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.

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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 Wednesday, Sept. 19th and runs through Sunday, Sept. 23rd.  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.



    Wednesday, September 19, 2018

AWPGA Korthals Cup
August A Busch Memorial Conservation Area 

    Thursday, September 20, 2018

AWPGA Gun Dog Competitions & Derby Trials
August A Busch Memorial Conservation Area

AWPGA Tracking Events 
Purina Farms Event Center
Welcome Reception
Purina Farms Event Center

    Friday, September 21, 2018

AWPGA Supported Entry ~ Judge: Ms. Karen Wilson
Purina Farms Event Center​,  Rolla Missouri Kennel Club
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 ​​
The Wildwood Hotel ~ Banquet Hall, Evening

    Sunday,  September 23, 2018

Puppy, Veteran & Hunting Sweepstakes ~ Mr Lonnie Carroll

AWPGA National Specialty ~ Judge Mr. James Fankhauser
Purina Farms Event Center, Jefferson County KC of Missouri
AWPGA Awards Banquet, Formal Dinner
Holiday Inn St Louis West @ Six Flags ~ Banquet Room, Evening