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Get your Affen Kicks on Route 66Join us for the LAND OF AFF-ENCHANTMENT WEEKEND!

Banquet | Host Hotel | Judges Education | Schedule

Contact Cameron Riegel: 505-362-8781

Ballons in the skySATURDAY, MAY 11 – Supported Entry and Sweepstakes hosted by the Rio Grande Kennel Club
Theme: “International Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta”
Attire: Bright colors in honor of the colorful balloons that fill the blue New Mexico skies!

SUNDAY, MAY 12 – Nationals and Sweepstakes hosted by the Rio Grande Kennel Club, Annual Meeting, Banquet and Auction at Host Hotel. 
Theme: “Get Your Affen Kicks on Route 66!” in honor of the iconic highway
Attire: 50’s / 60’s – Ducktails, saddle shoes and “Affen Skirts”!

Monday, May 13 - Supported Entry and Sweepstakes hosted by the Coronado Kennel Club
Puppy Match and Soda Shop Dinner on Monday Evening, Marriott Hotel. Please email Kathie Timko with your choice regular burger or a veggie burger to go with your fries and rootbeer float. The meal is free if you sign up in advance.
Theme: “Affen Alien Day” in honor of Roswell, White Sands Missile Range and UFOs!
Attire: “Alien Green”

Road Runner BirdTUESDAY, MAY 14 hosted by the Coronado Kennel Club
Theme: “Southwest Day” in honor of New Mexico’s Native American heritage.
Attire: Southwestern 

Tentative Schedule of Activities

Friday night join us in the lobby at 5:30 for the Welcome Gathering at the Marriott Uptown, our host hotel. Collect your Welcome Bag and share a laugh – and check out our signature cocktail - “The Affentail” – as you greet your friends and fellow Affen lovers and exhibitors. Following the meet and greet, there will be an open gathering in the hospitality suite at 7:00pm for a round table discussion. Suggested topics will include: Affenpinscher Health and Welfare, Stud Dog Directory, and other general topics of interest. New members and others new to the breed are especially encouraged to attend. This is a great opportunity to “pick the brain” of long time breeders and exhibitors.

Saturday morning at 9 am, Pam Peat will host a Judges Education presentation in the Judges’ Hospitality Room at the show site. For more information, please contact Pam Peat at 602-473-4776 or Cameron Riegel at 505-362-8781. Saturday’s Supported Entry will be a tribute to the world famous International Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, so wear your brightest colors in honor of the glorious balloons that fill the crystal blue New Mexico skies each October. We will have both Sweepstakes and Breed judging. Despite the full schedule you may want to schedule some time to explore the many sites, food and cultural opportunities Albuquerque has to offer. Be prepared to “Up Up and Affen Away!” the day with good friends, old and new, as you explore: “Old Town” Albuquerque, The Balloon Museum, The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, The Hispanic Cultural Center, The Natural History Museum, The World’s longest Tram, and the many restaurants that cater to a variety of culture’s and tastes. Your hosts would be happy to assist you to get the most out of your visit in Albuquerque and surrounding areas.

Sunday is the ACA National, where you will “Get Your Affen Kicks on Route 66” in recognition of the iconic highway that meanders through New Mexico and Albuquerque on its way to the west coast and east to Chicago. Don’t forget your Affen skirt, leather jackets, saddle shoes and ducktails, as this 50’s / 60’s themed day is sure to bring a smile to all. Join us for the annual meeting on site after Sweepstakes and Breed judging (lunch will be provided by ACA) Lets all cheer on our breed winner in group judging, then mosey on over to the host hotel for the annual banquet and fun-filled auction.

At Monday’s Supported Entry and Sweepstakes, we will celebrate “Affen Alien” day…think UFOs, Roswell and White Sands Missile Range… Wear your best alien green as we pay homage to those storied little green men and spaceships of yore! One hour following Best In Show, there will be a Route 66 diner meal provided while we conduct the first ever Affen Match on the plaza of the host hotel. The following classes will be held: 3 – 6 months, 6 – 9 months, 9 – 12 months, Adult and Veteran. Sign up the day of the event. No finished champions, except for Veterans classes. For this free dinner, please be sure to sign up in advance on our website letting us know if you desire a regular or veggie burger. It will be served with fries and a rootbeer float.

We wrap up on Tuesday by honoring the historic Native American culture of New Mexico. Wear your Southwestern attire and deck yourself out in some of the gorgeous handcrafted turquoise jewelry that the region is famous for. (Consider this a good excuse to go out shopping while you are out exploring “Old Town” on Saturday night.)


Sunday May 12 at 7 pm
$35 for Plated Dinner - entre choices include Beef, Chicken or Vegetarian
Cash Bar at 6:30 pm

Decide the dinner you would like. Enter the name or names if you are ordering the same dish, in the field (eg. Chicken), when you press the PayPal button you will be taken to a PayPal checkout page, you can then change the quantity to how many you would like to order, if your party would like to have a different dish (eg. Beef), select "continue shopping" which will take you back to this page. Put other person's name in the beef dish field, click PayPal button, you will again be taken to the checkout page. You will see there are now 2 choices. You can then either check out with your PayPal account or pay without a PayPal account. Deadline to reserve your banquet spot is Sunday, May 5.

Banquet Menu

All meals include:

  • Southwestern Caesar Salad
    Fire roasted Corn, Black Beans, Roasted Red Peppers tossed with Romaine Lettuce and Topped with Tri-Colored Tortilla Strips. Served with Cilantro Lime Vinagrette, and Ranch Dressing
  • Rolls with Butter
  • Iced Tea, Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, and Herbal Teas
  • Dessert Station with: Key Lime Pie, Chocolate Cake, Lemon Cake, and Carrot Cake
Order Chicken PoblanoOrder Beef BurgandyOrder Vegetable Napolean
Boneless Breast of Chicken Coated in Panko Breadcrumbs with Lemon Pepper Seasoning, Pan Sauteed and Topped with a Poblano Cream Sauce. Served with Garlic Roasted Potatoes, and Asparagus with Red Pepper Confetti Beef Burgandy Herb Marinated Sirloin, sliced on a bias and topped with a Burgandy Demi Glace. Served with Garlic Roasted Potatoes, and Asparagus with Red Pepper Confetti Roasted Peppers, Eggplant, and Portabello Mushrooms, Stacked, and Baked and Topped with a Poblano Cream Sauce. Served with Garlic Roasted Potatoes, and Asparagus with Red Pepper Confetti Dinner
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Send us your photos!

Email  Barry Leece photos of you and your affens at home, in competition or just fun shot that can possibly be included in a slide show to be shown during the banquet meal.

 Club Photographer for Candid Shots and Photo Booth: Doug Wolfe

 Host Hotel: Albuquerque Marriott - Uptown 

2101 Louisiana Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110

 Room group rate for ACA National Specialty Show 2019, $99.00 per night.

Book online by using this link or call the Marriott Hotel direct and ask to book with the Affenpinscher Club of America group.

Airport: Albuquerque International — Code: ABQ

5 miles to the Hotel. Must arrange transportation to Hotel.


durango Kennel clubCasinoDurango Kennel Club Shows, MAY 16-19. Join fellow Affen exhibitors in historic Farmington, NM for the Durango Kennel Club shows after the Nationals weekend in Albuquerque. A short 3 hour drive through scenic northcentral New Mexico.

Let’s make 8 days of majors in 9 days!

Four days of Conformation (including NOHS), with prizes offered each day. Four days of Agility, Rally and Obedience events with prizes offered each day for highest scoring Affen in each discipline. 4 – 6 months Beginner Puppy is offered on Friday and Saturday.

Conformation Judges:

  • Thursday – Peter Machen, Breed and Anne Katona, Group. BIS Judge: Allen Odom
  • Friday – Anne Katona, Breed and Peter Machen, Group. BIS Judge: Robert Shreve
  • Saturday - Allen Odom, Breed and Delores Burkholder, Group. BIS Judge: Peter Machen
  • Sunday – Delores Burkholder, breed and Allen Odom, Group. BIS Judge: Anne Katona

Superintendent: Onofrio Entries close: May 1

Farmington is the gateway to the Four Corners and is a great “home base” from which you can explore the Aztec Ruins, Chaco Canyon or Southwest Colorado, Southeast Utah and Northeast Arizona.

The show site is located next to the Sunray Park and Casino, so there is plenty of fun to be had outside the show ring. Onsite camping, with showers, is available.


Donna Wolfe
Corresponding Secretary
327 Whittier Street
Highland Village, TX 75077
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