in the you know what to finish one.

I will amend my statement, to be fair, if I got hold of a really amazing apricot I wouldn't turn that down either. It would have to be awesome though if it were apricot or black. I do so love the other colors.
 

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If a red fell in my lap I wouldn't turn it down so long as it was red and NOT apriocot. I'd have a hard time with an apricot. Thats my main objection to red spoos actualy, a lot of them aren't really red by my definition. Aren't they hard to show? That is what drew me to black and tans in tibbies it's a PAIN in the you know what to finish one.

I will amend my statement, to be fair, if I got hold of a really amazing apricot I wouldn't turn that down either. It would have to be awesome though if it were apricot or black. I do so love the other colors.[/QUOTE]

I will keep that in mind :) I took an Irish setter Red SPoo to the ISCANationals in Phoenix a couple of years ago , and did I ever have fun...I think a nice red handled well and groomed well will win..
This was taken inside with a flash the others were taken at almost sunset Red are the hardest to photograph. Some good examples af red Spoos! The bottom pic is my apricot female
 

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My sister and I along with our friend might go to watch we may bring Enzo but that is a big MAY and might lol
 

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I plan on going.. I am competing in Rally Excellent.. This is my first time to attend and I am so excited... Let me know for sure if you are coming and we can look each other up.
 
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