Seminars and Workshops
Herding Basics Seminar
This workshop will help you understand what the Pumi is supposed to do when faced with a herd of sheep. This will help you understand what’s happening during the Herding Instinct Testing on Sunday, and when you watch the trial dogs go through their paces.
Pumi Coat Care Seminar by Chris Levy
This seminar will cover everyday grooming of the Pumi, the techniques and tools to keep your Pumi mat-free and looking like the whimsical characters they are. Chris will also go over the steps to get your Pumi ready for the finishing touches at the scissoring workshop on Saturday morning.
Scissoring the Pumi by Ginger Butler
This workshop will show you how to take that rough-hewn Pumi you developed during the Pumi Coat Care seminar and turn it into a work of art. Ginger has had Pumik for 9 years and has taught many owners how to groom. This will be offered Saturday morning before the show so your Pumi will be in tip-top condition for the show. Others will be available to help with the scissoring, too.
Pumi Conformation and Breed Type Seminar by Chris Levy
What makes a good Pumi according to the AKC standard for the breed? What type of structure, head, eye, ears, coat, color, tail, feet and many other things goes into making the perfect Pumi. Chris will use the same Powerpoint presentation given to AKC judges, but will talk about it from the owner’s perspective.
Conformation Handling Workshop by Tom Levy and others
Offered Sunday morning. Tom and other experienced HPCA members will help you work with your dog to show him/her to their best advantage in the show. All skill levels welcome, including juniors (those under 18 years of age)
A Glimpse at Structure in Action by Pat Hastings
Dogs will do most anything we ask of them. The question is: Do we want to ask them to do things that they are structurally incapable of doing without breaking down? Is that what we really want to do to our most steadfast companions? The more we learn about canine structure, the more we understand what is reasonable to ask of our dogs, given their physical strengths and weaknesses.
PAT HASTINGS is well respected in dog-world as an educator, author and AKC judge. Well-known for her Puppy Puzzle video, she evaluates the structural quality of over 300 litters per year. She is the author of Structure In Action: The Makings of a Durable Dog. It is an invaluable reference book for anyone wanting a dog for the high-octane lifestyle, since working and performance dogs need the soundest possible structure. Also, it provides excellent information for breeders, who bear the responsibility for matching the most suitable puppy or dog to a client’s expectations.