International Silken Windhound Society

About SilkenFest

SilkenFest is the name for the International Silken Windhound Society's national specialty event. The first organized conformation show was held in 2000 and it has grown to include racing and coursing events in addition to health clinics and breed-related seminars.

Contact the SilkenFest committee:


SilkenFest 2018

SilkenFest 2018 will be held June 8-12, 2018 at the Purina Event Center in Gray Summit, MO

Breed Judge: Eleanor Main

Sweepstakes Judge: Luanne Williams

ASFA Judges:

UKC Obedience and Rally Obedience Judge: James Comunale

Event chairman is Jerilynn Adin Safran.


SilkenFest 2017

News and Updates


Schedule (tentative)

SilkenFest 2017 will be held May 12-16, 2017 in Chino, CA

May 12 and 13 at Diamond Dogs K9 Event Center, 3349 Riverside Dr., Chino Hills, CA 91710

12th: Health Clinic, UKC Rally-Obedience, UKC Obedience, Guest Speaker W. Jean Dodds, Puppy & Veteran Sweepstakes, Annual Meeting

13th: National Specialty, Banquet

14th: ASFA Lure Coursing at Prado Dog Training Facility, 17505 Euclid Avenue, Chino, CA 91710

15th: LGRA at Irvine Regional Park, 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92869

16th: NOTRA at 4442 Carbon Canyon Road, Brea, CA 92823

Hollywood Hound Competitions at SF17:

A Hollywood Hound Iron Hound rosette and awards are offered for the dog scoring the highest across the three venues of: Lure Coursing, Straight Racing
and Oval/Uval Racing. Indication must be made on the dog's Entry Form that it is entering this competition.

A Hollywood Hound Triathlete rosette and awards are offered for the dog scoring the highest across three venues, including: The National Specialty,
Lure Coursing and Straight Racing or Oval/Uval Racing. Indication must be made on the dog's Entry Form that it is entering this competition.

A Hollywood Hound Pentathlete rosette and awards are offered for the dog scoring the highest across five of the six offered venues. The National Specialty (sweepstakes class is not eligible) and lure coursing must be included as part of the five venues, with Obedience, Rally- Obedience,
Straight Racing, or Oval Racing comprising the other three scores. Indication must be made on the dog's Entry Form that it is entering this competition.

Entry forms must be marked that a dog is entered in any or all of the above competitions.

The dog's best scores across the venues will be tabulated. A dog entering the triathlon may enter both straight racing & ovals, their best three scores will be used. The same for the pentathlon, the dog's best five scores will be used, there are six possible venues.

The "National Specialty" conformation process will be determined in a separate judging class and does not require an entry fee. Example: All dogs entered in the competition will enter the ring together and the conformation judge will assign number placements for each dog with #1 being the closest to the breed standard and continuing until all dogs have been ranked with a number.


Hotel Information

La Quinta Inn & Suites -
Pomona, California
3200 West Temple Avenue
Pomona, California 91768
(909) 598-0073

We have a block under the group name:
Int'l Silken Windhound Society

Prices are $119.00 per night + tax for a double queen or single king. No Pet Deposit.

To take advantage of the block rate, reservations must be made by April 20th. Reservations will be held with a credit card. If they are having trouble finding it, it can be looked up under the check in date of May 11 also. May 11-May 16.


Keith Hicks is the grounds & facilities coordinator so they can contact him at or 714 366–0579 and he will make the reservations.

Prado Regional Park - Camping & R.V.s
16700 S. Euclid Ave.
Chino, CA 91708
(right next to Prado Regional Dog Training Facility)

Prado Regional Park is a one-stop recreational paradise located in the Chino Valley basin where San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange and Los Angeles Counties connect. The name Prado is derived from California's early Spanish days when the countryside was known as a "prado" or meadow.

This park is loaded with outdoor recreation and adventure offering: Fishing, camping, hiking, biking and nature trails, disc golf and outstanding picnic facilities. A unique feature of Prado is that it has a meeting room that seats 80 people and is ideal for club meetings, parties and receptions.

Around the park there are even more activities to take advantage of -- two 18-hole golf courses, an Olympic shooting range, horseback riding, and archery are just some of the added adventures you could enjoy at Prado Regional Park!

Camping Fees

Maximum stay 14 days within any 30-day period, excluding special events.

  • Non-refundable camping reservation fee - $7.00 per site
  • With hookups $ 40.00/unit/night
  • Holidays and special event weekends $50.00 (two night minimum)
  • Weekly rate is 6 times the appropriate daily rate (or one night free with each 7 night stay)
  • Per Person Over 6 per Camping Unit $5.00/person/night
  • Established Youth Groups: $5.00/person

Health Clinics at Diamond Dogs K9 Event Center

These have just been confirmed as OFA clinics so will have the clinic rate for OFA registration:

Thyroid Testing Friday, May 12, 2017

Option 1: Basic OFA Panel $73.50 ISWS members $103.50 non-members
(FreeT4, ED, TSH, TgAA)

Option 2: Expanded OFA Panel $100.50 ISWS members $138.50 non-members
(FreeT4, ED, TSH, TgAA, T4, T3, free T3, T4AA)

Cardiac Testing Saturday, May 13, 2017

San Diego Veterinary Cardiology
Provided by Dr. Sharon Huston

Options: Auscultation $30 ISWS members $45 non-members

Echo Cardiogram $250


Information not yet available.

Judge Survey

Survey now CLOSED - congrats to our selected judges Jan Leikam (Specialty) and Patricia Gilbert (Sweeps)

Make your voice heard and VOTE!

We are pleased to offer this selection of judges from which to choose for SF2017. These AKC judges are interested in judging our specialty.

The survey is open now and will be available until October 12th. Please find the survey link below. Chose one and click done. One vote per voting member.

Snohomish, Washington

I have been a Borzoi breeder since 1972 and have been interested in the Silken development for years. I am approved to judge Basenji, Borzoi, Scottish Deerhounds and Whippet.

Paradise, California

My involvement with the purebred dog fancy has been since birth. I have participated in AKC, Canadian Kennel Club and international events as a breeder and exhibitor of champion Borzois, Salukis, Boxers and as an all-breed handler. I have many BIS, BISS and group wins. I am AKC approved for Afghan Hounds, Basset Hounds, Bloodhounds, Borzois, Dachshunds, Ibizan Hounds, Irish Wolfhounds, Pharaoh Hounds, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Salukis, Scottish Deerhounds and Whippets.

Beaumont, California

I have 40 + years of judging experience, my primary interest being the Hound and Working Groups. I judge Juniors, Papillons and Best in Show also. I have judged Hounds in England, Australia and Canada as well as many Hound Specialties in the USA.