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. 

2017 National Specialty

2017 – September 9-15

BCOA's 2017 National Specialty in Grey Summit, MO

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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

2017
2020
2023

East

2018
2021
2024

West

2019
2022
2025

Upcoming National Specialties

2018  – October 15-21

Frankenmuth, MI

Regular Classes Judge: Lisa Warren*

Sweepstakes Judge: Pat Cembura

2019  – November 11-14

Tucson, AZ

Regular Classes Judge: Stan Carter

Sweepstakes Judge: TBA

* 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) 

7 September 5 Member Request
Supported Entry
Central New Jersey Hound Show
Bridgewater NJ
9 September 5 Member Request
Regional Specialty
Bridgewater NJ
9 December 5 Member Request
Supported Show
Eastern Dog Club, Springfield MA


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

12 September 5 Member Request
Supported Agility Trial
Grey Summit, MO
15 September 5 Member Request
Regional Specialty
Gateway Hound Club, Grey Summit, MO
16 September 5 Member Request
Supported Entry
Three Rivers KC Grey Summit, MO
17 September 5 Member Request
Supported Entry
Three Rivers KC Grey Summit, MO

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

4 August Independent Specialty
Evergreen Basenji Club, Auburn WA
5 August Evergreen Basenji Club
Concurrent Specialty
Auburn WA
3 September Willamette Valley Basenji Club
Supported Entry
St Helens OR
27 October BC of Northern California
Independent Specialty
Dixon CA
27 October BC of Northern California
Independent Specialty
Dixon CA
28 October BC of Northern California
Supported Entry
Dixon CA
29 October Willamette Valley Basenji Club
Supported Entry
Ridgefield WA
11 November Greater Phoenix Basenji Club
Supported Entry
Tuscon AZ
12 November Greater Phoenix Basenji Club
Concurrent Specialtyy
Tuscon AZ

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