2024 Schipperke Club of America
National Specialty

Show Information will be updated as it becomes available!

You can find a Schedule of Events on the master list of pages. Check that page for all important information, dates and deadlines!

SCA Parent Club Specialty Judging Panel

Conformation – Janice McClary, Hacienda Heights, CA
Juniors – Janice McClary, Hacienda Heights, CA
Sweepstakes – Marcia Galiga, Fort Worth, TX
Obedience – Bill Parrill, Waynesville, OH
Rally – Bill Parrill, Waynesville, OH

SCA 2024 National Specialty Judging Panel

Conformation – Don Hanson, Scottsdale, AZ
Juniors – Don Hanson, Scottsdale, AZ
4-6 Month Beginner Puppy – Lynette Niemann, Felixstow, Australia
Stud Dog, Brood Bitch, Brace & Team – Lynette Niemann, Felixstow, Australia
Futurity – Lorrie Carlton, Plymouth, MI
Maturity – Dr. Larry Letsche, DVM, Plymouth, MI
Sweepstakes – Rich Mysliwiec, Lancaster, TX
Obedience – Linda MacDonald, West Salem, OH
Rally – Linda MacDonald, West Salem, OH
Fast CAT* – Pending
*Pending AKC Approval

Tentatively, there will be an independent Agility trial in Ballroom A on Wednesday, April 24, 2024. More information will be provided as we receive it.

The AKC National Owner-Handled Series is a non-titling competition for dogs that are exhibited by their owners that are not professional handlers.

All dogs that are owner-handled and are not owned, co-owned or exhibited by professional handlers* meet the requirements for this competition. Exhibitors must declare their dogs are Owner-Handled eligible at the time of entry using the check box on the entry form. Eligible dogs will be identified by an asterisk in the steward’s book & the catalog. Dogs must be handled throughout the breed level competition for the regular show by an eligible owner. Professional handlers, household members and assistants to current professional handlers may not exhibit the dog in any breed competition during the entire show.

Owner-Handled Best of Breed will be selected from the dogs that are eligible to compete in the Best of Breed competition including Winners Dog, Winners Bitch and winners of the non-regular classes.

* Professional handlers are not permitted to exhibit in this competition. Professional handlers are defined as any person who belongs or has belonged to a professional handlers’ organization, distributed rate cards, or otherwise advertised or represented themselves as handling dogs for pay or received payment for handling a dog.

See the Banquet Information page to order your meal. Information coming soon. Deadline is April 15, 2024.

See Seminars.

See Catalog Advertising.

See Futurity Nomination Form & Maturity

Reserved grooming space with electricity will be available to the first 40 people who sign up. Your space will be assigned in the order received. If you want to be next to someone, make sure you put that information on the form. There will be no saving space for other exhibitors. Price TBD – 10’x10’ space. If you do not pay for electricity, you cannot use someone else’s. The management does not allow that.

You will find the sign-up form here: To be available later

DO NOT use wall plugs for blow dryers! You will trip the circuit to the entire ballroom.

Please note that there is to be no grooming or bathing of dogs in the sleeping rooms per SCA’s contract with the Hotel. The grooming setup will be available the evening of Sunday, April 21st.

Please contact Kathy Davis at crosswindschipperkes@gmail.com for more information.

The Hospitality Room is on the 5th floor in the Montgomery Board Room.

It will be open each morning with coffee and Danish for attendees not enjoying their pre-paid breakfasts, camping in their RVs or not staying overnight. Check the judging program for other hours of operation or contact Kathy Davis at crosswindschipperkes@gmail.com for more information.

Breakfast for 2 guests in the dining room is included each day in the room rate. The espresso stand in the lobby will also offer limited food items.

See the Host Hotel page for information.

See Seminars

See Logo Merchandise

Marked catalogs are $20.00 and can be ordered at 2024 Trophy Donations & Reservations Shop. Contact Kass Sauve, kassioo7@ameritech.net if you have questions.

Note to SCA Members: Please advise Virginia Larioza, vlarioza@gmail.com if you know of any SCA members who have passed away and are not listed on the SCA website “In Memoriam” page.

Marked catalogs are $20.00 and can be ordered through the 2024 Trophy Donations & Reservations Shop. Contact Kass Sauve, kassioo7@ameritech.net if you have questions.

See Parades Biography Form

There is ample free car parking at the Hotel.

See the Hotel page for information.

Please contact – Lynn Brown, schipstar@aol.com

There are 24 full-service hookups available (electric and water) and 2 with just electric and water at a rate of $40/night and additional sites without hookups for $25/night. You must keep your parking area clean at all times. No wood shavings allowed to be used in x-pens.

GUESTS MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR RV PARKING. RV parking availability is on a first come first serve basis. The hotel will fill in the spots in the order in which the reservations are received.

All guests must check-in at the front desk of the hotel to receive a parking tag prior to parking in your designated spot Check-in time is 1:00 pm, check-out time is 12:00 pm on the last day of your visit unless a later check-out time is agreed to by the Roberts Centre. Contact Dale Piszczek, seacrestschips@gmail.com for assistance.

Compliance with RV Parking Rules is MANDATORY!

See the Hotel page for information on RV Parking.

Ballroom Hours: Monday – Friday – open 6:30 am to 10:00 pm or until last SCA event is complete.

All dogs must be removed from the ballroom immediately after completion of SCA events each day.

If you plan to leave dogs unattended in your setup during show hours, a phone number that you can be reached at must be visibly posted in your setup in case of emergency. No dogs are to remain in the grooming area overnight.

Don’t forget to bring some auction items with you to the national. We need your help with items! Contact Melissa Grueninger, mgmnmknl@yahoo.com for more information.

See Top 20 Invitational

Sponsor a trophy in your name, your kennel name, or in remembrance or honor of a loved one (two or four legged)! There is an item for the SCA Parent Club Specialty and one for the SCA National Specialty. We hope you will be generous and donate to both.

Take a look at the 2024 Trophy Donations & Reservations Shop and see what trophies are still available to support.

No dog food may be sold or given away during the Parent Club specialty or the National specialty other than Royal Canin.

SCA Standing Rule 17-05B states that the SCA will offer one free 10’x10’ booth space with one free table to any 501c3 Schipperke rescue group attending the National Specialty. Additional space for the same rescue group will be charged full price.

This year you will be allowed to bring your own tables and chairs for your 10’x10’ booth instead of renting them from the Roberts Centre.

If you intend to use a blow dryer or similar high-powered tool in your booth, you will have to pay $15.00 for your electricity. Otherwise, you may use the outlets on the wall behind your booth.

All vendors must sign a contract. You will be able to designate your electricity needs. Any further questions, please contact Beverly Henry, chestara@yahoo.com.

The Welcome Party will be Monday evening April 22 floor in the Montgomery Board Room. An Ice Cream Social will be held to welcome SCA National attendees. A wonderful chance to socialize with old friends and make new ones. Welcome bags will be handed out – one per person, please.