March 13 & 14, 2010
MALC Spring Specialty Shows
Dude Ranch Pet Resort
Glen Allen, VA

March 13 Results
March 14 Results

On March 13 and 14, the Mid-Atlantic Leonberger Club hosted its 38th and 39th LCA-sanctioned Regional Specialty shows, as well as an AKC judge education seminar. Nestled in bucolic central Virginia, northwest of Richmond, the Dude Ranch Pet Resort was the show site. With its beautiful fully matted and air-conditioned indoor ring and crating area, the Dude Ranch welcomed the Leonberger community back for another wonderful event. 60 Leonbergers were entered, our largest entry to date, from as far away as Michigan, New York, Kentucky and North Carolina.

Saturday's conformation judge was one of the LCA's founding members and past LCA President, Mary Decher. After the show, Mary presented a judge's education seminar for visiting AKC judges, along with Alida Greendyk and Agi Hejja, both LCA judges as well. The show and seminar were attended by a number of AKC judges, who then had the opportunity to put their hands on a variety of Leonbergers afterward and talk to the owners and handlers. It was a wonderful experience for owners and judges alike, and we sincerely appreciate the time taken by the judge, seminar presenters, and the visiting AKC judges who took time out of their busy schedules to observe and learn about what aspects of this breed we value, cherish and wish to preserve.

Sunday's conformation judge was AKC judge and Newfoundland breeder Brenda Santiago. She took her time with the dogs, put a lot of thought into her written evaluations of every dog, and was friendly and encouraging to every participant, and to the stewards and helpers.

The weekend also included a MALC club meeting, non-regular classes for baby puppy and spay/neuter Leos, our famous raffle table, fantastic trophies and gorgeous rosettes, and plenty of first class fellowship. Our sincere thanks to all who assisted, prepared, attended, donated, and supported our shows!