The 2018 AWPGA National Specialty Committee along with the Board of the AWPGA, welcome you to the attend this year’s National Specialty outside of St. Louis, Missouri.

A special website has been built that will give you all the “up to the minute” information for the National Specialty week.  You can just click on

This website was developed to keep you abreast and well informed of all the exciting events and competitions scheduled at the Purina Farms Event Center in Gray Summit, Missouri

and the Korthals Cup series of hunt events at the August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area nearby.  The week starts Thursday, Sept. 20th and runs through Tuesday, Sept. 25th.  Be prepared to be busy from dawn to dusk, eat well, and raise the roof, as we celebrate our amazing breed.  Below you will find a summary of the schedule and lodging. See you at the Farm!

While there is not a designated "host" hotel, there are two hotels that we are recommending: The Wildwood Hotel and Conference Center and the Holiday Inn St. Louis West at Six Flags. We have worked with sales staff at each hotel to reduce room rates and pet fees for our ​AWPGA Specialty attendees.  You can also find many RV sites in the area. Details are on our website.


Thursday, September 20, 2018
AWPGA Tracking Events            

  • Purina Farms Event Center

Welcome Reception

  • Purina Farms Event Center

Friday, September 21, 2018
AWPGA Supported Entry ~ Judge: Ms. Karen Wilson            

Judges Education Seminar ~ Presenter: Ann Allen

  • ​ Founder's Room @ Purina Farms, Afternoon

    Saturday, September 22, 2018
    AWPGA Supported Entry ~ Judge: Ms. Patricia Trotter
  • Purina Farms Event Center,  Spirit of the Heartland KC 

AWPGA Annual Meeting

  • Founder's Room @ Purina Farms, Afternoon ​​


Sunday,  September 23, 2018
Puppy, Veteran & Hunting Sweepstakes ~ Mr Lonnie Carroll
AWPGA National Specialty ~ Judge Mr. James Fankhauser

Monday, September 24, 2018
AWPGA Korthals Cup

  • August A Busch Memorial Conservation Area 

AWPGA Awards Banquet, Formal Dinner

  • Holiday Inn St Louis West @ Six Flags ~ Banquet Room, Evening 

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
AWPGA Gun Dog Competitions & Derby Trials

  • August A Busch Memorial Conservation Area