New article – Cushings Disease

New article – Cushings Disease

Many thanks to Barbara Boettcher for writing a very useful article for our site describing the experience that she and her husband, Gunther, have had with Cushings Disease in their dog Rocky.  Rocky is officially known as FC AFC CFC Lighthouse Rock Star.

Lighthouse Rock Star

Photo Credit: Photography by Geeb

We know you'll find the article informative:

Please contact us if you'd like to share your experience with a health issue in your ESS.

2013 National Specialty – Updated Tentative Schedule of Events

Tentative Schedule of Events

Saturday, 10/26Track Laying (Off site)
Sunday, 10/27Tracking Test (off-site)
Monday, 10/28Hunt Test (off-site)
Move-in Day (in PM)
Tuesday, 10/29All-Breed Agility Trial
Obedience Ring Rental Available
Judge Education Class
Welcome Party/Top Twenty - Evening
Wednesday, 10/30Puppy and Veteran Sweepstakes
Judge Mentoring
Obedience Trial
ESS-Only Agility Trial
Rally Ring Time after Obedience
Sniff n' Go
ESSFTA Foundation Seminar- Evening
Thursday, 10/31Conformation Dog Classes,
including Veterans & Non-Regular
Rally Trial - AM
Rally Trial - PM
CGC Testing - after Breed competition
Obedience Ring rental available after Rally
DNA Bank Blood Draw
ESSFTA Parent Club Meeting- Evening
Team Obedience
Friday, 11/1Conformation Bitch Classes,
including Veterans & Non-Regular
Obedience Trial
DNA Bank Blood Draw
Rescue Dinner and Auction - Evening
Juniors Event
Saturday, 11/2Best of Breed/Stud Dog/Brood Bitch/Brace
Junior Handling
Rescue Parade
ESSFTA Awards Banquet - Evening

Thanks to Specialty Chair, Sue Ellen Healy, for providing this information.

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy Independence Day weekend!


Pass the word! Most of the 2012 Annual Award Winners are now posted on the ESSFTA website.

Please take a look by going to the Achievements --> ESSFTA Awards page.

If you recognize any of the winners, please take the time to congratulate them on their wonderful achievement!

The Versatile Springer, Dual Championship, and Owner-Breeder Handled FC/AFC awards will be announced in May. Applications for these awards are still open. They are due on April 30, so hurry to submit these applications.

If your dog won a Multi-Titlist or Special Recognition Award, it will be shipped directly to you in May. Please check your shipping address as directed on the website.

There are awards available for all event types and all levels of competition. The Multi-Titlist is one of the most popular award for parent club members. Find out if your dog is close to winning an award this year. Award descriptions can be found on the awards webpage.

For questions on awards, please contact:

Kathy Petregnani, Awards Committee Chair


Alvin Eng, Awards Committee