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2023 Purina Farms Summer Sieger

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Exhibitor Setup:

No access to the building on Thursday. Setup will begin Friday morning. Setup time and show time TBA.

For IABCA National Specialties: No coupons or discounts can be used for Specialty Entries.

IABCA's 2023 Golden Retriever National Specialty at Purina

Friday, June 23, 2023 in Gray Summit, MO

The 2023 Golden Retriever National Specialty at Purina Farms will be held on Friday, the day before our 2023 Purina Farms Summer Sieger.

Show 1 Judge - Gordon William Hayburn - CANADA

Show 2 Judge - Kathy Lorentzen - USA

Conformation will be judged based on FCI (European) Breed Standard.



  • Show Schedule: (Show Order List: Show Order List LINK)
    • Show 1 - Gordon William Hayburn - CANADA
      • Begins at 9:30 AM.
      • All males first, then all females.
        • Inside that it generally goes youngest to oldest.
    • Lunch: 12:00-12:30 PM
  • Show 2 - Kathy Lorentzen - USA
    • Begins at approx. 12:30 PM
  • SWEEPSTAKES begins at about 3:00 PM


Changes and new policies:

  • Entries are limited to 65 dogs, first come-first serve.
  • Entries close June 16, 2023
  • NO LATE ENTRIES will be accepted.
  • Mailed in entries MUST BE POSTMARKED by ten days before closing or they cannot be accepted.
  • Please communicate via email ( whenever possible.
  • Stay home if you are experiencing any covid symptoms.
  • RULE CHANGE: NO DAY OF SHOW adding allowed. No changes or additions can be made at the show. Any changes to your entry must be made before show closing. Express show is available online or at the show (Saturday only and only for dogs entered in all 4 shows already).
  • We will not hand out armbands at the front desk. You will pick up your armband ringside at your first show for the weekend.
  • We will not be handing out folders. Orange cards and critiques will be issued from each ring at time of judging and given to the exhibitor at that time (no need to bring any paperwork to the ring with you).
  • You must follow established ring procedures for entrance and exit.
  • When finished showing you should leave the ring area.
  • You must familiarize yourself with all signage and on-site instructions.

Show Information:

Updated: 6/20/23
  • Date*: June 23, 2023

  • Location: Purina Farms Event Center

  • Closing Date: June 16, 2023 at 11:59 PM Pacific

    • Regular entry fees $38.95 (no discounts or sales apply)
    • NO LATE ENTRIES will be taken, NO EXCEPTIONS
  • Judging:

    • Show 1: Gordon William Hayburn - CANADA
    • Show 2: Kathy Lorentzen - USA
  • IABCA Title Points

    • Each dog will receive a written critique and a chance to earn an IABCA Orange Card (title ponts) for each of the 2 specialty shows entered.
  • Show Photographer

    • IABCA Photographer
    • LINK to Facebook page
      • Win Photos available for:
        • Best of Breed, Best of Breed Puppy, Best of Breed Bred by Exhibitor, etc.
        • Group placements (Adult, Bred by Exhibitor Puppy, etc.)
        • Best in Show rosettes
        • And more...

Thank you to all exhibitors for your support. Enjoy the Show!

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