Schedule of Events

There will be an admission fee of $5 per day per person to the event. VIP parking near the rings will be available for $25 per day. There will also be free up-close parking for those with a handicap placard.

Show Cards may be picked up at the USCA Office in the Gurnee American Legion Post 771, indoor building, 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 performed after the dog completes the performance test (exiting the field). CHIP identification IS MANDATORY. If the chip cannot be identified, the dog cannot show.



Thursday, Sept 30

  • Vendor Set up all day
  • 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Exhibitor Check in for Breed Survey and Practice for Breed Survey – Field F
      • $30 per dog – 5 min time slot to work on helper – sign up to be posted at close of entry
  • 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
    • Practice for Sieger Show protection – Field B
      • $30 per dog – 5 min time slot to work on both helpers – sign up to be posted at close of entry
  • 1:00 pm to 5:00pm
    • Breed Survey begins
  • 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
      • Exhibitor Check in (Gurnee American Legion Post 771, indoor building)
        • All exhibitors can begin their check in during these posted times on Thursday. Any available dogs can have their measurement, teeth check, testicle check, and ID verification done after checking in. NO HANDLER IS NECESSARY for this. It is ok if you are still traveling, we can do any remaining dogs at time of their class but for any exhibitors who have this done Thursday, you will report for official Stand (plus gun test & gaiting) in front of the judge, when your 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).
  • 6:30 pm
    • Town Hall Meeting Q&A – w/ DOJ Nathaniel Roque & NBW Heidi Theis (Gurnee American Legion Post 771, indoor building)
    • Meet and Greet, hors d’oeuvres with cash bar

Friday, Oct 1

  • 8:00 am
    • Performance Test
    • Exhibitor Check In
  • Approx 10:00 am:
    • Opening Ceremony
  • Approx 10:15 am:
    • Stand for Exam Working Classes M/F
  • Lunch at Judge’s discretion
  • 11:00 am
    • Puppy Classes (4-6)(6-9)(9-12)

Saturday, Oct 2

  • 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

Sunday, Oct 3

  • 8:00 am:
    • Assemble Maternal Family, Progeny & Kennel Groups (pick up signs)
  • 9:00 am
    • Present Maternal Family
    • Present Progeny
    • HGH Class Females
    • Gaiting LC Working Females
    • Gaiting SC Working Females
  • 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.