BCOA's National Specialty Show

BCOA holds an annual National Specialty Show whose location rotates from region to region.

In addition to conformation classes (which includes Futurity and Sweepstakes events), there may be ASFA lure trials (and on occasion an AKC lure trial), AKC Junior Courser tests, straight-racing (LGRA), obedience, a triathlon (combined scores for conformation, lure coursing and obedience) and junior handling. At times Agility or Rally Obedience will also be included in the offerings.

Non-competitive happenings which may be offered include art auctions, costume contests, silent auction, raffles and the annual Awards banquet where awards for the year's top dogs are given.

Each year at the Awards Banquet held at the National, the next year's national specialty details are released.

Thanks to BCOA and its hard-working members on the Nationals committee, each national specialty promises lots of fun and competition and the viewing of quality dogs and their abilities.

Please consider joining us at this wonderful event!

National Specialty Guidelines (PDF document)

Facility Coordinator Guidelines

Field Event Coordinator Guidelines

Grounds Guidelines

Hospitality Guidelines

National Site Location

Obedience-Rally Guidelines

Triathlon Rules and Scoring

Trophy Guidelines

Vendor Guidelines