Irish Setter Club of America, Inc.

2021 National Specialty

June 14 – 19, 2021

Host Hotel and Show site – Clarion Inn, Frederick, MD
Judging Panel –

Agility – Monday, June 14 at Periland Agility Center – Pam Johnson (2 trials!)

Obedience - Tuesday, June 15 at the Clarion – Karen Wrey

Rally - Tuesday, June 15 at the Clarion – Elizabeth (Tibby) Chase

Sweepstakes – Wednesday, June 16 at the Clarion – Tracy McNeal

Mature Sweepstakes – Wednesday, June 16 at the Clarion – Jackie Drummond (New event to accommodate those that missed sweeps in 2020)

Veteran Sweepstakes – Wednesday, June 16 at the Clarion – Jackie Drummond

Dog Judging – Thursday, June 17 at the Clarion – Will Alexander

Bitch Judging & 4-6 Puppy – Friday, June 18 at the Clarion – Bob Robinson

Jr. Showmanship & Pee-Wee Showmanship – Saturday, June 19 at the Clarion – Bob Robinson

Best of Breed – Saturday, June 19 at the Clarion – Will Alexander

Superintendent - Jim Rau Dog Shows, Ltd., Superintendent

National Specialty Chair – Debra Hamilton

ISCA Breeders Symposium 2021
Tuesday June 15 4:30pm to 6pm
Clarion Inn Frederick Event Center, 5400 Holiday Drive Frederick MD

Preservation breeders and Purpose Bred Dogs:
Everyone's role in assuring we continue to enjoy the breed we love
What is preservation breeding?
How do I fit into the movement?
Outside factors effecting the movement
Breeding decisions
The state of breeders, your breed and your group
Americanization of your breed
and more.
This seminar will be of great interest to the dog fancy. All are welcome to sign up to join us.
See RSVP form at under National Specialty 2021. Fee: $15

About our speaker:

The gift of a Clumber Spaniel for his birthday from his parents started Douglas Johnson down the path of lifetime dedication to the sport of purebred dogs.

Breeding under the world-famous Clussexx prefix, he has produced more than 200 Champion Clumber Spaniels, Sussex Spaniels, Welsh Springer Spaniels, English Toy Spaniels. Clussexx dogs have won more than 150 Best in Show awards and 15 national specialties wins across four breeds.

Mr. Johnson holds the distinct honor of producing two Westminster Best in Show winners, and he is the only breeder of Westminster Best In Show winners in two different breeds. The winners are Clumber Spaniel Ch. Clussexx Country Sunrise “Brady” in 1996 and Sussex Spaniel Ch. Clussexx Three D Grinchy Glee “Stump.” Stump in 2006. Stump, a veteran at 10 years, is the oldest dog to ever win Best in Show at Westminster.

Mr. Johnson was awarded American Kennel Club's Sporting Breeder of the Year award in 2005, Judge of the Year Nominee for 2017, and a Winkie Award Winner for Breeder of the Year in 2019. He is a member of the Santa Barbara Kennel Club, Hoosier Kennel Club, The Bloomington Indiana Kennel Club, and a lifetime member of the Clumber Spaniel Club of America.

A founder in the Canine Conservation movement, Mr. Johnson, strives to be a voice for all breeders who work tirelessly to produce and promote their breed of choice. Advocating for dogs is a passion, but also a responsibility to insure the successful longevity of unique breeds. Together we must continue to foster the best breeding practices to keep breeds from extinction.

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