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The Greyhound Club of America is the national breed club for Greyhounds within the American Kennel Club. The GCA promotes responsible breeding of Greyhounds as well as training and showing in a variety of venues.
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The Greyhound is a large sighthound. They are both elegant and athletic and also affectionate and gentle. However they are also capable of great intensity during sporting events. Historically, the Greyhound is a very old breed, probably originating in the eastern Mediterranean region and has been used to course a variety of game over a variety of terrain at extreme speed for thousands of years. The breed was first recognized in this country by the American Kennel Club in 1885.

The GCA is the parent organization that oversees most recognized Greyhound activities in the United States. The GCA unites people interested in breeding and competition, and improving and preserving the health and character of the breed for the purposes of showing, coursing, agility, obedience, etc. in addition to pet ownership. It is also responsible for promoting good sportsmanship at events that are held under its auspices.

Here you can learn about Greyhounds as both companions and competition dogs, and about the breed’s history, temperament traits, and overall health and care. You can also learn more about Greyhound activities and upcoming events, and about our club, with resources to connect with breeders and fellow Greyhound fanciers.

We hope you will enjoy your visit to the Greyhound Club of America website!


Their beauty and attitude is what drew me to Greyhounds. Watching them run is truly a thing of beauty, whether they be young or old. They are smart and exceptional hounds that do enjoy working alongside their masters. You really cannot ask for a better dog. — Annemarie Pack

2018 GCA Specialty Dates

Supported entries:  Michigan Hound Association on January 19th & 20th, 2018
Supported entries:  North Georgia Hound Association on April 14, 2018 in Perry, Georgia
2018 Eastern Specialty:  May 5, 2018 at Erwinna, PA
2018 Central Specialty:  September 14, 2018 at Purina Farms in Gray Summit, MO
2018 Western/National Specialty:  October 19, 2018 at Pleasanton, CA

GCA is supporting the entry at the 2018 Michigan Hound Association on January 19th & 20th, 2018

Location:  Suburban Collection Showcase in Novi, MI

Breed judging is on Friday, January 19, 2018 — Conformation judge, Mr. Robert R. Frost; Sweepstakes judge, Mrs. Kelly Leonard
Group judging is on Saturday, January 20, 2018 — Group judge, Dr., Eric Liebes; Owner Handler Group judge, Mr. Robert R. Frost; Veteran Group judge, Mr. Robert R. Frost; Sweepstakes Group judge, Mrs. Kelly Leonard

This is part of the “Michigan Winter DOG Classic” consisting of 4 all breed  shows (Thursday, 1/18/2018, through Sunday, 1/21/2018), 4 all breed agility trials, rally & obedience, and health clinics

Superintendent:  MB-F, Inc.
Closing Date:  1/3/2018

The 2017 GCA Eastern / National Specialty is now over and we would like to congratulate

Melanie Steele, Amy Phellan, Rose Tomlin, & Rindi Gaudet


GCH Grandcru Giaconda CGC for their Best in National Specialty win!

Heather Minnich


DC Lakilanni Halfmoon Blue Bayou (Bayou)

for their National Specialty Lure Coursing Best in Field!

The 2017 Central Specialty is now over and we would like to congratulate

Kim & Colin Fritzler
Windrock She’s Tough Enough
for their Best in Specialty win at show #1!

Eileen & Steve Biles


GCH Grandcru Peter Michael

for their Best in Specialty win at show #2!

Faith Burnham


DC Windrock Batoutahellius MC LCX FCH (Sonic)

for their Specialty Lure Coursing Best in Field!

The 2017 Western Specialty is now over and we would like to congratulate

Riley Dwyer and Kim & Colin Fritzler
GCH Windrock Long May You Run (Glitter)
for their Best in Specialty win!

Glen Grant
for their Specialty Lure Coursing Best in Field!

With this win from the Veterans stake, Tigger finished her Field Championship title and became a new Dual Champion!

GCA supported entry at the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Hound Association of Central North Carolina is now over and we would like to congratulate

Veteran Sweeps and 3rd in the Veteran Group:  GCH Trireme Absolutely Fabulous (Patsy)

Saturday BOB/BOW/WB: Bel Eltual Gladis at Harmony

Sunday BOB: GCH Trireme Absolutely Fabulous


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Interested in a Greyhound puppy?
Whisper and Zack 8 wksAKC greyhound breeders are a small group and it is not unusual to have to go outside your area for a puppy. That means building a relationship over the phone with the breeder and through networking with others who may have bought a puppy from this breeder previously. The breeder should be happy to supply you with those contacts.
Contact our Breeder Referral

1animated_candleVisit our Memorial Page to see tributes to Greyhounds that have passed.
To add a memorial for your Greyhound, email a photo as well as the dog’s registered name, call name, sire and dam (if known), and a short tribute to Joan Malak

This breed is so underrated. They are sweet, clean, smell good! and are funny. But you had better have a fenced yard. This is one of the best breeds to own. — Susan Cassem

They have a sense of humor and make me laugh. — Elaine Miller Summerhill 


Living with a Greyhound is like living with of beautiful piece of art. — Anita Rodriguez Pugh