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Kuvasz Club of America

2021 National Specialty


PLEASE NOTE: After checking with the Starved Rock Kennel Club on April 9, 2021, we are happy to report there is no entry limit for any of the shows and that the original opening registration date of April 14, 2021, has been cancelled and will be established when the Premium List for the show is available.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

The Kuvasz Club of America is proud to celebrate “Unmask the Potential” at our 29th National Specialty Event. The show committee has been working hard to plan a fantastic event for Kuvasz members, enthusiasts and exhibitors complete with fun gatherings, exciting events and great trophies.

Open the sections below for more information.

Show Location

County Fairgrounds and Event Center
1060 East Peterson Road, Grayslake, IL 60030

Hotel Information


This year the KCA has an agreement with the following hotels to accommodate everyone coming to the National Specialty. Please remember that it is becoming increasingly harder to find hotels willing to accommodate people with dogs. Please be kind to the staff at the hotels and above all, clean up after your dog! When looking your rooms, please use the information below:

Hotel: Sonesta Simply Suites Chicago Libertyville
Address: 1100 N US Route 45, Libertyville, IL 60048
Phone: 847-247-9900

Sonesta Website

Room prices: Studio suite $79; one-bedroom suite $99. (Rooms include kitchens.) Pet fee: $75/room per stay, non refundable. No breakfast available.


Hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago Libertyville
Address: 2061 Shell Rd, Libertyville, IL 60048
Phone: 847-680-8828

HamptonInn Website

Room prices: King Rooms with pull out couch $109 without a pet/ $112 with a pet. No pet fee. Hot breakfast available.

RV, camper van, and travel trailer rental

Outdoorsy, Outdoorsy WebsitePlease book your RV, camper van, and travel trailer rental reservation through their website.

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Time Event
TBD Set up day. More information coming soon. An official form can be found on the Onofrio website at www.onofrio.com.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Time Event
8:00 AM Judges Education with Agi Hejja:
Seminar will be “hands on” with ringside mentoring.
Location: Lake County Fairgrounds
1060 E. Peterson Rd
Grayslake, IL 60030
Pre-register with Agi Hejja
3831 Broad Street Rd
Gum Spring, VA 23065
Cost: $30 check payable to Kuvasz Club of America

Kuvasz Club of America National Specialty Conformation Sweepstakes and Veteran Sweepstakes to be judged by Mr. D. Scott Feil Specialty Breed Judging to be judged by Mrs. Faye Struss

  • 4-6 month puppy competition
  • Junior Showmanship will not be part of the Specialty and will be run by the cluster.
  • Regular conformation classes (Dog, Bitches, Veterans, National Owner Handler Series)
  • Non-regular classes (Best Bred-By, Best Puppy, Best Veteran, Stud Dog, Brood Bitch, Generation)

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Time Event
TBD KCA Designated Specialty judged by Ms. Kim Anne Meredith.
TBD Annual meeting will start one-half hour after Best in Show.

Friday, June 18, 2021

Time Event
TBD KCA Designated Specialty judged by Ms. Linda Robey.
6:30 PM KCA Banquet, price $45 per person with cash bar.

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Time Event
TBD Obedience Trial and Rally Trial
Windy City Cluster Performance Day (no Conformation shows).
All-Breed Rally trial (prizes for Kuvasz), judge tbd.
All-Breed Obedience trial (prizes for Kuvasz), judge tbd.
Additional all-breed performance events open to Kuvasz, including Barn Hunt, Fast CAT, Scent Work, and Dock Diving.6:30 PM  KCA Potluck Dinner, ringside, outdoors

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Time Event
TBD KCA Designated Specialty judged by Mr. Juan Miranda.

Aron Sanchez, Producer, Empire Entertainment

tel. 1 618-513-2766 Videographer Website

Order a Specialty DVD
Kuvasz Club of America National DVD/USB $85. The Video includes all of the events on National Specialty and one Designated Specialty. Mail name and address with check payment (made out to the KCA) to Doreen MacPherson-Hardt (Click here to print Order Form).

Awards Banquet

Banquet Chair: tbd

Don’t forget to reserve your seat at the KCA Awards Banquet! Join us to celebrate our Kuvasz and their owners’ and breeders’ achievements. Enjoy a fun and social evening with your fellow Kuvasz exhibitors. The auction and raffle table will offer some very unique items. Cash Bar begins at
6:30 PM (time is tentative and subject to change).

Date: June 18, 2021

Location: At the Fairgrounds near the Kuvasz ring
Cost: $45 per person

Checks should be made payable to the KCA and sent to Doreen MacPherson-Hardt.


Trophy Chair: Connie Townsend-Brady

Support your club and your breed. All donations will be recognized in a future issue of Kuvasz Quarterly. We are planning trophies for each day of the show, so please help us make 2021 a year to remember.

Donations can be made on the KCA Website by clicking here or you can make a donation by check (made out to the KCA) and mailed to Doreen MacPherson-Hardt (Click here to print Order Form).

Seminar: tbd