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

In Spring 2018 GCA's new Versatility and Multitalented Award program was first announced.

The first award earned was a VGC (Versatile Greyhound, Conformation Track) award by Linda Zucker's Ch Lakilanni School's Out SC RI TKN CGC. Kingsley earned a VCG2 on the basis of his AKC Championship, his ASFA Field Championship, and his Advanced Nosework title with UKC.

Click here to see more award winners and for more information on the program.

Upcoming GCA Specialties and Supported Entries

5/3/2019:  2019 Eastern/National Specialty with Bucks County K.C. in Tinicum Park, Erwinna, PA
8/29-9/2/2019:  2019 Central at the Bluegrass Classic Cluster in Lexington, KY
10/2019:  2019 Western Specialty in Pleasanton, CA

6/19,20,or 21/2020: 2020 Western/National Specialty with Clackamas K.C. in Canby OR
9/11/2020: 2020 Central Specialty with Gateway Hound Show at Purina Farms
10/1/2020:  Supported entry at Morris and Essex in Colonial Park, Franklin Township, Somerset County, NJ
10/8 or 9/2020: 2020 Eastern Specialty with the Fall Fest Cluster in Howard County, MD

9/2021: 2021 Central/National Specialty at Purina Farms


The GCA Board is looking for proposals for the following upcoming specialties:
2021 Western
2021 Eastern
2022 Western
2022 Central
2022 Eastern
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.

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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

2019 GCA EASTERN/NATIONAL SPECIALTY


5/2/2019 - 5/6/2019
5 days -- 5 shows
Conformation, junior handling, National Owner Handler, Rally, Obedience, Sweepstakes, & lots of lure coursing

2019 GCA National/Eastern Specialty
Friday, May 3, 2019
Tinicum Park
963 Erwinna Road, Route 32
Erwinna, PA 18920

Conformation & Junior judge:  Michael Canalizo
Sweepstakes judge:  Maureen Lucas
OB & Rally judge:  Sara J. Steel

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Show Superintendent:  Erie K-9 Event Services

--- Closing Date:  4/17/2019 ---

NOTE:  A limited number of catalogs will be available for purchase on-site, see entry form for per-order information.

*** NOW AVAILABLE TO ORDER ***

2019 Greyhound Club of America National Specialty t-shirts and more

Order deadline is Wednesday, 4/10/2019

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MORE SHOWS
Thursday, 5/2/2019
Central New Jersey Hound Show
Breed judge:  Ms. Deirdre Petrie
Superintendent:  Erica Jantos C/O RAU DOG SHOWS, LTD (info@raudogshows.com)
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Saturday, 5/4/2019
Bucks County Kennel Club
Breed judge:  Mr. Edmund Dziuk
Superintendent:  MF-F
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Sunday, 5/5/2019
Trenton Kennel Club
Breed judge:  Daniel W. Dowling
Superintendent:  Jim Rau Dog Shows
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Monday, 5/6/2019
Trenton Kennel Club
Breed judge:  Lawrence C. Terricone
Superintendent:  Jim Rau Dog Shows
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Greyhound only Lure Coursing

Friday, 5/3/2019
GCA's AKC Specialty Lure Coursing Trial
Hunterdon County Fairgrounds (South County Park)
Lambertville, NJ
Roll call for 1st JC Test & QC Test at 4:00 PM
Greyhounds only  --  JC (2), QC, and trial
Pre-Entries Close on Wednesday, 4/24/2019 at 8:00 PM
Gate Entries 30 minutes prior to roll call at the FTS's desk
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Saturday, 5/4/2019
ASFA Greyhound National Specialty Field Trial
Hunterdon County Fairgrounds (South County Park)
Lambertville, NJ
Roll Call: Noon or ½ hour after completion of breed judging, whichever is later
Region 8 --Greyhounds only
Early Entries Close on Wednesday, 4/24/2019 at 8:00 PM
Day of Trial Entries 30 minutes prior to roll call at the FTS's desk
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Please plan on attending GCA's ASFA Fun Trial on Saturday and help GCA get ASFA licensed

Additional Lure Coursing -- All Sighthounds

Saturday, 5/4/2019
GCA's ASFA All-Breed Fun Trial
Please support GCA's Fun Trial towards ASFA licensing
All Sighthounds
Hunterdon County Fairgrounds (South County Park)
Lambertville, NJ
Roll call at Promptly at 3 PM
Note:  No ASFA points shall be awarded at this fun trial
Early Entries Close on Wednesday, 4/24/2019 at 8:00 PM
Day of Trial Entries 30 minutes prior to roll call at the FTS’s table
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Friday, 5/3/2019
Polo Field at Tinicum Park, Erwinna, PA
Lehigh Valley Coursing Club
All Sighthounds  --  JC, QC, and trial
Early Entries Close on Tuesday, 4/30/2019 at 6:00 PM
Day of Trial Entries at 8:30 AM at the FTS’s table
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Please help sponsor the trophies for the 2018 GCA National/Eastern Specialty

We are accepting trophy donations at four levels. Everyone who donates will be listed on our thank you in the catalog. The levels are: PLATINUM $200 -- GOLD $100 -- SILVER $50 -- BRONZE $25

If you would like to sponsor and pay through PayPal, click the appropriate button below.

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

If you prefer to pay by check, make it out to Greyhound Club of America with 'Eastern Specialty Trophies' in the note and mail it to: Patti Clark / 25 Point O Rocks Rd. / Newtown, CT  06470

Or, you can request a PayPal invoice from Joan Malak at majikees@cass.net

Thank you for your support!

Host Hotel

The Host Hotel is Ramada Inn Flemington. There is a GCA block at $85 per night. Call 908-782-7472 for a reservation. Their website is HERE.

This hotel is not the best but it is the only one that would give us a block with dogs. Our old hotel, now the Clarion Inn, in New Hope does not allow dogs over 50 pounds at this point. There are other hotels listed on the premium list.

Banquet & Auction
Join us for a Joint Sighthound Buffet Dinner & LIVE Auction Saturday Evening after the Hound Group at Bucks County Kennel Club.
Fun, Historic, exciting, and eclectic items, and camaraderie!

Location: Platform One (Route #12, Flemington, N.J.)

Cost: $35.00/person

Checks for banquet can be mailed to Joan Malak / 5602 Bacon Road / Petersburg, MI  49270

Reservation deadline: 4/25/2019

RV Parking

Price is $40.00 per night via PayPal or $45.00 per night via check to Harry Miller if paid in advance. Price for 3 nights is $100.00/PayPal or $120.00 via advance sale only.

Use form found in Bucks County K.C. premium list or lure coursing premium list if mailing payment.

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LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
Thursday, Friday, Saturday shows are at:
Tinicum Park
963 Erwinna Road, Route 32
Erwinna, PA

Saturday, Sunday shows are at:
Mercer County Park
Old Trenton & South Post Roads
W Windsor Twp, NJ

GCA Specialty Lure Coursing (AKC on Friday & AFSA on Saturday) & GCA ASFA Fun Trial (Saturday) are at:
Hunterdon County Fairgrounds (South County Park)
Lambertville, NJ

Additional AKC Lure Coursing Trial (all sighthounds) on Friday at Tinicum Park


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!


The GCA supported entry at the AKC National Championship dog show in Orlando, FL on December 15th – 16th, 2018 is now over and we would like to congratulate the winners

Please send information and photos for the website to Joan Malak


The GCA supported entry at the Southern CA Lure Coursing Turkey Run in Prado Recreation Dog Park, Chino, CA on November 23rd – 25th, 2018 is now over and we would like to congratulate the winners

Friday
Faith Burnham
and
DC Windrock Batoutahellius MC LCX FCH (Sonic)
for their Best in Field win!

Saturday
Faith Burnham
and
DC Windrock Batoutahellius MC LCX FCH (Sonic)
for their Best of Breed win!


The GCA 2018 Western Specialty on October 20th, 2018 is now over and we would like to congratulate

Melanie Steele & Jeane Haverick & Kaileigh Gonzalez
and
GCH Grandcru Sine Qua Non
for their Best in Specialty win!
Tango also placed 2nd in the Hound Group!

Helen Hamilton
and
CH Aragon Night Sky
for their Best in Sweepstakes win!

Helen Hamilton
and
GCH Aragon Black Ice CDX TDX RE AX AXJ JC
for their Specialty Best in Veteran Sweepstakes win!

Denise Kelly
and
GCH Trireme International Lover
for their Specialty Best Owner Handler win!
D'Angelo also placed 3rd in the Owner Handler group!

Nancy Soyster & Pamela Rubinstein & Melanie Hidinger
and
Rubicon's Belle Meade at Solstice
for their Specialty Best Puppy win!

This show was dedicated to the memory of Sheila Grant

The GCA 2018 Central Specialty on September 14th, 2018 is now over and we would like to congratulate

Lisa Schinker, Olga Gorbatsjova, & Chris Schinker
and
Estet Classic Englishman
for their Best in Specialty win!
Emil also placed 3rd in the Hound Group!

Lisa Schinker & Olga Gorbatsjova
and
Estet Classic Illusive At Barkshire
for their Best in Sweepstakes win!
Runa and Olga also won Puppy Best in Show at the Gateway Hound Club!

Leslie Reeves
and
GCH DC Rosewood's Roman Candle MC LCX
for their Specialty Best in Veteran Sweepstakes win!

Anita Pugh, Dwayne Pugh, & Gavin Pugh
and
GCH CH Sky Hi Hunt Big Girls Don'T Cry
for their Specialty Best Owner Handler win!
Belle also placed 4th in the Owner Handler group!

Heather Minnich
and
GCH DC Lakilanni Halfmoon Blue Bayou SC
for their Specialty Best in Field Lure coursing win!
Bayou was also the High Scoring Dual Champion and High Scoring Bench Champion!

Cindy Sisson
and
Pegasus
for their Specialty LGRA (Large Gazehound Racing Association) win!


The GCA 2018 Eastern Specialty on May 5th, 2018 is now over and we would like to congratulate

Dr G L Theile, C D Greene, & Casie J Brettell
and
GCHB Chesagrey Enigma Variation Ex Libris CGC TKN
for their Best in Specialty win!

Anita Pugh, Dwayne Pugh, & Gavin Pugh
and
Sky Hi Hunt the Night King
for their Specialty Best in Sweepstakes win!

Leslie Reeves
and
GCH DC Rosewood's Roman Candle MC LCX
for their Specialty Best in Veteran Sweepstakes win!



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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