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We have around 65 trophies needing sponsorship for the Specialty, the annual week long Mastiff gathering to be held the last week of May. This year it's in Westminster, Colorado. For those who have never been, the trophies can be sponsored in rembrance of a gentle giant that has passed. The trophies can be payed for by paypal. Just a fyi, the drool bibs and leashes are actually 4 of them sponsored for first through forth place in each class, so you actually sponsor all four. We have trophies for sweeps, Veterans and junior handlers too! Here is the link: http://www.mcoanationalspecialty.com/trophies/





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Here are the groups we need sponsored still, (something for everyone!)[image]

22 Regular class trophies 

7 Special class (breeders cup and tournament)

10 Sweeps (puppies and Veterans)

23 Futurity/Maturity

5 Junior handler awards/gifts! 

Obedience and Rally trophies will be listed soon 


Also, consider sponsoring as a group or together with a friend so it is less expensive.  Thank you so much to all that have already sponsored!  [image]

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The trophies are pretty pricey this year = $80 up to $190...   I wish I could go and compete for some of these wonderful prizes. They really look nice.
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We do not breed often, but we do our best to breed top quality mastiffs
with excellent pedigrees to back them up. All breedings are carefully planned to produce
the very best mastiffs, sound in both body and mind, beautiful and strong,
representing the true mastiff standard.

We fully test our dogs. We believe that a person that "just wants a pet" has a right
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every bit as much as someone wanting a "show dog".
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They are very pretty hand made pottery, but also practical, they are dishwasher and microwave safe. I would suggest going in on these with a friend, or a club, or maybe sponsor our Juniors, the kids age 10-18 who are going to compete this week, their trophies are 65$
Thanks, Becky

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Here is what the pottery looks like. I'm not the trophy chair, so I don't know if it is exact.

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Just checked, there are several trophies in the 30-40 range left, which are the first through forth trophies for sweeps, tournament, and futurity.
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We had four more sponsors! Thank you!
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The last date for sponsoring a trophy and having it listed in the catalog is May 7th at 6 P.M central time. The obedience and rally trophies are now listed!


http://www.mcoanationalspecialty.com/trophies/



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The schedule for the National:


Monday, May 26, 2014

1:00 pm RMMF—Independent Specialty
6:30 pm Conformation Puppy Fun Match
6:30 pm Rally/Obedience B Match

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

8:30 am Rally/Obedience
12:00 pm Presentation “Bloat & Medical Emergencies”
1:30 pm Handling Seminar
2:30 pm Carting
To Be Followed by Carting Seminar
4:30 pm Freestyle Seminar

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

8:00 am Futurity/Maturity
9:30 am Rally/Obedience
11:00 am Breeders Cup
2:00 pm Seminar “Puppy Puzzle”
6:30 pm Welcome Party (followed by Karaoke)

Thursday, May 29, 2014

NOTE: Temperament Testing will be scheduled all day.
8:00 am Sweepstakes
11:30 pm Presentation “Not Just another Pretty Face Presentation”
1:00 pm Presentation “Blood Products Made Easy”
2:00 pm Tournament of Champions – Part 1
6:00 pm Cash bar and refreshments
7:00 pm Tournament of Champions – Part 2

Friday, May 30, 2014

8:00 am AKC Dog Classes (following AKC Dog Classes)
To be Followed by Parade of Title Holders
To be Followed by Rescue Parade
12:00 pm Health Seminar Luncheon
“Complementary & Alternative Veterinary Medicine”  – Dr. Alice Baker Meuten, DVM, CAC, CVA
“Breeding, Whelping and Puppy Care” —Dr. Greg Burns, DVM, DACT
1:00 pm Junior’s Handling Clinic
To Be Followed by Junior’s Pizza Party
1:00-3:30 pm Judge’s Education Presentation (by invitation only)
4:30 pm Annual Meeting
One Half-Hour after meeting – Health Walk

Saturday, May 31, 2014

8:00 am AKC Bitch Classes
To Follow Junior Showmanship
To Follow Brace
To Follow Team
To Follow Best Stud Dog
To Follow Best Brood Bitch
10:30 am CGC/TDI Testing (test times to be scheduled)
1:00 pm Health Clinics
3:00 pm Mastiff Olympics
6:00 pm Cash Bar
7:00 pm Awards Banquet

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Time to Be Determined by # of Entry AKC Best of Breed
To Follow Best Veteran
To Follow Best Puppy
To Follow Best Bred By Exhibitor
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Becky

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Here are some photos of the hotel!

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Becky,
Are there still sponsorships available in the $ 40 - $50 range?

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The trophies are pretty pricey this year = $80 up to $190...   


Fancy trophies are nice to look at, but so are paper certificates of merit.

It's unfortunate that every year we must campaign for trophy sponsors for Bucks, Trenton & the Specialty. Just imagine how far that same money could go towards rescue, or research.

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"If breeds did not adhere to a specific shape, form, and colour range, or if breeders disregarded this blueprint, the breed would degenerate to the point that it would hardly resemble the breed at all. Selective breeding does not just create breeds- it preserves them as well. Breeding purebred dogs inherently means accepting limitations on your freedom to just breed anything"...Catherine McMillan
" A reinforced consolidation of the American and British standards could be the basis for restoring our breed to the gladiatorial glory of its ancient past, in capability if not in usage".....Norman Howard Carp-Gordon
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If there are still some within the $40 - $50 price range, I would be happy to sponsor. Unfortunately, that is all we can afford at the moment. Otherwise, would anyone like to go in with me?
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Thank you for your typical curmudgeon response Steve. Most exhibitors and breeders would prefer to have nice trophies at dog shows, especially at big events like Bucks and the National, and they have always been sponsored in the past. Most people who actively show and travel to these big shows, would not like to have a picture taken in front of a judge with just a piece of paper. There are many, many fundraisers and raffles for research and rescue that both venues organize. Please do not hijack this Mastiff public service announcement. If you do not want to sponsor, then don't do it. We are a very small club in Colorado and are doing our best to put on a nice National Specialty, and your two cents is not helpful.
Thank you for those who have sponsored, and remember, you can always donate to our general trophy fund, any amount is most welcome! Karen, there are still several trophies for 35-40 dollars in sweeps and futurity!
Thank you again, Becky

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Thank you for your response, Becky. Then I would indeed like to sponsor a $40.00 trophy. I am sure you've already said, but how do I go about this?

Thx
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Please do not hijack this Mastiff public service announcement




Sorry if you viewed it as miserly, or ill tempered Becky. Not my intention to hijack anything.

Just responding to Linda's comment and the ever increasing prices, which makes it harder to find sponsors.

Perhaps the next Specialty might keep this in mind.

Yours is not the only public service announcement!


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"Above all, a uniform type should be aimed at by breeders and uniformity of type can only exist in a proportionate ratio in the purity and distinctiveness in any breed"!.........M. Moore
"If breeds did not adhere to a specific shape, form, and colour range, or if breeders disregarded this blueprint, the breed would degenerate to the point that it would hardly resemble the breed at all. Selective breeding does not just create breeds- it preserves them as well. Breeding purebred dogs inherently means accepting limitations on your freedom to just breed anything"...Catherine McMillan
" A reinforced consolidation of the American and British standards could be the basis for restoring our breed to the gladiatorial glory of its ancient past, in capability if not in usage".....Norman Howard Carp-Gordon
"I can live with doubt, or not knowing, rather than to have answers that might be wrong"...Richard Feynman
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Karen, Thank you so much for your sponsor! You can do it by mail and check or pay by paypal on the specialty page. There is a spot to enter your message, kennel name, or business when you check out. Let me know if you need help, here is the link for the trophy page:
http://www.mcoanationalspecialty.com/trophies/


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Any questions should be sent to Cydney Jones atlyonessedogs@gmail.com.

Checks should be made out to MCOA and mailed to:
Michelle Leigh
1585 Salinas Road
Peyton, CO 80831
belleleigh@gmail.com


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Thanks for the info Becky [smile]
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[image]We have had some wonderful trophy sponsors and we thank you so much for making this a very fun specialty!  We have extended the deadline for trophies until Friday to give everyone one last chance.  If you were thinking of supporting, or doing some advertising in the catalog for your business or kennel, or a tribute to your beloved senior, you can still do it!!  There are still several trophies available to sponsor.  http://www.mcoanationalspecialty.com/trophies/

 



 

I just wanted to remind folks to make sure to register for the National.  When you register we know to make up a name tag and a welcome bag for you.  Also make sure you sign up for all of the AWESOME seminars. 

Registration - http://www.mcoanationalspecialty.com/product/registration/

Seminars - http://www.mcoanationalspecialty.com/education/ on the left side there is a list of all the seminars and a link to sign up. 

And...

One last reminder if you are joining us for the [image] Party  please http://www.mcoanationalspecialty.com/events/welcome-party/



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HERE IS WHAT IS STILL AVAILABLE TO SPONSOR:

http://www.mcoanationalspecialty.com/trophies/

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Futurity 9-12 month Puppy Dog

  •  4 Ft Kennel Leads with Clip and handle padding 1st – 4th Place
  • $60.00

Futurity 12-15 month Jr Dog

  •  4 Ft Kennel Leads with Clip and handle padding 1st – 4th Place
  • $60.00

Futurity 12-15 month Jr Bitch

  •  4 Ft Kennel Leads with Clip and handle padding 1st – 4th Place
  • $60.00

Futurity15-19 month Jr Dog

  •  4 Ft Kennel Leads with Clip and handle padding 1st – 4th Place
  • $60.00
Futurity 15-19 month Jr Bitch
 4 Ft Kennel Leads with Clip and handle padding 1st – 4th Place
  • $60.00

BOS Puppy in Futurity

  •  Set of 4 Small Mugs
  • $80.00

BOS Jr in Futurity

  •  Set of 4 Juice Glasses
  • $80.00

BOS in Futurity

  •  Set of 4 Standard Mugs
  • $120.00

Maturity 18-24 month Dog

  •  4 Ft Kennel Leads with Clip and handle padding 1st – 4th Place
  • $60.00

Maturity 18-24 month Bitch

  •  4 Ft Kennel Leads with Clip and handle padding 1st – 4th Place
  • $60.00

Maturity over 24 month Dog

  •  4 Ft Kennel Leads with Clip and handle padding 1st – 4th Place
  • $60.00

Maturity over 24 month  Bitch

  •  4 Ft Kennel Leads with Clip and handle padding 1st – 4th Place
  • $60.00

Best Jr in Maturity

  •  Set of 4 Tumblers
  • $80.00

BOS Jr in maturity

  •  Set of 4 Small Mugs
  • $80.00

Best Sr in Maturity

  •  Set of 4 Juice Glasses
  • $80.00

BOS Sr in Maturity

  •  Set of 4 Juice Glasses
  • $80.00

Best in Maturity

  •  Set of 4 Steins
  • $140.00

BOS in Maturity

  •  Set of 4 Standard Mugs
  • $120.00

Tournament Winner

  •  Large Vase
  • $80.00

Tournament Runner up

  •  Medium Large Vase
  • $60.00

 

  • REGULAR CLASSES:
  •  

Grand CH – Select Dog

  •  3 piece straight sided canister set
  • $170.00

Award of Merit

  •  Large Bowl 12″-13″
  • $110.00

 

American Bred Dog

  •  Drool Bibs 1st – 4th Place
  • $80.00

Amateur Owner Handler Dog

  •  Drool Bibs 1st – 4th Place
  • $80.00
 

OBEDIENCE AND RALLY:
  •  
  •  

Rally Novice A

  •  
  • Deluxe Portfolio 1st – 4th Place
  • $100.00

Rally Advanced A

  •  
  • Duffle Bag 1st – 4th Place
  • $100.00

Rally Advanced B

  •  
  • Duffle Bag 1st – 4th Place
  • $100.00

Rally Excellent A

  •  
  • Deluxe Travel Bag 1st – 4th Place
  • $100.00

Rally Excellent B

  •  
  • Deluxe Travel Bag 1st – 4th Place
  • $100.00

Pre/Beginning Novice A

  •  
  • Deluxe Portfolio 1st – 4th Place
  • $100.00

Pre/Beginning Novice B
 Deluxe Portfolio 1st – 4th Place
  • $100.00

 Novice A
 Duffle Bag 1st – 4th Place
  • $100.00
  • Novice B
  •  
 Duffle Bag 1st – 4th Place
  • $100.00
  •  

Graduate Novice

  • Duffle Bag 1st – 4th Place
  • $100.00

Open A

  •  Duffle Bag 1st – 4th Place
  • $100.00


Open B

  •  Duffle Bag 1st – 4th Place
  • $100.00

 

 
THANK YOU!!

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