Schedule of Events

Show Cards may be picked up at the USCA Office upon completion of your class. We will not mail Show Cards.

Microchip reading will be done on each dog as they enter the ring.  Chip identification will be preformed after the dog completes the performance test (exiting the field). CHIP identification IS MANDATORY.  If the chip cannot be identified, the dog cannot show (the exception is puppy classes (4-6 month and 6-9 month)

** ALL TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE EXPECT FOR 8:00 AM DAILY START **


Thursday, Oct 10

  • Vendor Set up all day
  • 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
    • Practice
      • $25 per dog – 5 min time slot to work on both helpers – sign up to be posted at close of entry
  • 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    • Exhibitor Check in (place TBD)
      • Exhibitors will report to a separate ring for their dog’s measurement and verification. NO HANDLER IS NECESSARY for this. Our Breed Wardens are measuring and verifying ID, counting teeth & checking testicles prior to the stand in order to save time. Then on Saturday morning, these exhibitors will report for the official Stand (plus gun test & gaiting) in front of the judge, when their class is called. If there is a controversy on height, minimal dogs will have to be re-measured; heights, all teeth & testicles will be accounted for, tattoo/chip verified – and duly notified in Judges’ book(s).
  • 7:00 pm
    • Town Hall Meeting Q&A – w/ DOJ Nathaniel Roque (location TBD)
  • 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
    • Meet and Greet, hors d’oeuvres with cash bar

Friday, Oct 11

  • 8:00 am
    • Performance Test
    • Exhibitor Check In
  • Approx 10:00 am:
    • Opening Ceremony
  • 10:15 am:
    • Stand for Exam Working Classes M/F
  • Lunch at Judge’s discretion
  • 1:00 pm
    • Puppy Classes (3-6)(6-9)(9-12)
  • 7:00 pm
    • Judge’s Dinner – Pre Sale information coming soon

Saturday, Oct 12

  • 8:00 am: Classes Begin
    •  12-18 months
    • 18-24 months
  • Approx 12:00 pm Lunch at Judge’s discretion
  • Approx 1:00 pm
    • 24+ mo. untitled
  • 2:00 pm:
    • Youth Seminar
    • Veterans Class
  • 7:30 pm
    • Parking Lot Party at Mark Smith’s RV, pot-luck, BYOB
      Sponsored by Catawba Brewing Company

Sunday, Oct 13

  • 8:00 am:
    • Assemble Maternal Family, Progeny & Kennel Groups (pick up signs)
  • 9:00 am
    • Present Maternal Family
    • Present Progeny
    • HGH Class Femals
    • Gaiting LC Working Femals
    • Gaiting SC Working Femals
  • Lunch at Judge’s discretion
  • After Lunch
    • HGH Class Males
    • Gaiting LC Working Males
    • Gaiting SC Working Males
    • Present Kennel Groups
  • Closing Ceremony

**NOTE: a participant’s number will be called 3 times to the ring for the Stand for Exam, if after 3 calls the dog is not presented, the participant shall be deemed as NO SHOW – or not present.

An exception may be made if the Ring Steward is notified (by the participant) regarding WHY they will be late.