The 2020 CCCI National Specialty
It’s A Barrel of Fun!


Coavid-19 Form. Enyone that attends the 2020 National Specialty Shows Must sign this form.

Friday, September 18th through Tuesday, September 22nd (subject to AKC approval) hosted by the Wine Country Chow Club, with 3 Regional CCCI Specialties in the same location

The Specialty dates preceed the Wine Country shows which run Thursday, September 24th through Sunday, September 27th. The tentative schedule (subject to change) may be viewed here or downloaded here

The schedule for our 2020 National Specialty week includes four days of non-stop activities for you and your Chows. The Niagara Falls area offers many attractions and great shopping. Our judges will enjoy evaluating your Chow Chow entries. And, best of all, your CCCI show committee is devoted to making this Specialty the most memorable ever!

National and Specialties Show Superintendent
Jim Rau Dog Shows  235 South Second Ave. West Reading, PA 19611
Phone: 610-376-1880 Fax: 610-376-4939  Website:

Veterinary services:
Grand Island Small Animal Hospital M-Thurs. 8-8  2323 Whitehaven Rd. Suite A. Friday 8-5
Grand Island, NY 14072 Saturday 9-7 and Sunday 12-7   Phone: 716-773-7646

24 hour Emergency care:
Northtowns Vet Care 2060 Niagara Falls Blvd, Tonawanda, NY 14150    Phone: 716-213-0293

Closing Date for show entries: September 2, 2020
All AKC specialties and events will be held at the host hotel:
Radisson Niagara Falls – Grand Island, NY (USA side)
100 Whitehaven Rd.  Grand Island, NY 14072   Phone: 716-773-1111
Name of Event:  Chow National Specialty 2020
Rooms are $139.00 a night, $50.00 non-refundable one-time pet fee.

Note:  By our contract with the hotel the following will apply:

  • All dogs must be crated when you are not in the room
  • $50.00 non-refundable dog fee
  • There will be a potable tub and table with ez up, etc outside of grooming room on deck
  • Your room will be checked daily by housekeeping

Room assignments are to be made directly with the Radisson Niagara Falls-Grand Island, NY  by calling this number 716-773-1111.  Please request the group rate for Chow National Specialty. There will also be a dedicated group reservation website created by the hotel.

Hotel is approximately 15-20 minutes from downtown Niagara Falls, The Buffalo airport is closest with Niagara Falls (smaller) airport too. Car rental companies that are located at the Buffalo Airport include: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz and Thrifty.

You may want to check with your airlines for flying dogs to Toronto. That airport approximate 2 - 2.5 hours away. Rochester Airport is approximately 1-1.5 hours away.  

Motor Home (RV) Parking – PLEASE READ - Motor home parking is free with no hook ups.

For 2020 Chow Chow National Radisson Niagara Falls Hotel, Grand Island, NY There is ample parking space with No hookups. GI Waste management is willing to come to the motor homes to dump your RV for a fee of approximately $35.00  Contact GI Waste management 716-774-0418. Email   to schedule service.
RV parking Questions? Contact Lynn Hardy at  

Quick Links

National information packet as of 05-04-2020     View        Download 
Please take time to read and download the complete information packet; it includes all information, schedules, deadlines, and order forms needed to enjoy the National Specialty show. Most items and services use the common order form on page 13 of the information packet. Some items and services require additional information to be provided. Please be sure to fill out the additional information and required for the item or service and mail it to the appropriate person listed.

CCCI Judges Education – Monday Sept.21    JUDGES ONLY!    View      Download
Cost per Attendee - $15.00
To ensure enough seating and handouts, please make reservations no later than August 19
Education Chairperson –   Mary Wuest -    

Show Deadlines

Show Committee

2020 Specialty Judges

Events Schedule

Amenities/Services at the Radisson
Health and fitness Center
On-Site Full service staffed facility including daily classes (free to guests) including free weights, treadmills, stairmasters, keiser universal stations, rower and full aerobics schedule, Olympic weights plus much more. Fitness Center is open 24 hours a day for Guests
Hotel Spa Facilities 
Sauna  Whirlpool Public Space Data Services High-speed Internet Access Wireless Data Connection  Recreation & Sports Court  Indoor Pool  Outdoor pool

Housekeeping and Laundry Services
Daily Housekeeping Weekly Housekeeping Dry Cleaning pickup/Laundry Same Day Dry Cleaning Miscellaneous ATM/Cash Machine Concierge Services Dedicated Lounge (24 hour) Ice Machine Safety Deposit Box available at Front Desk Alternative for business services Free High Speed Wireless Internet access in all guest rooms and public areas

Additional Host Hotel Information
Grand Ball Room – This is where the ring will be set up. It is 57'x95'
Settlement Room – Grooming. Located right next to the Ballroom
Riverview Room – Auction and Banquet
Regency Room – Education, Judges Seminars, General Meeting
Caucus Room – Board Meeting

 Hotel Restaurant
 Currents – “A Bistro on the Niagara Serves:  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Located off the Main Lobby

 Delicious menu offerings coupled with windows overlooking the banks of the Niagara River makes this an ideal place to have a meal!

Hotel Features
Has 263 balcony rooms and suites
Complimentary high-speed wireless internet access in the hotel lobby
Complimentary Business Center; open 24-hours seven (7) days a week
Complimentary self-parking for all guests
Complimentary fitness facilities including indoor pool, spa tub and sauna
Located just 15 minutes from both Buffalo and Niagara Falls

18 miles from Buffalo Airport
12 miles from Seneca Casino in Niagara Falls
An abundance of restaurants & retail outlets in Niagara Falls