Specialty Events

page last updated on 7/4/13

Our 50th Anniversary Celebration!!

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Barn Hunting

The Barn Hunting Premium list is now posted.

*** Please note: the entries are not accepted before the opening date that is posted.***

Pre-Registration opens September 1, 2013 and closes October 12, 2013. Day-of-Show entries for dogs previously registered with BHA available if event has not filled.
Entry limits: 120 runs for each trial.
Entry fees are $15 per run

 CHIC DNA Repository Blood Draws

CHIC DNA Repository Blood Draws will be conducted on Tuesday and Thursday. Improving the health of our breed is the responsibility of every concerned Bouvier owner. You can help by submitting your dog’s DNA. The Bouvier Health Foundation is completely underwriting the cost of this important activity. All that is necessary is a few minutes of your time to complete one form, and have a very small sample of your Bouvier’s blood submitted. Blood will be drawn by licensed veterinary techs. More information about the CHIC DNA Repository is available at www.caninehealthinfo.org.  Please participate in this valuable program for the good of our breed.

More information will be posted at the show site. We will be set up as close to the ring as possible. For more information call 417-794-0701 or email June Guido at gwbouv@yahoo.com.
For the forms that need to be filled out www.caninehealthinfo.org/chic_dnabankapp_main.pdf

Top Twenty

Top HatPlease join us at this year’s Specialty to celebrate and recognize in elegant style our ABdFC Top Twenty Conformation and Performance Bouviers!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 in the Southfork Hotel Ballroom. Doors open with cash bar at 6:30 PM and the event will begin promptly at 7:00 PM. Reserved ringside tables and seating are available again this year, but are limited so reserve your seating NOW!

Ringside tables for eight are $550. Ringside individual seating including the Dessert Bar is $25.


This is an important anniversary year for the ABdFC and we would like to celebrate the past while looking to the future.

This year our sponsors have the option of dedicating their table to the memory of a dog that has passed over to the Rainbow Bridge. The dog can be one of your own, or one that holds a special place in your heart. Please send us the name of the dog and a picture if you wish along with payment for your table reservation. The dog’s name and/or picture will be displayed on the table center placard along with your last name.

This year’s Top Twenty is dedicated to the ones who came before and left their paw prints on your heart.

For reservations contact: Top Twenty Committee by email BouvTop20@yahoo.com or Christa Townsend, Top Twenty Chairman, catownsend29@aol.com

Semi-formal or evening attire is required for all attendees - Judges, Handlers, and Spectators.

For more information for Top Twenty Participants see General Information for Top Twenty Finalists and Participants.

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Tour Beautiful Southfork Ranch

Southfork Grounds DiagramFor thirteen years, television sets were tuned into 356 episodes of "Dallas", one of the longest running TV series in history. Viewers made themselves home at Southfork, the ranch the Ewings called home and where the world was a weekly guest. Now you can visit this famous Texas ranch in person and see for yourself the lifestyle portrayed in the series.

Today, Southfork continues to welcome visitors from around the world, who come to see where "Dallas" was filmed and to experience the lifestyle made famous by the Ewings.

Whether you are an individual traveler or part of a group tour, Southfork is open daily, year 'round for guided tours of the ranch. Tour the famed Ewing Mansion and re-live exciting moments from the series in the "Dallas Legends" exhibit, featuring an exciting array of memorabilia from the series.

See the gun that shot J.R., Lucy's Wedding Dress, the "Dallas" Family Tree, and Jock's Lincoln Continental. Relax on a guided tour of the ranch grounds. Eat at Miss Ellie's Deli and shop in two themed retail stores, offering a diverse selection of clothing, accessories, gifts, and collectibles.

As you depart the Mansion, feel free to stroll through the ranch grounds, and stop and visit "Lincoln's and Longhorns" displaying Jock Ewing's original 1978 Lincoln Continental. Guests can shop here for "Dallas"-inspired men's and ladies apparel, decor, and accessories.

You'll also want to stop by the "Ranch RoundUp" shop in the Visitors Center, featuring a wide selection of Southfork gift items and Texas collectibles.

Tour Schedules ~

Tours depart the Visitors Center approximately every 30-45 minutes, and run continuously throughout the day. We are open daily, year 'round, with the exception of Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day.

Operating Hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Tour Schedule: The last guided tour of the day begins at 4:30 pm every day.

ABdFC Members will receive a special discounted rate for the ranch and mansion tour! ABdFC Members may tour for $9.00, a discount of $4.50.

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Chair Raffle

Since the Chair Raffle was so successful last year with so many positive comments about the beautiful artwork on each chair, we are repeating it again this year.

Tickets can be purchased anytime now or at the National. If you win and are not at the National I can either ship the chair or send it home with a friend for you.

The colors are slightly different this year. The herding chair will be green again. The other two will be blue and red but I don't know which is which yet.

There will be three different designs again - herding and carting, agility and puppies.

Once you purchase, I will send you the numbers of your tickets!!!

For more information contact Karen Florentine, kfloren@ptd.net. Click here for a printable Flyer.

Raffle Chairs

Photo Contest

Winner of last year's Holiday CatagoryNot everyone participates in conformation, not all participate in performance events…but everyone who loves the breed can be part of the photo contest at the National once again this year. There are 12 categories plus one People’s Choice Award. All photos will be displayed in the lobby of the show site during the National. The 12 winners will receive a beautiful streamer rosette custom made for the category and their photo will appear in an ABdFC calendar for 2015.

Look for the 2014 calendar on sale at the Specialty.

This year we will add a new category, especially for children or grandchildren under the age of 12. The winning photo taken by a child will receive a special rosette and recognition at the awards banquet. So, turn those kids loose with a camera, and let’s start getting our youngest generation of Bouvier lovers involved with the specialty fun!

The entry fee is $5 for each category; make the check payable to ABdFC and note “Photo Contest” at the bottom. The size of the photo is up to the entrant; the calendar will be in an 8 X 10 format so take that into consideration. Entrants who want their photos returned may pick them up the Friday of national week or include a stamped, self-addressed return package. Entrants agree that winning photographs will appear in the ABdFC calendar. Each entry must have a card attached listing the category, photographer’s name, address, phone number, e-mail address, the name and age of the dog at the time the photo was taken, and anything you want to say about the dog or the photo. The cards will be revealed after the judging. The People’s Choice winner will be chosen by ballot.

Entry Deadline: Friday, October 11, 2013. $5 entry per category, check payable to ABdFC

Entries may be brought with you or mailed to:

Roberta Scott
ABdFC Photo Contest
20404 NE 273RD St.
Battle Ground, WA 98604-6931
(360)666-0194 or (360)606-2155 (cell)

Subject Catagories:
Silver Beards
Rugged And Powerful
Play Time
Working Dogs
Bouvs and Kids
“What Have You Done?!”
Holidays (Any And All)
Dinner Time
Nothing Like a Good Nap
Children's Submission

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Agility will be help Saturday, Sunday, and Monday (Oct. 26, 27, & 28) at the beautiful Myers Park. Myers Park is 22 miles northwest of the show site. See the "Directions" page for a map to the park.

The usual start time for an Agility trial is 8:00am. Some Secretaries stagger their ring start times, but at least one ring will begin judging at 8. The building is usually open at 6:30 for set up. No dogs may be left over night.

See the Premium list for more informatio (when available).


Monday and Tuesday, October 28 and 29 - Carting check in at 8:00am, Morgan Hall Pavilion on the Ranch.

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Bouvier Hero Award

Know a HERO? Each year the ABdFC presents a special Hero Dog award during the Awards Banquet. Do you know of a deserving Bouvier? Bouviers preform everyday miracles, and we all love to hear about the wonderful things they do. Please submit a great nomination for the Hero Bouvier that you know about.

Dog Hero Of The Year Nominations for the Bouvier Dog Hero Of The Year are made to the current Spec...ialty Show Chairman. The Chairman or the Show Committee selects the winner, who is announced at the Annual Awards Banquet. The winner is awarded a Bouvier Plaque commemorating the award.

Nominations include a short description of why the dog deserves the award, submitted by September 1, 2013, to the current Specialty Show Chairman, Christa Townsend, ABDFCnationalplanning@yahoo.com.

Veterinarian of The Year

The ABRL offers this award annually to a deserving veterinarian. Members can nominate any veterinarian they feel is deserving of this award.

A short description of the reasons why the nominee should be awarded the Veterinarian Of The Year along with a $5 nominating fee (Donation to ABRL) needs to be sent to Marcia Proud 123 Silver Dollar Road, Barnesville, GA, 30204-3217 by September 20th for that year.

A panel of 3 judges will decide the winner. An inscribed plaque will be awarded to the winner at the Specialty Awards Dinner that year.

Judges Education

October 31, 8:30am to 10:00am in the Legends Room at the Southfork Visitor Center Building with continental breakfast. After the presentation we will move to the Oil Baron's room to observe regular classes. (please check back for more information, additions and/or changes)

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Many more events are currenly in the planning stage. Check back to see more.

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