Nationals 2018

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.


5 Replies to “2018 National Specialty”

  1. Someone mentioned today that they heard that ABC did not get the application into AKC in time and that there is no ABC National Speciality. Is this true?? Some of us have already booked air travel and want to know asap.

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