2023 ASTC National Specialty

2023 National Specialty Logo Celebrate our 50th ASTC National Specialty

Storage & Early Check In Monday April 17, 2023; Events and National Specialty Tuesday - Saturday April 18-22, 2023


2023 National Specialty Order & Reservation Form
The deadline for 2023 National Reservation and Order forms in the November newsletter is incorrect. It should be March 27, not May 23!!!




HOTEL INFORMATION

The Crowne Plaza Suites Pittsburgh South located at 164 Fort Couch Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15241.
American Shih Tzu Block Only rooms booked between April 17 and April 23 are in the American Shih Tzu Club Block at the special rate of $115.00. Rooms in other dates must be booked separately to access the Shih Tzu Block.


Tentative Schedule, 2023 National


Monday, April 17, 2023
Early check in and setup

Tuesday, April 18, ASTC Agility Trial*
B & D Creekside Activity Center (about 50 miles from hotel) Judge: Mark Upshaw
501 Avenue B, Latrobe, PA 15656
Welcome bag assembly and raffle setup, noon; registration and vendor setup
Tuesday evening, 6 pm, Meet and Greet, Crowne Plaza Hotel

Wednesday, April 19:

Obedience & Rally Trial #1,* Ted McCall judge; Crowne Plaza Ballroom, morning

ASTC Regional #1,* afternoon; Judge, Michael Canalizo, followed by ASTC Board meetings

Wednesday evening: Dan Buchwald “back to basics” seminar on movement and structure. Buchwald, a graduate of the School of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Sao Paulo and an award-winning sculptor and illustrator, is the illustrator of the Brazilian Kennel Club Official Book of Standards and the Brazilian Kennel Club Conformation Book for Judges and the author of many articles for various dog magazines.

Thursday, April 20:
Obedience & Rally Trial #2,* Ted McCall, Judge; Crowne Plaza Ballroom, morning
ASTC Regional #2,* afternoon; Judge, Vicki Abbott
Three hour Gateway Clipper Fleet River Dinner Cruise on all three rivers surrounding Pittsburgh (bus transport from hotel to boat)

Friday, April 21:
ASTC Sweepstakes;* Judge: Janet Long
Annual General Meeting (ringside, after Sweepstakes), followed by brief Board meeting
CGC and Trick Dog Testing; Judge: Beth Scorzelli
Judges Education

Saturday, April 22:
ASTC 50th National,* Crowne Plaza Ballroom; Judge: Ray Filburn
Junior Showmanship Judge: MacKenzie Jones
Awards Banquet; Crowne Plaza Ballroom. cocktails 6:00 pm, dinner 7 pm

*Subject to AKC approval


ASTC Offering CGC and Trick Dog Testing at 2023 National

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