2023 National Specialty Special Events

An exciting new $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to the student who is judged Best Junior Handler at the 2023 BTCA National Specialty in June.

The Junior Handler or his/her family must be a member in good standing of the BTCA or an affiliate/ regional club at the time of the National Specialty. The BTCA Health and Scholarship Foundation will reserve the funds until the student is accepted at an accredited junior, community, or 4 year college. The Scholarship must be used within 2 years from the date of his or her secondary school graduation.



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Junior Handlers Party/Seminar June 12th We’ll be celebrating our Junior Handlers. All junior exhibitors are encouraged to attend and bring their dogs for the workshop. Stephanie & Hailey Sorensen
Welcome Party June 12th
Join the Fiesta in the Founder’s Room at 6pm for a complimentary Mexican Buffet featuring Chicken & Beef Tacos and all the fixins!
Specialty Margaritas too!  Cash Bar opens at 6:30 p.m.
Dierdre Toner
Parade of Honor June 13th Showcase your Border Terrier by entering the Parade of Honor and have your dog’s photograph and bio on display throughout the entire National Specialty! Leslie Sprando
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Health Clinics June 13th    D’Arcy Downs Vollbracht
Total Dog Challenge Conformation & Awards June 13th The Total Dog Challenge celebrates the versatility of our breed. Dogs must be entered in a minimum of three performance events as well as the culminating Total Dog conformation evaluation on June 13th. The Border Terrier with the most accrued points at the 2023 BTCA National Specialty week will be awarded top honors. There is no additional charge for entering the Total Dog Challenge. Kathy Henning
Junior Showmanship June 14th Each Junior will do a presentation of their dog and receive a certificate to commemorate showing at the National Specialty.
All Junior exhibitors should submit a photo of themselves and their dog along with a brief bio – 150 words or less
Stephanie & Hailey Sorensen
Breeders Education Committee Seminar June 14th Does your dog Grab Ground?
It will be a comprehensive seminar on Front Assembly. As always there will be a hands on and question and answer portion.
Debby Pomeroy
BTCA Health Seminar June 15th Everything You Want to Know About SLEM D’Arcy Downs Vollbracht
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AGM Dinner & Silent Auction

June 14th

Reservation Deadline May 31st

Buffet featuring 2 entrees: Gournay Stuffed Chicken & Roast Beef au Jus, w/ Harvest Garden Salad, Pasta Primavera, Fresh Vegetable Medley & Decadent Chocolate Cake. Cash Bar opens at 6:30 pm. Deirdre Toner
Leslie Sprando
Awards Dinner & Live Auction June 16th Buffet featuring 2 entrees: Chicken Marbella & Beef Brisket, w/ Fugi Apple Salad, Mascarpone Scalloped Potatoes, Green Beans & Tiramisu.
Cash Bar opens at 6:30 p.m.
Deirdre Toner
Leslie Sprando