July 22-26, 2014 Portland, Oregon…Starts Tuesday, following the weekend Stumptown Show



Did you know that Portland is known as the ROSE CITY? How about visiting the Rose Gardens or the Japanese Garden?
International Rose Test GardenIn Washington Park, you can also explore one of the largest and oldest rose test gardens in the country — for free. This is the largest of Portland’s three rose gardens. Started in 1917, the International Rose Test Garden, just minutes from downtown Portland, has 7,000 rose bushes, spectacular views of the city and an on-site gift shop.Free tours are offered from June through September on Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., and on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m.
In Washington Park
400 S.W. Kingston Ave.
Dogs are allowed

Directly above the International Rose Test Garden is the Japanese garden, it is proclaimed the most authentic Japanese garden outside of Japan, the Portland Japanese Garden is a 5.5 acre haven of tranquil beauty in the scenic west hills of Portland.
611 SW Kingston Ave
Note, there is an admission charge for the Japanese Garden
Dogs are not allowed

Older, but not as well known, the Peninsula Park Rose Garden located in North Portland is Portland’s first public rose garden. As you step into the sunken rose garden, you walk through lush paths, sweeping archways and over two acres packed with nearly 9,000 traditional rose plantings. The octagonal bandstand was constructed in 1913. It was used for World War I patriotic demonstrations and is now the site for many weddings and concerts. The fountain in the center of the garden is over 100 years old.
700 N Rosa Parks Way
Dogs are allowed

Ladd’s Addition Rose Garden. In the park were 4 rose gardens, coming together to form the points of a compass. In 1909, Park Superintendent Emanuel Mische designed a formal landscape plan for the gardens in Ladd’s Addition. He planted camellias, perennials, and a lawn area in the central circle and numerous rose varieties in the four diamonds, creating a stunning stained glass effect. Today this under 2 acre garden is the home to more than 3,000 roses of over 60 varieties.
SE 16th Ave & Harrison St
Dogs are allowed

Note: All of the Roses are named so in the test garden, great place to get puppy names if you are planning a Rose litter.

if you have any questions contact Claudia McCracken.

Stumptown Dog Show

On July 19th and 20th the Portland Kennel Club will hold their Stumptown dog show at the Portland Expo Center. They usually have an entry of about 1600 dogs, they will offer conformation, rally, and obedience but not agility. The Expo Center is located about 7 miles from the Holiday Inn Airport Hotel the site of our National Specialty or there are many hotels close to the Expo, it is a wonderful facility.
If you have any questions about the beautiful Pacific Northwest please feel free to contact
Claudia McCracken.


If you have a golf lover in your family bring them to the National Specialty. Although I am not a golfer, I do know that we have some great golf courses in Oregon.

Nearest to our National Specialty show site is the Colwood National Golf Course 1.2 miles, Broadmoor Golf Course is 2.6 miles, Glendoveer Golf Course is 5.5 miles (they have 2 courses) and Heron Lakes Golf Course is 7.7 miles away (they too have 2 courses). There are many more public courses in Portland. Here is a link for the 10 top courses in Oregon.


No listing of golf courses in Oregon would be complete without mention mentioning the world famous Bandon Dunes Golf Resort.

Pacific Dunes is ranked No.1 by Golf magazine in its “courses you can play” ahead of even famed Pebble Beach. It is located in the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, which is a complex of five golf courses. Bandon is a 4 to 5 hour trip by car or there is an air shuttle service that goes there. Bandon Dunes is on the beautiful Oregon coast.

So bring your golfer to the Havanese Club of America National Specialty, Portland, OR

Want to Board Your Dog while you sightsee?

Thanks to the Afghan Club of America for both vetting these kennels, and sharing this information with us.


Portland area

*Club K-9 (503) 289-7472


North Portland – 6 miles from show site

Doggie Day Care with overnight boarding

Private tiled rooms with raised dog beds

Indoor play rooms with rubber matting

No kennel runs, no outdoor facilities

Portland Animal Clinic (503) 228-5256

Downtown Portland – 12 miles from show site

Vet clinic with boarding

Standard cages, separate indoor kennel runs

Rose City Veterinary Hospital (503) 228-5256

Downtown Portland – 10 miles from show site

Vet clinic with boarding

Indoor 4×7 runs, potty walks outside

A bit further away

*Rock Creek Kennels (503) 645-2912


West 25 miles, on the way to the Coast

Traditional boarding kennel with indoor/outdoor runs

Outdoor concrete runs 4×12, chain link walls

Optional small play yards with mock grass

Modern facility, well-staffed and maintained

Waldorf Kennels (360) 573-2421


North 15 miles (near Agility site)

Traditional boarding kennel with indoor/outdoor runs

Outdoor concrete runs 3×12, cinderblock walls

Old style, spotlessly clean

Green Acres Dog Boarding (503)914-1164


SE 18 miles, on the way to Mount Hood

Traditional boarding kennel with indoor/outdoor runs

Indoor box 4×4

Outdoor concrete runs 4×12, concrete & chain link walls

Optional grass play yards

Old country kennel, a bit worn but rigorously clean

Near Seattle Airport

Airpet Hotel (206) 788-4446


(note: PDX facility is closed)


There is so much to say about MT Hood that it is better just to send you to the website. Read all about it.


How about a georgeous chairlift ride on scenic Mt Bachelor. That would be a change of pace!

Another must see. It is the largest wooded urban park in the United States, is filled with more than 70 miles of walking and hiking trails.

It is the largest independent chain of bookstores in the world, and when you visit the aptly named flagship shop, Powell’s City of Books, you’ll need a map to find your way around (the store provides one).


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