Spot Me in St Louis

May 19 - 26, 2017
Gray Summitt, MO ~ Purina Events Center

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

Conformation Judges:
Intersex and Dogs - Barbara Dempsey Alderman
Non Regular and Bitches - Linda Lewin
Junior Showmanship - Judy English Murray
Sweepstakes - TBD
Futurity - TBD
Obedience/Rally - Virgina (Ginger) Kinion, Carol Mett & Diane Propst
Agility - Dan Faulkner
Road Trial - Jana Rodes
Tracking - Sandra McMillan & Bob Wiloh

Schedule of Events

Note: Tentative Schedule of Events. Subject to change.

Friday, May 19

Road Trial Set Up

Saturday, May 20

DCA Road Trial
Tracking Set Up (Sullivan Airport)
DCA/DCAF Board Meetings
Move In Day – between 12 Noon and 6PM

Sunday, May 21

All Breed Agility – Dan Faulkner
DCA Tracking (Sullivan Airport)
Health Clinics
DCGSL Regional Specialty – Junior Showmanship and Regular Dog/Bitch Classes – Elaine Lessig

Monday, May 22

DCA Agility – Dan Faulkner
DCGSL Regional Specialty Non Regular Classes and Best of Breed – Elaine Lessig
Evening – Welcome Party

Tuesday, May 23

DCA Obedience/Rally - Ginger Kinion, Carol Mett, Diane Propst
DCA Sweepstakes - TBD
Evening – Betty Garvin Lecture

Wednesday, May 24

DCA Futurity - TBD
DCA Regular Bitch Classes - Linda Lewin
Evening - Annual Meeting

Thursday, May 25

DCA Regular Dog Classes - Barbara Dempsey Alderman
DCA Non-Regular Classes - Linda Lewin
Evening - Top Twenty (Gateway Hall)

Friday, May 26 -

Judge's Education Seminar
DCA Junior Showmanship - Judy English Murray
DCA Best of Breed - Barbara Dempsey Alderman
Evening - Banquet

Saturday, May 27 -

Move out of the building and RV lot by 10 a.m.

Hotel Information

The Wildwood Hotel
2801 Fountain Pl, Wildwood, MO 63040

(636) 733-9100
The Wildwood Hotel

RV Information

RV Parking Facilities:
Purina Event Center offers 74 level full hook-up RV sites. Hook-up includes water, sewer and 50AMP electric. Please bring adaptors if your rig does not require 50AMP.

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. 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 are $35 per night.

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.

RV Rentals: We have negotiated a 10% discount off normal weekly rates with two dealers in the St. Louis Area.

Transportation Information

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.

Logo Items

Online store coming soon...

Performance Fund Items

Online store coming soon...

What does the Performance Fund do? It's a way for everyone to contribute toward the expenses of putting on performance events - Obedience, Rally, Agility, Tracking and Road Trial. These expenses include judge related costs, venue rental and equipment rental. The Performance fund does not cover the cost of trophies for these events that continue to be handled by specific Trophy Donations. Without the Performance Fund, these events that showcase the Dalmatian's versatility, would not be feasible at the National.

Your donation to the Performance Fund will be acknowledged in the catalog list of sponsors and you also may receive a special DCA 2017 Performance Fund Logo gift. Sponsor levels to receive these gifts start at just $35 and are as follows:

Donation Options

You can order the Performance Fund items online below or you can order via the hardcopy form in the Spotter or when available you can download a PDF here. Orders may be picked up at the show or will be mailed for additional shipping costs as outlined below.

Shipping Charges for Logo & Performance Fund Items
Order AmountShipping Amount
$1-$40$6 US / $18 Canada
$41-$85$15 US / $45 Canada
$86 and over$20 US / $60 Canada
Shipping Charges for Show Catalogs & Top Twenty Catalogs
Show Catalogs$15 US / $45 Canada
Top Twenty Catalogs$6 US / $18 Canada
Item(s) Price
T-Shirt (Gray or White) 35.00
Choice Fleece/Nylon Picnic Blanket (while supplies last) or Full Zip Sweatshirt Hoodie (Blue or Red) 60.00
T-Shirt and Choice of Picnic Blanket (while supplies last) or Hoodie 90.00
Picnic Blanket (while supplies last) and Hoodie 110.00
T-Shirt, Picnic Blanket (while supplies last) and Hoodie 125.00

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.

Fill out this form to contact the Show Chairman.
  • Address

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

    (314) 453-4952
  • Specialty Steering Show Committee

    (click here for entire Show Committee)
    Donna Mitchell, Kevin West, John Wilson, Beth Johnson, Steve Whittlesey, Kelly Roy
  • DCGSL Regional Show Chair

    Kelly Roy