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American Maltese Association

A National Breed and Member club of the American Kennel Club

2020 National Specialty Details Announced



Who likes their lemonade sweet?

Clif de Raita and Sharon Bourbeau are pleased to announce our SWEET new location for the AMA national specialty show - Oklahoma OK 2020: Rolling Out the Red Carpet, regional specialty and Central Oklahoma Toy Dog Club shows June 19-23 in Norman, Oklahoma.

Our host hotel, the beautiful Embassy Suites in Norman, is located just 17 miles south of Oklahoma City and Will Rogers World Airport. Well-appointed, two-room hotel suites feature a spacious work desk or dining area and are equipped with two 32-inch televisions and WiFi. A cooked-to-order breakfast and evening reception featuring appetizers and beverages is also included with your room rate. The hotel is nestled in the University North Park Retail and Business Development area of Norman, so restaurants and shopping are within walking distance.

We are also pleased to announce our revised tentative show schedule! Please join us:

Friday, June 19, Regional Shows. Same judges!

Saturday, June 20, Oklahoma City Toy Shows. You will have the opportunity to show TWICE in one day (and only groom your dogs out once!) with this new schedule.

Sunday, June 21, Obedience, Rally, White Excitement Party and Seminars. Same judges, same seminars! And you don’t even have to leave the hotel. ALL activities will now take place on site.

Monday, June 22, Sweepstakes, Luncheon, AMA Membership Meeting. Again, same judges!

Tuesday, June 23, AMA National Specialty Show, Box Lunch and Banquet.
And here’s more exciting news! Because of the date change, those who are interested in additional show opportunities can stay put (if you choose) and participate in the Oklahoma City cluster of shows at the beautiful Bennett Event Center on the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds. Jack Onofrio Dog Shows is the superintendent, and more information on these shows will be forthcoming. Dates are below.

Wednesday, June 24-Sunday, June 28 – Oklahoma City Canine Olympics – five days of all-breed judging, specialties and supported entries!

Clif and Sharon believe they have truly made lemonade from lemons, and we are going to have one sweet time at the national! Please join us in Oklahoma for a tall glass of lemonade -- on us!

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