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MUDI CLUB OF AMERICA, INC.
2017 NATIONAL SPECIALTY

Tails-U-Win Dog Training Center, LLC
175 Adams Street, Manchester, CT 06042

Friday, September 29, 2017
Show Hours:  7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Show Photographer
M. Nicole Fischer, Philadelphia PA
www.mnicolefischer.com, nicole@mnicolefischer.com
Our show photographer specializes in capturing the special bond between dogs and their owners. She will be around all day to capture the activities and will be available for sessions to capture the bond.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2017
CONFORMATION CLASS QUALIFICATION DESCRIPTIONS
Regular Classes
Puppy Dogs - At least 2 months & under 4 months
Puppy Dogs - 4 months & under 6 months
Puppy Dogs - 6 months & under 12 months
Puppy Dogs - 12 months & under 18 months
Bred by Exhibitor Dogs - 6 months & over
Open Dogs - 6 months & over
Regular Classes
Puppy Bitches - At least 2 months & under 4 months
Puppy Bitches - 4 months & under 6 months
Puppy Bitches - 6 months & under 12 months
Puppy Bitches - 12 months & under 18 months
Bred by Exhibitor Bitches - 6 months & over
Open Bitches - 6 months & over
Non-Regular Classes
Veteran Classes - Class for dogs & class for bitches 7 years & over
Entries in the Veteran Classes may be altered. Winners of the Veteran Classes are eligible to compete in
Best of Breed Competition
Altered Classes - Class for altered dogs & class for altered bitches 6 months & over
Best altered dog & best altered bitch will be judged for Best of Altered. Altered dogs/bitches are NOT
eligible to compete in Best of Breed Competition unless entered in the Veterans Classes

Best of Breed Competition
For this Conformation Match Specials are defined as dogs who have earned championship titles from any
venue that offers conformation classes for Mudik. Specials other than Veterans cannot be altered.

2017 MUDI NATIONAL SPECIALTY RIBBONS & PRIZES

RIBBONS
2017 National Specialty T-Shirts

S-M-L-XL - $15
2XL - $16
3XL - $17
4XL - $19
plus postage
(Small processing fee applies)
2017 National Specialty Crew Neck Sweatshirt

S-M-L-XL - $27
2XL - $29
3XL - $30
4XL - N/A
plus postage
(Small processing fee applies)
2017 National Specialty Hoodie Sweatshirt

S-M-L-XL - $31
2XL - $33
3XL - $34
4XL - N/A
plus postage
(Small processing fee applies)
2017 Mudi National Specialty T-Shirt
PAYPAL OPTION

This year you will be able to use the convenience of PayPal to enter online and pay your specialty entry fees,
pay catalog advertising, purchase the 2017 Mudi National Specialty logo wear and to order the 2018 Mudi
Calendar. A small processing fee will be added to your payment for the use of the PayPal option.

Please visit the online MCA Specialty Store to start your online shopping.

Checks or money orders made out to the Mudi Club of America are always accepted. Please s-mail your event
entries with fees to Laura Kinne, 10117 SE Sunnyside Rd #1233, Clackamas, OR 97015. For all other purchases
e-mail your orders to Cynthia Protheroe at hilarowknls@bmi.net and s-mail your item payments plus applicable
postage to her at P O Box 366, Pendleton OR 97801.


2017 SPECIALTY CATALOG ADVERTISING

Please support the 2017 Mudi National Specialty by advertising in this year’s event catalog. A single, full page
(5” x 8”) ad is $30.00. A double facing (two 5” x 8”) full page ad by the same supporter is $50.00. All ads will
be in black & white. Placement of ads will be at the discretion of the catalog committee. All ads must be
camera ready (pdf. format of proper page size).

E-mail your ad copy to Cynthia Protheroe hilarowknls@bmi.net no later than August 30th. Make your check
payable to the Mudi Club of America and send it to Cynthia at P O Box 366, Pendleton OR 97801, or visit our
MCA Specialty Store to pay via PayPal. A small processing fee will be added to your payment for the use
of the PayPal option. Please contact Cynthia if you have any questions about or need help with your ad
submission.

Advertisers will receive one complimentary copy of the catalog as a thank you for your support of the 2017
Mudi National Specialty. Each family with entered dog(s) will receive one copy of the catalog. Guest judges
attending the breed education seminar will receive a catalog as part of their event package.



MUDI MEMORABILIA ITEMS

A variety of clothing items with the 2017 Mudi National Specialty logo are available now. Please check below for
items and prices then visit our MCA Specialty Store if you would prefer to order and pay via PayPal. A
small processing fee will be added to your payment for the use of the PayPal option.

Checks or money orders made out to the Mudi Club of America are always accepted. Please e-mail your orders
to Cynthia Protheroe at hilarowknls@bmi.net and s-mail your item payments plus applicable postage to her at P
O Box 366, Pendleton OR 97801.

Orders received, paid and shipped before Tuesday, September 19, 2017 should arrive in time for you to wear
at the Specialty. No logowear items will be available at the Specialty site on September 29 2017. Please order
as early as possible!
JUDGES EDUCATION PRESENTATION: The MCA is offering a Mudi breed PowerPoint presentation by Erika Kiss
for Conformation Judges 1:00 PM, Friday, September 29, 2017. We will then honor our MCA Achievement
Award Winners with a parade around the ring and presentation of rosettes, followed immediately by the Mudi
Conformation Match. There will be an opportunity to hear the Match Judge’s observations and meet the Mudi
participants after the match. There is no charge for this presentation and/or breed handouts. Please RSVP
before Friday, September 8, 2017 with Leann Neiman, wcsmudis@yahoo.com. All Mudi fanciers are invited to
sit in and learn more about their breed.
8:00 - 9:00 AM Check-in at Tails-U-Win Dog Training Center
9:00 - 10:00 AM 2017 MCA Annual General Membership Meeting
Followed by Fastest Mudi Races & Awards Presentation
Followed by Rally Match & Awards Presentation
Followed by AKC Trick Dog Titling
12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 - 2:30 PM AKC Judges Education Seminar
Followed by Group Photograph
Followed by Honor Parade for MCA Achievement Award Winners
Followed by Mudi Conformation Match & Awards Presentation
Followed by Conformation Judge’s Summary of Match
6:30 PM No Host Dinner with Judge at local restaurant
The following prizes are offered by the members & friends of the Mudi Club of America, Inc. through their
support of the 2017 Mudi National Specialty with sponsorship of specific classes and/or donations to the
General Trophy Fund. The club reserves the right to substitute an unavailable prize with one of equal or
greater value. No prizes will be mailed.

FASTEST MUDI RACE PRIZES
First Place
Second Place

RALLY MATCH PRIZES
First Place
Second Place

CONFORMATION MATCH PRIZES
Best of Breed
Best of Opposite Sex to Best of Breed
Best of Winners
Winners Dog
Reserve Winners Dog
Winners Bitch
Reserve Winners Bitch
Best Veteran
Best of Opposite Sex Veteran
Best of Altered
Best of Opposite Sex Altered
1st Place Each Class
2nd thru 4th Placements Each Class

TALCOTT MOUNTAIN AGILITY CLUB TRIAL - Supported Mudi Entry Saturday & Sunday
Each Mudi Entered in Agility Trial - Participant Keepsake Ribbon
High in Trial Mudi - Fleece Leash & Rosette

Thanks to all the trophy donors who have helped make this event special for all participants: Donations to the
Trophy Fund are still being accepted. Please contact Cynthia Protheroe at hilarowknls@bmi.net for more
information.

HONOR PARADE for 2016 MCA ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNERS - A highlight of any National Specialty! Dogs
entered in the Honor Parade will be featured in the catalog and each entry will receive a rosette ribbon
embossed with the name of the honored dog. The Honor Parade is limited to Mudik that were recognized
through the MCA Achievement Award system in 2016. The Honor Parade will precede the Conformation Match
and Honor Parade entrants are also eligible to enter the Conformation Match and/or Performance events.

Remember to check the “Honor Parade” box on the entry form and list all titles your Mudi has ever earned
regardless of venue. Please send an entry form to Laura Kinne even if you are not entering the other events so
we know who is coming


INFORMATION for OTHER EVENTS BEING HELD in the LOCAL AREA
AKC Agility Trial hosted by Talcott Mountain Agility Club at StarHill Athletic Family Center, 100 Gerber
Drive, Tolland CT. For more information contact the trial secretary, PawPrint Trials. The premium can
be found at their website www.pawprinttrials.com. This trial fills fast so please get your entries in
early!

THERE ARE NO MUDI-ONLY TRIALS WITH THE SPECIALTY HOWEVER THE MCA WILL RECOGNIZE and
SUPPORT THE MUDI AGILITY PARTICIPANTS ON SATURDAY and SUNDAY AS LISTED ABOVE.


GENERAL INFORMATION & SPECIALTY GUIDELINES FOR PARTICIPANTS


DIRECTIONS TO EMERGENCY VET & LOCAL HUMAN HOSPITAL
From Tails-U-Win to Bolton Veterinary Hospital, 222 Boston Turnpike, Bolton CT: Turn right off the parking lot
onto Adams street and follow straight, it will become Buckland Street. Turn left onto Pleasant Valley Rd
(Lowe's / Olive Garden as landmarks). Turn Left onto the Highway entrance. Keep Right - follow signs for 384.
Follow 384 and then take Exit 5 - Rt. 85, Bolton/Colchester exit. Turn left off the ramp. Take first right onto
Williams Rd (a very short road). At the end of Williams, Bolton Vet is straight ahead of you. Turn Right onto
Rt. 44 / Boston Turnpike, and immediately left into the parking lot of Bolton Vet (Pet Store Next Door is right
there, too).

From Tails-U-Win to Manchester Memorial Hospital, 71 Haynes St, Manchester, CT 06040: Go south on Adams
Street for 0.7 miles Turn left at Middle Turnpike West for 1.1 miles. Turn right at South Alton Street for 246
feet. Take the first left onto Turkington

AIRPORT DISTANCE
The Bradley Int’l Airport, Hartford/Springfield is 18 miles / 20 minutes to Tails-U-Win and 22 miles /21
minutes to hotel.


HOTEL
Red Roof Inn, 425 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon Ct 06066. Block rate for Mudi National Specialty participants is
$89.00. There is no dog fee with a stated 2 dogs per room however it is not likely that the management will
check the number of dogs if we all observe courteous dog guest behavior. Reservations must be received by
September 14, 2017. Reserve your room by calling 860-871-2432 and identify yourself as a member of the
MUDI CLUB OF AMERICA. The hotel is about 4 miles / 10 minutes from Tails-U-Win. The Red Roof Inn is a 2
star hotel with restaurants around it.
If you are staying at the Red Roof Inn or another area hotel please follow these simple rules. Our club’s ability
to hold future Mudi events in this area may depend on you being a courteous and responsible guest.
• Always clean up after your dog and dispose of the waste in appropriate receptacles.
• Never leave your dog unattended in a room unless crated and check at regular intervals for barking.
• If you allow your dog on the furniture please use a sheet or blanket to protect it.
• If you groom, do it outside and pick up and dispose of the hair. Do NOT wash dogs in room tubs.
• Report any and all damage (Including stains) to your host and arrange to provide for compensation if
repairs, cleaning, etc. are required.
• Keep dogs on leash at all times when outside your room. The hotel is located near busy roadways.


DIRECTIONS to TAILS-U-WIN DOG TRAINING CENTER, 175 Adams Street, Manchester CT 06042
Coming from the East - via 84W take Exit 62. At the end of exit turn right. Proceed to the light at Buckland
St. and turn right. Go straight, go under the railroad bridge and bear left. Tails-U-Win is immediately after
Adams Mill Restaurant on the left.

Coming from the West - via 84E take Exit 62. At end of exit turn right onto Buckland St. Go straight, go
under the railroad bridge and bear left. Tails-U-Win is immediately after Adams Mill Restaurant on the left.

Coming from the North - via 91S take Exit 35A to Route 291 and take Exit 5. At the end of exit turn left.
Take a right at Manchester Honda light. Go under the railroad bridge and bear left. Tails-U-Win is immediately
after Adams Mill Restaurant on the left.

Coming from the South - via 91N to 84E, then from 84E take Exit 62. At end of exit turn right onto Buckland
St. Go straight, go under the railroad bridge and bear left. Tails-U-Win is immediately after Adams Mill
Restaurant on the left.

From the Red Roof Inn to Tails-U-Win - Turn right out of parking lot onto RT 30 West. Turn left and take I84
West entrance, and merge onto highway. Take exit 60-62, Buckland Street exit. Turn right onto Pleasant
Valley Rd. Turn right into Buckland St. Continue straight and it will become Adams Street, Tails will be on your
left. Look for the MCA signs on the street in front of Tails-U-Win.


VEHICLE PARKING & CRATING AREAS
Parking is in the rear parking lot of Tails-U-Win; our entrance is in the back. There will be space for crating in
the room we are using. There are also tables and folding metal chairs for our use.

TAILS-U-WIN DOG TRAINING CENTER
We are guests of Tails-U-Win and we hope that you will follow these guidelines while attending this MCA hosted
event.
• Safety of the dogs is our primary concern. All dogs must be on leash when not crated except during the
Fastest Mudi Races.
• Please be courteous and clean up after your dog. Potty areas are the green grassy space near the Tails-
U-Win parking lot. Dog waste cans and scoop WILL be provided.
• Please stay within the boundaries of Tails-U-Win Dog Training Center. Do NOT allow your dogs to exercise
on neighboring properties.
• Please be sure your dogs are protected, CT is tick capital of the East coast.
• No one other than the 2017 Mudi National Specialty Committee will be allowed to sell any goods on the
show site.
• Specialty participants are solely responsible for actions and/or damages caused by any child attending the
event with them.
• All persons attending this Specialty hereby waive any claim for damages against the MCA, its members or
agents, in the event a motor vehicle must be entered to rescue a dog from overheating or suffocation due
to improper ventilation.
• The Mudi Club of America, the 2017 Mudi National Specialty Committee, Tails-U-Win Training Center, the
American Kennel Club, area hotels, or their agents, employees, etc., will use due care and diligence for the
welfare of dogs, exhibitors, handlers and spectators, but will assume no responsibility for any personal
injury or death to any person, or theft, damage or loss of personal property, nor injury or death of any
animal either at or on the show grounds and further assumes no responsibility for injury to children at this
Specialty. Entrants and spectators for this event enter and attend entirely at their own risk. Upon arrival
at Tails-U-Win Training Center please sign the attendance form that includes this waiver.




FOOD
Light snacks will be provided during the morning hours.

Lunch on Friday will be preordered box lunches from Panera Bread. The cost is $13.25 per lunch. Please make
checks payable to Mudi Club of America, Inc.. Send the check and meal order form to Laura Kinne, 10117 SE
Sunnyside Rd #1233, Clackamas, OR 97015 before August 30, 2017.

CLICK HERE to download form for Friday's Lunch or Order Online in our Specialty Store

A no-host dinner gathering will be held at 6:30 PM at a nearby restaurant. Directions to the restaurant will be
provided during the Annual General Membership Meeting. Please join us for a chat with our judges and other
Mudi fanciers!
Rally Match - offered by Julie Codding
1st thru 4th place ribbons
Regular Conformation Classes - offered by Julie Codding
Best of Breed Purple & Gold Rosette
Best of Opposite Sex to Best of Breed Red & White Rosette
Best of Winners Blue & White Rosette
Winners Dog & Winners Bitch Purple Rosette
Reserve Winners Dog & Reserve Winners Bitch Purple & White Rosette
  1st thru 4th place ribbons will be given in each regular conformation class.
Non-Regular Conformation Classes - offered by Julie Codding
Best Altered Turquoise & Yellow Rosette
Best of Opposite Sex Altered Fuchsia & Pink Rosette
  1st thru 4th place ribbons will be given in each non-regular conformation class.
  Fastest Mudi Race - offered by Julie Codding
1st Place Blue Rosette
2nd Place Red Rosette
Official Color - Heather Orange
Crew neck and/or hoodie sweatshirts are not available in the official 2017 Specialty Color
however we are offering them in another color with the 2017 logo.
Heather Red
VISIT THE MCA SPECIALTY STORE TO PURCHASE YOUR LOGOWEAR
Annual Meeting, Rally Match, AKC Trick Dog Titling, Lunch, Judges Education Seminar
and Conformation events will be inside.
Fastest Mudi Races will be outdoors, weather permitting, in a non-fenced area.


Weekend Non-MCA Event
Talcott Mountain Agility Club
Tolland CT.
AKC Agility Trial
Sept 30-Oct 1

Conformation Judge: Ms. Carol Brown

Event Committee
Erika Kiss, Show Chair
206 Sam Green Rd, Coventry CT 06238
(860) 680-3889 E-mail: mudiluv@gmail.com