Breed Seminars, Meet the Breed AKC B Matches & National PPCA Specialties
Since PPCA's first breed education seminars in 2006 at the Newtown Kennel Club in Connecticut and the Hudson River Valley Hound Association in Kingston, New York, PPCA seminars have included PowerPoint presentations, distribution of CDs and hard copy materials, and hands-on learning with both smooth and wire coat Podengo Pequenos present.
PPCA has hosted seminars for judges, members and others at its annual specialty shows with presenters including:
2004: Judge Vitor Veiga (CPP President, FCI Judge)
2005: Judge Luis Catalan (CPC Officer, FCI Judge)
2006: Judge Luis Pinto Teixeira (CPC Vice President, FCI/AKC Judge)
2007: Judge Vitor Veiga (CPP President, FCI Judge)
2008: Judge Carla Molinari (CPC President, FCI/AKC Judge)
2009: Judge Luis Gorjao Henriques (FCI Judge)
2010: Kip Bergstrom & Dr. Kirk Weber
2011: Bob Brawders & Kip Bergstrom
2014: Judge Vitor Veiga at Cinncinati Specialty
Kenilworth Kennel Club Match, Guilford, CT May 25, 2008. PPCA Podengo education table and hands-on demonstrations. Hound Judge: Patrick Glover. BIM Judge: Madeleine Fish. 12 Podengos exhibited in "B-OB" Match, all owned by PPPCA members: 5 Podengo Medios and 7 Podengo Pequenos.
AKC Canine Experience " AKC Sanctioned Plan B Match. Bay Shore, NY July 27, 2008. PPCA was co-sponsor with the Pug Club of Greater NY, Brookhaven Kennel Club, Pekingese Club of NJ, Empire Miniature Pinscher Club, Siberian Husky Club of Greater NY, Union County Kennel Club, and Queensboro Kennel Club. Exhibition of Portuguese Podengos in Sanction "B" Match. Hound Judge: Mrs. Linda Berberich (AKC Judge) NJ. 6 Podengo Pequenos owned by PPCA members exhibited in Match. Participation in this event fulfilled PPCA's requirement by AKC Public Education for a Sanctioned B Match.
Penobscot Valley Kennel Club, Bangor, Maine, September 13, 2008: AKC "B" Match with education table and hands-on Pequeno demonstrations. Bangor Waterfront, Downtown Bangor. Exhibition of 8 Podengo Pequenos, all owned by PPCA members. PPP wins Best Puppy in Match.
Framingham District Kennel Club, Fitchburg, MA, November 5, 2008. Educational materials available and exhibition of four Portuguese Podengos in Sanction "B" Match.
PPCA had a Podengo Pequeno education table and hands-on demonstrations at the Kenilworth Kennel Club Match in Guilford, CT on May 7, 2009, along with the exhibition of Podengos in its "B-OB" Match, with Podengos coming from throughout New England and the Eastern Seaboard.
May 24, 2009. Guilford, CT. Kenilworth Kennel Club Of Connecticut, Guilford Fairgrounds, Guilford, CT
A.K.C. Sanction B OB & All Breed Match AKC Sanctioned B Match. 14 Podengo Pequenos exhibited, all owned by PPCA members.
PPCA 7th National Specialty, held July 4, 2009 in Enfield, Connecticut. During the four days preceding the PPCA specialty, Podengo Pequenos participated at AKC Companion events at the nearby Yankee Classic at the Big E. This Specialty had the greatest attendance of any Podengo specialty in the United States at that time. The event included a PowerPoint presentation of the Breed Standard at the Annual Meeting. This was presented in the same manner as PPCA s seminar at the AKC Louisville Cluster in March 2008, except that a larger audience of judges, prospective judges, breeders and exhibitors participated. FCI Judge Luis Gorjao Henriques conducted a popular in-depth, hands-on after-show clinic.
On September 12, 2009, the Kenilworth Kennel Club of Connecticut hosted the AKC-sponsored Responsible Dog Ownership Day on the historic Guilford Green. Podengo Pequenos owned by PPCA members came from throughout the region and were very popular, especially with young families.
At AKC Meet the Breeds at the Javits Center in New York October 17-18 2009, the PPCA had one of the most popular booths and visitors met six happy little Podengos and watched a Podengo slide show. Many thousands of pieces of literature and stickies were handed out at this popular event.
On October 24 and 25 at the 2009 Showcase of AKC Breeds at the Connecticut Expo Center in Hartford, PPCA had an educational display for this annual highly popular regional event. PPCA's description of the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno was used during the Hound Group introduction, where an attentive audience cheered on our jaunty little Podengos. PPCA also participated in this event in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.
The Framingham District Kennel Club hosted an AKC B Match on November 3, 2009 in Fitchburg and five Podengo Pequenos owned by PPCA members participated.
PPCA conducted a Judges Education Seminar at the Framingham District Kennel Club in Fitchburg, MA on November 7, 2009. Kip Bergstrom and Susan Rexford presented and a number of PPCA members were on hand with their Podengo Pequenos for hands-on learning.
May 30, 2010. In Guilford, the Kenilworth Kennel Club of Connecticut sponsored an AKC Sanction B Match and six Podengo Pequenos exhibited, all owned by PPCA members, one of who wins Best Rare Breed.
On June 12, 2010, the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno was presented at a Meet the Breed event sponsored by the Greenwich Kennel Club in Norwalk, Connecticut. Five Podengo Pequenos participated and were very popular.
July 17, 2010. AKC B Match in Essex Junction, Vermont, sponsored by the Champlain Valley Kennel Club, Inc. 2-5 Podengo Pequenos participated, all owned by PPCA members. On July 24, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio, PPCA's 8th National Portuguese Podengo Pequeno National Specialty took place. This is to date the largest show of Podengo Pequenos in the USA. Daylong ringside mentoring and a well-attended judge education seminar were featured components of the PPCA Education Program.
Sunday October 17, 2010. Meet the Breed. Javits Center, New York, NY. 10 AM - 5 PM. Sponsored by the American Kennel Club. PPCA had a booth at this event for one day.
October 20, 2010. Seminar on the Podengo Pequeno presented by Kip Bergstrom and Bob Brawders at the Illustrated Art Museum, NYC. Hosted by the Metropolitan Dog Club.
Saturday October 23, 2010. Connecticut Pet Expo. Meet the Breeds at the Hartford Convention Center. Sponsored by PetCo Foundation, So. Windsor KC and Local KCs
August 24, 2011: Presentation on the breed to the New England Judges Association in Sturbridge, MA. Presented by PPCA President Bob Brawders & Kip Bergstrom.