2017 National Specialty

The 81st Annual FBDCA National Specialty will be held in Gray Summit, Missouri, from Sunday, November 5 through Friday, November 10, 2017.

Immediately followed by the Heartland French Bulldog Club Specialty on Saturday, November 11, 2017.
For more information on the HFBC Specialty, please visit the FBDCA Events and HFBC Events pages.

LOCATION
Purina Farms Event Center
200 Checkerboard Loop
Gray Summit, MO 63039

A message from Scott Holmes (2017 National Specialty Asst. Show Chair):

“Purina Farms has generously hosted dog shows ad sporting events in the heart of America for the past 16 years. The Purina Event Center at Purina Farms was constructed specifically for hosting such events. It is located approximately 45 minutes southwest of Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.

Our specialties and the all-breed shows will be hosted under the single roof of this beautiful 84,000 square foot event facility, which includes 45,000 square feet of exhibitor space, ample vendor space, a cafe’, Wi-Fi, 24-hour security, AND inclement weather shelter.

The Purina Event Center houses a whopping 13,400 square feet of grooming space, which includes 15- reserved grooming spots with electricity, as well as additional free first come, first serve grooming spaces that do not have electricity. Oh, let’s not forget the six clean, stainless steel dog bathing tubs adjacent to the grooming area!

Purina Farms also has 74 recreational vehicle parking spots with curbside electrical service, water and sewer service and 44 “overflow” parking spaces that are limited to electrical service.”

EVENTS

Top Twenty Invitational

TROPHY SPONSORSHIPS
The opportunity for class placement trophy sponsorship is now open for the National and Independent Specialties, and Sweepstakes. Please visit the Specialty Store to purchase your trophy sponsorship’s today!

LOGO WEAR
We are offering both screen printed and embroidered logo wear options for the 2017 National Specialty.

SCREENPRINTED
We currently have short sleeve t-shirts available in black and royal blue, and in both unisex (crew neck) and women’s (v-neck) styles. These tees are $25 each, including shipping. We will have an online ordering option available very soon, but you can email Donna Stoffer (Show Chair) if you would like to purchase one or more of these shirts today.

EMBROIDERED
We’ve got long and short sleeve t-shirts, denim shirts, polos, fleece jackets, hoodies, aprons, chairs, blankets, and grooming table covers available, that will be embroidered with the 2017 National Specialty logo. Click Here to purchase any of these great items today.

HOTELS
PRIMARY HOTEL
Holiday Inn at Six Flags
4901 Six Flags Road
Eureka, MO 63025

Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 800-782-8108 or 636-938-6661 and identifying the group name.

OVERFLOW HOTEL
Drury Inn & Suites – Fenton
1088 South Highway Drive
Fenton, MO 63026

Individual reservations can be made by online at www.druryhotels.com. Click the “Enter a group number” link in the top left-hand corner of the page, and input Group number: 2292530 to book under the FBDCA Group Block. Reservations may also be made by calling 1-800-325-0720 and providing the telephone agent with the Group number: 2292530.

 

RV RENTALS
RVs can be rented through either of the two vendors listed below:

Message from Donna Stoffer (2017 National Specialty Show Chair) on November 17, 2016:
“Just talked to Lonny at MB Thomas RV sales and Byerly…. To let anyone that is considering this as an option to stay onsite for the National, they made me aware that deer season during November usually takes half to more of the rental unitis during those dates. DON’T DELAY, CONTACT EITHER VENDOR BELOW TO BOOK YOUR RENTAL RV RIGHT AWAY, if you are interested. I would think the early bird catches the worm (or rental rv) plays in my mind.”

MB Thomas RV Sales
Delivery, set up & return is $245.00, and limited livability kits are $70.00.
A 10% discount on rental fees are being offered for the dog show guests.

Byerly RV
offers Motorhome rentals and Trailer rentals.

 

JUDGES
Independent: Liz Davidson (Australia)
National: James Dalton (All entries)
Sweeps: Jill Neidig
Agility: LaVonda Herring
Obedience & Rally: James Comunale
Heartland French Bulldog Club: Steve Terry

 

2017 SHOW COMMITTEE
NATIONAL SPECIALTY SHOW CHAIR:
Donna Stoffer (twinlakes@sofnet.com)

ASSISTANT SHOW CHAIR: Scott Holmes (lex2thdoc@yahoo.com)
OBEDIENCE & RALLY CHAIR: Andrea Morden-Moore (amprden@att.net)
AGILITY CHAIR: Michelle Hrnchar (hrnchardds@yahoo.com)
SHOW TREASURER: Susan Neidlinger (kycrusader@gmail.com)

SHOW COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Trophy: Christie Perry (christie.perry@cox.net)
Raffle/Silent Auction: Meli Bowersock, Chair (beemeli@sbcglobal.net)
Vendors: Melanie Starr, Chair (Jacktales2@aol.com)

 

This website is managed by Jeff Hanneson. If you have any applicable information or updates, please email webmaster@fbdca.org. If you have any questions regarding the National Specialty or related events, please contact the Show Chair or Assistant Show Chair listed above.