The Affenpinscher Club of America is the national, or "parent" club devoted to promoting and protecting this breed. As stated in our Constitution, we are guided by the following principles:
- To encourage and promote quality in the breeding of the purebred affenpinscher and to do all possible to bring their natural qualities to perfection.
- To encourage the organization of independent local affenpinscher specialty clubs in those localities where there are sufficient fanciers of the breed to meet the requirements of the American Kennel Club.
- To urge members and breeders to accept the standard of the breed as approved by The American Kennel Club as the only standard of excellence by which affenpinschers shall be judged.
- To do all in its power to protect and advance the interests of the breed and to encourage sportsmanlike competition at dog shows and obedience trials.
Additionally, the club holds one annual National Specialty Show. Go to our National Specialty page for information about upcoming Nationals.
For a copy of the introductory flyer which we hand out at our National Specialty shows, you may download the Booth Flyer free of charge!
Less than 200 days left!!
IT’S TIME TO COMMIT
2017 NATIONAL SPECIALTY
Edison, New Jersey
|Where, exactly?||The New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center
97 Sunfield, Avenue, Edison, NJ, 08837
|What’s the date again?||
Saturday, March 25, 2017 - The Specialty
Premium List - March 24 - 26
Make a donation for the Supported Entry Trophies:
|Who’s running this show?||Superintendent - Jim Rau for all 4 shows “The March Madness Cluster of Dog Shows”|
|Where can I stay?||SHERATON EDISON HOTEL RARITAN CENTER (at entrance to the Expo Center, 1.4 miles from the show site)
125 Raritan Center Parkway, Edison, NJ 08831
RESERVE NOW: $129/King, $139/Double. Rent a room fridge/$10. Dogs under 80 lbs/$50 refundable pet fee. Free shuttle to show.
|Where can I eat?||The Host Hotel has the Bistro Restaurant, breakfast is served at 6:30AM. The Grill Room has lunch/dinner/bar. Starbucks in the lobby. Food available at show site. LUNCH will be offered to ACA Members at Annual Meeting in the “Affenpinscher Room” next to the ring. note: Banquet on Saturday Eve in the Host Hotel. More info later on this HUGE EVENT.|
|How do I get there?||
Fly into NEWARK (EWR) AIRPORT ONLY. Show is just 24 miles from Newark on the NJTurnpike. Shuttle from Newark to show is available: stateshuttle.com Contact them and reserve a ride to and from ($36/one way).
Now stop looking up how many days are left and MAKE YOUR ROOM RESERVATIONS - NOW
On Saturday evening, March 25, 2017, you are all invited to attend the BANQUET following the Affenpinscher Club of America’s National Specialty. This BANQUET will take place at the Host Hotel, the Sheraton Edison Hotel at Raritan Center, in Edison, New Jersey. Within walking distance of the Specialty show ring.
We promise there will be little to NO speeches. We Will celebrate our Affenpinschers but no humans will be honored - it’s the dog’s day! It Will be a charitable gathering and we ask you to kindly buy your ticket soon - only $45 payable below via PayPal OR send a check made out to ACA to Sheila Wymore, P.O. 333, Cornville, AZ 86325. This WILL be a Celebration Not To Be Missed. Gifts for all who atend!
There will be a large meal, or feast, complete with main course and desserts.
Concurrent to the Banquet will be a Silent Auction. Select and unique items will be displayed on tables around the room. Please take an auction number before you enter the banquet and write down your bid on each item followed by your auction number. The closing of the Silent Auction will be announced 1/2 hour before it closes. At this time you should check your bid(s) to be sure that you are the current highest bidder for each item you’ve chosen. There will also be a Live Auction during the Banquet. The Auctioneers and their assistants will be offering exceptional and noteworthy items of Affenpinscher interest for your examination. Hold up your auction number to place a live bid. Head’s up here Affen lovers - many’s the item that has been lost to another bidder while you were at the bar, getting seconds at the buffet, swallowing your dessert or chatting with a new found Affen friend. When it’s gone, it’s gone.
Purchase your banquet tickets ($45.00): You can change the # of tickets after you click Buy Now button, please list names of attendees.