The Havana Silk Dog Association of America

National Parent Club of the Havana Silk Dog breed

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Havana Silk Dogs are so lovable that HSDAA breeders and pet owners all agree that Silks are the perfect dog for almost every household.

The HSDAA has breeders all across the country, click here to find a happy heathy havana silk dog puppy today.


Havana Silk Dog Association of America welcomes you to our 

2018 National Specialty to be held at the 

Wyndham Oceanfront, Virginia Beach, VA

57th St and Atlantic Avenue | Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451 | United States | 757-428-7025
Oct. 31- Nov. 4, 2018


Deadline for Special HSDAA hotel rate is September 25, 2018!


Good news, the Wyndham has extended the deadline for reservations for the Annual Banquet until Wednesday, October 31, 2018.  If you haven’t signed up yet get your form in soon:


Show Entry Form

Rising Stars Entry Form

Banquet Form

Auction Form



Bidding opens noon EST Friday, October 26 and closes 12:45 am EST Sunday, November 4

All items will be shipped free to the winning bidders. PayPal account required to bid.


Wyndham Oceanfront Hotel 
57th St and Atlantic Avenue | Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451 | United States | 757-428-7025

Ask for Havana Silk Dog Association block to get special room rate of $104 for an oceanfront room.  The pet fee is $100 for the entire week for up to three dogs. Each dog over 3 is an additional single $25 fee

October 31- November 4, 2018

Havana Silk Dog
2018 National Specialty
Show Committee

Show Chairman:

Mary O’Day

Show Secretary:

Barb Theisen


Debbie Ezzell


 Marilyn Spence and Gretchen Kellas


Renee Kuharski


 Lonnie Steinberg and Cindy Lanigan

Online Auction:

Canute Wendt and Lori Kasner

Silent and Live Auction:

Gretchen Kellas and Gloria Sharrar

Ring Stewards and Scribes:

Marilynn Spence and Frank Conticchio


Helen and Frank Conticchio

Catalog and Advertisements:

Barb Theisen

Grounds and Clean up:

Cathy and Les Foldesi

Halloween Pup Party:

Marge Feiner    

Welcome Bags

Renee Kuharski



10/31/18 Wednesday          Arrive at hotel during the day

6:00pm:                               Welcome with Beverages and Pizza in the Hospitality Suite (Room -111)

11/1/18 Thursday               

10:00-11:30am:                    Become A Better Handler

                                            Handling Seminar given by professional handler, Donald Jernigan. Learn how to handle your dog in the show ring, stack it on the table and be the best you can be for the judges. It will be great for everyone, no matter your experience level. Bring your table, show lead and dog.Seminars are free to members! All Seminars will be held in Cape Colony the same room where we will show our dogs.


Noon-1:00pm:                     Lunch provided in the Hospitality Suite (Room 111)

1:30-4:00pm:                        Thursday Regional Specialty Show in Cape Colony

                                              We will follow the normal show schedule starting with the Companion class dogs and ending with BISS.

                                              A specific schedule with approximate ring times for the entire weekend will be available along with your welcome bag.

4:30-6:00pm:                         Rally Demonstration and Trials: Members Cathy Foldesi and Marilyn Spence will explain how Rally works and then you try it!.

7:00-10pm:                            Beverages and light snacks in Hospitality Suite (Room 111)


11/2/18 Friday       

9:00am:                                  Friday Regional Specialty Show in Cape Colony

                                               We will follow the same normal show schedule 

12:00-1:00pm                        Lunch provided in the Hospitality Suite (Room 111)            

1:30-2:30pm                          Massage Demonstration with Amy Petersen

                                              Amy will show the benefits massage can have on our pups and afterwards will be available for 25 minute                                                              massage  session for your dog for $25. Please contact Cathy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for scheduling an                                                                  appointment.

2:30-3:30pm                          CGC Testing: Cathy Foldesi will conduct CGC testing. Please contact Cathy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more                                                      information.            


3:30-4:15pm                          Grooming Seminar by Teresa Campbell

  She will help us with tips to use at home and how to better communicate with a groomer and get the results you        want.

4:15-5:00pm                          Kangen Water Seminar given by Rhena (Rena) Leland

                                              "What is Kangen water?  And, what are the benefits for man and beast?"

7:00pm                                   Annual Members Meeting in Cape Colony

8:30-10:00pm                        Beverages and lights snacks in Hospitality (Room 111)


113/18 Saturday             

9:00am:                                  National Specialty Commences with Companion and Provisional Class Dogs. 

10:30am-noon                        Puppy and Veteran Sweepstakes

12:00-1:00pm                         Lunch provided in the Hospitality Suite (Room 111) 

1:30pm                                   Halloween Pup Party in the Cape Colony

3:00pm                                  Annual Eye Clinic in the Grooming Room

                                               We will have OFA eye certification exams provided by a board-certified ophthalmologist, Michael Blair.

                                               Please contact Suzanne LaCosse at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an appointment time.


6:15pm                                  Annual Silent and Live Auction, Banquet and Awards Presentation.

                                              Cocktails and Silent Auction followed by dinner at 7:30pm in Cape Colony

11/4/18 Sunday   

9:00am                                 National Specialty resumes.  We start with Companion and Certified  BOB, BISS, Stud Dog, Brood Bitch, Brace;

                                               Generations and ending with Bred by Exhibitor Class.