"Nuts Over Spinone" 2022 SCOA National Specialty
Sue McGregor, Rebecca Van Ess and Sue Acquistapce
It was "NUTS”, such a fantastic National Specialty and one that won't be forgotten!
Nestled in the middle of a quaint, little seed and farming community is the Premier Best
Western Boulder Falls Inn, is located in Lebanon Oregon along the South Santium River on the south side of the Willamette Valley. A beautiful hotel known for its gloriously beautiful one-acre Japanese Gardens filled with walking trails, waterfalls, and beautiful hand-carved gazebos
surrounded by koi ponds. And that's where it all began.
SCOA guests checked into beautiful spacious guest rooms. A bottle of "Nuts Over Spinone" wine and delicious salted caramel chocolates, the first of many little "special" extras awaited them in their rooms!
We had a fun-filled week packed with so much for our guests. Top 20 Competition, the first-ever NOHS Top 20 Celebration, Welcome Party, Rally, Obedience, CGC, Trick Dog,
Therapy Dog, National and Parent Club Conformation, Puppy Veteran Sweeps, Breed, Pee Wee, and Junior’s show and a seminar presented by Nadia Guerrini, Canine Fitness, Ear/Allergy, and Dental Seminars, Health Testing, Gun Dog Sweeps, first-ever Altered Match, Live and Silent Auction, Parade of Title Holders and Costume Contest, Awards Banquet and ending with AKC and NAVHDA Hunt Tests.
There were several vendors, with many Spinone-themed offerings. The embroidery vendor could put specialty embroidery on a wide variety of clothing and accessories. Another vendor had yard Spinone-themed yard ornaments, leashes, and bags. We had a fantastic cartoon artist providing whimsical cartoon paintings of Spinone with or without their humans and even a "Nuts Over Spinone" themed Selfie Station filled with fun props for that Selfie and was enjoyed by many!
Congratulations to all of our winners who participated in our National Specialties and events throughout the week.
A "HUGE" shout out to our 2022 National Specialty under judge P F Berchtold,
Best of Breed Winner-GCHG- CH Kala’s Fly Me To The Moon JH-CGC-TKN (D) Owned by Angela Matais and Kathy Hamaker
Best Of Opposite Winner-Collina D'Oro Scotion Miss Marple (B) owned by S Anderson/P Bruce/L Reeves and
SCOA Parent Club Specialty under Judge Stephanie Hedgepath,
Best Of Breed Winner-Collina D'Oro American Dream CGC (D) Owned by Cameron Simpson
Best Of Opposite Winner GCHG CH Collina D'Oro Solo Un Bachio (B) owned by C Wisch Abraham/S Belt
COMING SOON- The 2022 National Specialty Awards Newsletter, where you will see a list of all winners for the entire Specialty week. As always check the SCOA Website for additional events held at the National Specialty.
In closing, we want to thank all the many volunteers that so generously donated their time to
make this National as "SPECIAL" as it was!
A sincere thank you to all who traveled far and wide enduring so many different weather
conditions along the way to support us. This National was for all of you and we are so happy
you all had a wonderful time.
In the coming days, we are looking forward to the write-ups and comments from our Judges
during the National week.
National Specialty Junior Showmanship- Christine Cameron
National Specialty Conformation- Peter Berchtold, Austria
National Specialty Gun Dog & Veteran Sweepstakes- Marsha Henkel
Parent Specialty Puppy and Veteran Sweepstakes- Laura Myles
SCOA Parent Specialty & Junior Showmanship- Stephanie Hedgepath
Altered Dog/Bitch Sanctioned Match- Rhonda Rainwater Silveira
Your 2022 National Specialty Chairs,
Sue McGregor, Rebecca Van Ess and Sue Acquistapace
Editor's Note: More photos will be coming from our show photographer. Be sure to revisit SpinoneNews to see these photos.