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:  CANCELLED --2020 Central Specialty with Gateway Hound Show at Purina Farms
10/8/2020: CANCELLED -- 2020 Eastern/National Specialty with the Fall Fest Cluster in West Friendship MD at the Howard County Fairgrounds
10/8-11/2020: 4 days of supported entries at the Fall Fest Cluster in West Friendship MD at the Howard County Fairgrounds
11/27/2020: 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

10/14/22: 2022 Eastern/National Specialty at Legions Stadium, 2149 Carolina Beach Rd., Wilmington, NC (Hanover Kennel Club all breed shows on 10/15 &10/16/2022)

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.

The GCA Board is looking for proposals for the following specialties:
2022 --  Central & Western
2023 -- Eastern, Central, & Western/National

GCA 2020 Central Specialty Cancelled

When:  Friday, September 11th, 2020

Unfortunately the venue for this event is no longer available due to the pandemic and no alternative venue could be found. Therefore, the Board of Directors had to choice but to cancel this specialty.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2021 Central Specialty which will also be the 2021 GCA National Specialty.

GCA 2020 Eastern/National  Specialty Cancelled
Changed to supported entries for all shows at the cluster

    When: Thursday, October 8th, 2020
    Where: Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Rd, West Friendship MD
    Superintendent:  MB-F

    Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Board of Directors has decided to cancel this specialty and instead support the entries of greyhounds at all four days of the Fall Fest Cluster.

    Thank you for your understanding.


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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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