BCOA EVENTS

Events hosted and supported by the Club focus on competitive events. Conformation, obedience, rally-o, agility, lure coursing, straight line and oval racing are some of the events that Basenji enthusiasts may participate in.

Affiliate Clubs also have additional social and local events which you can learn about from each Club. See contact details in the Members section under "Affiliate Clubs". 

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National Specialty 

Held between July 1st and November 30 each year, the National runs several consecutive days and utilizes a full weekend to offer competitive events that include Agility, AKC and/or ASFA Lure Coursing, Obedience, Puppy and Veteran Sweepstakes, African Stock Exhibition, Junior Showmanship, regular and non-regular conformation classes and the all important Best of Breed. In addition, an auction, banquet, educational seminars, and the club annual meeting is held. Other activities included have been rally obedience, straight-line racing, oval track racing, seminars, Canine Good Citizenship, eye clinics and fun classes. In all, it's a full week that gathers hundreds of basenjis and their owners together in one setting. 

2020 National Specialty

October 18-23

BCOA's 2020 National Specialty in Mesquite TX.

 

Future National Specialties

The National Specialty events rotates from year to year to one of the three BCOA Regions. The upcoming year/locations are listed.

Regions for BCOA Events

Central

2020
2023
2026

East

2021
2024
2027

West

2022
2025
2028

Upcoming National Specialties

 

2020  – October 17-21

Central Region

Gray Summit, MO

Regular Classes Judge: Dana Cline*

Sweepstakes Judge: Nina Fetter*

2021 – October

Eastern Region

Lebanon, Tennessee

Chairperson: Tondalea Wright

* Dates and judges listed are pending AKC approval

Supported Entries and Specialties

BCOA supports entries at AKC shows to increase the attendance & participation at these shows. Supported entries are hosted either by a BCOA affiliated club or by 5 BCOA members in good standing. Supported entries are limited to 7 per region with exceptions granted on a case by case basis. These may be supported at regional basenji specialty shows or the basenji classes at an all-breed AKC dog show

 Eastern Region: (AL,CT, DE, FL, GA, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, WV) 

August 9
CANCELLED

Regional Specialty
MABC is CANCELLED for the
safety our members and friends.
Harrisburg, PA

October 1
CANCELLED

Designated Specialty
5 Member Request
Morris & Essex Kennel Club
Somerset NJ

October 10

Regional Specialty
5 Member Request
Tri State County KC, Lebanon TN


Central Region:
 (AR, IA, IL, KS, LA, MN, MO, MS, ND, NE, OK, SD, TX, WI) 

24 July
CANCELLED

Independent Specialty
Basenji Club of Southeastern Wisconsin
Ixonia WI

24 July
CANCELLED

Independent Specialty
Basenji Club of Southeastern Wisconsin
Ixonia WI

July 26
CANCELLED

Supported Show
BCOSW
Waukeska WI

October 10

Sweepstakes
DFWBC
Mesquite TX

October 24

Independent Specialty
DFWBC
Mesquite TX

Western Region: (AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) 

23 July

Independent Specialty
Willamette Valley Basenji Club
Gresham OR

July 31
CANCELLED

Independent Specialty
Evergreen Basenji Club
Auburn WA

August 1
CANCELLED

Concurrent Specialty
EBC at West. WA Hound Show
Auburn WA

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