Has your area in been looking for majors?  Would you area like to partner with a local all breed circuit to build entries?  The GSPCA affords member clubs an opportunity to sponsor a Regional Specialty.  This gives your club a chance to host three specialties in one year!  The GSPCA does not request fees for having this event, it’s just an advantage that your member club can offer to your area.

GSPCA Regional Specialty Rules and Guidelines:

  1. Any GSPCA member club that is in good standing can host a GSPCA regional specialty. The Club will be required to provide the GSPCA corresponding secretary with a Date, Location, and Judge, from the approved list of GSPCA judges used for the National Specialty Show, of said event. Upon Board approval, the club will be notified and given a password which will allow paperwork to be completed online with AKC. Paperwork to request the event should be to the GSPCA Corresponding Secretary no less than 6 months prior to the event, preferable 9-12 months prior.
  2. There can be one regional specialty held in each of the following sections once every calendar year. In addition there can be 2 other regional specialties held in conjunction with the AKC National Show and the GSPCA National Specialty. The seven regions are: 
    • Northwest: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming and that portion of California with postal zip codes of 93600 and above
    • Southwest: Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and that portion of California with postal zip codes of 93599 and below
    • South Central: Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas
    • North Central: Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin
    • East Central: Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, and Tennessee
    • Southeast: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia
    • Northeast: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont
  3. In addition to the 7 regional specialties, the GSPCA has the option to hold a GSPCA regional specialty held with the AKC National Show every year. This regional will be hosted by the GSPCA and run under the direction of the GSPCA national executive show committee. The regional held with the AKC National Show will not prevent a second regional being held in the same region during said year.
  4. A GSPCA regional specialty can be held in conjunction with GSPCA national specialty and will not prevent a second regional being held in the same region during said year. The local club wishing to hold this regional specialty will not be eligible to host another regional specialty in that calendar year.
  5. The GSPCA will supply medallions as prizes to be awarded to BOB, BOS, WD and WB, SD and SB.
  6. All expenses of said event will be the responsibility of hosting club and all income from said event will be the property of the hosting club.

Please submit your requests to Lynn Pettinato for consideration.


Lynn Pettinato


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