2021 IWCA Specialty


IWCA 2021 Specialty Logo

Irish Wolfhound Club of America
91st National Specialty

May 25 - 27, 2021

Bellevue Berry & Pumpkin Ranch

11001 South 48th Street
Papillion, NE 68133


Conformation Judge: Dr. Lynn Simon (Rockhart - USA)
Sweepstakes Judge: Melanie Mercer, DVM (Wyvern - USA)

Show Chair: A. I. (Nina) Gottsch, 402-715-5254 (voice only, no text)

The 2021 IWCA National Specialty will be held at the Bellevue Berry & Pumpkin Ranch (BBPR), 11001 South 48th Street, Papillion, NE 68133 (Omaha suburb). This theme farm and event center hosts a Renaissance Festival, numerous weddings and receptions, and many other large and small group events each year. It is approximately 25 miles northeast of Eugene T. Mahoney State Park.

All the competitions: conformation, obedience/rally, and performance, as well as the AGM, heart testing and health education will be on-site at the BBPR.

RV parking: Self-contained (no hook ups) RV parking space rental will be available at the BBPR at a rate of $35 per night. Showers and restrooms are on site. Reservations to camp/park at the BBPR will be handled through the IWCA. Please do not contact the BBPR directly for RV parking reservations. RV reservation information will be included in the show premium.

Meals: Lunches will be catered by the BBPR.

Hotels and full-service RV parks: Within a 10-mile radius, there are multiple dog-friendly hotels and RV parks. More information will follow about hotel rates and pet fees.

Cancellations at Eugene T. Mahoney park: Individuals with lodging or RV site reservations may cancel at least 30 days in advance of their arrival date and should receive a full refund.  If you are charged a cancellation processing fee please contact Nina Gottsch.

There are no changes to the previously announced tentative specialty schedule. As more information becomes available, it will be posted on the IWCA website and the IWCA National Specialty Show Facebook group.

The IWCA Board and Show Committee appreciate everyone's patience with these unforeseen changes.

For further information, please contact Nina Gottsch at  ianinas@tds.net or 402-715-5254 (voice only, no text).


Time Event Location
 Saturday, May 22
   NKC All-Breed Show Lancaster Center, Lincoln, NE
 Sunday, May 23
   NKC All-Breed Show Lancaster Center, Lincoln, NE
Monday, May 24
8:00 am - 12:00 pm IWCA Board Meeting  
3:00 pm Roll call for AKC JC/QC Tests and ASFA Certification Runs  Horse Field
 4:00 pm ASFA Trial  Horse Field
Tuesday, May 25
 8:00 am OBEDIENCE - 4 Dogs, 4 Entries  Show Field
 8:45 am Rally Trial  Show Field
 10:00 am Sweepstakes  Show Field
  Ms. Mercer will give a verbal critique of Best in Sweeps and Best of Opposite in Sweeps at ringside.  Show Field
 1:30 pm 6 Parade of Veterans Entries  Show Field
 2:30 pm AGM  Show Field
Wednesday, May 26
 8:00 am Conformation
Puppy Dogs 6-9 Months
Puppy Dogs 9-12 Months
Dogs 12-18 Months
Novice Dogs
Bred-By Dogs
Am-Bred Dogs
Open Dogs
Winners Dog
Puppy Bitches 6-9 Months
Puppy Bitches 9-12 Months
Bitches 12-18 Months
Novice Bitches
Bred-By Bitches
 Show Field
 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm Heart Testing Clinic Campfire Saloon
(next to show field)
 3:30 pm 
30 minutes after judging is completed
LGRA Race Meet  Horse Field
7:30 pm Health Zoom Seminar - Post Operative Bleeding in the Irish Wolfhound
7:30 pm Central
Link: http://bit.ly/IWCA-Talk

Meeting ID: 956 5203 3552
Passcode: wolfhounds
Thursday, May 27
8:30 am Blessing of the Hounds Show Field
 9:00 am Conformation & Non-Regular Classes
Veteran Dogs
Veteran Bitches
Am-Bred Bitches
Open Bitches
Winners Bitch
Best of Breed
Best Puppy 6-9 Months
Best Puppy 9-12 Months
Best Bred-By
Stud Dog
Brood Bitch
Best Gait
Show Field

Dr. Simon will give a verbal critique of Best of Breed, Best of Opposite and Best of Winners at ringside.

Show Field
 8:30 am - 3:30 pm  Heart Testing Clinic Campfire Saloon
(next to show field) 

This page was last updated 09/19/2021.