Welcome to the 2019 National Specialty Page!!


Host Hotel:

Holiday Inn-St. Louis West
4901 Six Flags Rd Eureka, MO
(636) 938-6661


Airports:

St. Louis Lambert International Airport

The Spirit of St. Louis


National Specialty will be held
Sunday September 15th thru the 19th, 2019
Purina Farms in Gray Summit, Missouri

Show Chairperson: Maureen Thompson
Assistant Show Chairperson: Penny Sleeth
Sweepstakes Chairperson: Victor Hewer
Agility/Obedience/Rally Chairperson: Andy Ayers
Dock Diving Chairperson  
Field Chairperson: Jennifer Collins
Hospitality: Mary Meek, Wanda Marrison, and Lisa Lewis
Emergency Coordinator: Maureen Thompson
RV/Grooming Reservations: Richard Rogers
Trophies/Donations: Kathy Shifflett, Leslie Puppo
Product Donation: Melissa Kime and Aubrey La Crosse
Logo Merchandise: Bonnie Unangst
Raffle and Auction:  
Catalogs/Ad Sales: Stephanie Ayers
Judges Education: Kathryn Cowsert



Catalog Ads and Orders:

To place an Ad in the Specialty Ad Catalog or to order a Catalog click here.  Visit here to view and enjoy previous specialty catalogs.

Prize sponsorship:

Please consider making a donation to sponsor your favorite event/class! Your donations are needed and appreciated! .


Planning Information:

Sunday Sep 15 Working Certificate Tests (C, X, Q) (9:00 am)
  • Location: August Busch Memorial C.A. 2360 Hwy D, St. Charles, MO (Map)
  • Event chair:
  • Event secretary: (cell phone 224-805-3397)
  • Premium list
  • Online Entries:
  • Judges: Pending
  • Food: Jimmy John’s (payment options coming)

    Field Dinner (6:00 pm)
  • Location: Super Smokers (601 Stockell Drive, Eureka, MO), catered on-site
  • Payment options coming
  • Monday Sep 16 All Breed Agility, Obedience, and Rally (8:00 am)
  • Location: Purina Farms Event Center (500 William Danforth Way, Gray Summit, MO)
  • Event chair: Andy Ayers
  • Event secretary: Carolyn Johnson - Lab Tested Secretary Services
  • Judges: Karen Winter (Agility), Ginger Kinion (Obedience), Charlotte Mielziner (Rally)
  • Food: Checkerboard Café will be open during the event
  • A raffle will also be held during this event.
  •   Hospitality Room open (6 – 9 pm)
  • Location: Holiday Inn – St. Louis West (4901 Six Flags Rd Eureka, MO)
  • Tuesday Sep 17 Upland Working Certificate Tests (C, X) (9:00 am)
  • Location: August Busch Memorial C.A. 2360 Hwy D, St. Charles, MO (Map)
  • Event chair:
  • Event secretary: (cell phone 224-805-3397)
  • Premium list: (coming)
  • Online Entries: (coming)
  • Judges: Pending
  • Food: Jimmy John’s (payment options coming)
  • Once approved, you can read the rules of the new Upland Working Certificate tests here

      Health Seminar with Pizza (6:00p)
  • Topic: Performance Nutrition
  • Location: Holiday Inn – St. Louis West (4901 Six Flags Rd Eureka, MO)
  • Cost: Free
  • DNA testing will also be available throughout the National.  The trailing show includes a health clinic on Saturday with an OFA/CERF Eye Exam, Cardiac Auscultation Exam and Echocardiogram
  • Wednesday Sep 18 Sweepstakes (12:00 pm)
  • Location: Purina Farms Event Center (500 William Danforth Way, Gray Summit, MO)
  • Event chair: Victor Hewer
  • Superintendent : Onofrio Dog Shows, LLC
  • Judge: John Mello
  • Food: Checkerboard Café will be open during the event
  •   Parade of Champions (Following completion of Sweepstakes)
  • Hosted by: Victor Hewer and Clark Hale
  • Entry Form: TBA
  •   Membership Meeting (3:30 or on completion of Parade of Champions)
  • Location: Large Conf. Room - upstairs (Purina Farms Event Center [500 William Danforth Way, Gray Summit, MO])
  •   Hospitality Room open (6 – 9 pm)
  • Location: Holiday Inn – St. Louis West (4901 Six Flags Rd Eureka, MO)
  •   Judges Education (6:30 pm)
  • Location: Lincoln Room (Holiday Inn – St. Louis West [4901 Six Flags Rd Eureka, MO])
  • Thursday Sep 19 Junior Showmanship and Conformation  (8:30 am)
  • Location: Purina Farms Event Center (500 William Danforth Way, Gray Summit, MO)
  • Event chair: Maureen Thompson
  • Superintendent: Onofrio Dog Shows, LLC
  • Premium List: Coming
  • Online entry: Coming
  • Judge: TBA
  • Food: Checkerboard Café will be open during the event
  •   Dock Diving (1:00 pm)
  • Location: Purina Farms Portable Diving Dog Pool
  • Chair: TBD
  • Superintendent: Jason Rigler (in cooperation with North American Diving Dogs [NADD])
  • On the North American Diving Dogs (NADD) website, you can Register your dog with a NADD number, read the Basic Dock Diving Rules and register for the CCRCA dock diving event (when it becomes available)

      Annual Awards Banquet (6:00 pm)
  • Location: Holiday Inn – St. Louis West (4901 Six Flags Rd Eureka, MO)
  • Food: Payment options coming
  • Show Photographer

    Garden Studio, Inc. • Diann & Greg Smith 742 Vera Dr, Arnold MO 63010 (636) 296-8774 information line only greg@gardenstudio.us online ordering: http://www.gardenstudio.us All photos are to be viewed online

    If you have a photo taken, you have agreed to purchase a photo.


    Shows before and following the National Specialty (all at Purina Farms):

    Superintendent: Foy Trent Dog Shows
    Friday Sept 13, 2019 - Gateway Sporting Dog Assn. (Sporting Dogs only) 
    Saturday September 14, 2019 - Three Rivers Kennel Club of Missouri
    Sunday September 15, 2019 Three Rivers Kennel Club of Missouri

    Superintendent: Onofrio Dog Shows, LLC
    Friday September 20, 2019 - Rolla Missouri Kennel Club, Inc. 
    Saturday September 21, 2019 - Spirit of the Heartland Kennel Club, Inc. 
    Sunday September 22, 2019 - Jefferson County Kennel Club of Missouri, Inc.


    Host Hotel

    Holiday Inn-St. Louis West
    4901 Six Flags Rd Eureka, MO
    (636) 938-6661
    $124.95+tax, $35 one-time pet fee
    Group Name: Curly Coated Retriever Club
    Rooms include a mini-refrigerator and free Wi-Fi. Dog bathing facility on-site.

    You can make your reservation now if you like.  The room block is held until August 11, 2019. Please use the group name "Curly-Coated Retriever Club" when making your reservations. The rate is for 1 – 4 persons. Maximum of 4 dogs per room.  Approximately one month prior, all guests will be required to pay a $100 deposit that goes toward the balance of their stay; if they should cancel within 2 weeks of their arrival, this deposit is non-refundable.


    Camping

    Campling will be at Purina Farms $35, full hook-ups. Camping form for 2019 to reserve a spot can be found by clicking here! Please fill out and return the reservation form to Richard Rogers so he can have you on file.

    This is NOT the final form, just a count with size rigs and possible nights so Richard Rogers can get enough reserved for our National. He still has to wait until AFTER September before he can coordinate with the other clubs.

    Purina Farms works with three companies that rent RVs. RV delivery to your campsite is available.
    Byerly - https://www.byerlyrv.com/
    MB Thomas - https://mbthomasrvsales.com/welcome-to-mb-thomas-rv-sales
    Travers - https://www.traversrv.com/

    Other nearby campgrounds that will accept dogs:
    KOA Campground: (636) 257-3018 Old Rt 66 - 10 Miles East of Purina Farms
    Pin Oak Creek: (636) 451-5656 4 Miles South of Show Site


    Veterinary Services:

    Local Veterinarians (Not 24 Hrs.):
    Pacific Animal Hospital • William C Jones DVM
    450 Flier Dr, Pacific MO 63039
    (636) 257-2100

    Directions to Pacific Animal Hospital: Leaving Purina Farms, turn right on Highway MM. Then turn right on Highway 100. Cross over Highway 44. Turn left on Highway 66W for 2.7 miles. Then turn right on Fliers Drive, third building on the right.

    24 Hour Emergency Veterinarian:
    Animal Emergency Clinic
    9937 Big Bend Road, St. Louis, MO 63122
    (314) 822‐7600


    Airport:

    St. Louis Lambert International Airport 
    10701 Lambert International Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63145


    Distance to Hotel: 35 minutes, 33.4 Miles via I-270 S and I-44
    Distance to Purina Farms: 47 minutes, 43.6 Miles via I-270 S and I-44