PCA 2023 National Specialty – Schedule of Events

Tentative Schedule (all events/times subject to change)

Thursday, October 19 All Thursday Events to be held at the host hotel.

Judges Education (10:30 – 12:30) in Springfield room, same floor as Lobby, around behind elevators
The seminar portion of the judges education is open to all members for observation only. The hands-on portion is closed and available to judges only.

Annual Board Meeting (1:00 – 1:45) in Springfield room
All members are welcome to attend, ask questions, and give input to the Board.

Welcome Reception (6:00 – 7:30) in Springfield room
Light refreshments will be served at the Welcome Reception – price is included with the price of a banquet ticket.

Dinner on your own following the welcome reception

Friday, October 20 All Friday Events to be held at the Big E show site in the Better Living Center building, Ring 12.

Puli Club of America Regional Special
Albany Kennel Club
Superintendent: MB-F www.infodog.com
Puppy & Veteran Sweepstakes (9:00am)
Judge: Ann Bowley (Pottsville, PA)
Regular Classes (9:45am)
Judge: Nancy Liebes (New Castle, IN)
Puli Club of America Concurrent Specialty* (12:30pm)
Regular Classes only
Judge: Sara Futh (Washington Depot, CT)
Friday Evening – Free Time

Saturday, October 21 All Saturday Events to be held at the Big E show site

Puli Club of America National Specialty
Albany Kennel Club
Superintendent: MB-F www.infodog.com
Puppy & Veteran Sweepstake
Judge: Ms. Donna Conod (Ontario, Canada)
Regular Classes
Judge: Harry “Butch” Schulman (Louisville, KY)

Annual Banquet
(at the host hotel in Springfield room)

Cocktails, Light Refreshment (6-7pm)
Buffet & Cash Bar, Annual Meeting (7-9pm)

Sunday, October 22 All Sunday Events to be held at the Big E show site.

Puli Club of America Supported Entry (8:30am)
Troy Kennel Club
Superintendent: MB-F www.infodog.com
Judge: Carl Liepmann (Flushing, MI)

Special Note Regarding Massachusetts’ law: Massachusetts prohibits leaving an animal in a motor vehicle when it could reasonably be expected that the health of the animal could be threatened due to extreme heat or cold. (gopetfriendly.com) There have been unconfirmed reports of visitors to Massachusetts leaving their dog(s) in the car when it was not extremely hot or cold while they were gone for a short period of time (e.g. eating dinner) and having the police called to check on the welfare of the dog(s). Please plan accordingly for your visit to Massachusetts.