2000 – 2004

...continued from page 1995-1999

In the year 2000, our Club hosted the National Specialty in Monterey at the Monterey County Fairgrounds. Our host hotel was the Monterey Beach Resort — right on the sand in Monterey — could we wow our guests at the Specialty or what?

We were the first (and probably last) group to ever lay sod in the arena at the Fairgrounds - we not only put it in, we had to establish irrigation to keep it alive for the entire week of the Specialty — then we had to get it out of there! But, boy oh boy — did we have a nice Specialty! In 1994 and in 2000 we asked the local Portuguese community to share with us in the delight of these Portuguese canines. At each Specialty we hosted an authentic Portuguese Festa — with wonderful food and dancing compliments of the Portuguese social clubs in the area. We are truly fortunate to be able to call upon our friends in the Portuguese community to share our love of these  dogs and have a great time in the process.


So, here we are up to 2002 - we fete the 10th anniversary of the club, we fete our dogs and we take great pride in presenting the PWDCNC's First Independent Regional Specialty. Another chapter to put in our Club history book!

Addendum 2004 – Since 2002 we have hosted a Regional Specialty each year in conjunction with the Del Valle Kennel Club show.  Each year the Specialty has grown and now includes supported entries both days of Del Valle, support for the PWDS in agility at the show as well as standard obedience, conformation and Sweeps.  This is the annual opportunity to renew our enthusiasm and friendships in the PWD community.  We are fortunate that our friends from Southern California, Arizona, Washington and Oregon make this a regular stop on their show circuit.

Further, our club continues to grow and prosper and our membership rolls confirm this.  We continue to add new and exciting activities and have made many such events new standards of excellence (such as the annual grooming seminar, the water workshop, etc.).  In addition, we haven’t lost our lunatic energy that suggests we participate as co host club in yet another National Specialty.  For 2004, our club will again work with the Pacific Northwest Club in putting together a fabulous Specialty on the rugged Oregon coast.  This year incorporating for the first time Rally obedience as well as all of the other venues that have become the norm – conformation, sweeps, futurity, obedience, tracking, agility and terrific speakers, auctions and fine dining. Another fabulous specialty is about to begin!

It’s a club, it’s a support group, it’s a family of friends, it’s a 12 step program, it’s energy and camaraderie and enthusiasm and idealism all in one – 
it’s our Club, it’s the PWDCNC!

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