2017 Tennessee National

PCA National Specialty – October 12-16, 2017


Special Payments (you fill in amount) 
Banquet Menu

We had a great National Specialty!
Thanks to Glen VanDerhart and all the volunteers
for making this a fun and memorable National

Conformation Results
Obedience & Rally Results
Agility Results

Friday National
CH Bubbleton Thunderstruck
Breeder: Jesper Ravn & Klaus Andersen
Owner: Barbara Pessina

Saturday Regional Specialty
CH Weatherby Jack Flash
Breeder: Margaret Witwer & Carolyn Nusbickel
Owner: Susan Maass, Margaret Witwer, Carolyn Nusbickel

Sunday Supported Entry
CH Moonshadow Mind Games
Breeder: Barbara & Russel Pessina
Owners: Stacy Czekaj & Barbara Pessina

Events at our 2017 PCA National Specialty were held as part of the
Tri-Star Kennel Club of Williamson County, Tennessee show
Wilson County Fairgrounds
945 E. Baddour Parkway
Lebanon, TN

Host Hotel:
La Quinta Inn & Suites
, 140 Dixie Avenue, Lebanon TN 37090 615-470-1001
(Mention Puli Club of America to get a discount)

Conformation National Specialty Fri Premium List
Regional Specialty & Supported Entry Sat-Sun Premium List

Conformation Judging Program Fri-Sat-Sun
Obedience & Rally Premium Lists
Agility Premium List
Herding/Farm Dog Premium List


Tentative Schedule of events:

Thursday, October 12

  • 9:00 AM- Agility Trial — Watertown TN. Judge Dan Faulkner (See Info below) Agility Premium List
  • 4:00 PM- Board Meeting — WCEC Lebanon TN (NOTE time change, to allow for Board and club members to get back from the Agility Trial– if meeting is not finished by 6, we’ll finish up after the Welcome Party)
  • 6:00 pm- Welcome Party —WCEC Lebanon TN.  We will be having a pizza party. Please bring beer, wine or soda from your region to share with your PCA friends.

Friday, October 13

  • All day raffle sales- prizes include an East Coast Crate and Myrtle Beach resort stay!
  • 8:30 am: Obedience Trial — WCEC Lebanon TN (all regular classes, all preferred classes, beginner novice)(see info below) Premium List
  • 8:30 am: Rally Trial — WCEC Lebanon TN (novice, advanced, excellent, RAE)(see info below) Premium List
  • 11:30 am- Sweepstakes- WCEC Lebanon TN Judge: Amanda Mills ( U.K.)
  • 1:00 pm-National Specialty—WCEC Lebanon TN Judge  National Judge: Sherry Gibson – Premium List
  • 6:00 pm: Annual Banquet — WCEC Lebanon TN
  • PCA auction- We will be having an auction during our evening banquet. Please bring a basket  that represents your region ( state or city) to be auctioned. Don’t be outdone by other regions!

Saturday, October 14

  • All day raffle sales
  • 11:40 am Sweepstakes- WCEC Lebanon TN – Sweeps Judge: Beth Speich
  • 1:10 pm Regional Specialty — WCEC Lebanon TN (as part of Tri-Star Kennel Club of Williamson County, TN shows)  Regional Judge: Merel Taylor- Premium List
  • 4:30 pm – Members Education – WCEC Lebanon TN

Sunday, September 15

  • 9:00am- PCA Supported Entry — WCEC Lebanon TN (as part of Tri-Star Kennel Club of Williamson County, TN shows) Judge: Charles Trotter – Premium List
  • Raffle drawing after BOB

Monday, October 16

  • 7:45 am Handler meeting, 8:00 am start time -Herding —The Stables at Belle Meadow, Wartrace TN, (Instinct Test, Farm Dog Certified Test,
    offered twice). Judges: Doyle Ivie and Claire A Hamilton (See info below)
  • Premium List for both events – Entries close Sept 29

Agility Info

The Agility trial will be held on Thursday October 12 at the Never Go Back Ranch, 337 Beech Log Road, Watertown, TN 37184 (it’s about 5 miles from the regular show site). The trial site is under cover (with open sides) on artificial turf. Start time is 9:00 AM. The judge will be Dan Faulkner. The classes will be: Standard (Novice thru Masters), JWW (Novice thru Masters), andT2B The trial is open to all breeds, but Pulik will have preference. Entry fees will be $20 first entry, $15 second entry and $12 third entry for the same dog. Cathy Pronzini is working on the premium list – it will be available on the Puli Club website  as soon as it is available. If you don’t have access to the web, you can contact Cathy for a hard copy (corddogs@yahoo.com or send her a note at 2555 Holly Oak Drive, Danville, CA 94506- 2057). Premium Info

Herding Tests info

PCA is fortunate this year to be able to offer two different Herding Tests, a Herding Instinct Test and a new AKC Test called Farm Dog Certified [ FDC ]. Both will be held on Monday October 16, 2017, under cover, at The Stables at Belle Meadow, 6659 Hwy 64 E, Wartrace TN 37183. Pulik must be 9 months old to enter either test. If you pass [ and both are pass/fail ] two tests for each discipline, you will earn an AKC Herding Certificate or Title. You do not need any specialized training or exposure to sheep for the Herding Instinct Test. The Instinct Test and FDC Test will be run simultaneously so you will be able to earn the needed Q’s in one day . Entry fee is $40.00 per Test. We will allow “Day of ” entries. However , it would be advantageous to pre-enter as we will have limited entries. Premiums will be available soon on the Puli Club website and an email will be sent to those who receive Puli Post by e-mail . If anyone wants a hard copy please contact : Patty Anspach wyldmor@centurylink.net or at 2367 E. 100 N., Winamac, IN 45996 -7758. The Instinct Test is limited to Pulik only. The Farm Dog Certified Test will be open to all Breeds. Limited of 25 dogs for each test. We will have two judges (Doyle Ivie and Claire A Hamilton) and our judges are familiar with Pulik. At least one of our members trains with them—which is a big plus. Wartrace is about one hour south of Lebanon TN and is easily reached by taking I-40 WST to 840 WEST to I- 24 south to Wartrace. Wartrace is about 12 minutes from I-24. Premium info

Obedience and Rally Trials

 Entries close on Wednesday September 27, 2017 at 6 pm.CDT. Entries may be mailed to the Trial Secretary, Linore Cleveland, at 105 Hopi Way, Kerrville, TX 78028 . The fees are $28 for the first entry in Obedience or Rally, $25 for an additional entry. The website will provide a method to pay for entries, and entry forms can be filled out and signed and then scanned and sent to the Trial Secretary at lcleveland4321@gmail.com. PCA is offering all regular and preferred Obedience classes as well as Beginner Novice (both A and B classes ). Rally classes are the standard Novice,, Advanced, and Excellent (both A and B classes). Premium info

Specialty Apparel

The link for ordering specialty apparel is


Last day to order to receive in time for October 12 is September 1. Orders are shipped individually. Orders placed after September 1 will be produced and shipped with no delivery time guarantee. Last order date is October 12.

Lebanon, TN

Lebanon is located in Middle Tennessee, approximately 25 miles east of downtown Nashville.  Quoting Wikipedia:  “The city was incorporated in 1801…. Local residents have called Lebanon ‘Cedar City’, mostly a reference to the abundance of cedar trees in the area. The city is home to Cumberland University, a small, private four-year liberal arts institution.”


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