2013 DSFCA National Breed Specialty Show and Seminar

Has been rescheduled until later in the Spring

The attendance from all breeds is very low this year plus being this close to the Holidays, we found that Many of our Farmdog families could not make the trip to Southern California. For this reson we have contacted Judge Svend Lovenkjaer to reschedule in the Spring of 2014.


Please check back to see the new date and registration info for the DSFCA 6th National Breed Specialty.



Friday Farmdog Fun

Dog games, Meet and Greet and Pizza


Specialty Show

Time: TBA

  • Written Critiques
  • Box Lunches available
  • Program
  • Specialty Fun Classes each
    • Best Head
    • Best Tail
    • Best Angulation
    • Best Gait
    • Happiest Dog

More Info

What do I bring?

  • The show will be held outdoors on the lawn. It might be a good idea to bring some shade for both you and your dog(s). We can double up and share with the people that will be traveling.
  • Folding chairs
  • Crate or x-pen for your dog(s)
  • Leash and show lead
  • Your Farmdog(s)

What do I ware?

  • Business attire is standard. -- Large graphic logo shirts are not appropriate.
  • Comfortable shoes that are safe for the environment.
  • Having a pocket in the outfit will give you some place for treats. -- Treat bags are not to worn in the ring.
  • You need sleeves as your armband is actually a clip-on that is
    worn on your left sleeve. -- You have to ware your armband in the
  • Remember to pack your Armband. ARBA only issues one. If this is your first show you will get your armband at check in.

What should I do to prepare for the show?

  • You will need to have a show lead. Your dog must show without a collar or harness.
  • Practice looking at your dogs teeth; it is good to have other people look at your dog's teeth as well. The judge will be checking teeth. Check the teeth with your dog on a waist high table, make it fun. Practice with treats, praise, and joy. The table should be a happy place.
  • If you have a chance, some trainers do teach conformation.
  • Try to have all vaccines administered at least month ahead of show, administering just before you travel can cause trauma. 

Articles that may help you prepare

Dog Show Preparation
by Helene R Pedersen
Flying with Dogs in Cargo and in Carry-on
by Helene R Pedersen
Travel Testimonial
by Michele and Greta

What do I do at the show?

  • Get there early to set up your camp. Please arrive by 7:30 to check in.
  • When you are in the ring be polite, keep the spacing don't crowd the dog ahead of you.
  • If you are using treats in the ring please try not to spill on the ground.
  • Be sure to walk your dog before the ring, but just in case have a bag tucked away.
  • For those with males, there will be females in heat at a show. Keep your dog away, it is your responsibility. Some will tell you their dog is hot, that is not a comment on their looks but that they are in heat.
  • As we have a judge giving us written critiques please stay quiet at ring side so we all can hear or at least the transcriber can hear the judge.

How should I act while attending the show?

  • Please be courteous to the Hotel staff and other participants. Pick up after your dog(s) and do not leave barking dogs unattended in the hotel rooms.
  • Exhibitors showing dogs at that show please do not socialize with any judge prior to the show.
  • The organizers are not allowed to entrust any person who is showing a dog with the task of looking after a judge prior to the judging appointment and cannot arrange accommodation during the show at the home of any exhibitor who has entered dogs for this particular judge.
  • After the show you are here by commanded to be friendly, socialize and make the judge feel welcome to this very special American family of Danish/Swedish Farmdogs.

Danish/Swedish Farmdog Club of America's
2013 Annual Meeting

Mark your Calendars and Please join us for
the DSFCA Annual Meeting

November 10, 2013
9:00 a.m. pacific time

Location: Hotel Claremont - Meeting Room
840 S. Indian Hill Blvd.
Claremont, CA 91711

This is your club let us know what you want to talk about. Anything you want clarified? Issues you would like to address or discuss? Join in and let's talk Dog.

Please send any Articles of Consideration to board@dsfca.org