is a member of the American Kennel Club and is also the
National Club which represents, protects, and furthers
the interests of the breed and its owners throughout the world.


National Specialty Bid Solicitation

The information provided here is to assist BTCA Affiliate Specialty Clubs in submitting bids to host the National Specialty shows. The documents are updated periodically, usually in an attempt to provide more specific information and/or to bring information up-to-date as the needs of the club and AKC requirements change. If your club uses these documents to get ahead on planning for a bid, please carefully refer to the versions sent to you in the bid solicitation packet since there may have been changes made by the time your region is asked for bids


  • Provided to assist Specialty Clubs in submitting bids to host the National Specialty.
  • NOTE: Always check document dates immediately prior to bid submission as document content may change per AKC requirements.


Performance Advisory Committee Report (pdf)

Show Site Selection Procedure (pdf)

Host Club Responsibilities (pdf)

National Specialty Rotation Schedule (pdf)

Prior Year Nationals Info (pdf)

Fact Finding Sheet (pdf)


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