FBDCA 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.

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

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.

Saturday, November 4
– Barn Hunt

Sunday, November 5
– Barn Hunt and Obedience/Rally
– AKC Scent Work: Workshop/Demonstration/Seminar ($5/person – Pre-Registration Required)

Monday, November 6
– Independent Specialty (Dogs/part of bitch classes)
– FBDCA Welcome Party (No cost, but please Register if you plan to attend)
….Aviator and Scarf contest
….Meet & Greet Breeders
– Education Committee

– Health Clinics (8am – 4pm)
….BAER Testing ($50/dog – Pre-Registration Required)

Tuesday, November 7
– Independent Specialty (Finish WB & BISS)
– Agility All Breed Trials (Tue & Wed – view Premium List)
– Wine and Cheese Party / Parade of Rescues
– AKC 4-6 Puppy Competition
– Health Clinics (8am – 4pm)
….BAER Testing ($50/dog – Pre-Registration Required)

Wednesday, November 8
– Mentor and Presenter Approval Briefing
Agility All Breed Trials (Tue & Wed – view Premium List)
– National Sweepstakes/Veteran Sweepstakes
– Breeders Education Seminar (1pm-3pm Free, but please Register if you plan to attend)
….Dr. Don Bramlage, DVM  –  30 Critical Days for Preventing Puppy Loss
– Health & Genetics Clinic (3pm-5pm Free, but please Register if you plan to attend)
….Dr. Danika Bannasch, DVM PhD  –  Brain Tumors and Spinal Malformation study as UC Davis
– Judges Education
– Top Twenty (7pm Free, but Registration is required if you plan to attend)

Thursday, November 9
– FBDCA National Specialty
    Dog classes & WD
    Bitch classes (break before WB)
– Agility All Breed Trail
– Lunch, with Parade of Veterans and Title Holders
– Annual FBDCA Membership Meeting
    Breed Standard Revision
    Committee Report 

Friday, November 10
Lure Coursing Event
– Junior Showmanship
– National Specialty continues…
Finish WB
Breeders Class
Best of Breed

– Awards Banquet
….Dinner Reservation ($35) advanced purchase required to ensure seating & meal availability

Saturday, November 11
– Heartland French Bulldog Club Specialty

Save time and money by pre-ordering your 2017 National Specialty Show Catalog today, right here.

The Purina Event Center houses a whopping 13,400 square feet of grooming space. The reserved spaces include electricity and are 5′ x 10′. The cost to reserve one of these spots is $25 for the week. Reserve your grooming space here, while availability of space lasts.

In addition, the facility offers six stainless steel dog bathing tubs.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

To Reserve an RV space on the show grounds, please download and complete this Reservation Form

To Rent an RV, contact either vendor listed below:

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.

Chris Caviness

ShowDogVideo Pros
Irvin B Krukenkamp
Check this website for information on live video streaming of show closer to show dates

Jack Onofrio Dog Shows

Independent & National Speciaty Premium List
Heartland French Bulldog Club Specialty Premium List (starts on page 20)

Agility Trials Premium List

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

Donna Stoffer (twinlakes@sofnet.com)

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


Top Twenty: Becky Smith (urbanfrenchies@hotmail.com) & Sande Abernathy (jpaplay@comcast.net)
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.