2019 National Specialty

The 2019 ASTC National Specialty will be April 22-26
At the Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina | Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Book your Hotel Now by CLICKING HERE
OR BY PHONE: Call 1-954-678-3917. Be sure to mention the American Shih Tzu Club to get our rate. $ 139.00 a night. Click Here for more Hotel Information

Hotel will extend group rate before and after our dates if rooms are available, and such nights will count towards our required room nights. The resort occupies a large piece of property near the docks where cruise ships depart, and you may want to take a cruise before or after the shows or visit other nearby Florida attractions. Bring a bathing for the beach or the beautiful pool. A special thank you to Greg Larson for finding this lovely location and negotiating the contract.

For trophy donations, contact trophy chair
Greg Larson
PO Box 456, Estero, FL 33929
E-mail: gregoryslarson66@yahoo.com
Phone: 612-791-5577

For welcome bag and raffle/auction donations, contact show chair
We Need items for the Welcome Bags - CLICK HERE to find what you can contribute
JoAnn White | 5136 36th Street W. Bradenton, FL 34210
E-mail: joawhite@juno.com | Phone: 941-751-0531

2019 National Specialty Show Committee

Deadline: April 1 | Specialty Order & Reservation Form CLICK HERE

Tentative Schedule (more details to follow)
Schedule of Events | (Subject to change)

MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2019
Ballroom Set Up: TBA
Exhibitor Set up: TBA
Vendor Set up: 4:00pm
ASTC Registration: 4:00 pm
Meet & Greet ‐ 6:30 pm ‐ 8:00 pm

TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2019
ASTC Raffle
ASTC Regional #1 Judge Mr. Jason Hoke
ASTC Board of Directors Meetings
Evening: Grooming Seminar: including demonstrations and tips
Coordinated by Kathy Garcia & crew - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2019
ASTC Raffle
ASTC Obedience Trial & Rally Trial #1 Judge: Mr. Kenneth Kincaid
ASTC Regional #2 Judge: Ms. Kristi Mann
“It's Five O'clock Somewhere” Party 4:30-??

THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2019
ASTC Raffle & ASTC Charitable Trust Silent Auction
ASTC Obedience Trial & Rally Trial #2 Judge: Mr. Kenneth Kincaid
Sweepstakes Classes Judge: Ms. Diane Ehricht
ASTC Annual General Meeting @ Ringside following Sweepstakes
Shih Tzu History & Breed Standard by Joe Walton 4:00pm - 5:30pm.
Judges Education: 7:00pm | Judges’ National Specialty Study Workshop
For aspiring judges only
Presented by Kristi Mann
FEE: $25.00 per person
Includes Illustrated Guide to the Standard, Catalog, & ringside mentoring on Friday
Pre-registration required( Make checks payable to American Shih Tzu Club)
For registration and more information contact:
Kristi Mann Email:kt11858@gmail.com | Phone 206-612-6558

FRIDAY APRIL 26, 2019
Junior Showmanship Judge: Mrs. Janis Clary Oehlschlager
ASTC Specialty Show Judge: Mr. Luke Ehricht
Awards Dinner & Charitable Trust Auction
No Host Cocktails 6:30 PM Dinner 7:00 PM

April 20-22, 2019 | Punta Gorda, Florida
ASTC Agility Trial(s) Judge Ginger Robertson
2019 ASTC AGILITY TRIALS CLICK HERE
Entries CLOSE April 5, 2019 OR when All Breed limits are reached
All Breed ASTC Agility Trials Premium List
ASTC Shih Tzu Only Agility Trials Premium List

National Hospitality Donations Needed CLICK HERE

2019 Catalog Advertising due by March 15, 2019: CLICK HERE

Trophy Donations due by March 13, 2019 CLICK HERE

BY POPULAR REQUEST: There will be another grooming/handling seminar

NEW TO DOG SHOWS? Download this New Exhibitor Orientation Brochure CLICK HERE and plan to come join us for a fun time!

OWNER HANDLER? CLICK HERE for some of the reasons to attend your National Specialty

For newcomers or regulars, expect the same great time we had in Oklahoma.
You gotta read these comments from the regulars and the newcomers.
From the Regulars
“This was indeed my favorite National of all time. Each one there showed an abundance of graciousness with their time and expertise. The mood during the shows was electric, fun, and exciting!! However, the mood after hours was even more so! It was grand to see each and every one unwind, sharing and caring with new and old friends alike.” “Great experience, awesome family. Agree that this National was Amazing. Can’t wait to see all of you next year in Florida.”
“The National is like a family reunion only better because our dogs are family too” “Had a blast…thanks for your hospitality!”
“The hard work and dedication by the club members made it all possible! Greatly appreciated! “I had a wonderful time and enjoyed meeting all my old and new friends and meeting new people.”

And from Those Attending for the First Time
“Really cool, fun people, lots of cute puppies.” “Everyone has been so friendly and welcoming…I even got to meet my mentor’s mentor!”
“Met so many wonderful people, including those I knew only on Facebook.” “Even though I’m not an official “Tzu” person, I had a blast. My first Shih Tzu national, but not my last. I enjoyed it! Safe travels home to all and congrats to all the winners!!! You all know how to have a party!!!”
“I was scared to death but it was fabulous!” “Enjoyed everything I’ve done.”
“The shopping was really good too.” “Beautiful time, thanks to all.”

The 2018 pictures show how much fun we all had. Now let’s plan to “flamingle” in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in April 2019. Once again there will be a Meet and Greet and another party, a grooming/handling and other seminars, and lots of fabulous dogs and wonderful people.