Breeder Educational Conference 3/13-3/15/20

Marriott Resort Myrtle Beach Grande Dunes- 8400 Costa Verde Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC  29572 – Click here for the hotel website.  Click here for photos.

Conference fee – GANA members $100 per person, Non-GANA members $200 per person, no split fees for partial attendance, no refunds once reservation is place.  Deadline to sign up for the conference is 2/28/20. Fee increases by $100 after 2/1/20.  (The deadline dates are subject to change as more details are ironed out.)

Preliminary Schedule

Thursday Evening – 5:30-7:30 p.m. – Happy hour in the Blue Restaurant and Lounge including food and drinks!  Hosted by GoodDog and PawPrint Genetics

Friday – 7:30 a.m. – breakfast provided.

Friday, March 13, 2020 – 8:30 a.m.-Noon  – Dr. Carl from Paw Print Genetics to speak on color genetics.

Lunch and snacks provided.

Friday – 1:00-2:00 p.m. – Presentations by Trupanion and Wash’n Zip dog beds.

Friday – 2:00-5:00 p.m. – Cat Matloub, Esq. and Monica DeBosscher, Esq. of Good Dog will cover contract law to include warranties and guardian contracts.

Friday – 5:30-6:30 Cocktails and 6:30 dinner hosted by Trupanion at the Hook and Barrel Restaurant.

Saturday – 7:30 a.m. – breakfast provided.

Saturday, March 14, 2020 – 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Dr. Carmen Battaglia ( will cover two of his seminar topics.  The first is “Breeding Better Dogs” and after lunch will be “Structure, Movement, and Pedigree Analysis”.

Lunch and snacks provided.  Everyone is on their own for dinner.

Sunday – 7:30 a.m. – breakfast provided.

Sunday, March 15, 2020 – 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  – Dr. Jerold S. Bell, D.V.M. will  give an analysis of our GANA pedigree database, registration statistics, and pedigree analysis of influential Goldendoodle dogs and bitches.  He will discuss genetic diversity, selection of mates, and popular sire syndrome.

Snacks provided.

More will be added to this itinerary as things are scheduled.

Conference reservations – Everyone must complete this form – click here

Pay your conference fee – click here

Book a room – click here

Discounted room rates available through a limited date to be announced.  After this date, you will need to book a room at the regular price.  The discounted rate is $149 per night for a room with two queen beds and this price is available for 3 days before and 3 days after the conference for those that want to extend their trip.

Closest airport – Myrtle Beach, SC which is 11 miles from the resort hotel.  The hotel offers free parking for those driving to the conference.