Willamette Valley Great Dane Club
2020 Specialty

April 2nd, 2020 10:00pm-6:00pm

Our Specialty Show Judges

We are honored and thrilled that the following judges have agreed to judge our Specialties!

First Show

  • Conformation & Owner Handler - Dr. Tracy Powell - Conneticut

4-6 Month Beginner Puppy Competition

  • 4-6 Month Beginner Puppy Competition - Dr. Tracy Powell - Conneticut

Second Show

  • Sweepstakes - John Neet - California

  • Juniors - Cathy De La Garza - Texas

  • Conformation & Owner Handler - Cathy De La Garza - Texas

Show Documents

FAQs - Your questions answered

Specialty Dog Shows are very special 🙂 Lets look at the various kinds of dog shows. "All Breed" shows, are just that, all breeds are allowed to enter and show. "Limited Breed" shows are for multiple breeds, usually one of the AKC groups, such as the "Toy" group, the "Sporting" group, etc.

Specialty Dog Shows are for a single breed. This is a much smaller show than an All breed show - because it is just one breed showing, but Specialties are VERY popular with exhibitors. Usually a judge has a great deal of experience in the breed being shown. For example, with a Great Dane Specialty the judge is likely to be a Great Dane breeder or perhaps a breeder of a breed built very similarly to the Great Dane. Exhibitors that receive awards, exhibitors that "win" at a specialty feel very good about their wins.

The awards, ribbons and trophies at a bit more elaborate at a Specialty show. There are often special events like a Raffle Table and special classes, like parades for veterans.

Exhibitors with their dogs travel further for a Specialty, so the breed entry numbers, in our case, the Great Dane entry is usually much highe

Fawn Great Dane

Come see lots of Great Danes and
Great Dane Breeders

The WVGDC Specialty Great Dane show is a wonderful opportunity for people interested in seeing Great Danes and meeting Great Dane Breeders. On Thursday, April 2nd, 2020, Great Dane breeders from Canada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and California will be showing their Great Danes.

We have two shows with between 45-55 Great Danes of all ages. We'll have puppies as young as 4 months old and veterans up to 10-12 years old. There will be Danes that are example of most of the Great Dane showable colors. 

Thursday is the first day of the 4 day show weekend. If you can't make the show on Thursday, Great Danes will be showing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We won't know what times Great Danes will show on Friday, Saturday and Sunday until about a week prior to the show. Check back here during that week to find out when Danes will be showing on Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

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