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2021 National Specialty

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Hotel: Founders Inn and Spa, Tapestry Collection by Hilton

Group Name: Leonberger Club of America National

Arrival Date: 21-Mar-2021

Departure Date: 28-Mar-2021

 

Group Code: LCAN1

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2020 National Specialty

People Awards for 2020

HEA

The Heinrich Essig Award is the LCA’s highest honor. It is named after the man that tradition holds created the Leonberger breed in 1846; Heinrich Essig, a town counselor in the town of Leonberg, in what is modern day Germany. Originally presented to the LCA’s founders in 1994, the Heinrich Essig Award is presented to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional dedication to the club sustained over the course of at least five years. This award comes with a life-long LCA membership.

Astrid Robitaille

Astrid has served our club in many capacities over the course of several decades; on committees, as a board member, Vice President, and an impressive time as President. However, perhaps the most important of all of her many roles has been her role as AKC Gazette columnist for the LCA. When the LCA became the AKC parent club for the Leonberger breed back in July of 2010 we knew we were entering a new world where education about the breed would be critical to allowing the breed to continue to thrive as we entered our new future. Fortunately, we found the perfect person for the job. Astrid has excelled as the voice of the breed and the club in the AKC Gazette. Astrid has consistently represented us and the Leonberger breed with integrity, humor, intensity, inspiration, knowledge, wisdom, and eloquence. Accordingly, it seems appropriate to share those qualities from her writing with an excerpt from her farewell column in the October 2019 AKC Gazette.

My time as the AKC GAZETTE breed columnist began 10 years ago, when Leonbergers were given their own column in what was then the print version of the publication. I wrote many columns introducing the AKC world to our breed, our club, our “family reunion” national specialties, and all the traits that make our breed and our club unique and wonderful. It has been my distinct honor and privilege to serve as the voice of our breed and club for our inaugural decade in the AKC. …

In the coming years our breed will no doubt change some, hopefully in a positive way. There is much work to be done in terms of judges’ education, club communication, breed health, and all of the elements that preserve the heritage and well-being not only of a breed, but also a community of people dedicated to that mission. It is my most sincere wish that the breed that has brought so much joy into my life, and which has served as the catalyst for lifelong friendships, is one day depicted in some AKC Library and Archives social media post as the noble, gentle, and beautiful dog we have come to know and love. — Astrid Robitaille

No doubt, things will change in the future, but thanks to Astrid that future is likely a little brighter than it might have been without her efforts. For all of these reasons, and more, the 2020 Heinrich Essig Award is presented to Astrid Robitaille…

With love, gratitude, and recognition of the Highest Order for your decade of service as AKC Gazette Breed Columnust, and for your devotion to the Leonberger Breed and to the Leonberger Club of America.

Jim Carretta

This year was yet another in a long line of years at the helm of running our national specialty show. As chairman of the old Show Committee, Jim’s first year overseeing the event was 2002. He then filled the role of what later came to be called National Specialty Show Chair. In his role as Show Chair Jim does all of the paperwork for the LCA and AKC events, creates the catalog rough-outs for the LCA and AKC shows. He has dealt with all of the various superintendents we have used over the years, and he validates all the official results and submits these forms to those superintendents and to the AKC. In this role he has served as the rules interpreter and, occasionally, the enforcer of those rules. On top of all of his administrative tasks, Jim is also the day of show manager, overseeing all aspects of the shows and making sure everything is being attended to. And lest we forget, Jim has also served as an advisor to the regional clubs in putting on their own shows for many years too; assisting them with paperwork and rules compliance. For those of us who have called frantically on the day of a show to ask an urgent question, Jim’s calm expertise has been an invaluable and much appreciated resource. In addition to this, Jim has also handled essentially the same set of responsibilities for the Northern California Leonberger Club for nearly 20 years. For all of these reasons, and more, the 2020 Heinrich Essig Award is presented to Jim Carretta…

With love, gratitude, and recognition of the Highest Order for your decades of service as Show Chairman, and for your devotion to the Leonberger Breed and to the Leonberger Club of America.

Leo Award

The Leo Award is given for exceptional work on a particular project, or for a body of work on behalf of the breed or the club that takes place over the course of a year. It can be awarded for a particularly well-done individual project, or for more generally applied excellence.

Elizabeth Burnham

Elizabeth is a long-time volunteer for the LCA. She has served multiple terms on the board and was a co-chair of the 2011 National Specialty in Warwick, Rhode Island. Several years later, after having committed to taking management of the membership list and other information into the electronic world, the club needed someone to help with the complete re-invention of membership office operations. Elizabeth cheerfully accepted the challenge and became Membership Chair in 2014 and, with the help of other talented volunteers, succeeded brilliantly. Elizabeth has stayed at this very important, if thankless, job for the past six years. Her work has helped to facilitate the club’s move to electronic balloting, which has saved thousands of dollars over paper balloting. For all of these reasons, and more, the 2020 Leo Award is presented to Elizabeth Burnham…
With love and appreciation for excellence, devotion, and sustained dedication over the years for your work transitioning the club’s membership system to the electronic age, and continuing to maintain that system for the Leonberger Club of America.

D’Nae Wilson

D’Nae has been working with the Leonberger Health Foundation since 2014, which only seems natural since she was the protégé of LCA founder, breeder, and Leonberger Health Foundation founder, Waltraut Zieher. However, D’Nae has fully embraced her work for Leonberger health, and in 2018 she became president of the Leonberger Health Foundation, overseeing its transition to what is now the Leonberger Health Foundation International. She has channeled her passion for Leonberger health into building bridges with, and reaching out to, people and organizations all around the world with a singular focus of improving the health of this breed that is so dear to us all. Under D’Nae’s time as president of the LHFI a partnership with the Worldwide Independent Leonberger Database has been established, fulfilling a longtime goal of the Health Foundation to have a database that could assist academic researchers with keeping track of health issues in the breed. She has also worked tirelessly to raise funds internationally to fund health research. Anyone who has been in the fancy for any length of time knows the health challenges our dogs face, and the importance of overcoming them. D’Nae, and many others, are working hard to make that happen; doing so with expertise, vision, and passion. For all of these reasons, and more, the 2020 Leo Award is presented to D’Nae Wilson…

With love and appreciation for excellence, devotion, and sustained dedication to Leonberger health, and for her work with people around the world as president of the new Leonberger Health Foundation International.

Jan Parola

Jan has been involved in the welfare of Leonberger dogs, and Leonberger rescue, for longer than anyone can remember. Literally, we asked, and no one can remember! Her tireless work over the years is one of the primary reasons Leonbergers in Need exists. She tirelessly volunteers her time for the rescue auction, donating items and coordinating the bidding website. And then there’s the Leo Fur. The heart of our Leo community is shown every time Jan puts out the call for knitters and crocheters to work on Leo fur offerings to prepare the Afghan and other items for auction. She has also seen to the creation memorial pieces made from fur for people who have lost their Leos. Jan has become a fixture at the club’s Meet the Breeds booth in NYC with representatives for other breeds, and AKC judges and officials coming to see her work year-after-year, including her eight-hour-long spinning demonstrations, so they can do the same with their breeds. She never turns away a person, or a question, and is always as welcoming as the Leos she loves… Jan was recognized for her work in rescue with a Leo Heart award in 2008. Since then she has continued to be at the heart of rescue, and we hope that continues for many years to come. For all of these reasons, and more, the 2020 Leo Award is presented to Jan Parola…

With love and appreciation for excellence, devotion, and sustained dedication over the course of decades, as the heart of rescue efforts for the Leonberger breed in America.

Pixie Baber

This is the 35th Anniversary of the Leonberger Club of America. The heart of the club, besides the Leonbergers themselves, are the members. As the club grew over the years we started to notice a problem: New people attending the National Specialty either felt lost, or were getting lost in the shuffle of old friends, shows, and activities. How to overcome that was a problem solved by long-time LCA member, Pixie Baber. Pixie helped to create the club’s Mentorship program ten years ago. Each year she works tirelessly to contact mentors and new members who will be attending the National Specialty, so that they will be sure to interact with one another at the show, and relieve the isolation that “Newbies” can feel. In addition to her wonderful Newbie Orientation at the National, Pixie also works to be sure that color coded name tags are produced, so that Mentors and Newbies can recognize each other, and has created fun games to further encourage interaction. Anyone who has been accosted at the national for a selfie with someone they don’t know has a sense for what those games look like. No organization can survive without new generations of support and leadership. Pixie has spent the last decade to ensure that future through her work bringing longtime and new members together. For all of these reasons, and more, the 2020 Leo Award is presented to Pixie Baber…

With love and appreciation for excellence, devotion, and sustained dedication over the course of more than a decade, as the Mentorship Chair for the Leonberger Club of America.

Leo Heart

The Leo Heart Award was created because sometimes people do things that may not necessarily benefit the breed or the club as a whole, but which show remarkable and exceptional heart nonetheless. The Leonberger Heart Award has been created to honor these people.

Susan Cipolla

Susan Cipolla has been the club’s Election Committee Chair since 2016. This is a position that can be pretty bureaucratic: Coordinating elections, sending out notices for nominees to the board of directors, checking qualifications for office, encouraging members to vote, and just generally making sure the whole process is done in compliance with our Bylaws. However, Susan has done all of this with a warm personal touch, enthusiasm, and energy that bears recognition. It’s one thing to do a job well. It is another thing entirely to do it well and always leave people feeling glad you are in the job. This was especially true when the voting for the Member Practices document had to be re-done in 2019 for procedural reasons. For all of these reasons, and more, the 2020 Leo Heart Award is presented to Susan Cipolla…

With love and appreciation for your heartfelt devotion to the integrity of the election processes as Chair of the Election Committee of the Leonberger Club of America.

Honorable Mention (Last year’s Leo Heart recipient)

Pamela Isaacson

The LCA wishes to recognize the continuing efforts of Pamela Isaacson, who was the 2019 Leo Heart recipient. Pam and her four legged partner, Burton, have shown great heart and dedication toward putting a great face on the LCA’s presence at annual Meet the Breed booth at the Westminster show in NYC. The LCA’s booth even won Best in Show in 2019. Although we do not give out the same award twice, we were faced with a problem. Pam and her team of volunteers won booth honors for Best in Show AGAIN in 2020. Accordingly, we are taking the extraordinary step of issuing an Honorable Mention, to remind everyone why Pam won the Leo Heart Award last year, and why she would receive it again this year… if we could do that. Accordingly, a grateful club says, “thank you Pam,” and please keep up the great work!

Certificate of Appreciation

Pat McDaniel

Pat McDaniel is not just a great breeder, she is also a leader in the Portland area, getting owners and Leos involved in activities that strengthen the bond between Leo Lovers and their dogs, and also the bond between Leo Lovers themselves. Her efforts have contributed to a community of Leo lovers that reflect the true spirit of the LCA.

For this reason, the club presents Pat McDaniel with a Certificate of Appreciation for…

With appreciation for your dedication to the Leonberger Community in Portland Oregon and beyond, from the Leonberger Club of America.

The Show Event Committee

The Show Event Committee is the group that puts on our National Specialty every year, something they excel at and for which they received Certificates of Appreciation last year. However, this year they were faced with the extraordinary and first-time-in-club-history un-putting-on of the National Specialty due to the global pandemic. There are no rule books or procedures for doing that, especially less than two weeks before the event. However, in large part due to their sound judgment, thoughtfulness, and creativity they have allowed the club to do so with a minimum of disruption and economic loss. For this reason, the club presents Don James, Jim Carretta, Pamela Isaacson, Wendy Jones, Kimberly Mallory, Matt Messley, Marietta Mennone, and Shelly Mabbs with Certificates of Appreciation for…
With appreciation for your dedication to the best interests of the breed and the club, and for your extraordinary efforts in successfully un-planning the 2020 National Specialty due to the global pandemic

CONCLUDING COMMENTS

Thank you to all of our 2020 award recipients. Volunteerism is the heart of our club. We wish to thank those who submitted names in nomination for the various awards. If your nominee was not presented with an award this year, please re-submit next year!

Respectfully submitted, LCA Awards Committee – Carin Shadwick, Yves Parent, Mary Decher, Beth O’Connor, and Glen Ferguson.

PARADES

Representing the truly loved rescue leonbergers – our 2020 National Specialty Rescue Parade
Our never ending gratitude to Leonberger Rescue Pals and everyone that helps with rescue!
To view as a video –
Rescue – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1l2lrl4PKyc90jXRI8UnyGk7n1bHYoznS/view?usp=sharing

Giving love and comfort comes naturally to our Leonbergers. Representing the many leos in Therapy – the 2020 National Specialty Virtual Therapy Parade.
Therapy – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hVhp49Ez0oIxdtkLJbi63hO9NpWsaG0x/view?usp=sharing

Growing older, but never more important or more loved. The parade that always brings tears to my eyes and joy to my heart. Representing the most precious of our Leos – the Veterans of the 2020 National Specialty Veteran Parade
Veterans – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1e1qrnjl3NAlOpo4H8juMZwRpWf_xVRtk/view?usp=sharing

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2020 LCA National Specialty – Postponed!

2019 National Specialty – Ridgeline Leos

Ridgeline Leos and was held from Tuesday, May 14th through Sunday May 19th, 2019 at the beautiful Ridgeline Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado

The show itself was held at the new Estes Park Events Center which is withing walking distance of the the hotel. http://www.estesparkeventscomplex.com/

Download 2019 Planning Booklet

 

 

JUDGING PANEL

Mr. Ron Horn (USA) – Draft Test
Mr. Todd Snyder (USA) – Draft Test
Ms. Julie Pepper (USA) – Puppy and Veteran Sweeps
Sr. Raphael Malo Alcrudo (Spain) – LCA Club Show, 3-6 Month puppy & Non-Regular Spay/Neuter
Mr. Don James (USA) – LCA Club Show Juniors
Mrs. Linda Scanlon (USA) – Tuesday AKC Obedience and Rally
Mr. Jim Owens – (USA) AKC National & Juniors
Mrs. Pat Maynard – (USA) AKC National Obedience and Rally
Mrs. Pat Maynard – (USA) Saturday PM AKC Obedience
Mrs. Marrin Sampson – (USA) Saturday PM AKC Rally

SCHEDULE             

Click to expand the official schedule of events for the 2019 LCA National Specialty in Estes Park, Colorado May 14-19, 2019
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2017 National Specialty – Old Bay Leos

Old Bay Leos2017 LCA NATIONAL SPECIALTY
OLD BAY LEOS

Hunt Valley Inn – Maryland

Club Show Premium

AKC National Specialty Premium

AKC MALC of VA Concurrent Specialty Premium

Official Results:

2017 Club Show Regular Results

2017 Non-Regular Results

2017 Drafing Results

2017 AKC National Specialty Results

2017 Obedience / Rally Results

Judges Review and Candid Pictures

 

NCLC – Fall Shows 2015

The premium for the AKC Fall Shows.

Club Show Premium
NCLC entry form

Two Conformation shows – handling clinic and more.
Saturday, November 14, 2015

Reserve Bag Lunch

Purchase Merchandise

Further information on the regional club website – Northern California Leonberger Club

2015 Triple Crown

September 25th, 26th, and 27th – LEONBERGER TRIPLE CROWN at Historic Long Branch Farm in Millwood, VA

LCA Triple Crown Premium

Triple Crown – Hunt Country Cluster All Breed Premiums

Triple Crown Premium Supplement 2015

 

2016 National Specialty – Gold Rush Leos

Gold Rush Leos Logo

2016 LCA NATIONAL SPECIALTY
GOLD RUSH LEOS

Red Lion Woodlake Conference Cntr
500 Leisure Lane, Sacramento, CA 95815
April 27 – May 1,  2016

Pictures and Video from the Shows

LCA Club Show Catalog Marked
AKC Catalog Marked

Wednesday, April 26, 2016

Puppy Sweeps

6 – 9 Month Puppy Dog

Lowenhohle’s Magical Phalin Perrin “Perrin”
Reg # WS51138301 COO: Canada DOB: 08/26/2015
Breeder(s): Julie Schaffert Sire: Kwenobe Balfen Shiku Dam: Vectiseleon Rian Daxia Owner(s): Sue Turbow
9 – 12 Month Puppy Dog

BluDrift’s Secret Link to Diadal “Lincoln”
Reg # WS50688301 COO: United States DOB: 05/22/2015
Breeder(s): Luanne Moede
Sire: C.I.B. Multi CH Medvebergi Maszkos Excel Dam: GCH JuneBug from Yellow’s Garden Owner(s): Luanne Moede & Candy Jordan
12 – 18 Month Puppy Dog

CH El Dorado’s He Is My Everything “Satchmo Tennessee”
Reg # WS49099302 COO: United States DOB: 12/30/2014
Breeder(s): Pat McDaniel
Sire: GCH Khaimas’ Daydream Believer CGC
Dam: Ch El Dorado’s Diamonds to Emeralds CGC Owner(s): Shonnie Layland & Pat McDaniel

6 – 9 Month Puppy Bitch

Kamenah’s Epic Journey “Journey”
Reg # WS51611101 COO: United States DOB: 10/10/2015
Breeder(s): Juanita Allen
Sire: GCH CH Vavoom Mobster v. Sanftenloewen CGCA Dam: Gemma Von Alpensee
Owner(s): Juanita Allen
9 – 12 Month Puppy Bitch

Panthera’s Go For It “Grier”
Reg # WS50300404 COO: United States DOB: 05/13/2015
Breeder(s): Virginia Bartholomay
Sire: Intl Multi CH Namupalan Bling Smack Chap
Dam: GCH CH Panthera’s Cheetah
Owner(s): Virginia Bartholomay & Gary Butterfield

12 – 18 Month Puppy Bitch

Lowenhohle’s Love You Just A Lot “Ella”
Reg # WS50464205 COO: United States DOB: 03/15/2015
Breeder(s): Julie Schaffert
Sire: CH Namupalan Bling Smack Chap
Dam: Wotsit von der Lowenhohle
Owner(s): Julie & Sophie Schaffert & Mark Christensen

Best in Puppy Sweeps
BluDrift’s Secret Link to Diadal “Lincoln”
Reg # WS50688301 COO: United States DOB: 05/22/2015
Breeder(s): Luanne Moede
Sire: C.I.B. Multi CH Medvebergi Maszkos Excel Dam: GCH JuneBug from Yellow’s Garden Owner(s): Luanne Moede & Candy Jordan

Best of Opposite in Puppy Sweeps
Panthera’s Go For It “Grier”
Reg # WS50300404 COO: United States DOB: 05/13/2015
Breeder(s): Virginia Bartholomay
Sire: Intl Multi CH Namupalan Bling Smack Chap
Dam: GCH CH Panthera’s Cheetah
Owner(s): Virginia Bartholomay & Gary Butterfield

Veteran Sweeps

9 Years & Over Dog

GCH CH Desperado’s Bronco Billy RN “Bill”
Reg # WS21990401 COO: United States DOB: 10/29/2005
Breeder(s): Lori Taft
Sire: Amos Pride of Aslan Dam: Kingleo’s Electraleone Owner(s): Lori Taft
7 Years & Under 9 Years Bitch

BOS CH Joelle Vom Dreiburgenland CDX RE CGC ODD CDX RE CGC ODD Therapy Dog “Biscuit”
Reg # WS30037302 COO: Germany DOB: 12/21/2008
Breeder(s): Mathias Schroeder Sire: Jokull Lowe Von Walhall Dam: Bayla V. Diemensland
Owner(s): Jody Woodruff & Lori Taft
9 Years & Over Bitch

CH Panthera’s Adair “Addie”
Reg # WS24904301 COO: United States DOB: 01/15/2007
Breeder(s): Virginia Bartholomay
Sire: CH Kingleo’s Eduardo
Dam: CH Forevergreens Keepsake
Owner(s): Virginia Bartholomay & Gary Butterfield

Best in Veterans Sweeps
GCH CH Desperado’s Bronco Billy RN “Bill”
Reg # WS21990401 COO: United States DOB: 10/29/2005
Breeder(s): Lori Taft
Sire: Amos Pride of Aslan Dam: Kingleo’s Electraleone Owner(s): Lori Taft

Best of Opposite in Veteran Sweeps
CH Joelle Vom Dreiburgenland CDX RE CGC ODD CDX RE CGC ODD Therapy Dog “Biscuit”
Reg # WS30037302 COO: Germany DOB: 12/21/2008
Breeder(s): Mathias Schroeder Sire: Jokull Lowe Von Walhall Dam: Bayla V. Diemensland
Owner(s): Jody Woodruff & Lori Taft

NEUTERED DOG
1- FOREVERGREEN’S ROAD TRIP “TRIP”
2- TSAVO’S FIRM FOUNDATION “CLIFFORD”
SPAYED BITCH
1- JELLONAAMAN LOVE;N HUGS “BIRDY”
2- BELLAWOOD’S DANCIN AWAY WITH MY HEART “EMMY”
3- SCHIEHALLION RIVER TUMMEL RN CGC “TUMI”
4- EARLYWINTERS AMAZING GRACE “GRACIE”

Thursday April 28,2016
Judge: Natalia Romanova

REGULAR CONFORMATION

ADULT DOGS
NOVICE DOGS
1. XTRA SWEET V. SANFTEN LOEWEN “KAM”

BRED BY EXHIBITOR DOG
1. LITTLE MTN’S BIG BEN “BEN”

OPEN DOG
1.IRRESISTIBLE FORCE VON ALPENSEE CGC “RUBICON”
2. BELLAWOOD’S CANUSA HERE WE GO AGAIN “HENRY”
3. CDN GCH LTL MTNS BRING DOWN THE HOUSE “GRIFFIN”
4.NUTHATCH’S ALPINE MEADOWS SUMMIT “SUMMIT”

VETERAN DOG
1. BOBYLELEJONET MADE-BY-EDDIE “SIGI”
2. GCH CH BELLA WOOD’S BORN ON THE BAYOU LTA “CAJUN”
3. GCH DESPERADO’S BRONCO BILLY RN “BILL”

WINNERS DOG:
115 – BLUDRIFT’S SECERET LINK TO DIADAL “LINCOLN”

RESERVE WINNERS DOG
131 – XTRA SWEET V. SANFTEN LOELWEN “KAM”

CHAMPION DOG
1. GCH CH VAVOOM MOBSTER V. SANFTENLOEWEN CGCA “VINNIE”
2. CH NAMUPALAN I AM LEGEND “DEXTER”
3.CH DESPERADO’S JUST A FIREBALL “SAMSON”
4. BISS SILVER GCH BLUDRIFT’S BOLD LION’S ROAR “LEO”

Friday, April 28,2016
Judge: Natalia Romanova

REGULAR CONFORMATION
YOUTH BITCHES
YOUTH 6 – 9 MONTH BITCH
1. KAMENAH’S EPIC JOURNEY “JOUREY”
2. BELLAWOOD’S I’M WALKING ON SUNSHINE “SUMMER”

YOUTH 9 – 12 MONTH BITCH
1. PANTHERA’S GO FOR IT “GRIER”
2. Z BEST KLEINA SCHWARMERAI VON SANFTEN LOEWEN “KLEINA”
3. PANTHERA’S GRETCHEN “GRETCHEN”
4. BLUDRIFT’S DIADAL KISS AT THE MASQUERADE “KISSKISS”

YOUTH 12 – 18 MONTH BITCH
1. EL DORADO’S HANDFUL OF SAPPHIRES CGC “PHIRE”
2. L’ASHANI DES NEUF GRAINSR D’OR “ISHANI”
3. LOWENHOHLE’S LOVE YOU JUST A LOT “ELLA””
4. BLACK ROCK ASYNJUR FROM GENTLE MONENTS “FREYJA”

BEST YOUTH BITCH:
118 – PANTHERA’S GO FOR IT “GRIER”

ADULT BITCHES
NOVICE BITCH
1. LITTLE MOUNTAIN’S BETTER THAN CHOCOLATE “DARLING”
2. BOLELEJONET YANINA OF NEW LOVE “MINA”
3. STARFIRE IRRESISTIBLE TAYIARUE “RUE”
4. BLUDRIFT’S CHAMPAGNE CHARMING TAWAL “TAWAL”

BRED BY EXHIBITOR BITCH
1. HIGH HOPES ABSOLUTELY ELECTRIC CGC “STORM”
2. WOTSIT VON DER LOWENHOHLE “WOTSIT”
3. YADA B LAVENDEHR AND LACE V.SANFTENLOEWEN “LACEY”
4. LAGACY’S ALPHABA “ALFIE”

FOREIGN BRED BITCH
1. LOWENHOHLE’S GREAT DEJA CGC “DEJA”
2. VECTISELEON BOLD ‘N BOOTIFUL “BOO”

OPEN BITCH
1. GREAT NORTHERN’S BY MOONLIGHT “LUNA”
2. GREAT NORTHERN’S BOURNE ON THE WIND CGC “ECHO”
3. LTL MTNS BAZILLION DOLLAR BABY “MACIE”
4.HIGH HOPES AMBUSH AT DESPERADO “OLIVE”

WINNERS BITCH:
118 – PANTHERA’S GO FOR IT “GRIER”
RESERVE WINNERS BITCH:
176 – GREAT NORTHERN’S BY MOONLIGHT “LUNA”

VETERAN BITCH
1. CH PANTHERA’S ADAIR “ADDIE”
2. NORWEGIAN CH JELLONAAMAN LOVE’N HUGS CGC “BIRDY”
3. CH BELLAWOOD’S ARIEL V.SANFTENLOEWEN “ARIEL”
4. CH CH JOELLE VOM DREIBURGENLAND CDX RE CGC ODD CDX RE CGC

CHAMPION BITCH
1. BRONZ GCH CH BLUDRIFT’S CHAMPAGNE TASTE OF DIAMONDS CGC “CHAMPAGNE”
2. GCH CH PANTHERA’S DILLY DALLY “DINA”
3. CH EL DORADO’S GONE WITH THE WIND “SCARLETT”
4. GCH EL DORADO’S CHILLI PEPPER “CHILLI”

Winners Dog: Bludrift’s Secret Link to Diadal “Lincoln”
Winners Bitch: Panthera’s Go for It “Grier”
Veteran Dog: Bobylelejonet Made-by-Eddie “Sigi”
Veteran Bitch: CH Panthera’s Adair “Addie”
Champion Dog: GCH Vavoom Mobster V. Sanftenloewen CGCA “Vinnie”
Champion Bitch: Bronz GCH Bludrift’s Champagne Taste of Diamonds CGC

Best in Specialty Show: GCH Vavoom Mobster V. Sanftenloewen CGCA
Best Opposite Sex: Bronz GCH Bludrift’s Champagne Taste of Diamonds CGC
Best of Winners: Panthera’s Go for It
Best Veteran: Bobylelejonet Made-by-Eddie

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AKC Specialty Show – Saturday, April 30th

WINNERS DOG…Nuthatchs Alpine Meadows Summit
RESERVE WINNERS DOG…Little Mountains Bring Down The House
OPEN DOG…Nuthatchs Alpine Meadows Summit
BRED BY EXHIBITOR DOG…Little Lyndon Big Ben
PUPPY 9-12 MONTHS…BluDrifts Secret Link To Diadal
PUPPY 6-9 MONTHS…Lowenholes Magical Phalin Perrin

WINNERS BITCH…High Hopes Ambush At Desperado
RESERVE WINNERS BITCH…High Hopes Absolutely Electric
OPEN BITCH…High Hopes Ambush At Desperado
BRED BY EXHIBITOR BITCH…High Hopes Absolutely Electric
NOVICE BITCH…Bolelejonet Yanina of New Love
15-18 MONTHS BITCH…El Dorados Handful of Sapphires
12-15 MONTHS BITCH…Lowenholes Love You Just A Lot
PUPPY 9-12 MONTHS…Pantheras Go For It
PUPPY 6-9 MONTHS…Kamenahs Epic Journey
4-6MONTHS PUPPY COMPETITION… Paragon Von Alpensee
JUNIOR SHOWMANSHIP NOVICE… Sophie S. (Vectiseleon Bold N Bootiful)
VETERAN DOG…GCH CH Bella Wood’s Born on the Bayou LTA
VETERAN BITCH…CH Panthera’s Adair

BEST OF BREED…GCH BluDrift’s Champagne Taste of Diamonds CGC
BEST OF WINNERS…High Hopes Ambush At Desperado
BEST OF OPPOSITE…GCH Panthera’s Eight Is Enough
SELECT DOG…GCH Redwood Trail Duke BN CGC
SELECT BITCH…CH Foxglove Elysium Von Alpensee RN CA CGC
AWARDS OF MERIT:
…GCH BellaWood’s Born On The Bayou
…Nuthatch’s Alpine Meadows Summit
…GCH El Dorado’s Chili Pepper
…GCH Bludrift’s Bold Lion’s Roar CGC
OWNER HANDLED BEST OF BREED…High Hopes Ambush At Desperado
BEST BRED BY EXHIBITOR…High Hopes Absolutely Electric CGC

NRLC 2015 Spring Fling

NRLC SPRING FLING

March 27 – 29, 2015 – Holiday Inn Boxborough, MA

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Hotel Information for Reservations

Conformation Class Descriptions

Drafting Class Descriptions – Drafting Test on Sunday open to All Breeds –DIRECTIONS to Register for the Drafting on Sunday only,.

CGC – CGCA – TDI requirements
TDI Brochure

NCLC premiums posted

Premium posted on their website.  Norcal-leonbergers.org

Triple Crown 2014

The Official Triple Crown is planned for October 25th and 26th in Leesburg, VA in conjunction with the Middleburg Kennel Club and the Leonberger Club of America.

Saturday will have three events in one day – the All Breed Show, the LCA Concurrent Specialty, and a Match put on by the Mid-Atlantic Leonberger Club of Virginia.  With over 100 Leo Lovers likely to be in attendance, a great BBQ dinner, and our famous raffle all happening in one of the most beautiful spaces on the East Coast, this year’s Triple Crown is an event you don’t want to miss!

You can keep up with all the latest news on the event and let everyone know you are coming via the facebook page and website

middleburg premium

LCA Triple Crown Premium

NCLC Fall 2014

NCLC show is November 15 and 16 in Colusa, CA. They will have 2 AKC shows and 1 LCA show.
Check their site for more information.

2015 Specialty – Leos in Little Bavaria

April 28 – May 3, 2015 in Frankenmuth, MI

CHECK OUT THE IMAGES AND VIDEO FROM THE SHOW

WERE YOU THERE? Please complete the  2015 National Specialty Survey (in Word format)

Still need to order your DVDs?  2015-DVD – Post Show Order Form

Newly elected to the board: Harry Austin, Don James, Jim Walker, Peggy Walker.
Don James will continue as AKC Delegate.

RESULTS:

Non Regular Conformation Judge Guido Perosino

Drafting Test QualifiersBISS - Lily

Juniors – ClubShowYouthMales

ResultsClubShowMales

ResultsClubShowBitches – Final rounds

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AKC National Results Corrected

AKC Regional Show Results – HighInTrials

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Schedule

Judge’s Panel

Wednesday Night Club Show Events
Sweeps – Ms Lori Taft
Non-Regular Conformation – Mr. Guido Perosino

Thursday & Friday
Club show Junior Showmanship – TBA
Club Show Conformation – Mr. Guido Perosino

Saturday
AKC National Specialty (4 -6 Month Puppy, Junior Showmanship, Conformation – Ms Joyce A Vanek
AKC Regional Specialty (4-6 Month Puppy, Junior Showmanship, Conformation – Mr. James E. Taylor
AKC National and Regional Obedience & Rally – M. James J Ham

Specialty Refund Policy

Refund Policy: Payments to the Leonberger Club of America or Leonberger National Specialty for registration, meals, and seminars are 100% refundable up to March 12, 2014. No refunds for merchandise will be given unless we are able to sell unwanted items at the show. In which case, you will receive a refund within 60 days after April 26th. The Leonberger Club of America reserves the right to modify this Refund Policy at its discretion. Any such revision or change will be binding and effective immediately after posting the revised Refund Policy on this LCA web site.  Reviewing our refund policy periodically for revisions is your obligation.

Osteosarcoma Vaccine

Learn About University of Pennsylvania’s Life-Extending
Osteosarcoma Vaccine Research

DrMasonThe Leonberger Health Foundation has arranged for the principal investigator of the osteosarcoma vaccine, Dr. Nicola Mason, to speak to us on Thursday evening at 7:30. The newest clinical trial that will begin this spring will include a Leonberger.

Dr. Mason and her team are experimenting with a vaccine designed to eliminate the deadly cancer cells that survive in a dog’s body following surgery and chemotherapy. “If the immune system is appropriately ‘awakened’ by this vaccine, then the immune cells will find and eliminate any remaining cancer cells that have avoided chemotherapy. Furthermore, it is hoped that the immune system will develop a ‘memory’ of these cancer cells and will be able to prevent further osteosarcoma lesions from developing.”

The preliminary results are encouraging. Dogs who have received the vaccine are still alive and healthy well beyond the time they would have expected to die.

Too many Leonberger owners have heard the frightening diagnosis; spent sleepless nights deciding whether or not their Leo would want to live as a tripod; struggled with the question of where to get the thousands of dollars for surgery and six rounds of chemotherapy, just to gain a few more precious weeks of life.

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear Dr. Mason in person and learn about this important step forward in Leonberger health.

 

2014 Green Mountain Leos

2014 National Specialty – Burlington, VT – April 23 – 27

2014 SpecialtyContacts: Kirsten Becker  or  Elizabeth Burnham

Judges Review Recording

LCA National Club Show Non-Regular Results – Final 2014 Regional Specialty ObRally – Final
2014 National Specialty ObRally – Final
2014 AKC Regional Results – Final
2014 AKC National Results – Final
LCA National Club Show Results – Final

 

Awards

Sharon Betts, Heinrich Essig Award, “For perseverance and excellence in guiding and managing the LCA’s technology and on-line presence.”

Jim Carretta, Leo Award, “For years of tireless dedication to planning, managing, and working all aspects of the show side of the National Specialty.”

Jim Walker and Peggy Walker Leo Heart, “For combining your love for Leos with dedication to helping raise cancer research money for the benefit others.”

Brenda Ford, Certificate of Appreciation, “For dedication to managing The Merlin Fund for the benefit of Leonbergers and canines in need of medical care.”

Cindy Stratton, Certificate of Appreciation, “For years of dedication successfully selling national specialty catalogue advertisements ads for the national specialty.”

The following were awarded Leonberger Therapy Awards at this years national specialty:
Vic Neumann Vikan
Kayla Skiba Meeko
Peggy & Jim Walker Jake
Leo Therapy Hall of Fame inductees having achieved more than 150 therapy
visits where:
Julia Roberts Alvin
Pixie Baber Gus & Cajun
Theresa Koprowski Rommie
Congratulations to all for “Sharing the Love” of their Leos
If you haven’t tried therapy with your Leo, please contact me and get
started. It is a wonderful way to give back to your community. Your Leo will
have a good time, the patients/children will love it and you will feel
really good about what you have done by sharing your Leo with others.

Recap of a wonderful event:

It is hard to believe that another LCA National Specialty week has come and gone. As the co-chair of this year’s specialty it is even more unbelievable that the week is over after spending the last two years working to bring this event together. I am thrilled to report that Green Mountain Leos was a rousing success! I would like to personally thank my amazing co-chair, Elizabeth Burnham, for her tireless efforts and nonstop work. She is truly the energizer bunny! I would also like to thank each and every one of our volunteers. I will not do this by name as I don’t want to miss anyone, but you all know who you are. Without the army of volunteers that worked so hard on this event it would not have been the tremendous success that it was. Three cheers to all of our volunteers!!!!!!

There are so many volunteering opportunities within the club – both at a continual level (serving on a committee) or at an event level. I encourage each of you to seek out a volunteer opportunity. It is a great way to learn more about our breed and club operations and to meet other club members. For me it is the most rewarding way that I can give back to the wonderful Leonbergers I have had (and currently have) the pleasure of sharing my life with.

Green Mountain Leos really had something to offer every person and every dog. We had two days of rally and obedience, four days (1 club show, 2 AKC shows) of conformation and the draft test. On Friday evening we also had our first ever stud parade, which raised over $1000 for the LHF! We tried something new with our working dog seminars, and we know we need to work on improving our communication around those so they will be better attended in the future. There was a ringside buffet dinner on Wednesday night during
Sweeps and non-regular conformation. We had two sit down dinners, Friday and Saturday. On Saturday evening we also did our dog and people awards – congratulations to all of our award winners)!

For the first time (to my knowledge) the LCA offered New Titleholder Ribbons. We handed out quite a few of these ribbons to dogs that earned their AKC Championship, obedience titles, rally titles and draft titles. Speaking of draft we had nine draft teams participate in our test this year, and a special round of applause goes to our first ever LCA draft test qualifying team – Cindy Atwood and Questa (Questa von Stutensee)! Congratulations to everyone that participated in rally, obedience, draft and/or conformation with their Leos. You are all winners for putting in time to build a bond with your dog and train for any of these events.

The Burlington Sheraton, our host hotel, was wonderful and very accommodating to our dogs and guests. This was the first dog show they have hosted, and they would love to have us back! Thank you everyone for cleaning up after your dogs and respecting the hotel grounds and rooms. Downtown Burlington and the surrounding area offered so much for our guests and dogs, and I have heard a lot of great feedback about how welcoming the town was.

Welcome to our new board members – Amy Garabedian, Agi Hejja and Ginny Bartholomay. I look forward to working with each of you on the LCA Board. Thank you to our departing board members – Don James, Karen Zedeker and Beth O’Connor. Beth has served an incredible 8 years as our LCA President – job well done Beth!

Kirsten Becker – President
Michael Bloink – Vice President
Glen Ferguson – Secretary
Elizabeth Burnham – Treasurer
Ginny Bartholomay
Amy Garabedian
Agi Hejja
Connie Kent
Peggy Walker

I hope everyone has a safe trip home, and I look forward to seeing everyone next year in Frankenmuth, Michigan!

Kirsten Becker
LCA President

Eukanuba 2013 – Meet the Breeds

The Eukanuba National Championships will be held December 14 and 15. We will once again have a Meet the Breeds booth on that Saturday and Sunday. We can use all of the help that we can get. This is a chance for all of you Floridians come share some of your Leo love with the public. If you are entered in the show, we would really appreciate it if you and your Leo would spend a little time with us too.
This is a very fun event. Besides the show, there are over 150 breed booths, many interesting vendors, as well as dock diving for you to see. The conformation is exciting and the agility is amazing! If you bring your Leo for the booth, you can also take them with you when you walk around to see everything. The only requirement of your Leo is that they are groomed and have a good temperament for this type of setting.
Please contact me privately if you can join us. It’s not easy to staff a Leo booth in Florida and we need your help!
Thanks,
Connie Kent
snicks202@yahoo.com

2013 National Specialty – Leos and Clark, April 3 – April 7, 2013

Leos and Clark was held in Vancouver, Washington.  Show chairs: Don James and Glen Ferguson.

Keynote speaker for the event was Dr. Jean Dodds.

Nice article from the Columbian paper.

Schedule of Events

LCA Show

Best in Show – A. Feiner Eros
Best of Opposite – Bolelejonet Up-Town-Girl
Best Veteran – Bellawood’s Adelaide Rainbow

All LCA Results

Judges Review by Per Andersen found in our Media Gallery

AKC Show

Best of Breed: GCH A. Feiner Eros
Best of Opposite Sex: Woo hoo I Love you v. Sanftenloewen
Select dog: Early Winter’s Anslow
Select Bitch: Victoria’s Secret v. Sanftenloewen
Desperado’s Bronco Billy and Lionscrest Always be my Panda were the Awards of Merit.
All AKC results

 

2012 – Oconomowoc, WI

2012 Nation Specialty Winners Slideshow

Download the Results

 

2011 – Leos in the Ring – Warwick, RI

2011 Specialty Logo

Leos in the Ring
Crowne Plaza at the Crossings
Warwick, Rhode Island
April 13-17, 2011

AKC Best in Show                                                               AKC Best of Opposite
Teberuu von Alpensee (Behru)                                               Mandolin Trails Beckon Me Home (Annie)
Owner: Kristin Steichen                                                        Owner: Lyn Bufton

Winners Collage

LCA Best in Show                                                    LCA Best of Opposite
                              A. Feiner Eros (Odin)                                       Mandolin Trail’s Beckon Me Home (Annie)
Owner: Lisa Bazlen                                                     Owner: Lyn Bufton

 

 

2010 Lionsgate Leos – Sacramento, CA

25th Annual LCA National Specialty and Annual Meeting
Lions Gate Hotel and Conference Center, Sacramento, CA

Lionsgate Logo

The 2010 LCA National Specialty was a Grand Success! The Dogs were great, the People were great, the Lionsgate was great and the weather was great!
Thank you to Specialty Chairs Linda Sebastiani, Beth O’Connor, Cindy Stratton, Janet Dierson and all their Specialty Committee members for a terrific Specialty.

AKC StyleShow

BISS – LCA Ch Joshua von Alpensee “Destry”      owner: Don James
BOS – LCA Ch Bella Wood’s Ariel v. Saften Loewen “Ariel” owner:Mary Ann Ruggiero

Lionsgate AKC WinnersLCA Show

BISSLCA CH Amos Pride of Aslan “Mama’s Boy” owner:Lori Taft
BOS – LCA Ch Bella Wood’s Ariel v. Saften Loewen “Ariel” owner:Mary Ann Ruggiero

Lionsgate LCA WinnersResults

2009 Leos in the Heartland – Oconomowoc, WI

April 1-5, 2009
Olympia Resort, Oconomowoc, WI

The LCA 2009 National Specialty and Annual Club Meeting was held at the Olympia Resort in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, 30 miles west of Milwaukee. The Olympic Resort was a wonderful Host and the entire event was a great experience. Thank you Ginny Bartholomay and Brenda Ford for putting on a wonderful specialty!

Heartland Logo

Best in Specialty
LCA,UKC,RH CH Bevard’s Augustus “Augie”
Laurie and Hank Schueler
BISS Augie

Best of Opposite, Best Of Winners, Winners Bitch, Best Youth Bitch
Portia v. saftenLowen – “Hannah”
Catherine Brown and Mary Ann Ruggerio-Smith
BOS HannahResults

2008 Shining Leos – Estes Park, CO

2008 Shining Leos – Estes Park, CO

BOS Addie2008 BISS

Show Results

 

Triple Crown

triplecrownThe GLLC, MALC, NRLC, and LCA enjoyed five days of fun and showing in Pennsylvania on May 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, and 27th.  More information available at  ww.facebook.com/LeoTripleCrown

The Triple Crown produced 12 Championship majors and 24 Grand Champion majors, a Leonberger placed in the Groups at all but one show, and a great time was had by those that made it out!

RESULTS:   Triple Crown

 

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