2016 GPCA National Specialty

Tentative Schedule of Events

Tuesday, April 26
  Draft Dog Test, Hosted by PFNE – more informationPDF file
  Grooming Tent Opens
  Vendor Setup
  Welcome Party
Wednesday, April 27
  Regional Specialty Obedience & Rally Trials
  National Specialty Obedience & Rally Trials
  Puppy Invitational/Top 20 Competition
Thursday, April 28
  Sweepstakes Judging - see Judging ProgramPDF file
  Veteran Sweepstakes Judging
  Conformation Dog Classes & Veteran Dog Classes
  CGC/TDI Evaluations – more informationPDF file
  GPCA Committee Meetings:  Regional Reps & Rescue
  Health Committee Meeting & Seminar
  Health Clinic (scheduled blood draws)
Friday, April 29
  Judges' Education
  Conformation Bitch Classes & Veteran Bitch Classes - see Judging ProgramPDF file
  GPCA Annual meeting
  GPCA Annual Awards
  2017 Kick Off Party
Saturday, April 30
  Rescue Parade – more informationPDF file
  Junior Showmanship Judging - see Judging ProgramPDF file
  Best of Breed Judging
  Stud Dog Class
  Brood Bitch Class
  Brace Class
  Breeder’s Class
  Generations Class
  Annual Banquet, Award Ceremony and Auction (see below)
Sunday, May 1
  Regional Specialty Sweepstakes
  Regional Specialty Veteran Sweepstakes
  Regional Specialty Junior Showmanship
  Regional Specialty Conformation classes
  Farewell Party


The Great Pyrenees National Specialty Saturday Night Auction Booklet is here for your review. This will allow you to get a preview of what is going to be auctioned after the Banquet. These items will be on display in the Banquet Room starting about an hour before the Cocktail Hour begins the evening of Saturday, April 30th.

If you are unable to attend the National Specialty this year, we will miss you, but it is possible to put a bid in on an item that is on this list. The items will be Auctioned off in the order they are displayed in the booklet. To place a bid on an item even though you are not able to attend, please make arrangements with an individual who you know is going to attend and determine if they will make the bid for you and is also willing to transport the item for you. Payment must be received immediately upon completion of the Auction. Nothing can be removed from the room without payment. No item will be shipped by the Auction Committee.

I also would like to thank all the Saturday Night Auction Donors and the Daily and 4 Day Silent Auction Donors. The response has been overwhelmingly generous. I am excited about the items that will be there this year. It should be a lot of fun. Oh, and a little surprise is planned too. Santa will be there. He will be part of the Four-day Auction Items. (Life Sized and a Collector’s Item) 

The Daily Silent Auctions will be on Display in the Banquet/Show Ring Room each day.  Please come and say Hello.  And if you are showing your dog, Best of Luck.
Janet Roberts Weymouth