2018 National Specialty

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Date(s) - Aug 30 2018 - Sep 03 2018
All Day

Kentucky Horse Park


Location – Bluegrass Classic Dog Show cluster held at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.  Lexington, Kentucky is within an 8 hour drive of several major cities including St. Louis (MO) , Chicago (IL) , Atlanta (GA) , Washington (DC), Nashville (TN), Charlotte (NC), Indianapolis (IN), Detroit (MI), Pittsburgh (PA).

ABC Contact:

Susan Pamplin Griffin

Club Contact:

Kathy Garcia

Bluegrass Classic Cluster Specialty & Supported Entry Chair
Lexington Kennel Club Secretary of Show Affairs

Date – September 1st, 2018 (The cluster runs August 30th – September 3rd therefore there could be supported entries on other day/s as well.)

Airports – Lexington has Bluegrass Airport which is a smaller airport, but Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and Louisville International Airport are near.

Judges – List of possible judges:

Herding Judges:

  • Thurs- JD Frederiksen
  • Fri – Steven Dainard
  • Sat – M Purkhiser
  • Sun – Gopi Krishnan
  • Mon – Neena VanCamp


Other judges on our Panel:

  • Mr & Mrs David Bolus
  • Col Purkhiser
  • Grace Fritz
  • Ed Bivin
  • James Noe
  • Mary Ellen Meyer


Other Activities: Besides conformation, there is also obedience, rally, barn hunt, lure coursing, and dock diving at the show site.  There has also been a cardiologist Echo clinic and an OFA eye clinic.

Lodging – Multiple dog friendly hotels in Lexington along with a campground on site. Hookups are available as are golf cart rentals.

Dinner/Banquet – Many restaurants and locations for a dinner/banquet.



    • LINDA BUFFA on June 13, 2018 at 9:09 am
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    Is the club hosting a journee?

    1. Hi Linda,
      There will not be a Journee (Elevage) in 2018, only the National Specialty.

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