The Canaan Dog Club of America

AKC Parent Club of the Breed

2023 CDCA National Specialty

Plan Ahead & Save the Dates!

CDCA 2023 National Specialty
Purina Farms
Gray Summit, MO
September 12-17, 2023

Event Locations

Purina Farms

  • Purina Farms Event Center, 500 William Danforth Way, Gray Summit, MO
  • Herding at Purina Farms Herding Facility: 300 Checkerboard Loop, Gray Summit, MO (CDCA Herding Instinct Test)
  • FastCAT at Purina Farms: details will be made available closer to event

Host Hotel

  • Holiday Inn St Louis West At Six Flags, 4901 Six Flags Road, Eureka MO
  • approximately 10 minutes from Purina Farms
  • $35 one-time non-refundable dog show fee
  • maximum of 4 dogs/kennels per room
  • maximum of 5 people per room
  • reservations by calling the hotel directly at 800-782-8108 or 636-938-6661 and ask for the Canaan Dog Show rate ($130.95 + tax 2 Queen Beds; $189.95 + tax Family Room)

Nearest Airport

  • Lambert-Saint Louis International Airport (STL)

RV Parking

RV Parking Reservations are now open for the week of September 11th!

The RV Reservation Form can be found on the Three Rivers KC website.

There is a map of the RV lot and a link on the Three Rivers KC Facebook page.

2023 CDCA National Specialty Logo

Tentative Schedule*

When What Where
Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Evening   Welcome Party Host Hotel
Wednesday, September 13, 2023
7:30am   Obedience and Rally
Rally Judge: Dr Jill Warren
Obedience Judge: James Comunale
Purina Farms
10:30am   Herding
Evaluator: Ms. Terrasita Cuffie (AHBA Licensed Judge/AKC Provisional)
(complete CDCA Herding Instinct Test Pre-Entry Form below)
Purina Farms Herding Facility
TBA   Board Meeting TBA
Thursday, September 14, 2023
TBA   National Specialty with Puppy & Veteran Sweepstakes, Junior Showmanship, NOHS, & 4-6 Month Beginner Puppy
Breed: Christina Miller, River Rock Canaan Dogs
Sweepstakes, Junior Showmanship & 4-6 Month Beginner Puppy: Dr Jill Warren
Purina Farms
No Earlier Than 4:30pm   CDCA Annual General Meeting Purina Farms, Founders Room
Friday, September 15, 2023
TBA   All Breed FastCAT, Ibizan Hound Club Of The United States Purina Farms
TBA   CDCA Educational Event TBA
Saturday, September 16, 2023
TBA   Judges Education Seminar Purina Farms, Founders Room
TBA   Supported entry with Puppy & Veteran Sweepstakes

Three Rivers KC*
Judges Education Hands On Seminar to follow
Purina Farms
TBA   All Breed FastCAT, Ibizan Hound Club Of The United States Purina Farms
TBA   Banquet & Auction Purina Farms, Founders Room
Sunday, September 17, 2023
    Supported Entry, Three Rivers KC* Purina Farms

*Pending approvals, Three Rivers KC will offer NOHS, Pee-Wee, 4-6 Month Beginner Puppy, Junior Showmanship (Scholarship each day for BJH!), and potentially more.

Show Committee

Chair: Amanda Pough,, 802-272-7635

Assistant Chair: Donna Davison
Welcome Party: Amy Preston
Herding: Denise Gordon

Banquet Reservations: Marianne Vargas Smith
See the Banquet Reservation Form for more details.

Trophy Donations: See the Trophy Donation Form for more details.

Catalog Ads: see the Catalog Advertisements and Memorial Honor Pages Form for more details.

Auction Items (to be shipped ahead): Donna Davison, 8285 Sassafras Rd, DuQuoin IL 62832

Parade of Titleholders and Rescue Dogs: see the Entry Form for more details.

CDCA Herding Instinct Test

The CDCA Herding Instinct Test will be held on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, at the Purina Farms Herding Facility at 300 Checkerboard Loop, Gray Summit, MO 63039. The test will start at 10:30am and is limited to 25 runs. Evaluator: Ms. Terrasita Cuffie (AHBA Licensed Judge/AKC Provisional). See the CDCA Herding Instinct Test Pre-Entry Form for more details. Pre-Entry Deadline: Thursday, September 7, 2013.