Sunday, February 6, 2011

BCA 2011 National Update

Dear Fellow Briarders,

We know you are anxious for information on the 2011 BCA National in Greensboro, NC, and the show committee has been working to fill in all necessary details that will enable you to make your plans accordingly. We are appreciative that so many of you are willing to work on bringing the National to fruition . Due to the fact that we are working within an infrastructure of multiple all-breed shows, some events will be offered by the all-breed clubs.

The host hotel will be the Clarion Greensboro Airport Hotel( The room rate is $74 per night, including a full hot breakfast each morning. The hotel has a shuttle service to and from the airport(including dogs)There is motorhome parking available, and the hotel management is looking to provide us with a hot water bathing area. The hotel is approximately 15 minutes from the all-breed show site, where there will be 5 days of shows prior to the National. The show committee will assist anyone needing rides back and forth to the show events. There will be extra crates available on site for those who might need them, and we will have an area for grooming reserved for Briards.

The schedule of all-breed, agility, and the specialty events is as follows. PLEASE NOTE that the all-breed shows are at the Greensboro Coliseum. The National will take place at the host hotel, the Clarion Greensboro Airport .


Wednesday, August 10, 2011 : Danville Kennel Club
Thursday, August 11, 2011 Danville Kennel Club
  • Special Events: Puppy Group 8/10, Bred-by Group 8/11
Friday, August 12, 2011 Greater Hickory Kennel Club - Briard Club of America Supported Show, hosted by Atlantic States Briard Club

  • Special Events: Sweepstakes(pending approval), Puppy Group
Saturday, August 13, 2011 Carolina Kennel Club - Briard Club of America Supported Show

  • Special Events: Puppy Group, CERF and Cardiac Clinic, CGC
Sunday, August 14, 2011 Carolina Kennel Club - Briard Club of America Supported Show

  • Special Events: Puppy Group
List of judges (Pending AKC Approval) :
  • 8/10 Capt. William Daugherty(CT)
  • 8/11 Mr. Kenneth Rayner(NJ)
  • 8/12 Mrs. Cathy Daugherty(CT)
  • 8/13 Mrs. Sheila Cann(ENGLAND
  • 8/14 Ms. Virginia Lyne(CANADA)
A brief background of the judges at the all-breed shows:

Captain and Mrs. Daugherty are breeders of Belgian Sheepdogs for 30 plus years, and have judged and exhibited in the US , Canada, and internationally. Mr. Kenneth Rayner has a long and successful history in German Shepherd Dogs, as a member of a family immersed in the fancy. Mrs. Sheila Cann has been involved in Briards virtually since their recognition in England, and has judged both club shows there, as well at Crufts. She judged the 1996 MOBC Regional, and has attended 5 BCA Nationals. Ms. Virginia Lyne is a popular all-rounder from across the border, a successful breeder of her chosen breed, the English Cocker Spaniel, and judged all over the world, and received a high number of votes in the 2011 judges balloting.

NATIONAL SPECIALTY -Caper Dog Shows Superintendent(EARLY CLOSING DATE JULY 20, 2011)

Monday, August 15, 2011
  • AM: Obedience/Rally - Judge: Mr. Ted McCall, NC (pending AKC approval)
  • PM: Puppy and Veteran Sweepstakes - Judge: Michele De Tour, MA (pending AKC approval
  • PM: All Parade Events After Sweepstakes
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
  • AM - Judge Mr. Stanley Saltzman, CT (pending AKC approval) - All Regular /Non-Regular Classes for dogs/bitches
  • There will be a 2 hour break before breed, stud dog, brood bitches, and brace
  • Junior Showmanship: Mr. Larry Sorensen (pending AKC)
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 BCA Herding Instinct Test
              Tester: Gerard Baude
              Norton, NC


Thursday, August 11, 2011- All-Breed Agility Trials, Concord, NC
Sunday, August 14, 2011 Carrabus Center

Friday: BMT Speaker
Saturday: Educational Evening for Members
Sunday: Judges Education (Afternoon), Annual Meeting PM
Monday: Awards Banquet
Tuesday: Briart after completion of judging

Others events are in planning, but among them are a puppy match, a charity miniature golf tournament, a charity golf match for the real golfers among us!

A website will be up shortly which you will be able to visit for updates on the planned events.
We look forward to seeing you in August, and thank you in advance for your participation and efforts in making the National an enjoyable and successful event.

Sincerely, Joshua Greenberg, Show Chair 2011 BCA National