The Dalmatian Club of America would like to welcome you to the 2017 DCA Specialty Show in Gray Summitt, MO at the beautiful Purina Farms Event center. We hope to see you there!
You will find all the information you need on this web site as soon as it is available.

We will continue our Facebook page to help all have an informative National Specialty experience. We need a team of volunteers to post pre-show information, as well as photos, comments and results right from the National, as time permits. If you would like to volunteer please contact: Show Chair, Toni Linstedt


DCGSL Conformation Judge: Elaine J. Lessig

DCA Conformation Judges:
    Intersex and Dogs - Barbara Dempsey Alderman
    Non Regular and Bitches - Linda Lewin
    Junior Showmanship - Dr. J Charles Garvin
    Sweepstakes - Richard Baker
    Futurity - SarahAnne Vancleeve
    Obedience/Rally - Virgina (Ginger) Kinion, Carol Mett & Diane Propst
    Agility - Dan Faulkner
    Road Trial - Kara Sinclair
    Tracking - Sandra Mcmillan & Jeff Whitsitt

Schedule of Events

Click here for the final Schedule PDF

Important Show Information to Print and Read B4UGo!

Click here for Purina Farms Map PDF Click here Purina Farms Rules PDF What You Need To Know To Enjoy The Show PDF Where To Dine

Facebook Feed

To follow the DCA National Specialty FaceBook page click below:

Remember our FB page is a volunteer effort so please be patient and understanding. It is very kind of these volunteers to take the time to help us share our National with those of you at home who cannot make it.

2013 Spot Me in St Louis

Click to watch video of 2013 National Specialty moments at this same location.

More Information Here

Click on the menu links at the top of this page or click on each item listed below for more specific information.

  • Hotel

    The Wildwood Hotel
    2801 Fountain Pl, Wildwood, MO 63040
    (636) 733-9100
    The Wildwood Hotel
    Complete Hotel Information

  • RV Information

    Facilities: Purina Event Center offers 74 level full hook-up RV sites. Hook-up includes water, sewer, 30 and 50AMP electric and WiFi. THIS LOT IS SOLD OUT AS OF DEC 31, 2016.

    There are 33 additional RV parking spaces available to DCA participants in the overflow lot. The lot is just down the hill from the event center. There is NO CHARGE for these space but THEY MUST BE RESERVED IN ADVANCE using the online shop on this site. Each space has 30 and 50 AMP power. There are water stations in the lot to refill tanks but no water or sewer hook-ups and no WiFi. Space assignments will NOT be made in this lot. It is first come, first served. Only spaces 11 - 44 are available to DCA. Do NOT park in any other spaces. We cannot accommodate rental RV's in the overflow lot if they are being delivered and set up by a vendor.

    Reservations: Reservations may be made using the online order form or the Spotter Insert order form. The sites are numbered and designed for different sized rigs. If you are reserved in the full hook-up lot, you will receive notice of your assigned spot prior to arrival. Please park only in your assigned spot to ensure that everyone has ample space and easy access to their hook-ups.

    Rates: Rates in the full hook-up lot are $35 per night.

    Arrival/Departure Dates: The lots are only available to DCA from Noon on 5/20 to 9AM on 5/27. Please do NOT plan to arrive earlier than 5/19 unless a) You rented from Byerly, b) you must participate in the DCA Board Meeting on 5/20 or c) You are a participant in the DCA Road Trial on 5/20. Every effort will be made to assign rigs arriving 5/19 to a permanent location with Byerly rentals taking priority, but it will depend on what spots are available from the club preceding us.

    Policies: All campers are expected to keep their campsites clean and orderly and leave them in as good of shape as they found them. Absolutely no dumping of gray or black water tanks under penalty of state and local laws and an AKC bench show action.

    For individuals who are renting RV's please remember: No linens or kitchen gear supplied. Arrangements can be made to ship ahead if flying. "Deposits" are refundable assuming no damage and RV's are left in clean condition.

  • Transportation

    By Air: Lambert St. Louis International Airport (STL)
    As of this writing: Alaska, American, Continental, Delta, and United Airlines transport pets in cargo.
    There are direct flights to St. Louis on airlines that fly pets from Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York-La Guardia, Newark, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington National, and Washington Dulles airports. Nearby alternative cities that may offer other direct flight options include Chicago, Memphis and Indianapolis, each 4-5 hour drives from St. Louis.
    Ground Transportation: Given that the host hotel is a 20 minute drive from Purina Farms, it is strongly recommended that participants arriving by airline secure a rental car. All major rental car companies operate in St. Louis.

  • DCA National Online Store

    We have "SpotMe In St Louis" Logo items and Performance Fund shirts and artwork. You can also order your catalogs, purchase catalog advertising space, make your banquet reservations, RV Reservations, Trophy Donations, and Performance Fund Donations in one handy online shopping location or click here for the PDF Order form.
    Click here to go Shopping

  • Trophy Information

    Click here for trophy information and trophy list

    To help support our National Specialty by making a Trophy donation go to DCA National Store to shop.
  • Catalog Advertisements

    Click here for information on Catalog Advertising.

    To purchase your advertisement space in the 2017 DCA National Specialty catalog go to DCA National STORE.
  • Performance Event Information

    Click here for specific information on Agility, Road Trial, Obedience & Rally, Barn Hunt and Dock Diving!

  • Performance Fund

    Click here for specific information on how you can help support the Performance Events for our versatile Dalmatians at the National Specialty.

  • DCAF 2017 Fundraising Event

    Click here for more information and to make your Players Club or High Roller Donations!

Get in touch with Show Chairman or Show Committee

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the show chairman, Toni Linstedt, or the appropriate member of the Show Committee.


    Toni Linstedt
    1048 Woodfield Estates Drive
    Town and Country, MO 63017




    (314) 453-4952

    DCA Specialty Show Committee

    Donna Mitchell, Kevin West, John Wilson, Beth Johnson, Steve Whittlesey, Kelly Roy
    (click here for PDF of entire 2017 Show Committee)

    DCGSL Regional Show Chair

    Mary Zeis turbodal@charter.net
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