Welcome to the Greyhound Club of America website!

The Greyhound Club of America is the national breed club for Greyhounds within the American Kennel Club. The GCA promotes responsibility breeding of Greyhounds as well as training and showing in a variety of venues.


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!

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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

GCA Central Specialty — Saturday, June 18, 2016
In conjunction with the Chicagoland Hound Association  

Lake County Fairgrounds Grayslake, IL
Judges: Breed, Mrs. Joan A Lester; Sweepstakes, Anna Tyler; Juniors, Melissa Heymann

3 all breed shows same site! (see details below)

Superintendent for all 4 shows
Roy Jones Dog Shows, Inc.
Click here for premium list for GCA Central Specialty
Click here for premium list for the all-breed shows
Entries close June 1st!

Lure Coursing
There will be an AKC lure coursing trial, including QC, and two JC tests Sunday, June 19, after the judging in the morning. Trial will be held at the grounds of the Greater Racine Kennel Club in Caledonia, WI, which is about 40 minutes north of the show.
Judges: Greg Breitbach & Michael Cherry
Click here for premium list for lure coursing

Let’s support a new specialty!

The show site at Lake County Fairgrounds is less than 5 years old and all rings are inside a large air-conditioned building. No worries about weather!

Host Hotel
Comfort Suites, 1775 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL
Call 847-223-5050  & ask for Greyhound Club of America rate ($129 + tax). There is a one-time non-refundable pet fee of $35
This block of rooms will be held until May 15, 2015. The price will be available after this date for GCA, but rooms will most likely be unavailable. The motels in the area are all full for the shows, so please book early!
This is a 5/5 star motel and price includes a hot breakfast.  Indoor pool, and 1 block from show site!
*** You may be able to get a better rate if you book by yourself online right now*****

Gala Reception

Saturday afternoon or evening, there will be a Gala Reception hosted by gracious GCA members Jeff Winton & Jim Modica at their nearby home.
Thank you, Jeff and Jim!

Additional shows
Thursday, 6/16/2016 — Little Fort Kennel Club of Waukegan
Breed & Group judge: Terry Stacey

Friday, 6/17/2016 — International Kennel Club of Chicago
Breed & Group judge: Bonnie Threlfall
NOHS Offered

Sunday, 6/19/2016 — Little Fort Kennel Club of Waukegan
Breed & Group judge: Luc Boileau

2016 Western Specialty / GCA National Specialty

July 2016
Conformation judge: George Bell
Sweepstakes judge: Laurie Soutar
Lure Coursing Trial judge: Mike Hussey

2016 Eastern Specialty — Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Conformation judge: Gail Burnham
Sweepstakes judge: Lois Bires

Macungie Memorial Park
Route 100
Macungie, PA.

Superintendent:  Jim Rau Dog Shows

Hotel Information
Ramada Whitehall/Allentown
1500 Macarthur Rd.
Whitehall, PA,18052

10 non-smoking double queen rooms & 10 non-smoking king bedded rooms at a group rate of $64.99 plus 10% tax per room per night (for either room type).  Rate includes continental breakfast with two hot items daily.  As a special offer, our nightly $20 plus tax pet fee per room will be waived.

Reservations are to be made with our front desk by calling (610) 439-1037 by 9/22/2016, in order to receive this special rate.  After this cut-off date, the group rate and rooms might not be available.

  • Greyhounds in America


    Greyhound Book (Volume 1, 2nd Printing) – $75

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  • Interested in a Greyhound puppy?

    greyhound-puppiesAKC 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.

  • Memorials


    Visit our Memorial Page to see tributes to Greyhounds that have passed.

    To add a memorial to 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