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 an ASCA affiliate club or a consortium of clubs, which includes the following events: conformation, obedience, agility, rally, junior handling, a stockdog 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:
Chairperson: Rachel Vest email@example.com
Brazos County Expo Bryan, Texas
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
October 10-19, 2024 – Grand Island, Nebraska
October 9-18, 2025 – Grand Island, Nebraska
2026 – TBA