The English Springer Spaniel Field Trial Association Foundation is a non-profit charity formed to secure and to provide financial and support for projects that focus charitable, educational and research efforts on dogs in general and the English Springer Spaniel in particular. Visit their website for more information on how they help our breed and to learn how you can help. http://englishspringerfoundation.org
The Foundation will be sponsoring the following events at the 2018 National. Scroll down to see the information on these events. Check back often, as additional events may be added.
Event Chairperson: Laurin Howard
Friday September 7, 2018, 30 minutes after the conclusion of Breed Judging
Form/photos for the Catalog must be submitted by July 1, 2018
Cost: $35 first dog; $15 each additional dog
PLEASE USE THE CONTACT FORM AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE TO NOTIFY LAURIN THAT YOU INTEND TO PARTICIPATE IN THE BREEDERS FORUM BY JUNE 1, 2018
The English Springer Spaniel Foundation’s mission includes breed specific education. We are proud to sponsor the 2018 Breeders’ Showcase. Once again, we will gather during the National Specialty at Purina Farms to see and learn about some wonderful English Springers. Join us for this opportunity to speak to the breeders and owners and go over stud dogs, brood bitches, and young hopefuls all in one place! Please bring your present and future breeding stock, current show dogs, your pedigrees and clearances, your curiosity and questions, and your willingness to share! Additional information on this event to follow! This will take place on Friday, September 7, one hour after judging.
Each entrant in the Showcase will receive one of the highly sought-after catalogs, with color photographs, pedigrees and information on every dog, as well as a beautiful embroidered towel for each dog entered. To cover those costs, the first dog entered by a breeder will be $35 and each additional dog will be $15. Information on Breeders’ Showcase Catalog pre-order for spectator-participants or people who cannot attend will be announced at a later date.
More information and an online method to buy catalogs or pay an entry fee will be available on the Foundation Website later. http://englishspringerfoundation.org/ Check back often for additional posted information.
For inclusion in the showcase, please contact Laurin Howard, Event Coordinator, no later than June 1, 2018,using the following contact form. Laurin will send you forms asking for the information for the Breeder Showcase catalog. Forms for the Breeder Showcase catalog MUST BE SUBMITTED back to Laurin by July 1, 2017.
ESSFTA FOUNDATION BLOOD DRAW
The ESSFTA Foundation is offering a DNA Blood draw for the ESSFTA DNA Bank at the University of Missouri. Please bring your dog’s pedigree and the DNA Bank form with you to the National Specialty and sign up at Show Central when you arrive. You can find the form on the Foundation Website at : http://www.englishspringerfoundation.org/the-dna-bank/forms
Information on the days and times the DNA samples will be taken will be announced at a later time.