MPCA NATIONAL SPECIALTY
The Miniature Pinscher Club of America, Inc. holds their National Specialty once a year at different locations across the country.
2018 National Specialty Information
May 10 – 12, 2018
Show Chair: Patricia Cacka-Williams
Red Lion Hotel and Conference Center
Reservations Call 360-636-4400, Code: MPCA
See Flyer for Additional Information
2018 National Specialty Judges
Breed Judge: Mrs. Ann D. Hearn
Sweepstakes Judge: Mrs. Shawn Brown
Obedience Judge: Sue Cox
Futurity/Maturity Judge: Cindy Kowalchuk-Corrigal
2018 Pacific Northwest Specialty Judge
Breed Judge: Lewis Bayne
Request Form for 2018 Premium List & Judging Schedule
Please use the following form to request an email copy of the MPCA National Specialty Premium List and the Local Club Premium List and/or the MPCA National Specialty Judging Schedule and the Local Club’s Judging Schedule. Make sure you complete the form and check the appropriate boxes.
The Miniature Pinscher Club of America, Inc. holds their National Specialty on the following rotation schedule:
- 2017 – Central Zone
- 2018 – Pacific Zone
- 2019 – Eastern Zone
- 2020 – Mountain Zone
New National Board Liaisons
The following board members are available to help local clubs with hosting the National Specialty. Note: The intent is to provide assistance only, not to take over any of the show chairman’s responsibilities.
- Ms. Pam Dziuk – Can provide assistance with working with hotels.
- Mr. Thomas Baldwin – Can provide assistance with deadlines and information that needs to be sent to AKC.
National Challenge Trophies
The Pamella Ruggie (Pevensey) Challenge Trophy
A statue of Min Pin lying on a rug is offered through the Miniature Pinscher Club of America, Inc., by Marcia Tucker, Lonnie Phillips & Pat Prellwitz to the owner(s) of the Best Puppy in Sweepstakes at National Specialty shows only. For permanent possession, this trophy must be won three times by the same owner(s), not necessarily with the same dog nor at consective National Specialties. However, the owner(s) of record must be identical the three times. After the show, the donors shall be responsible for holding the trophy in their possession until the next show or until the requirements for permanent possession are met.
The Frank Mercer (Mercers) Challenge Trophy
An original Miniature Pinscher Bolo cherished by Frank Mercer is offered through the Miniature Pinscher Club of America, Inc. by Janis Mercer to the breeder and owner exhibitor of Best Bred By Exhibitor In Show dog at National Specialty shows only. The first place Bred by Exhibitor Dog and Bitch will compete for Best Bred By Exhibitor In Show for qualification of this award to the winner. For permanent possession, this trophy must be won three times by the same breeder/owner/exhibitor of record, not necessarily with the same dog, nor at consecutive National Specialties. However, the breeder/owner/exhibitor must be the same individual the three times, and his/her name must appear as breeder and owner of record, whether co-bred or co-owned. After the show, the donor shall be responsible for holding the trophy in his/her possession until the next show or until the requirements for permanent possession are met.