Join us in 2017! You won't want to miss this great line-up of events!

  • Agility Trial! – April 21,22,23 & 24th. Open to all dogs at the On The Run Canine Center in Ham Lake about 30 minutes away from the National show site.
  • Welcome Party, Monday, April 24th...more info to come
  • Obedience and Rally - Tuesday and Wednesday, April 25th & 26th
  • Canine Good Citizen Workshop (Monday, April 24) CGC & Advanced CGC testing (Wednesday April 26)
  • Junior Showmanship - Always a hit, juniors will want to take a pass on the seminars in favor of hanging out with their fellow juniors and have some fun!
  • Rescue Celebratiom - Wednesday, April 26th - Join the celebration where It’s All About the Dogs and the great work the ACKCS Rescue Trust does.  This celebration is open to EVERYONE and will include an Italian Buffet, Complimentary Wines and a fantastic dance band!  Eat, drink and dance the night away all for a great cause.
  • Charitable Trust Banquet & Auction, Thursday, April 27th - Always a highlight of the National Specialty Events, the Charitable Trust Banquet & Auction is also their primary annual fundraiser. Help us reach our goal of solving some of the health riddles of the Cavalier? The Charitable Trust helps fund research for cavalier health issues in hopes of reaching this goal.
    As you enjoy the cocktail hour, you'll want to peruse the many gorgeous silent auction items gathered by the Charitable Trust during the year (there's sure to be something you can't live without). Then sit down for an evening of socializing with friends old and new, enjoy the delectable dinner prepared just for you on Thursday evening!
    David Frei(the voice of Westminster Kennel Club) is once again our ‘Auctioneer' for the outstanding collection of cavalier memorabilia and other highlighted items on the live auction. You'll finish the evening with the satisfaction of having supported the Charitable Trust's continuing efforts to improve the health and lives of our beloved cavaliers.
  • Parade of Veterans - Hoot, whistle and clap your encouragement for these veterans of the breed. We wouldn't have the future to dream about & look forward to, if we didn't have the past to build on!
    Our annual Parade of Veterans gives our retirees the chance to shine again for all the cavalier world to see. The event is open to any Cavalier seven years and older. Each Veteran will receive a rosette with his or her name printed on it. A short biography of your veteran, including on any points of interest surrounding the veteran's life - achievements, titles, "hobbies," will be read as each veteran enters the ring. These biographies should be submitted by mail or email to Jennifer Wehking. Register for this event via the ACKCSC on line store or via USPS or fax on the one-stop shopping order form in the premium. Cost is $10 per entry. Let your Golden Oldie Shine!
  • Health Seminar – Seizure Disorders - Ned Patterson, Ph.D., DVM
  • Judges Education Seminar & Ringside Observation - For AKC licensed judges and those intending to become licensed in the near future. Hands-on, ringside mentoring, seminar. Fee includes a light breakfast. 
  • TGIO Party – Friday, April 28th.
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