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In order to consider and vote on the proposed realignment of GDCA geographical divisions and rotation of the national specialty as proposed by the parrent club, we will have a brief general membership meeting on Saturday, November 24, 2018, at the Thanksgiving Classic shows at the Big E show grounds, 1305 Memorial Avenue, in West Springfield, Mass. We will meet ringside in between our morning and afternoon specialties. Both specialties will be judged in Ring 8. Morning judging starts at 10:20 a.m. with an entry of 40 dogs and afternoon judging begins at 1 p.m. Morning Information, Afternoon Information.


Fall Match and Specialties

Our Fall 2018 specialties will be held on Saturday, November 24, at the Thanksgiving Classic Cluster at the Big E fairgrounds in West Springfield. In the morning, we will consider the classes of the South Windsor Kennel Club show as our designated specialty and we will hold a concurrent specialty in the afternoon of the same day with Nancy D. Simmons as the judge. Entries close November 7. Raffle items can be brought to Marcia Roddy at our November 7 meeting. You can also make a donation by scrolling down to the Trophy Fund PayPal button below and designating raffle donation in the notes section or by sending Marcia a check.

Results of our Fall 2017 specialties can be found on Infodog.com.

Our 2018 fall match was held Sunday, September 23, in conjunction with the Greater Lowell Kennel Club match at the 4-H fairgrounds in South Chelmsford, Mass.

Spring Specialties

Our 49th independent specialty show and sweepstakes was held the afternoon of Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Brooklyn, Conn., concurrent with the St. Hubert Kennel Club show. A designated specialty was held that morning at the St. Hubert Kennel Club show. Congratulations to the winners.

Designated (AM) Specialty
Breed Judge: Donna Clark
Winners Dog/Best of Winners (3 points) : Dantrydanes Ramsey CGC TKN
Reserve Winners Dog: Sterling's Whitewater Knight
Winners Bitch (3 points) Longo Miller N Lore's Queen Bee v Nor'East
Reserve Winners Bitch: Creek Danes Haze Gray and Underway
Best of Breed: GCH Moonriver's the Heart is a Lonely Hunter CA TKP RATO DCAT ACT2
Best Opposite Sex: Maitau Cosmic N Balor Believe in the Eyes of the Prophecy
Select Dog: CH Old Mission's As You Like It CGC
Select Bitch: CH Foxrun's Rye on the Rocks V. Granite

Concurrent (PM) Specialty
Sweepstakes Judge: Nicole Bartlett
Best in Sweepstakes; Best Junior: Sterling's Azure Fibonacci
Best Puppy in Sweepstakes: Davisdane's N Balor the Chronicles of Ridduck

Breed Judge: Judy Harrington
Winners Dog/Best of Winners (3 points): Sterling's Whitewater Knight
Reserve Winners Dog: Dantrydanes Ramsey CGC TKN
Winners Bitch (3 points): Redeeming Love BN RE CGCA
Reserve Winners Bitch: Stuck Runs N Woods Hafen Hot Mess in a Black Dress
Best of Breed: CH L'Absolut-Sasdania Can You Keep a Secret Piper
Best Opposite Sex: CH Old Mission's As You Like It CGC
Select Dog: GCH MJM's Talk of the Town
Select Bitch: CH Davisdane's Rubber Ducky You're the One RN BN CGCA CD

Full results can be found on Infodog.com.

Pictures from our 2017 spring specialties can be found here.

May 2018 Rescue Challenge

May 2018 was our rescue challenge month. GDCNE matched our members' donations to Great Dane Rescue of New England, up to a maximum total of $500.00.  Rescue donations are always welcome via the Great Dane Rescue of New England website. Go to the GDRNE.org website and use the Paypal button.  You can also mail a check, made out to GDRNE, to: Great Dane Rescue of New England, P.O. Box 100083, Cranston, RI 02910.

If you would like to donate to our Specialty Trophy Fund, you can do so through PayPal:

Comments? We'd love to hear them. E-mail to:
Kim Thurler (e-mail: KimThurler@vfemail.net)
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