ASCA National Specialty

ASCA National Specialty

Every year, ASCA host a national specialty. The ASCA National Specialty will be held between September 1 and December 1. The “National Specialty” is a show sanctioned by ASCA which includes the following events: conformation, obedience, agility, rally, junior handling, a stockdog trial, dock jumping trial, a tracking test, Most Versatile Aussie competition and other events approved by the ASCA Board of Directors.

The nationals consist of pre-shows/trials, finals and the actual nationals. Finals are invitation-only events, and although they are part of the National Specialty week, each Final is subject to its own additional set of program rules.

Upcoming National Specialties:

ASCA National Specialty 2022
Hosted by the ASCA National Specialty Committee
Chairperson: Rachel Vest
Brazos County Expo Bryan, Texas
Dates: October 28 – November 5, 2022
Obedience Finals Judges – Cindy Franks (Tennessee) and Elizabeth Chase (Massachusetts).
Stockdog Finals Judges – Preston Kissman (Texas), Maarten Walter, and Brad Warren (California).
Junior Handling Finals Judge – Leslie Box Noack (Texas).
Conformation Finals Judges – Susan Harris (California – West Region), Sharon Sparks (Colorado – Central Region), and Melinda Vinson ( East Region)
Rally Finals Judges – Sandra Walroth and Pat Pierce
Agility Finals Judge – Sue Graham

2022 Nationals Specialty Premium

Nationals site rotation schedule:
October 27 – November 4, 2023 – Bryan, Texas – National Chair Laura Gibson
October 10-19, 2024 – Grand Island, Nebraska –  National Chair Denise Creelman
October 9-18, 2025 – Grand Island, Nebraska
2026 – TBA