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2020 National Specialty News

2020 National Specialty logo.

Conformation, Obedience, Rally and Beginner Puppy Entries Are Open!!!!!

The Premium has finally been published by Onofrio and entries are open for the 2020 FCRSA National Specialty Conformation, Obedience, Rally and Beginner Puppy!

Better move fast though... Entries close early on March 11th!!!

Click here for Premiums, Entry Forms and Online Entries on Onofrio.com

To make planning your 2020 Specialty easier, we have put together a 2020 National Specialty Attendee Checklist  to make it easy to RSVP, make reservations, order meals, enter events, order merchandise and support the Specialty all from one convenient page.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone in Wichita Falls!!!

February 21st, 2020|

3 Amigos Award Registration

In order to celebrate and recognize our multi-talented Flat-Coated Retrievers, we are proud to offer the “Three Amigos Award”, a beautiful rosette for dogs that place, qualify, or JAM in any three of the six areas* of competition offered at the 2020 National Specialty. Qualifying events: Field-Agility-Obedience-Rally-Sweeps/Conformation- Rosettes will be available for pick up at the Awards Banquet on Friday, April 17 or after the Field Events. Unclaimed rosettes will be mailed.

To be eligible for a 3 Amigos Award you must pre-register your dog using this online form by March 16th.

February 19th, 2020|

National Specialty Field Events Entries Are Now Open on Entry Express!

Entries are now open on Entry Express for the 2020 FCRSA National Specialty Field Events!!! The 2020 field events are being held at The Fitts Ranch, Henrietta, Texas only about 25 minutes from our host hotels.

You will need to log into Entry Express to access the event info and online entries. Accounts may be created directly on the login page if you don't already have one.

The stakes will close on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. at www.entryexpress.net

More information is available on Entry Express and on the 2020 National Specialty Events Page.

February 17th, 2020|

2020 National Specialty Logo Merchandise Now Available Online!

Check out our WebStore for colorful logo printed and stitched Fiesta merchandise!

Click Here to visit the 2020 National Specialty Logo Merchandise Shop

Cathy Doster of Custom Stitchez will be doing all of our merchandise from hats to coats, shirts to whatever!   We can promise they will be spectacular whether you choose the colorful Fiesta Logo printed full front on shirts and sweatshirts or the more subtle stitched Texas Sombrero Logo.

Note that many of these items are limited availability and will sell out! Screen printed items will ONLY be available to order until March 25th! So get your orders in soon!!!

Merchandise Order deadline for pick-up at Specialty March 25, 2020
Merchandise Orders for shipping after specialty May 1, 2020

We will be adding more items to the store in the coming days. Watch the FCRSA 2020 National Specialty web site and social media pages for exciting announcements about new products.

February 10th, 2020|

2020 Specialty Agility Entries Open!

Our FCR-only agility trial will be held on Monday, April 13, following a three day all breed Agility Trial at the same venue put on by the Obedience Training Club of Wichita Falls. We will be offering a full array of classes: Regular, Jumpers, Time to Beat and Fast Classes. We are pleased to welcome our agility judge Pamela “Candy"  Nettles of Elmer, OK.

There will also be a Special Veteran Agility Victory Lap.

Agility Trial entries close March 25, 2020

February 5th, 2020|

Trophy Sponsorship Opportunities!

The Specialty will be here before we know it! In just under 3 months we’ll be in TX to showcase our dogs, visit old friends, make new ones, and have a wonderful time! There is still time to honor or remember a special friend through Trophy Sponsorship and there is exciting news on the sponsorship front: We have added a Best Hunting Retriever Ribbon! The winners of the Hunting Retriever Classes will go back in the Ring, following Best of Breed, to compete for Best Hunting Retriever. So please donate and sponsor. This is our chance to remember or honor special dogs, special people, or special memories.

Please visit https://fcrsa.org/product-category/2020-specialty/2020-trophy-sponsorship/  to find all of the sponsorship options and choose any and all that may strike your fancy or speak to your heart! Remember to check our website and this page often for updates.

Thank you all in advance!

February 4th, 2020|

Special Agility Veterans Victory Lap

Special Agility Veterans Victory Lap

Enjoy showcasing your special retired or close-to-retired agility dogs during lunch break at our FCRSA Agility Trial, April 13. We will set the jump poles low or on the ground, and while your dog runs we will read his/her biography of 35 words or less.  This will be a ring of honor for titled agility dogs.

Please click here to register your dog!

For questions please contact Maureen Kolassa

February 3rd, 2020|

2020 Quilt Raffle Tickets Available Online

We have a beautiful Past Specialties Logos T-Shirt Quilt created by Caroline Baihly and Katie Bruesewitz. Since this is a one of a kind, tickets are limited to 150 tickets at $25 each and they may be purchased on line at the Specialty Store,  or if any are left, at the Specialty.  On-line purchases will be filled out and placed in the drawing basket by the Show Chairs. You do not need to be present to win.  We can mail it to you.  This is truly a one of a kind item!

January 13th, 2020|

2020 Specialty Social Media

Like Us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter!
The 2020 FCRSA Specialty will be posting regularly to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
You can join in the conversation, share photos and videos, and get all the latest news. Use the handy social media links below the right menu on every 2020 specialty web page to connect.


January 10th, 2020|

Flat-Coated Retriever Society of America

The Flat-Coated Retriever Society of America is
committed to protecting and advancing the
interests of the breed through health, education,
research, responsible breeding and rescue.

About the Flat-Coated Retriever

A determined hunting dog with a small head and mouth can retrieve a large bird, but will not be able to hold it as gently and securely and retrieve repetitively with as much stamina and longevity as the dog with the long head, long muzzle and large, strong jaws.