Affens in Wine Country, 2023 Syracuse, New York

The Holidays are over and we are certainly looking forward to heading north to Syracuse, New York for our upcoming National and Supported Shows - March 30 to April 2, 2023. Following is hotel, banquet and hopefully supported donations to our National.


Rau Dog Show Services.

Ring Times:

Thursday: Ring 2: 1:45 pm 18 - 3-6 (6-3) - First breed at that time.

Friday: Ring 2: 10:30 am 19 - 3-6 (6-4) - 8 poodles in ring before affens.

Saturday: Ring 2: 1:45 pm  4 - Sweeps: (1-3)  2 pm Specialty: 22 - 4-6 (6-3) Veteran: 0-1 Stud Dog Class: 1 Brace Class: 1 

Sunday: Ring 2: 10:45 am 19 - 3-6 (6-4)

We have 4 shows Mar 30, 31 and April 1 and 2. Syracuse New York.

Saturday national will have Sweepstakes Judge Jerome Cushman (Hilane Affenpinschers).

Judges for the 4 days are:
Thursday. Mr David Kittredge
Friday. Mr. Steve Hayden
Saturday. Mrs. Elaine Lessig
Sunday. Mr. Desi Murphy

Group Judges will be announced at a later date.


We have a block of 25 rooms reserved with the Comfort Inn, Fairgrounds, Syracuse. This hotel is just a 3 minute drive off of the New York State Thruway at exit 39 Our room rate is $139 plus taxes per night fir reservations made by February the 28th. This applies to all versions, ie: single, double, king etc. There is a 1 time charge of $30.00 for any room with dogs. This hotel is just, at most, 10 minutes north from the show grounds on highway 690 Airport to fly into Syracuse, NY

To make your reservations, call 1-315-453-0045, directly with the hotel. Group rate is under Affenpinscher Club of America. Any cancellations must be done 24 hours before 4 pm the day before or you will be charged. Address of the hotel is: 7010 Interstate Island Road, Syracuse Breakfast buffet is available. List of local restaurants for dinner will be supplied at the show.


We are fortunate in having our banquet literally being held on the showgrounds at Daniela’s, an Italian restaurant which is well known in the area. It will be a buffet dinner, menu will be put together to satisfy varied selections. Cash bar will be provided during the event. Time will be announced at a later date. Anyone with allergies, contact me directly -

Reservations must be made by March the 14th. Cost is $50. Reservations can be made below, enter name(s) of attendees, click Buy Now button and then enter the quantity of tickets your require, then click continue. This will take you to the PayPal account log in. If you do not have an account and want to pay with debit or credit card, click on the tiny words "Try another way" underneath log in button.


As with any endeavor, it takes a team to pull this off. It takes commitment of hard working members to volunteer their time and energy to take up multiple functions. For that, I’m immensely grateful and trust me it’s been a team. I will acknowledge these individuals at a later date.

We’ve developed a 4 tier program and sincerely hope you can see your way clear to donate to our National

Platinum Level - $100

Gold Level. - $75

Silver Level. - $50

Bronze Level. - $25

This Information will be acknowledged at the show, banquet and Newsletter. See below to donate.

Again, I cannot stress how important it is to have your support and I thank you sincerely.


As you know, we hold a silent auction and also a live auction during the banquet.

I’m asking you to look through your Monkey belongings or items with an Affen Theme and donate to our cause.

Please contact Donna and Doug Wolfe with items you will be bringing They can be reached at or Phone no. Is 214-673-1286 (Donna). 214-415-1734 (Doug)

Hopefully I’ve covered all the bases, if you require more information or have questions, contact me at 416 - 252-9957 or

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, March the 30:
Jackie Stacy will be holding JudgesEducation - no fee.This will happen in the morning, time to be determined once show schedule is out. In the afternoon will be hands on. PLUS. Any exhibitors who will be interested are invited to attend. I believe for the newcomers this will be beneficial.This will give them an opportunity to have our people understand our standard and the expectations in the ring.

Friday, March the 31:
This day will be another supported entry. Friday evening will be the “Meet and Greet” Pizza /Wine Party being held at the Comfort Inn, our host hotel, breakfast area starting at 6 pm to 9 pm.This is being put together by SallyTietsworth, Raul and Rhonda Peralta. As a fundraiser for Rescue, there will be Affen Etched wine glasses going for $5 at the Meet & Greet. I’m encouraging everyone to participate.I will be going around at noon getting numbers of who will be attending so we order enough pizza. Also, asking for cookies again please.This is Lucille Ball dress up day so hoping everyone will participate. Men, Desi/Fred Mertz, Gals, Lucy/Ethel. Let’s do it. Know Kathie Timko has her costume.

Saturday, April 1:
Our big Day. A day for the board meeting, our Specialty, and of course our Banquet. Show Schedule will determine times. Further info will arrive after entries close.This is our dress up day, Ladies,your special jewellery, pearls, diamonds.Gentlemen, Bow Ties, bestest suits. A time to Celebrate.

Sunday, April the 2:
Our last and final day. Another supported entry.

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