National Specialty

NSE Committee

The National Specialty Events Committee is charged with the responsibility of putting on all the events that make up the National Specialty Events Week. This Committee, chaired by an individual from the location of the upcoming year as the Specialty rotates around the country, is a “standing committee” made up of both permanent and rotating members. Read more now!

Event Contacts

The list of committee members for the current year’s Specialty can be found here by tapping Read more now!

Event Judges

The list of judges and their assignments for the current year’s Specialty can be found here, by tapping  Read more now!

Event Schedule

A complete schedule for the full week for this year’s Specialty can be found by tapping on Read more now!

Event Trophies & Awards

National Specialty Trophies  
Please consider sponsoring a class and advertise your kennel or commemorate a favorite dog. You will be listed here on the website and in the catalog.  Click on the Sponsorship Available link to send an email to the Trophy Chair to sponsor a class. The cash donation for a National Specialty conformation class is $50 (special awards denoted by an asterisk* are $100); and $30 for each Companion Dog Event class. All Companion Dog Event class sponsorships will cover all days.

Parent Club Specialty Trophies  
The Parent Club Specialty is designed to be a one day simplified conformation competition prior to the National Specialty. Please consider sponsoring a class and advertise your kennel or commemorate a favorite dog. You will be listed here on the website and in the catalog. Click on the Sponsorship Available link to send an email to the Trophy Chair to sponsor a class. The cash donation for a Parent Club Specialty class is$25.00, or $50.00 for Best of Breed, Best of Opposite Sex and Best of Winners.

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Dog For All Reasons Program

This recognizes dogs who compete in Conformation and two of the following with a qualifying score in one: Obedience/Rally, the Hunting Retriever Test, Tracking, or Agility, or who places in Conformation and competes in two of the following: Obedience/Rally, the Hunting Retriever Test, Tracking or Agility, not necessarily qualifying in any of them. Read more now!