2018 National Specialty

Event Site: Purina Farms (All events outdoors except Obedience, Rally and Agility)

Address: 200 Checkerboard Loop, Gray Summit, MO 63039

Dates: October 8-14, 2018

Host Hotel: TBD

RV Parking: RV parking with full hookups is available onsite next to the outdoor show rings. RV Parking is self monitored and spaces are first come, first served. The lot has 24 hour entry access. 

NO RV PARKING AT THE PURINA EVENT CENTER BUILDING ALLOWED! There will be no RV parking available at Purina BEFORE October 8 due to other club's events.



While many members have already generously stepped up, we still need a few key positions filled. We need volunteers for Merchandise, Top 10, Hospitality, Transportation and more.

If anyone is interested in helping, please contact Bess Stanger at 614-725-8722 or gsca2018events@gmail.com


Top 10 Info:

The GSCA is pleased to announce we are "Falling back into Tradition" with the revival of the Top 10 competition. This is one of the most prestigious National Specialty events, and we hope everyone will come to celebrate the best of our beloved breed.

This will be a formal event with a fall theme. There will be a fall-themed catered dessert bar, as well as a cash bar. 

Tickets will be $35, with the option to purchase a whole table with 6 seats for $200. Each admission ticket includes the catered dessert bar, a Top 10 catalog and a party favor. 

To order tickets, please fill out the online form or send in our reservation form with a check.

The qualifying period for competing will be July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018. Only the Giants in the Top 10 AKC official breed rankings will be invited to participate. If there is a tie in a given ranking, each dog included in that ranking will be invited to participate. This event will be using the rules previously drawn up by the GSCA Top Dog 2000 committee in an effort to completely honor club tradition. 

Questions? Contact Bess Stanger, Top 10 Event Chair, at 614-725-8722 or gsca2018events@gmail.com  visit gsca2018 for more detailed information