2018 National Specialty Schedule



PLEASE NOTE:  All ring times are estimated. ALWAYS check the Judges’ Program.

 Thursday  - February 22nd:

 Unless otherwise noted, the following events will be held in the Holiday Inn Express Solana/Del Mar meeting room.  All Lagotto lovers are welcome to attend.

 12:00 PM -  Registration - Hotel Lobby

  1:00 PM  -  Breed Building Blocks - a look at the Breed Standard (including a brief discussion about the proposed changes)

 2:00 PM -   Handling - Round table discussion featuring the perspectives of Owner, Professional, Junior and Foreign

                     Handlers in the Lagotto Show Ring

  2:45 PM -   Refreshments (Humans)

 3:00 PM   -  Annual General Meeting of the LRCA 

                     Refreshments - (Dogs) Be sure to pick-up doggie pops at the meeting's conclusion!

 6:00 PM  - Welcome Reception and Mexican Buffet with Annual LRCA Auction (meals must be purchased through LRCA

                    Specialty web site).

                         En Fuego Cantina and Grill, 1342 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014 (2.4 miles from hotel)

 Friday - February 23rd:


Obedience:  Time TBD - The LRCA is supporting the breed entry at the Obedience Club of San Diego Obedience and Rally Trial. Please see the LRCA Specialty website and the LRCA FB page for link to entries.

 Conformation (Jack Bradshaw, Sup’t.)

 2018 LRCA National Specialty - Tentative Schedule

The conformation ring on Friday is Ring 11 located in the Bing Crosby Hall. The same location will be used on Saturday and Sunday for the SBKC LRCA-supported shows but it will be renumbered as Ring 12. Crating is NOT permitted ringside but is in close proximity to the ring as is the show photographer’s stage. One day and three day parking passes are available at the Fairground gate and are priced the same - only the three day pass allows in and out. Subject to fine tuning, the Show Schedule on Friday is as follows:

 9:00 AM Linda Reece, Judge

                 Beginner Puppy 4-6 Months … (1-3)

                Junior Showmanship… (1)

                 Photographs and 10 minute break for judge change

 9::20 (Approx.)  Andrea Langianni, Judge

                 Puppy Sweepstakes

                  6-9 Months … (4-6)

                 9-12 Months … (0-1)

                12-18 Months … (1-4)

                 Veteran Sweepstakes

                 7+ … (1-1)

                 Photographs and 15 minute break for judge change

 10:30 (Approx.)   Alessandro Zeppi, Judge

                 Regular Classes


 Photographs will be taken at the conclusion of Winners Dog followed by a one hour lunch break. Bitch classes will commence following lunch through Winners Bitch followed by photographs and a 15 minute break, Best of Breed and the Special Classes, and final photographs.

 The total entry (exclusive of obedience) is 68.

 6:00 PM  - Cocktail hour and hors d’oeuvres followed by the Judges’ Banquet,by pre-reservation only (valet parking included). Mr. Langianni and Mr. Zeppi will discuss their impressions of the day’s entry following dinner.

             The Brigantine Restaurant, 3263 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, Ca (0.3 Miles from host hotel)

 Saturday - February 24th:

 Time TBD - The LRCA will support the breed entry at the Silver Bay Kennel Club

 Sunday - February 25th:

 Time TBD - The LRCA will support the breed entry at the Silver Bay Kennel Club


Mark your calendars now for the Fourth LRCA National Specialty in York, PA - March 13-17, 2019!