2021 National Specialty

The 37th & 38th ACDCA National Specialty

October 17-22, 2021

"We are back at Purina in 2021"
Purina Farms in Gray Summit, Mo
300 Checkerboard Loop Gray Summit, MO 63039

These shows are dedicated to the memory of: Monica Shifflet and Rita Favreau

2020 Conformation- Mr. Jon Cole
2021 Conformation & Junior Showmanship - Mr. Michael Faulkner
2021 Sweepstakes Conformation- Ms. Amy Turner
Agility & Obedience - Carole Evans
Rally - Jamie Jo Sieveking
Herding Judge #1 Ms. Lynn Leach
Herding Judge #2 - Cathy Sumeracki

See our tentative Schedule of Events

To All ACD Lovers

Welcome to the 37th and 38th annual ACDCA National Specialty! We are looking forward to a unique and fun-filled week of everything cattle dog, with friends, new and old.

We and our resilient dogs have been presented with many challenges and obstacles from the past two years. The year 2020 had been particularly challenging and cancellations proved to be the new normal. The year 2021 has applied the word adaptation to changes that keep coming our way. However, these changes and adaptations, gives our Club the opportunity to host a unique event over our National Specialty week. Through a special opportunity with AKC, we are able to hold our cancelled 2020 Conformation show & 2020 Cattle Herding trials in additional to our 2021 National Specialty Show event.

These events are scheduled between Sunday, October 17th and Friday, October 22nd (see the schedule on page 5). This year’s combined event also features six herding trials, of which 4 are cattle trials. In addition to the trials and 2 Specialty Shows, we have one of our more popular events, Dingo Bingo that will have a “Best Decorated Table” contest.
Our committee members, have spent countless hours to make this National safe and enjoyable. We thank those that offer their help, expertise, assistance and support. Without volunteers, we would not be able to host an event of this quality.

The pandemic continues to create special challenges, but we plan and persevere with new safety protocols, consistent with relevant AKC, Purina Farms, and State and local guidelines. We are looking forward to a fun and friendly event with activities that reflect the range of interests of ACD lovers.

So we hope that everyone enjoys this year’s event and have a Howling Good Time!

Deb Mintzer & Ingrid Rosenquist, Co-Chairs
National Specialty Convention Coordinators