American Kennel Club-sponsored specialty dog shows feature just a single breed. Annually, there are about 2,000 national, regional, and local specialties. The Schipperke Club of America (CSC’s parent club) holds the national specialty annually, usually in April. Showing at the national specialty is by invite only, and CSC is proud to have had a few of our Schips over the years invited. 

CSC hosts two specialities annually, one in April and one October. Members and non-members alike attend to watch friends and their Schips show and offer encouragement, while enjoying watching and spending time with this beautiful breed.

Our next specialty is Saturday, October 15, 2022 at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, MD.

For those interested in learning more about our Specialties or showing in general, please contact Katharine Baptiste.


In addition to Specialties, many CSC members and their Schips participate in shows nationally and internationally, and hold many titles. Below are a few of our current show ring superstars.

GCH CH Deep Sea Black Pearl, owned by Rose Ellen Stone & Jo Ann Giovinetti
Foxnoir Enchanted Coquette RN FDC DCAT CGC TKN & CH Foxnoir Santana RN FDC CGC TKN, owned by Cathy Thistle, Dena Barcellona, & Carie Wohl
Kurakuma Spell It Out For Me At MNM TKN, owned by Melissa Grueninger
GCH CH Deep Sea Black Gold NA NAJ DCAT RATN TKN, owned by Mary Hare
GCHG CH De Lamer Sea Ya At The Top, owned by Rose Ellen Stone & Jo Ann Giovinetti
GCH CH Mardeck’s Musically Inspired OA OAJ BCAT RATS CGC TKN, owned by Mary Hare