2019 GSCA National Specialty


JUNE 10-14, 2020


4800 US 301, TAMPA FLORIDA 33610


 All official Specialty information will be posted on the GSCA website and in the GSCA Newsletter and updated as changes and additions occur.  Announcements will be made on the GSCA and 2020 National Specialty Facebook pages when updates are posted on the website. The huge scope of this Cluster requires the coordination and cooperation of a number of all breed, performance and specialty clubs. Please be patient with information updates and changes. Contact Laurie Mason with any questions concerning this information at mikey@rkymtnhi.com

At this time, all AKC applications for the individual club shows at the cluster including our GSCA National and Southern Regional Specialties have been submitted and are either approved or in the process of approval.  The GSCA Specialties are DESIGNATED specialties with the individual host clubs. GSCA events must wait for final approval until individual Cluster shows are fully approved by AKC.


Show Chair: Beverly Murray 2020gscanatlspltycomm@gmail.com

Treasurer/Secretary/Donations: Brenda Cejka treasurer@giantschnauzerclubofamerica.com

Hospitality: Vicki Kallett, Mindy Simpson

Performance: Andrea Fergerson

Trophies: Robin Greenslade, Janine Poyfair-National Meg McGee- Southern Regional

Performance Trophies-Andrea Fergerson

Ways & Means: Susan Carr

GSCA Southern Regional Director: Dot Izirlman


infodog.com    336.379.9352 PO Box2 2107, Greensboro NC 27420-2107

Premium List Mailing Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Closing Date: May 27, 2020

Entry Fee: $30/ $25 Sweepstakes

This is an INDOOR 5 day fully Air-Conditioned SHOW. Plenty of Full Hook-up RV spaces, Ample daily parking. This show normally hosts over 10,000 entries over the 5 day shows. These shows will be televised on AKC TV.

The Cluster will be hosting CGC & Trick testing, health clinics and offering special attractions. 

Information will be included in the Premium List.  Vendors galore!


Wednesday, June 10 

  • Sarasota KC        AB/JSHW/NOHS/BPUP


  • North America Diving Dogs (NADD) Trial-South East Mobile Dock southeast@northamericadivingdogs    

Thursday, June 11  

  • Greater Venice Florida Dog Club.  AB/JSHW/NOHS/BPUP

GSCA Southern Regional Specialty (DESIGNATED with Greater Venice Florida

Dog Club) - Conformation

  • North America Diving Dogs (NADD) Trial- South East Mobile Dock

Friday, June 12 

  • Greater Venice Florida Dog Club.  AB/JSHW/NOHS/BPUP

GSCA Supported Entry-Conformation

  • Central Florida Working Group Ass.    LG/ JSHW/NOHS/BPU        (Working group only)

GSCA Supported Entry-Conformation

  • St. Petersburg Dog Fanciers Ass.   Rally #1

GSCA Supported Entry-Rally

  • St. Petersburg Dog Fanciers Ass.   Rally #2

GSCA Supported Entry-Rally

  • St. Petersburg Dog Fanciers Ass.   SCWK(Scent Work)

  • North America Diving Dogs (NADD) Trial- South East Mobile Dock  

  • Barn Hunt Trial-Das Hund Haus, Inc. Club Info@dashundhaus.org

Saturday, June 13

  • St. Petersburg Dog Fanciers Ass.    AB/O/JSHW/NOHS/BPUP    

GSCA National Specialty (DESIGNATED with St. Petersburg Dog Fanciers Ass)-

Conformation & Obedience

  • St. Petersburg Dog Fanciers Ass.   SCWK (Scent Work)

  • North America Diving Dogs (NADD) Trial- South East Mobile Dock  

  • Barn Hunt Trial-Das Hund Haus, Inc. Club

Sunday, June 14

  • St. Petersburg Dog Fanciers Ass.    AB/O/JSHW/NOHS/BPUP   

GSCA Supported Entry-Conformation & Obedience   

  • St. Petersburg Dog Fanciers Ass.   SCWK (Scent Work)

  • North America Diving Dogs (NADD) Trial- South East Mobile Dock  

  • Barn Hunt Trial-Das Hund Haus, Inc. Club


Wednesday, June 10:  Sarasota KC: Jon Cole 

Thursday, June 11:  Greater Venice Florida Dog Club-

GSCA Southern Regional Specialty Breed: Anne Katona Sweepstakes: Scott Summer

Friday, June 12:  Greater Venice Florida Dog Club- GSCA Supported Entry: Debra Thornton

Central Florida Working Group Ass. -  GSCA Supported Entry: Vicki Seller Cushman

Saturday, June 13: St. Petersburg Dog Fanciers Ass. –

GSCA National Specialty Breed: Robert Fox Sweepstakes: Janine Starink

Sunday, June 14: St. Petersburg Dog Fanciers Ass. -GSCA Supported Entry: Doris Cozart

BIS, Group, Obedience & Rally Judges will be posted as Cluster Club Judging Panels are approved by AKC


150+ full hook up spaces available. Information and reservation forms to be included in the Premium List


The Sunshine Cluster Show Committee is making a tremendous effort to accommodate the requests of all the many Specialties in this large cluster while honoring the original commitment to GSCA to hold a block of 60 spaces for Giant Schnauzer exhibitors until February 1. This has resulted in a change in the space sizes that were listed on the original form and posted prematurely on the 2020 Facebook site.

The GSCA Grooming Block is available for reservations until February 1, 2020. After that time, open reserved grooming space will still be available elsewhere in the building if the GSCA block is sold out. In the past, reserved grooming has sold out quickly after the Premium List comes out April 15, 2020

There are 2 space sizes available with electric and without. You may reserve more than one space in combinations of 1 or more spaces with electric, 1 or more without electric or a combination of spaces with electric and spaces without electric. This combo is available only to our specialty exhibitors in an effort to mitigate our space concerns. The electric and non-electric areas are normally in different areas of the building. The final confirmation that a reservation with the electric with non-electric space combination is available will be made after all reservations are received and layout is complete. The cluster committee may not be able to accommodate all with electric/non- electric combination requests and the Grooming Chair will contact anyone this affects directly with a refund. Recommendation is to order two or more spaces with electric if you wish to be guaranteed both spaces.

The power provided will accommodate one normal dryer use per space. NO SPLITTERS ARE ALLOWED. For those needing additional power order that on the form and you will be provided one additional plug- in 20 amps.

Space Fee is for the full 5 day cluster.

8’ x 8”: $85 with electric $50 without electric

4’ x 8”: $75 with electric $40 without electric

Additional Outlet (one plug- in 20 AMP) $36


HOST HOTEL. Comfort Suites At Fairgrounds-Casino, 4506 Oak Fair Boulevard, Tampa, FL, US, 33610 +1 (813) 868-7770 Group Room Rate: $109(up to 2 guests) thru May 8, 2020 Mention Giant Schnauzer Club of America Group#MZ54J7 One Time Pet Fee: $40 Choice of: 2 Queen beds and a pullout sofa or a King bed and pullout sofa in separate sitting areas. Equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, & coffee maker. Complimentary breakfast daily in lobby dining area. Free parking, WI FI and area shuttle. 1/4 mile from the Fairgrounds. Reserve Your Room Now

TROPHY DONATIONS-The Giant Schnauzer Club of America appreciates all donations and trophy sponsorships. Your continued support is the key to the 2020 National Specialty’s success. General donations may be made by sending a check made out to GSCA to Brenda Cejka, 902 Harvey Dr., Pinehurst TX 77362. Sponsorship of a specific trophy guarantees the donor an exclusive sponsorship of that class including the dedication of their choice. To assure availability of a specific trophy contact Brenda Cejka at bcejka@sbcglobal.net or 281.356.3378. All Individual sponsorships will be commemorated with a dedication of choice in the Show Catalog if provided to Brenda by April 22, 2020. Funds to be used for general expenses as well as the trophies.

AUCTION DONATIONS- Do you have any Giant Schnauzer memorabilia that you are looking to find a good home for? What about general dog related items? Or maybe you would like to represent your state at this year’s National with a gift basket? We welcome all auction items! Please contact Beverly Murray at 2020gscanatlspltycomm@gmail.com or 954.290.5428 for details and information

CALL OUT FOR VOLUNTEERS- Both member and non-member volunteers are so important to the execution and success of any event. Their efforts are invaluable. Please consider giving a helping hand to one of our committees. Help is welcomed pre-show and on site. Please contact Beverly Murray or Committees directly

SPECIALTY MERCHANDISESelections and ordering info TBD

ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET- The Annual Awards Banquet, Silent Auction and Live Auction will be held at the Florida Center West Hospitality Room Saturday, June 13, 2020 Time: TBD

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING- will be held at the Florida Center West Hospitality Room. Day & Time: TBD

MEET & GREET- will be held at the Florida Center West Hospitality Room. Day & Time TBD-


JUDGES EDUCATION- Thursday, June 11, 2020 time TBD

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 include a classroom portion and hands-on instruction. Ringside mentoring will be available Friday and Saturday. The cost will be $25, Checks made payable to: GSCA. A registration form will be available on the GSCA web site at www.giantschnauzerclubofamerica.com. For more information contact Steve Fox at rustergiants@aol.com