Show Ring

Specialty Shows

What is a Specialty Show?

Specialty dog shows are restricted to dogs of a specific breed or to varieties of one breed.  Nutmeg's specialty show is for German Shorthaired Pointers only.  Dog shows (conformation events) are intended to evaluate breeding stock.  The size of these events ranges form large all-breed shows with over 3,000 dogs entered, to small local specialty club shows featuring a specific breed.  The dog's conformation (overall appearance and structure), movement and type are judged.  For more detailed information about dog shows, please see the AKC's Getting Started Showing Your Dog and rules.

Where Are the Specialty Shows Held?

The Nutmeg specialty show is held in conjunction with the Pioneer Valley Kennel Club at Greenfield Community College in Greenfield, MA at their annual August dog show.  Though the weather can be hot, we like the outdoor venue.  Specialty shows offer the chance to meet and socialize with other shorthair owners.  We have Puppy and Veteran Sweepstakes, trophies, a raffle of various dog-related items, and a hospitality table.  Find show details at InfoDog.com

Directions to Campus

Next Specialty Show Event

Please see the event calendar for our next specialty show date.

Event Secretary

Questions and inquires should be directed to Janet McMillan-Zwirko.

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Entry Form

The AKC has an official event entry form available on their website that covers conformation, obedience and rally events.

Supported Entry Shows

What is a Supported Entry Show?

A supported entry dog show is a mini specialty show that it is held in conjunction with an "all breed" show. These shows generally bring in more entries, thus usually making the show a "major", and all dogs need to win two "majors" to finish their championship title.  For more detailed information about dog shows, please see the AKC's Getting Started Showing Your Dog and rules.

Where Are the Supported Entry Shows Held?

Venues for the supported entry shows can vary, but in the past have been held in conjunction with the Pioneer Valley Kennel Club at Greenfield Community College in Greenfield, MA; or in West Springfield, MA at the Mallory Building of the Big E Fairgrounds; or at the Greenwich Kennel Club in Norwalk, CT. Find show details at InfoDog.com

Next Specialty Show Event

Please see the event calendar for our next supported Entry show date.

Event Secretary

Questions and inquires should be directed to Janet McMillan-Zwirko.

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Entry Form

The AKC has an official event entry form available on their website that covers conformation, obedience and rally events.

Photo Gallery

August 2012 Specialty Show

Pics of the Weekend

Photo Archives

Click on the links below to view pdf's of previously posted event photos.

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