2020 Morris & Essex shows rescheduled to 10/6/2021

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.

Here you can learn about our breed, about their accomplishments, about our club, and much more.

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

The first greyhound to get an AKC tracking title since May 2015

CH Lakilanni Carefree Highway RA TD FDC SC CA BCAT CGCA TKN

Michelle Te Velde and Lakilanni Carefree Highway aka Boone earned their TD (Tracking Dog) title at the Wenatchee Kennel Club Tracking Test.

From Michelle "It was Sunday March 15 and a storm front was going through, so the was a bit of snow, it was 27 degrees and gusty breeze/wind.

We drew first track, and Boone hates to wear a coat but he couldnt stop from shivering to even potty, so I put one on him and waited for the eye roll and attitude. I think he was too excited to object."

Boone is the first greyhound to get an AKC tracking title since May 2015.

Congratulations to Michelle and Boone!

Click here to see new AKC titled greyhounds from 2014 to the present

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Upcoming GCA Specialties and Supported Entries

9/11/2020: 2020 Central Specialty with Gateway Hound Show at Purina Farms (Conformation judge, Dana Cline; Sweepstakes judge, Kevin Carlson)
10/8/2020: 2020 Eastern/National Specialty with the Fall Fest Cluster in West Friendship MD at the Howard County Fairgrounds (Conformation judge, Jon Cole -- pending contract; Sweepstakes judge, Bruce Clark)
11/29/2019: GCA specialty lure coursing in conjunction with the Mid Atlantic Hound Association in Reidsville, NC

9/2021: 2021 Central/National Specialty at Purina Farms (Conformation judge, Pat Trotter; Sweepstakes judge, Mary Trubek)
10/6/2021:  Supported entry at Morris and Essex in Colonial Park, Franklin Township, Somerset County, NJ

Specialty Proposals

Please view the requirements for a proposal here.
Proposals for specialties and supported entries should be sent to Bobby Paust. Contact Bobby Paust at bob.gca2@yahoo.com if you need assistance or more information.

Proposals for the following specialties must be submitted by 10/1/2019
2021 Western
2021 Eastern
2022 Eastern/National

The GCA Board is also looking for proposals for the following specialties:
2022 Central

2020 GCA Central Specialty

Countdown until entries close -- don't miss out!
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When:  Friday, September 11th, 2020
Where: Purina Farms / Gray Summit, MO
Superintendent:  Foy Trent Dog Shows
Closing date for all shows: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at noon CST
Show Chair:  Carol Halliday

3 DAYS FULL OF SHOWS/ACTIVITIES (9/11-13/2020)
Junior showmanship at all 4 conformation events
Pee-Wee Handling is offered on Saturday
Event Wear will be available for pre-ordering with at-show delivery watch for further info !

Host Hotel:  Budget Lodging (636-629-1000)
-- Call the hotel direct, book under GCA, & get your pet fee waived
-- Fenced in grass area for the hounds!
-- All outdoor entrances to rooms
-- Outside swimming pool
-- $99.44/night (2 double beds)
-- $109.44/night (1 king bed)

Friday, 9/11/2020
Raffle between Friday shows -- Please donate!

2 separate hound group shows hosted by the Gateway Hound Club with the classes at the first show being considered as the GCA 2020 Central Specialty (Conformation judge for Greyhounds, Dana Cline; judge for all sweepstakes, Kevin Carlson)
Judge for 2nd show is Johan Becarra-Hernandez (Puerto Rico)

Following these shows, AKC Lure Coursing will be offered on the
Purina Farms grounds. Judges: Kevin Carlson, 2nd judge pending.

Saturday, 9/12/2020
All breed conformation show hosted by the Three Rivers Kennel Club -- Greyhound judge is Ms Amy Sorbie

Following this show will be ASFA lure coursing on site

Evening event --  “Picnic by the Pool” at the host motel
Details TBD

Sunday, 9/13/2020
All breed conformation show hosted by the Three Rivers Kennel Club -- Greyhound judge is Mrs. Christie Martinez

Following this show will be a United Kennel Club Provisional National Show for Greyhounds


Trophies -- Trophies will be handmade pottery with Greyhounds in relief

We are accepting trophy donations at 4 levels. Everyone who donates will be listed in our thank you in the catalog. 
If you would like to sponsor and pay through PayPal, click the appropriate button below.

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Or, checks may be made out to Greyhound Club of America with "2020 Central Specialty Trophies" in the note and mailed to Joan L Malak, GCA Treasuruer / 5602 Bacon Road / Petersburg, MI  49270

PayPal invoices for different amounts can also be requested from Joan at majikees@cass.net

(Should the event be cancelled, all funds and donations will be used for the 2021 GCA Central/National Specialty in September, same venue)

We hope you will all consider donating to this event and thank you in advance for your generosity.

GCA 2020 Eastern/National  Specialty

  • When: Thursday, October 8th, 2020
  • Supported entries: 10/9-12/2020
  • Where: Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Rd, West Friendship MD
  • Judges:  Thursday NCKC  Greyhounds TBD; Friday Lynne Harwood (Australia); Saturday Tom Ward; 
    Sunday Lynette Niemann
  • Show Chair:  Patti Clark

Host Hotel:  La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Baltimore BWI Airport (410-859-2333)

  • Rooms from $99/night for 10/7 thru 10/11

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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

MEMORIALS
1animated_candleVisit our Memorial Page to see tributes to Greyhounds that have passed.
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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

The GCA Western Specialty on October 19, 2019 is now over and we would like to congratulate

Riley Dwyer & Melanie Steele & Rindi Gaudet
and
CH Grandcru Gazin
for their Best in Specialty win!

Nancy Soyster & Pamela Rubinstein & Melanie Hidinger
and
CH Rubicon's Belle Meade at Soltice
for their BOS and Best Owner Handler win!

Pamela Rubenstein & Susan Cassem
and
Rubicon's Contradiction
for their Specialty Best in Sweepstakes win!

Robert & Maureen Lucas & Dr Goran Bodegard
and
CH Atlantic
for their Specialty Best in Veteran Sweepstakes win!


The GCA Central Specialty on September 1, 2019 is now over and we would like to congratulate

James Donahue & D Scott Pfeil & Dr Geno Sisneros
and
CH Sky Hi Hunt Song of Fire and Ice
for their Best in Specialty win!

Laurie Soutar
and
DC Lakilanni Thick As A Brick (Tull)
for their Specialty Best in Field win!

Pamela Rubenstein & Susan Cassem
and
Rubicon's Contradiction
for their Specialty Best in Sweepstakes win!

Robert & Maureen Lucas & Dr Goran Bodegard
and
CH Atlantic
for their Specialty Best in Veteran Sweepstakes win!


The GCA National/Eastern Specialty on May 3, 2019 is now over and we would like to congratulate

Anita Pugh
and
CH Sky Hi Girls Run The World
for their Best in National Specialty win!
Beyonce and Anita also won Best Owner Handler.

Anita Pugh & Dwayne Pugh & Gavin Pugh
and
GCH Sky Hi Hunt The Night King
for their Specialty Best Owner Handler win!

Pamela Rubenstein
and
Rubicon's Redemption
for their National Specialty Best in Sweepstakes win!

Jimmy Cabailo
and
GCH Epic Empassioned
for their National Specialty Best in Veteran Sweepstakes win!

Laurie Soutar
and
DC Lakilanni Wish You Were Here RN SC DCAT SWA SCE SIE SHDN RATS CGC (Shirri)
for their National Specialty AKC Best in Field win!

Linda Zucker & Laurie Soutar
and
Golightly Lakilanni White Rabbit RN SC BCAT (Alice)
for their National Specialty ASFA Best in Field win!


The GCA supported entry at the 2019 Michigan Hound Association on January 17th & 18th, 2019 is now over and we would like to congratulate

Debra Lutsch
and
GCH MARIKI BLUEMOON'S PIERCE-ARROW AT SARANAN
for their Best in Specialty win!
Arrow also won Best Owner Handler.

Joan & John Malak
and
CEBAR MAJIK CINNAMON BUNS
for their Specialty Best in Sweepstakes win!
Spice also placed 4th in the Hound Group Sweepstakes!



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 

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