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Vancouver Island Dog Judges Study Group

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The Judges' Tackbox

Pack Your Knowledge, Experience & Professionalism

March 17 & 18, 2018
McTavish Academy of Art

Nancy Martin, retired professional handler will be our keynote speaker, sharing her knowledge of breeds and top dogs, grooming techniques, and judging influences. BIO

Breeds presented will include Samoyed, Siberian Husky and Karelian, the Basset Hound and the Drever.

Topics include discussion of the Polish Lowland, Tibetan Terrier, Japanese Chin, Coat Texture, Grooming

Friday 16th evening  we have booked a No Host dinner at The Roost, please join us.

Lunches, coffee breaks, and Saturday pizza dinner included.

Transport between ferry/hotel/venue provided on request.

Cost:   by  Feb 14:            $150  Sweetheart Deal!
             By Mar 14:            $175
             At Door:                $200


Please note our new venue! Directions to:

McTavish Academy of Art
1720 McTavish Rd, North Saanich, BC

From North: From;Trans Canada #1, turn left onto  McKenzie Ave, Take the BC-17 ramp to Sidney/Airport/Ferries. Merge onto Patricia Bay Hwy/BC-17.

From Airport/Ferry: Get  on #17 Pat Bay Highway,  take exit 26 to Victoria/Anacortes/San Juan Islands.

Destination will be on the right.


Sidney Waterfront Inn & Suites
9775 1 St, Sidney, BC V8L 3E1

  • 10 rooms blocked for the Seminar - a variety of rooms available from Single Queen - Double Queen - Street and Ocean views. From $99.00 - $118.00
  • When booking, mention the Vancouver Island Dog Judges Study Group

Victoria Airport Travelodge
2280 Beacon Avenue, Sidney. B.C. V8L1X1

  • 25 rooms with 2 queen beds available for March 16, 17 & 18th for $125+tax/room/night (only 7 of these are pet friendly). Another 5 rooms with 1 Queen bed for March 16, 17 & 18th for 119+tax/room/night
  • Rates are based on double occupancy each additional adult is $10. 
  • Rate includes daily continental breakfast, 20% off lunch & dinner at our pub next door, free wi-fi access, business center in the lobby & a courtesy shuttle to & from the airport & ferries.
  • Check in time is after 3pm and check out is before 11
  • 30 room cut off for reservations and a 14 day cancellation/no change policy
  • When booking, use CODE: VIDJSG



The Vancouver Island Dog Judges Study Group is committed to both educating ourselves and providing education for others. Regular sessions throughout the year allow us to study specific breeds and have breeders/fanciers share their knowledge with us, to review CKC rules, regulations and procedures, and to stay abreast of current topics and situations in the fancy.

Our annual seminar provides a full two days of presentations, hands-on examinations and demonstrations for both ourselves, and those interested in furthering their knowledge of the purebred dog.

A Day of Terriers

Monday, March 5, 2018
9:30pm —4:30pm
McTavish Academy of Art

A look at unique Terrier traits focusing on coats and fronts, with noted Terrier Specialist Darle Heck.

Breeds include Soft Coated Wheaten, Wire Fox, Scottish and Skye Terriers.

  • Coffee breaks included
  • Lunch  $10 (note on registration form)
  • Transport between airport/ferry/Venue on request.
  • Cost $30 (plus $10 for lunch)

Complete this Form and send payment via e-transfer or PayPal (below) to

Registration Form
Do you require transport?

A Day of Terriers

including Lunch   $40

A Day of Terriers

No lunch $30

The Judges' Tackbox

$175 pre-registered

$200 at door