Upcoming Events

Information for the events below have been provided by those clubs who wish to have it posted here. Some events may not be listed as the clubs have not sent in the items for inclusion on this page.

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2017 BooFest

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Ohio Classic

All are welcomed to come on out to Ohio and enjoy the *only* Silken Windhound Specialty this year east of the Mississippi. MSWA (Midwest Silken Windhound Association) is proud to once again offer our best to Silken Windhound fanciers ( and those interested in meeting Silkens<g>) in this, our 10th annual Ohio Classic event. Two ISWS-point shows, Puppy Sweeps, 2 LGRA ‘all breed’ straight racing events, our famous auction, the MSWA annual meeting… and of course our Midwestern hospitality & camaraderie. ;-D

Entries close SOON… 6 pm Thursday August 17th! All information is listed in the attached Premium List. Parking is $5 per day, per car; or $10. Per day per camper or MH.
Even if you can’t make it out, you can still support us with trophy donations and ads for our catalog; or purchase catalogs or tees. Where else can you get a wearable piece of Silken Windhound art, or a keepsake catalog containment unit? Items can be shipped (together) but with added postage. All orders and entries must reach Show Secretary Teri by Thursday Aug 17th, 6pm. Looking forward to seeing you there, or taking your orders ~ but hurry, time’s a’wasting.

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Silken Windhounds were recognized by the United Kennel Club in March 2011 and are now eligible to compete in UKC events, which may be found listed on the UKC website.

NAKC/Rarities Shows

To view information on Rarities shows where Silkens are allowed to compete, check out the event calendar on the Rarities web site.


Silkens were granted status to show in the IABCA shows starting January 1, 2005! You can find a calendar of their events here.

NCA (National Canine Association) Shows

Silkens are welcomed at shows held by the National Canine Association! You can find a calendar of their events here.

Past Events

2017 Ohio Classic


Slovenia Winner Specialty Show

September 9, 2016 in Dolsko, Slovenia.

German Shows

24th September – European Silken Windhound Club Show

25th September – Niedersachsen Winner Show

2016 Lone Star Classic

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2016 BooFest

Silken Windhounds of California will hold two Western Regional Specialty shows on October 29, and October 30, 2016. The event better known as BooFest will be held at Gibson Ranch Park, 8556 Gibson Ranch Park Rd, Elverta, CA 95626. The site is near the Sacramento International Airport. The soccer fields are watered for soft fields safe for our Racing and Lure Trials. Lunches will be offered for purchase and a Saturday evening dinner at El Toritos across from Arden Fair Mall in south Sacramento. With an Auction to go with the margaritas.

Conformation Judges are Silken breeder Kent Jones from Manor Texas and UKC judge Karyn Myers of Orangevale, CA.

Ohio Classic Silken Windhound Specialty2016 Ohio Classic

Two ISWS-approved point shows, a Puppy Sweepstakes show, two racing events with LARK (all-breed LGRA event) and tons of comradery ~plus food!

Of note: The Ohio Classic is the longest consecutively~run Silken Windhound Regional Specialty in the USA. Only our National Specialty "SilkenFest" can boast a better record. ;~)

Suomi SilkenFinnish Silken Windhound Specialty

On Saturday July 9 at the Luhtilaukkaajat oval track field, Hameenlinnantie 351, 05800 Hyvinkaa, Finland. Judge is Marina Aaltio, kennel Sagramour. There will be a buffet at the show site,and the show will follow the Finnish Kennel Club show rules. On the next day there will be racing at the same location.

NWFest 2016

July 9-11

NWFest is known for 3 days of fun, food and prizes. Do not miss it!

Saturday the 9th will hold two ISWS Specialty Shows. Saturday evening will be the normal BBQ dinner held on the property. Sunday the 10th will be an ASFA all breed lure coursing trial. Sunday evening another dinner held at the property. Monday the 11th will be a LGRA straight meet

East Coast Silken Windhounds Specialty

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SilkenFest 2016

March 18th-21st
SouthFork Ranch
Parker, Texas (outside of Dallas)

Friday 3/18/16:  Sweepstakes Classes, Health Testing, Education
Saturday 3/19/16: Regular Conformation Classes, Banquet/Auction at the Chuck Wagon
Sunday 3/20/16: Lure Coursing, Fun Activity in the evening
Monday 3/21/16: Racing

2015 BooFest

For 2015 it will be on Halloween, October 31st and November 1. No longer at the Winery we have chosen a school grounds field often used over the years for coursing and racing by multiple clubs. It is one of the few fields that should survive this dry summer in some kind of shape for running. It has shade trees, pavement and plenty of parking.

2 Conformation shows. Saturday Show One judged by Audrey Sutton AKC sighthound specialist that began with IG's. Sunday's Show Two judged by Arlene Grimes also an AKC judge who has officiated in the Silken Windhound ring numerous times in several venues. She has awarded BIS in UKC, and ICKC to at least four different Silkens Windhounds. We feel she is a friend of the breed that does not play favorites.

After conformation on Saturday the annual ASFA trial will be held judged by Susan Smith. Our Lure Operator is Rick Wolpin. On Sunday will be a LGRA Meet.

2015 Ohio Classic

The 8th annual Ohio Classic Midwest Silken Windhound Specialty, was hosted by the Midwest Silken Windhound Association on September 11-13, 2015 at Lorain County Kennel Club Park, west of Oberlin, Ohio.

Gates opened Friday at noon with an ISWS Specialty at 1PM, and Puppy Sweepstakes following. Afterwards there was a Performance Seminar by Mike Leach and "Intro to Barn Hunt" by Brenda Katz.

Saturday's Specialty show started at 9AM, followed by an all-breed LGRA straight race meet hosted by LARK with roll call at 1PM. Sunday was another all-breed LGRA straight race meet hosted by LARK, roll call at 8AM.

For more information check out the MSWA Facebook page.

NWFest 2015

NWFEST was held on July 18th through the 20th, 2015 in Damascus, OR.

Saturday July 18th hosted two ISWS Specialty Shows,

Sunday July 19th was an All Breed ASFA Trail

Monday July 20th was an All Breed LGRA meet

SilkenFest 2015

SilkenFest 2015 was held March 6-9, 2015 at the Pasco County Fairgrounds in Dade City, Florida.

More information available on the SilkenFest website, including results.

East Coast Silken Windhounds Specialty

5th ECSW Specialty. In 2014, the Specialty Shows were held in Frenchtown, NJ with ASFA lure coursing and LGRA racing being held in Ringoes, NJ.

The entire event was held from October 10-12, 2014.

BooFest 2014

BooFest 2014 was once again held at the spectacularKirigin Cellars Winery on October 25 and 26 in Gilroy CA.

Saturday’s judge was Dennis Blickenstaff who was played a huge part in introducing our breed to UKC. It was his club Gold Country Hounds and Hunters, that offered us a pair of Match shows to see and show the powers that be what an great addition Silkens would be to the UKC family. Our annual Specialty ASFA Trial for Silken Windhounds and Magyar Agars followed lunch and the Halloween Costume Contest.

Sunday was judged by long time Borzoi breeder Marcella Zobel. Marcella has been our Specialty Ring Steward a time or two and working toward her AKC judging license. She has bred Open Field winners and Top Ten Conformation winners. She’s got a great eye for a dog. After Lunch and Auction the Club will host a Specialty LGRA trial for Silkens and Magyar Agar's

2014 SWTT Lone Star Classic

The Silken Windhound Texas Tapestry club hosted their 2nd regional specialty show on September 13th and 14th in at the Bell County Expo Center's Assembly Hall in Belton, Texas.  This is a new indoor venue that was shared with FOUR UKC shows going on at the same time. 

There was a silent auction headed up by Jan and Trisha Decker, home cooked lunches by the Walls, t-shirts with artwork by Lauren Frey, a junior handler, and much more!

SilkenFest 2014

SF 2014 took place May 29-June 2 in Olympia, WA. The show took place on the grounds of the host hotel, the Red Lion. Performance events were held at the Tacoma Polo Fields in Roy, WA.

Event chairs were Iola Stetson (istetson@msn.com) and Jane Taylor (jtayor110@frontier.com).

Results will be available on the SilkenFest website once received.

Silken Celebration 2013

The 2013 Silken Celebration was hosted by the North West Silken Windhound Society in Tigard, Oregon on August 24 - 25, 2013. Events included an ISWS Specialty, a UKC Specialty, K9 Emergency First Aid Seminar, Silent Auction and LGRA All Breed Race Meet. Information can be found at the club website.

Ohio Classic 2013

Results to be posted when received.

BooFest 2013

BooFest 2013 was again held at the beautiful grounds of Kirigin Cellars Winery in Gilroy, CA where the new tasting room has opened with a terrace overlooking the grounds of the show, coursing and race fields. The show dates were October 26th and 27th.

Lorraine Marchant of well-known Starborough Borzoi in the UK agreed to officiate at the first show on Saturday October 26, 2013. When Lorraine retired from breeding her top-winning Borzoi, she fell for Silken Windhounds after seeing them in Sweden in 2000.  She brought her first Silken home in 2005. Under her Starborough prefix, she has bred four Silken litters. She is now  in partnership with her daughter, Michelle. We are grateful she and her husband George chose to vacation in California during BooFest.

The morning Conformation show was followed by lunch, an ASFA Lure Trial, our annual Costume Contest and an onsite catered dinner.

Sunday morning began with Saluki-Greyhound fancier and AKC licensed judge George Stuart Bell presiding as the judge.  Mr. Bell was well known at the Garden and other shows with his BIS winning Bel S'mbran Salukis. Judge Bell still shows his Greyhounds at California Specialties and judges occasional sighthound assignments at All-Breed shows. His first love is to be out in the fields with his hounds. Be sure to follow this link to read more.

Look for results on the Silken Windhounds of California website.

SilkenFest 2013

Information for the 2013 SilkenFest may be found on theofficial SilkenFest website.

ECSW Specialty

The 2013 East Coast Silken Windhounds specialty show was held on March 8 and 9th, 2013 in Camden, SC.

Judges were Sally Yancey and Beth Kirvan, both UKC judges. There was also a LGRA silken racemeet on the afternoon of March 9th sponsored by SOL and on Sunday,the 10th, the CLCS coursing club hosted a silken only ASFA trial.

Results to be posted on the ECSW website.

EuroSWC Specialty ShowsEuropean Silken Windhound Club

European Silken Windhound Club e.V. presents the ESWC Winner Show July 7, 2012and the Niedersachsen Winner Show on July 8, 2012 .

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For more information go tothe ESWC website or emailEU.SilkenWindhoundClub@googlemail.com

Finnish Specialty 2012

The 2012 Finnish ISWS Specialty show will be held in Helsinki, Finland on June 30th 2012. Judge will be Mr. Kalle Salovaara.

More information available athttp://www.silkkivinttikoira.net/

SilkenFest 2012

Information and results from 2012 SilkenFest may be found on the official website as it is made available.