Regular Classes

Barbara Steinbacher Dalane

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I am honored to have been asked to judge the 2024 BTCA National Specialty in Texas. Thank you to the BTCA membership for this wonderful invitation. Judging is a serious responsibility. It is a privilege to have my hands on the Borders and I hope the exhibitors leave the ring feeling they were treated fairly and honestly. Good luck to all.

A little about myself: My family has been Great Dane fanciers in the since 1918. Our grandfather Jacob was honored as the Dean of Danedom by the GDCA. He and my Uncle John were both AKC judges. Ann and I started exhibiting and breeding Danes as teenagers. In 1989, we acquired our first Border, Ch Shelburne Clipper – bred by Kate Seemann and raised by Jim and Alice Dickson. Boy did we luck out! She finished her title easily and was the dam of 4 champions including Ch Steinbacher’s Out of the Mist, who was BOS and Best Otterhead at the 1998 BTCA National Specialty. All our dogs go back to Clipper. Mrs Seemann was a wonderful supporter of the breed and we appreciate all she has done. Jim and Alice have become great friends and are co breeder/owners of our current dogs.

I started judging Great Dane Specialty sweepstakes and match shows in the 1970s. With encouragement from Bob and Ruth Ann Naun, I applied in 2011 and was approved in 2012 to judge Borders and Great Danes. I have judged the BTCA National Specialty Sweepstakes in 2010, Border Terrier Club Of Ontario 2013, MCKC in 2015, as well as a number of BTCA supported entries and Great Dane Specialties.

Sweepstakes

Janice M. Moore

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When bringing home my first Border Terrier in 1998, I would have never imagined my involvement in this breed. My Sunrise prefix has been active in Conformation, Obedience, Earth dog, Agility, getting involved in Scent work, and FastCAT. I am also currently serving on the BOD at Large position for the BTCA.

I am a Registered Dental Hygienist and have been married for 25 years to my husband Tim and have one son Van along with our five border Terriers. My other interests include watching my son play baseball and basketball, gardening, reading, walking, and crafting.

I sincerely appreciate the members who nominated and chose me to judge the 75 th celebration of the BTCA 2024 National Sweepstakes in Kerrville, Texas. I am looking forward to going over each entry of the elite legends and the future prospects of this wonderful breed. It is truly an honor.

4-6 Month Puppies

Amanda Pough

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I am a second generation “dog person.” Born into a family that raised and exhibited Border Terriers and Otterhounds, my mother and I still breed and show Borders under the Bandersnatch affix. Those dogs have received conformation recognition at the national level in both the US and Canada. As both of my parents are biologists, form AND function have been paramount, so our Border Terriers are also exhibited in AWTA/AKC/CKC Earthdog as well as obedience/rally and other venues. My Canaan Dogs, which joined my life in 1999, are also trained and exhibited in companion and performance events. As a child, I showed the family’s Borders & the odd Labrador in Junior Showmanship/4H Grooming & Handling. Today I am an AKC licensed breeder-judge in Border Terriers & Canaan Dogs, as well as Junior Showmanship. I serve as an approved Parent Club breed mentor for both breeds. I have judged at Nationals in both breeds, as well as Montgomery County KC. I am continuing my education in judging, studying other breeds. That knowledge has increased my skills in judging both my current breeds and additional ones.

Finding a dog in your ring who fits the standard, without exaggeration, is rewarding in itself. I have been privileged to have been mentored since birth by breeders, past and current, who strive to maintain the Border as a working terrier. This does not mean every BT must be worked in the field, just that we as breeders and judges, ensure we preserve and reward the dogs who are built to do their job.