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. 

2023 National Specialty 

2022 – 7-11 August

Western Region

Auburn, Washington

Chairperson: Natalie Scherwin

Assistant Chair: Barbara Reisinger

Conformation judge: Mia Lowbeer

Sweeps Judge: Sally Wuornos

 

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

2023 – TBA

Eastern Region

Assistant Chair:

Conformation Judge: 

Sweeps Judge:

* 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) 

December 10 BCOA Supported Entry
Eastern Dog Club
Springfield MA
April 15 Designated Specialty
MABCMD 
Harrisburg, PA
April 16 Designated Specialty
MABCMD
Harrisburg, PA


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

March 24 Independent Specialty
DFWBC
Forth Worth, TX

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

January 21

Concurrent Specialty
WVBC
Portland, OR

July 19

Independent AM Specialty
WVBC
Cathlamet, WA

July 19 Independent PM Specialty
WVBC
Cathlamet, WA
July 20

Independent Specialty
WVBC
Cathlamet, WA

 

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