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National Entlebucher Mountain Dog Association

25th Anniversary Entlefest and National Specialty

  • July 27, 2023
  • July 30, 2023
  • 801 Greenwich Ave., Warwick, Rhode Island 02886


  • Current Active NEMDA Members
    New members must apply for membership by June 15th to be eligible for member pricing.
  • Non- NEMDA members. You can apply for membership by clicking on the About Us tab and select the Membership Information link.


Come Join the Fun!

Our 25th Anniversary Entlefest and National Specialty, from July 27-30th, This year we will be gathering in beautiful Rhode Island (the “Ocean State”)!

Join us for CEBA, beach romps, picnics, Dinner with Your Dog, a tour of Newport mansions and the famous oceanfront "Cliff Walk," the often-hilarious NEMDA auction, Annual General Meeting, National Specialty, a delicious banquet, and much more. We have a great hotel (be sure to make your reservations soon!) and will hold the Specialty in conjunction with the Providence County Kennel Club at the Wide World of Indoor Sports in North Kingstown. For a Detailed Overview of the Activities and Locations Click Here.

Don’t Miss Out! Entlefest AND 25th Anniversary T-Shirts!
Orders due Sunday, June 25, 2023 (T-Shirts can be ordered during Registration)

This year we have TWO very special shirts! This year’s NEMDA Entlefest and National Specialty logo features Rhode Island’s hallmarks – a lighthouse, the ocean and of course and Entlebucher ready to enjoy it all! We also have a NEMDA 25th Anniversary shirt with our special anniversary logo. You’ll want one of each!

For those not attending the Entlefest you may place your T-Shirt orders in the NEMDA Store. They will be mailed to you after Entlefest. Postage fees will apply. All orders due by June 25th!

We have found a great hotel and will hold our Specialty in conjunction with the Providence County Kennel Club at the Wide World of Indoor Sports in North Kingstown. Here is a link to our wonderful host hotel:
Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick
Location: Warwick, RI 02886. Map

The discounted rates are $159 for Wednesday and Thursday and $189 for Friday and Saturday.

When you click on the link you will see the rate quoted as $174. This is because the hotel averages the rates over four days. You will actually only pay the very favorable group rates that I quoted above.

Please Reserve Now!
This special rate will be only offered for up to 60 days before our event. After that, summer pricing will apply.
IMPORTANT: the guest room block may still be available. So please don't delay!

Click Here to select your room or call (401) 732-6000 and please mention "National Entlebucher Mountain Dog Association" for a discount. Code: NEM. You may specify King or 2 Queens, but the hotel cannot guarantee your selection.

Camping: Whispering Pines Campground 

Please contact them directly for reservations.

The Entlebucher Mountain Dog National Specialty will be held on Saturday,  July 29th, in conjunction with The Providence County Kennel Club at the air-conditioned Wide World of Indoor Sports, 1610 Davisville Rd., North Kingstown, R.I. The show which lasts through Sunday, July 30th.  Map

Local Airports
Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport (2.1 miles)  Website
Boston Logan International Airport (61 miles)  Website 

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