Silken Windhounds participate in conformation shows under the auspices of the IABCA (International All-Breed Canine Association), the International Canine Kennel Club (formerly NAKC/Rarities) and the NCA (National Canine Association). In 2011 Silken Windhounds were given recognition by the UKC (United Kennel Club)
The International Silken Windhound Society also sanctions Regional Specialties as well as the National Specialty,SilkenFest. As is the case with most National Specialties, SilkenFest is held in different areas of the country, on a rotating basis, to give all our members the opportunity to attend.
Several countries outside of the U.S. have also held their own Specialty Shows. Silken Windhounds have been recognized in Slovenia and can be shown in regular kennel club shows in that country. The Kennel Club Japan has recognized Silken Windhounds and a Silken Windhound has earned a Japanese Champion title.
ISWS has instituted a program to award conformation championships to its registered Silken Windhounds. The program allows for the attaining of championship points through awards from several different show venues, including UKC, NCA, ARBA, and ICKC in addition to ISWS-sanctioned specialty shows.
Show Rules and Forms
Can be found on the Forms page.
- Show Rules
- Show Reporting Forms
- Armband Report (pdf) (doc)
- ISWS Specialty Shows and SilkenFest (pdf) (doc)
- ISWS Approved Venues Other Than UKC (pdf) (doc)
- UKC Shows (pdf) (doc)