The Border Terrier Club of America offers a judge’s seminar on the breed every year in conjunction with its annual national specialty. This year’s seminar/workshop will take place on Thursday, June 15, 2023 at the Purina Farms, Gray Summit, MO. The seminar begins with a 90 minute classroom discussion of the border terrier presented by experienced and approved club members. This includes a power point presentation, discussion of the breed standard along with an opportunity of hands-on with two border terriers, plus questions and answers. The seminar begins when the judge takes his/her lunch. Judges are invited to sit at ringside during the day with a number of breed approved mentors available to answer questions and discuss the border terrier.
Following judging there will be a Judges Education Workshop to evaluate 5-6 border terriers shown by BTCA club members. Discussion and hands on of these dogs is also a 90 minutes session per AKC guidelines. It is for the judges' education only and is to be kept confidential and not shared even with the exhibitors. We promise that this experience will send you home with a thorough understanding of the border terrier; its roots, standard and how and why it is bred to be an excellent earth dog which can also follow a horse all day. To create the best experience for you, please let me know if you have any specific questions about the border terrier so that we can make certain to include that in our discussion. Please send the information below back to me at: email@example.com If you have any questions, feel free to contact me by email or at (920) 683-3966(h) or (920) 973-4076(c).
Laurale Stern, Coordinator, Judge’s Education, Border Terrier Club of America