2024 National Specialty Special Events

An exciting new $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to the student who is judged Best Junior Handler at the 2024 BTCA National Specialty in March 2024.

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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Agility March 16 Agility will be held in the Indoor Arena
CGC, Therapy Dog, Trick Dog March 16 Certifications will be done in the Shown Barn
Scentwork March 16 Link to Scentwork Premium
Earthdog Seminar March 16 Will be held from 9 am to 4 pm in the Kerrville Youth Event Center
Earthdog March 17 No late or day of show entries allowed.  Earthdog Premium
Welcome Party March 17
Parade of Honor March 17 Closed for entries.
Border Terriers earning their BTCA Versatility and Versatility Excellent Awards will be showcased in the Parade of Honor. Posters with the showcased dogs will be on display throughout the entire National Specialty!
Obedience/Rally Run-Thrus March 17
Fast CAT March 17 & 18 FAST CAT will have AM and PM sessions available on Sunday and Monday
Health Clinics March 18 The Health Clinic will offer Patella, SLEM, and blood draw services. The Committee is making final arrangements for a Cardiologist and Ophthalmologist.
Obedience/Rally March 18 Obedience and Rally will be held in the Hill Country Youth Event Center
NASDA March 18 NASDA will be offering Puppy Aptitude Tests (PAT), Level I and Level II classes for Trailing & Locating, Urban Locating and Lost Item.
Total Dog Challenge Conformation & Awards March 19 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 March 19th. The Border Terrier with the most accrued points at the 2024 BTCA National Specialty week will be awarded top honors. There is no additional charge for entering the Total Dog Challenge.
Junior Handlers Party/Seminar March 18 We’ll be celebrating our Junior Handlers. All junior exhibitors are encouraged to attend and bring their dogs for the workshop.
Conformation Sweepstakes March 19
Junior Showmanship March 19 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
Breed Seminar March 19 Held in the Classrooms
Conformation March 20
  • 4-6 Month Puppies
  • Regular Classes
Judges Education Hands On March 20
AGM Dinner & Silent Auction March 20 Join us on Wednesday, March 20th at the Y O Ranch Hotel – Ballroom

Cash Bar: 6:00 pm
Dinner: 6:30 pm

Conformation March 21
  • Conclusion of Regular Classes
  • Best of Breed
  • Best Otter Head
Awards Banquet & Live Auction March 21 Join us on Thursday, March 21st at the Y O Ranch Hotel – Ballroom

Cash Bar: 6:00 pm
Dinner: 6:30 pm