Welcome to the 2018 National Specialty Page!!

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Host Hotel:
Best Western Plus
Bensalem, PA

Airports: There are two airports local and one regional airport to the area.

Philadelphia International Airport
8000 Essington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19153

Distance to Hotel: 28.7 Miles via I-95 N

Trenton-Mercer Airport
1100 Terminal Circle Drive, Ewing Township, NJ 08628

Smaller airport but some airlines may have airfares to this instead of Philadelphia International Airport. Distance from Hotel: 16.2 Via I-95 S

Newark Liberty International Airport
3 Brewster Rd, Newark, NJ 07114

69.8 miles via I-95 S

It's a Revolutionary Event!

National Specialty will be held
Sunday May 27th thru the 31th, 2018
Bensalem, Pennsylvania

Show Chairperson: Alicia Reed
Assitant Show Chairperson: Penny Sleeth
Agility Chairperson: Donna Branco
Obedience/Rally Chairperson: Jenny Dickinson
Barn Hunt Chairperson Pat Stearns
Field Chairperson: Mary Ann Minner
Hospitality: Everyone!
Emergency Coordinator: Donna Reed
RV reservations: Penny Sleeth
Trophies/Donations: Penny Sleeth
Banquet/meals: Althea Donovan
Logo and Merchandise: Penny Sleeth
Raffle and Auction: Sheila Callahan-Young
Catalogs/Ad Sales: Stephanie Ayers
Judges Education: Kathryn Cowsert

Planning Information:

Sunday May 27

WC, X, Q Tests, Upland WC Test, Awards Dinner
Event Secretary: Mary Ann Minner 570-840.0134
Entries: Entry Express

Location: Colliers Mills Wildlife Management Area
401 Hawkin Road New Egypt, NJ 08533 (Map)

Judges: Rick Abolt, Bridget Bodine, Dora Heffelfinger, Kate Ostrowski

Lunch available for $8.00; Use PayPal to purchase meals

Awards Dinner (to follow event) available for a fee.
Location: Host Hotel

Monday May 28

Chair: Donna Branco
Entry: Fast Times (Limit 700): Fast Times Agility Club

Location: Total Turf Experience, Pitman, NJ (indoor trial site)
614 Lambs Rd. Pitman NJ 08071 (Map)

Judges: Paul Mount & Carol Mount

Evening Dr. Victor Stora, from University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School will come speak on Health Testing in the Dog. And Interpretation of Genetic Test. Please contact Alicia Reed for more information.

Download the announcement/reservation

Tuesday May 29

Barn Hunt Trial:
Trail Secretary: Elizabeth Staley (bhsecretaryva@gmail.com)
Chair: Pat Stearns

Location: host hotel by 4 The dogs.

Judge: Eva Raczka

Two Trials and one Crazy 8's. The first two weeks it is opened to Curly-Coated Retrievers only (Make your entries early) Curlies will have priority entry until 4/2/18. After that date the Barn Hunt Trial will be open to all breeds.

The Barn Hunt website has details and registration for our event:
Register for Barn Hunt event

Basic Barn hunt Rules
Rules and Course Requirements by Level/Title

Altered Classes
A fun event to try for those that are spayed or neutered. All Ages allowed.

Judge: Alicia Reed

Entries are $10.00 pay by check, moneyorder, or at the door
Download the entry form

Notice: This is the official announcement of the General Meeting for the Curly-Coated Retriever Club of America. To be held at the Host Hotel Tuesday evening. Time will be announced.

Wednesday May 30

Obedience and Rally Trials
Superintendent: Jim Rau Dog Shows
Chair: Jenny Dickinson

Location: The Host Hotel

Judges: (Rally) Diane Stout and (Obedience) Larry Wilson

Performance Luncheon to follow Obedience and Rally.
Use PayPal to purchase meals

Judges Education

Evening Sweepstakes
Judge: Dawn Buttion

Thursday May 31

Junior Showmanship and Conformation
Superintendent: Jim Rau Dog Shows
Chair: Alicia Reed

Location: The Host Hotel

Judge: Karen Wilson

Lunch will be provided for a $20

Evening: Come join us for our Annual Awards Banquet. Please put on your comfortable shoes but be ready to enjoy a local New Year’s Tradition Meals
Use PayPal to purchase meals

Chair: Althea Donovan

Shows before and Following the National Specialty:

Memorial Cluster in Freehold NJ May 24-27, 2018 (Jim Rau)

*Greater Philadelphia Dog Fanciers Assn. Inc. June 1

*Huntington Valley Kennel Club June 2

*Burlington County Kennel Club June 3 (Jim Rau)

*Curly Entries will be a supported Entry at these Shows* Location: Burlington County Fairgrounds 1960 Jacksonville Jobstown Rd, Columbus, NJ 08022

Host Hotel

Best Western Plus
Bensalem, PA

Room rate-$100 per night +tax, and NO PET FEE! Rooms include a microwave and frigerator, free breakfast and free Wi-Fi.

Room block is held until May 3, 2018 and please use the code, "CCRCA2018" when making your reservations. There are approx. 45 ground floor rooms, but there is an elevator to the 2nd level.

Alternate Hotel nearby

Red Roof Inn Philadelphia – Trevose 3100 Lincoln Hwy, Feasterville-Trevose, PA 19053
Sleep Inn & Suites – 3427 Street Rd, Bensalem, PA 19020 (No Pets)


Very LIMITED Spaces are available at the hotel. No Water or electric. No Fee. Please contact for more information.

Specialty Logowear White Hoodie

Specialty Logowear and Merchandise
°  Sweatshirts - Crewneck or Hoodie
°  T-Shirts
°  Ceramic Coffee Mugs
°  Stainless Travel Mugs
°  Insultated Water Bottles

Embroidered Logowear:
°  Short-sleeve Polo Shirts
°  Pullover Jackets

Download Descriptions and images of all Logo Merchandise (PDF)
Download Order Form (PDF)

Veterinary Services:

24 Hour Emergency Veterinarian

Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center
301 Veteran Hwy, Levittown, PA 19056
(215) 750-7884    Distance from Hotel: 5.7 via US Business Rt 1 North

Local Veterinarians (Not 24 Hrs.):

VCA Neshaminy Animal Hospital
4197 E Bristol Rd
Oakford, PA 19053    Distance from Hotel: 2.3 miles via PA-132 and Old Lincoln Hwy
(215) 355-1116

Street Road Animal Hospital
4869 Street Rd
Feasterville-Trevose, PA 19053    Distance from Hotel: 1.5 miles via PA-132
(215) 396-4747

Key points for around the area:

Bucks County Visitor Center: Located 1 Mile from the hotel. 3207 Street Rd, Bensalem, PA 19020 (Map) visitbuckscounty.com

Parx Casino is 1 Mile from the Host Hotel 2999 Street Rd, Bensalem, PA 19020 (Map)

There are many Malls and shopping centers in the area. A list will be provided at the hotel.

Philadelphia is 18.2 Miles Via I-95 from The Host Hotel.

If you go into Philadelphia County (The show is located in Bucks County) Please be advised, there is a sugary drink tax. So if you order or buy a soda or any drink with sugar you will be charged more.

There are a lot of Toll Roads in PA and NJ. EZ-Pass is accepted but have change if you don’t have EZ-Pass.

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