2019 GSCA National Specialty


Thursday, September 5, 2019-Sunday, September 8, 2019

Island Grove Regional Park, Greeley, Colorado



The Pharaoh Hound Club will be offering agility during our National week, and it IS open to all breeds. It will be Wednesday, September 4th, start time is 10am. Here's a link to the premium:
click here

Do you have any Schnauzer treasures you would be willing to donate for the Silent and Live Auctions at the 2019 National Specialty? Show off your home State and contribute a state basket to the auction. Our auctions play an important role in supporting the specialties and we count on your contributions. Bring items to the show site or mail to Cindy Wallace, PO Box 967, Divide CO 80814-0967

The Premium lists for The2019 National and Western Regional Specialties are now available on the Onofrio Dog Shows site: http://www.onofrio.com/execpgm/fndindex The Supported Entry and Western Regional Specialty are with the Peak to Peak Working Dog Ass. of Colorado shows September 5 & 6 and the National Specialty and Supported entry are with the Evergreen Colorado KC September 7 & 8. Deadline for entry is Wednesday, August 21 at NOON.
The deadline for merchandise ordering, CGC/Trick Dog reservations and Parade of Title Holder information forms is fast approaching on August 5.
Information Flyer Click Here
CGC & Trick Dog Interest Form Click Here

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Peak to Peak Working Dog Association of Colorado- GSCA Supported Entry

Breed Judge: Abigail Patrizio (judged 2018 National Sweeps)

Working Group Judge: Whitney Coombs

Working Bred By Group: Pat Jenkins

Working NOHS Group: Nancy Coombs

Friday, September 6, 2019

Peak to Peak Working Dog Association of Colorado-GSCA Western Regional Specialty

Breed Judge: Jean Pero

Puppy and Veteran Sweepstakes Judge: Guillermo Cavazos

Working Group Judge: Carmen Haller

Working Bred By Group: Cledith Wakefield

Working NOHS Group: Faye Strauss

Obedience/Rally Judge: Judi James

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Evergreen Colorado Kennel Club- GSCA National Specialty

Breed Judge: Christine E. Lietzau

Puppy and Veteran Sweepstakes Judge: Ginny Maese

Working Group Judge: Patricia Sosa

Best in Show Judge: Jon Cole


Obedience/ Rally Judge: TBD

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Evergreen Colorado Kennel Club- GSCA National Specialty- GSCA Supported Entry

Breed Judge: Patricia A. Sosa

Working Group Judge: Mary A. Miller

Best in Show Judge: Patricia A. Sosa


Obedience/Rally Judge: TBD


  • Both the National Specialty on Saturday and the Western Regional Specialty on Friday are Designated Specialties in conjunction with the respective clubs

  • Onofrio is the Show Superintendent

  • We will have an oversized ring in the Exhibition Building with Giant Schnauzer grooming adjacent to the ring all 4 days for both

  • Open Black and Pepper/Salt Classes to be offered all 4 days

  • Junior Showmanship will be offered

  • Veterans Dog & Bitch, Stud Dog & Brood Bitch, Veterans Obedience & Obedience Brace will be offered on Friday and Saturday at both Specialties

  • Parade of Title Holders will be offered on Saturday for the National Specialty

  • Obedience and Rally are offered Friday-Sunday

  • Evergreen of Colorado KC is offering two Special Attractions

    • Best of the Best in Specialties Competition- BISS winners of each of the Specialties and Group Shows held over the 4 shows will compete

    • Best of the Best (and Reserve Best) Junior Handling Competition- Best Junior in each of the Competitions compete

  • Possibility of Lure Coursing GS participation with the Working Club on one day and Agility on Wednesday at another site. We will keep you updated.


  • A special grooming section and spaces for GSCA will be reserved adjacent to the ring in the Exhibition Building. To insure a space here you must reserve by May 31.

  • Grooming Reservation form


  • RV sites with electric hookups are available on site on the west side of the Event Center and Exhibition Building, around the Oval and other.

  • Reservation information will be available later


  • Host Hotel: Country Inn and Suites Hotel 2501 West 29th, Greeley Colorado 80631 970.330.3404

  • A block of rooms is reserved under GSCA until September 5

  • $129/night $40 one time pet fee per room dbl queens

  • Hot breakfast included

  • Large , grassy areas for walking dogs

  • Other Greeley hotels accepting pets; Days Inn, Clarion, Super 8, Comfort Inn

  • Book early! Between the dog shows and UNC events rooms go quickly.

  • Contact Vicki Kallett with any questions jkallett@centurytel.net


The Awards Banquet, Silent Auction and Live Auction will be held Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 6 PM at Island Grove Regional Park in the Event Center, Conference Rooms B & C. Famous Dave’s BBQ will provide a catered BBQ dinner featuring green salad, St. Louis style spareribs, country roasted chicken, Texas beef brisket, corn muffins, dessert, iced tea & lemonade. A cash bar will be available. Tickets are $35 purchased before September 3. On site purchase is $40 and is limited. Purchase by credit card may be made at the new GSCA Store. Or make checks to GSCA and mail to Helen Burton, 160 County Road 13, Gunnison CO 81230


  • Support the Specialty by sponsoring a class with your own personal dedication.  Sponsorship will guarantee the sponsor exclusive sponsorship of the class including a dedication of their choice.  All sponsorships will be commemorated with the dedication in the Show Catalog if received by August 5.

  • The goal of every specialty show committee is to put on the best event that they can and to make it memorable for the participants. Part of that is the logo that will represent the spirit of the specialty, part is made up of activities that all the participants will enjoy, and another part is the prizes that will be awarded during the conformation and performance competitions. Please help us make this 2019 Colorado National Specialty a show to remember and consider sponsoring a prize. Donations start as low as $25 and range upwards to $175. There are many options in between. We can only make this show happen with your financial help .I look forward to hearing from you! Contact Cindy Wallace, Trophy Chair, at gswhiskers@yahoo.com to find out what is available for sponsorship and arrange for payment of your contribution. Payment may be made with credit card on the GSCA website or by check made out to GSCA mailed to Cindy Wallace, PO Box 967, Divide CO 80814-0967 after making arrangements with Cindy.

  • Donate to the General Fund or Hospitality. Payment may be made with credit card at the new GSCA Store on the website or mail checks made out to GSCA to Helen Burton, 160 County Road 13, Gunnison CO 81230

  • Donate an item for the Silent & Live Auctions. Bring items to the show site or mail to Cindy Wallace, PO Box 967, Divide CO 80814-0967

PARADE OF TITLE HOLDERS: The Parade will be offered at the National Specialty on September 7. Make sure to indicate on your Entry Form, Onofrio Dog Shows. You must provide us with the full name of your dog including all titles by August 5 to allow time to produce the rosette. E-mail this information to rachael.sundeen@gmail.com


Tests will be offered Thursday, September 5 at 4 pm.  Please reserve a test spot by filling out the online form here. All tests are $25. Registration and payment on site at the info table near the Giant Schnauzer ring in the Exhibition Building 12-3 pm


Thursday, September 5, 2019. This seminar is open to those who are interested in judging the Giant Schnauzer and who are currently AKC licensed judges or who have applied to the AKC. The seminar will begin at 4:00 pm with a classroom portion and hands-on instruction.  Ringside mentoring will be available Friday and Saturday. Contact Steve Fox at rustergiants@aol.com Cost $25. Registration and payment at the info table near the Giant Schnauzer ring in the Exhibition Building 12-3 pm


Merchandise purchase is no longer available at the GSCA store. Anyone interested in ordering items may contact Laurie Mason directly here to check on inventory availability.
Don't forget to purchase your tickets for the GSCA Annual Awards Banquet and Auction on September 7 at the store. Early bird pricing through September 3 is $35. On site purchase by noon on Friday, September 6 is $40


Friday, September 6, 5:30 PM-Event Center, Conference Room B & C


Thursday, September 5, 6 PM-Event Center, Conference Room B & C


We need help with the Auctions, Hospitality, trophy table, Info/Merchandise table, Obedience, clean up. Please contact Rachael at rachael.sundeen@gmail.com Laurie at mikey@rkymtnhi.com or Cindy at gswhiskers@yahoo.com if you are available

Questions???? Contact any one of us anytime