December 16-17 was the annual AKC National Championship in Orlando, Fl. The Hamiltonstovare Club of America had a booth as part of the Meet the Breeds event. We decided to decorate it in a winter theme, showing the breed surrounded by snow and all things winter.
We also had Ashley Hammock (president and co-founder) and Michael Silver (Secretary and head of the rescue committee) on hand with 4 of their Hamiltonstovare. One was competing at the NADD Dock Diving Nationals so we had lots of people asking about performance events with the breed.
We are pleased to announce that the AKC and ShowSight magazine awarded the booth a Group 4th in the decoration contest. The judges were impressed with our educational materials, decorations as well as have several dogs on hand ready to meet the public.