We invite you to join us for Border Terrier Canada's 11th Annual National Specialty

Sunday, August 18, 2019
East St. Paul Community Club, 264 Hoddinott Road in East St. Paul, MB

In conjunction with the Manitoba Canine Association (MCA) Shows
August 15 thru August 18, 2019
Owing to multiple circumstances beyond our control, there will be no Earthdog Tests in conjunction with our Specialty this year.

However, with Rally, Obedience, Sprinter, Scent Detection and Barn Hunt on offer at the MCA site, we are sure there will be plenty to make the trip to our Specialty worthwhile.

(this page will be updated as detailed information becomes available)

Index to Contents

(click on items to go to that section of the package)

Specialty Committees

Specialty Schedule

Our Judges

Specialty Site and RV Parking Information

Host Hotel Information

Premium List Information

Catalogues and Catalogue Advertising

Trophy Fund and Sponsors/Donors

Deadline Summary

Annual Banquet

Welcome BBQ and BTC Annual General Meeting

Silent Auction

Parade of Versatility

Anna Fraser Memorial Award for Best Working

Additional CKC and Other Events

BTC Room Responsibility Policy

Travel and Airport Information

Weather Information

Directions to Show Site

Emergency Information

Tourism Information

If you have any problems navigating the site or printing the forms, please contact Cú Mhara

Specialty Committees

If you need any information or would like to volunteer or assist one of our Specialty Committees, please contact the individuals below.

Show Chairman
Megan-Rai Ferguson
Tel: 204-298-4134

Show Secretary
Corrine Walker
Tel: 204-226-0410

Hospitality Bags & Juniors' prizes
Janice Thomaschewski
Tel: 204-745-8918

Parade of Versatility
Pam Dyer

Silent Auction
Marlene Thorarinson

Catalogue Ads
See MCA Premium List

Trophy Donations
Pearl Humenny
Tel: 204-837-4965

Pearl Humenny
Tel: 204-837-4965

RV Reservations
See MCA Premium List

The BTC Store
Anna Robaczewski
Tel: 902-422-4075

Judges' Hospitality
Jane Parker
Tel: 204-466-2921

Hotel & Site Liaison
Pearl Humenny
Tel: 204-837-4965

Friday BBQ & Sunday Banquet
Pearl Humenny
Tel: 204-837-4965
Marlene Thorarinson
Tel: 204-888-2459

Pam Dyer
Pearl Humenny
Tel: 204-837-4965

Specialty Schedule

Friday Evening - August 16th

Annual General Meeting and BBQ at the home of Pearl & Ron Humenny

Sunday Augist 18th

Border Terrier Canada Puppy and Veteran Sweepstakes - Judge Paul Wilson
Junior Showmanship - Judge Paul Wilson
Regular conformation classes plus Working, Stud Dog, Brood Bitch, Best Otter Head - Judge Richard L. Reynolds
Breeders Class - Judge Richard L. Reynolds
Parade of Versatility

Sunday Evening

Banquet and Silent Auction at the Sandman Hotel & Suites (Host Hotel)

Please note there will also be 4 all breed shows, 2 Rally-O Trials, 2 Obedience Trials, Sprinter, Scent Detection and BHA Barnhunt (titles recognised by CKC and AKC), hosted by the Manitoba Canine Association (MCA) starting Thursday, August 15th thru August 18th plus the Red River Terrier Club Specialty on Saturday, August 17th.

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Meet our Panel of Judges

Richard L. Reynolds - Tenafly, NJ

Richard Reynolds began his involvement with dogs in 1962 as a veterinary assistant. Since then he has owned and bred Beagles (Englandale), English Foxhounds (Plum Run), Jack Russell Terriers, Norfolk Terriers (Reynard's), Fox Terriers (Gator), and Wire Haired Dachshunds (Reynard's). In addition, he has owned, shown and most importantly hunted Bedlington Terriers and Jagdterriers.

Richard was an AKC licensed professional handler and since 1981 is approved by AKC as a conformation judge of all the hound breeds, some terriers, all Miscellaneous breeds, Spanish Water Dogs and Best in Show and has had assignments nationally and internationally. He is a parent club approved breed mentor in Bedlingtons, Spanish Water Dogs, and several other breeds. His seminars on specific breeds and structural priorities in working terriers are well attended internationally.

There have been numerous articles in dog publications which Richard authored along with specific chapters of canine reference books. Breed seminars and course curriculum for the Chinese Agricultural College were additional projects.

Reynolds' focus as a breeder and judge has always been on preserving breed type through concentration on performance ability. He was the founding Master of Foxhounds (MFH) of the only hunting pack of English Foxhounds recognized by both AKC and MFHA. Hounds from his pack have won a group at Westminster, many Bests in Show, many Large Pack classes at hound shows and the occasional Grand Championship. Most important, each hound and the Jack Russell Terriers that accompanied the pack, hunted a regular 3 day a week schedule and had its turn in the conformation ring "after work."

Preserving a breed's ability to perform the work for which it was bred has been a major objective in Reynolds' career with purebred dogs. In addition to conformation judging he is approved by AKC, the Canadian Kennel Club and the American Working Terrier Association to judge all classes of Earthdog Tests and he is a sought-after trainer and judge across North America.

Richard is the founder and Huntsman of Ryders Alley Trencher-fed Society (R.A.T.S.), an internationally famous band of working terriers that plies their vocation patrolling the streets and alleys of New York City. The group encourages visiting terriers to try their hand at the terriers' vocation and learn from the sixty or so regular hunting terriers. The BBC has dubbed Reynolds "The Ratcatcher of New York City". The group has been featured in print the world over and a recent 2-hour documentary in China. The seminar "Fun Follows Function" is much in demand by dog clubs worldwide.

Richard Reynolds brings to the conformation ring the lessons learned firsthand in the hunt field. His priorities within a given breed are based on the qualities needed to preserve the structure and breed type needed to a dog successful. He has judged in Canada, China, Korea, Europe and Australia and has been honored with many national and regional specialty appointments.

Paul Wilson. (Huntaway Border Terriers) Keswick, VA

I was born in South Shields, a small working class town in the North East Region of the UK. If you didn't have working dogs (i.e. Terriers, Sight hounds or Gundogs ) you knew someone who did. Since I can remember I had working dogs, Mum and Dad had English Cockers and I've always had a terrier.

I bred my first litter of Jack russells at 15, I used to hunt rats along the coastline cliffs of Marsden Beach with Pip and Badger my terriers and AJ my ferret, he would bolt the rats to the awaiting terriers.

When I left School I worked as a Groom (exercising horses, mucking, etc.) for a few years then came the opportunity to go into Hunt Service as a Kennelman/Groom (basically all the crappy jobs and not much hunting) but I did get to go with the terrierman quite a lot and that's when I really started to learn the craft of working terriers to ground.

Skip ahead 25 years and 4 (Ireland, Italy, Canada, USA) countries later, here I am Huntsman to the Keswick Foxhounds in Sunny Virginia. I've shown hounds in all the major Hound Shows in North America and have taken top honours on many occasions, also being asked to judge many of the top kennels Puppy Shows, which is a huge honour.

I've always admired Borders and when the opportunity to own litter mates from Nancy Adamson's The Corner Kennel in WV came about, I jumped on it, these were the foundation of my Border Terriers.

They were both excellent working dogs and crossed out to more typey dogs from some very generous breeders in Ontario I bred my first Canadian Champion, I've also been awarded multiple Terrier Group placings, multiple Best Puppy in Shows, Best in Show, Best in Specialty Show and the biggest thrill was to win Best of the Best at Erie Shores.

I look forward to seeing you all in Winnipeg and I hope you'll give me the opportunity to judge your terriers, Thank you for this honour.

Specialty Site and RV Parking Information

Our site for the 2019 National Specialty (and all the events taking place from August 15th thru August 18th) is the East St. Paul Community Centre, 264 Hoddinott Road, East St. Paul Manitoba, a few miles north of Winnipeg.

All conformation judging will take place outdoors, on a site with ample RV parking. Rally-O and Obedience will be judged inside the Arena.

BHA Barnhunt and Sprinter will be judged on an adjoining field.

RV parking is available at the East St. Paul location. Information will be available in the Premium List. Make your reservations directly with MCA.

Information regarding ringside Set-up for the weekend set-up will be provided soon.

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Host Hotel Information

Our Host Hotel for the 2019 Specialty is the Sandman Hotel & Suites Winnipeg Airport,
1750 Sargent Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3H 0C7

Please phone the hotel directly 1-204-775-7263 or 1-800-726-3626 to make your reservation
Rate is $125.00 CDN plus taxes per night. NO pet fee.
Rooms held until August 1st, 2019
Tell them you are booking a room under the group "Border Terrier Canada or Group #470778"

The Sandman Hotel normally has a 2 dog per room limit.
We expect our exhibitors to go above and beyond to ensure that hotel management do not regret their hospitality.
The BTC Room Responsibility Policy will be in effect and strictly enforced.
Rooms may be subject to joint inspection by Hotel Staff. We recommend that you examine your room on check in and if you see any damage that might subsequently be attributed to your dog(s), please report it to a member of the Hotel Staff as soon as possible.

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Premium List Information

The premium list for all events except Barn Hunt is available at Canuckdogs.

Closing date for Border Terrier Canada Specialty Conformation and Sweepstakes Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 9:00 p.m. (Central (Early bird closing Wednesday, July 17th, 2019)
Closing date for the MCA shows, rally trials and obedience trials, Barnhunt, Sprinter and the RRTA Specialty - please see the MCA Premium List.

For all of you who choose to enter through the Entry Line, please go to

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Border Terrier Canada IS offering the 13 plus veterans class in both Regular Veterans and Veteran Sweepstakes. However, it does not show up on the entry form in the premium list.
Please enter in Veterans and we have been assured that your dog will be entered in the appropriate class.
The on-line entry services do have the correct classes listed.

Parade of Versatility

Our second Parade of Versatility will again showcase the ability of our Border Terriers to succeed in a wide variety of events.

To be eligible for this parade, a dog or bitch must have earned the BTC Versatility or Versatility Excellent Title and be owned or co-owned by a BTC member.

Click here For information on qualifying and applying for these titles.

The deadline for submitting applications in order to enter the Parade is July 10, 2019.

To be entered in the parade, a dog must be entered in a regular Specialty class or For Exhibition Only as well as the Parade of Versatility.
Entry fee for the Parade of Versatility is $15. Please indicate (Parade of Versatility) on your official entry form or, if using the Entry Line to enter online, select POV/Parade of Versatility as your class.

You must also complete the following Parade of Versatility Registration (note: If you do not receive an acknowledgement with 48 hours contact:

Parade Versatility
Versatility Excellent
Dog's full name
with titles
Call Name
Date of Birth
Owner Address
Owner Tel
Owner Email
100 word limit

Once you have clicked on submit, you can email two good quality photographs (jpg or pdf format only) to
Please put your dog's name and your family name in the subject (e.g. Digger Dyer).

If submitting by email or mail, you may download and complete Parade of Versatility Registration Form (PDF) or Parade of Versatility Registration Form (Word) then email it with your photos to or mail it with your photos to:
Pam Dyer
P.O. Box 22028 Cataraqui
Kingston, ON K7M 8S5

The form (hard copy, email or online) and photos must be received no later than July 10, 2019
NOTE: This is earlier than the closing date for entries to give us time to have the personalized rosettes printed <

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Deadline Summary

Friday June 28th, 2019

  • Deadline for trophy donations to be listed in the Catalogue

Wednesday July 10, 2019

  • Deadline for receipt of information, bios and photos for parade of Versatility/Versatility Excellent

Wednesday July 17, 2019

  • Early Bird Entries close for Specialty Conformation and Sweepstakes
  • Early Bird Entries close for MCA shows, Obedience and Rally Trials.

Wednesday July 24, 2019

  • Entries close for Specialty Conformation and Sweepstakes
  • Entries close for MCA shows, Obedience and Rally Trials. Sprinter (limited entry), Scente Detection (limited entry), RRTA Specialty
  • Deadline for Catalogue Advertising
  • Deadline for information, biographies and photos to be received for the Parade of Versatility

Thursday August 1st, 2019

  • Reservation deadline for reserved block of rooms at the Sandman Hotel & Suites

Sunday August 4th, 2019

  • Entries close for Barn Hunt (limited entry)

Saturday August 10th, 2019

  • Sign up for the Welcome Barbecue
  • Ticket Purchase for the Annual Banquet
  • Receipt of shipped items for the Auction

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Catalogues and Catalogue Advertising

Deadline Wednesday July 24, 2019

A very limited number of catalogues will be available at the show, be sure to pre-order yours when making your entry.

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Welcome BBQ and BTC Annual General Meeting

Friday August 16th, 2019
The Annual General Meeting and BBQ will be held at the home of the BTC Secretary, 16 minutes from the Host Hotel.
14 Huddersfield Place,
Winnipeg, R3R 3G6
AGM to start at 6 p.m. followed by BBQ.
There is no charge for the barbecue but we do ask that you confirm your attendance (see below).

Annual Banquet

Sunday, August 19, 2019
The Banquet and Silent Auction will be held in the Charleswood Room at the Sandman Hotel & Suites 1750 Sargent Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
The Banquet will be a Classic Dinner Buffet with a Roast Baron of Beef entrée, including mini Yorkshire pudding, and rosemary au jus, mashed potatoes, 2 salads, seasonal vegetable medley, seasonal fresh fruit tray, selection of dessert squares, tea or coffee.
There will be a cash bar available.
Dinner tickets cost $50 CDN, includes taxes and gratuities.

Click here for a BBQ Reservation form, and your Banquet reservation.

Complete and mail with your cheque (payable to BTC) to:
Marlene Thorarinson
50 Jameswood Drive
Winnipeg, MB
R3J 1C4

Banquet reservations may also be made by email to with payment by e-transfer also to

Deadline for Dinner Tickets: Saturday, August 10th, 2019.

If you have any special dietary needs, please contact Marlene at prior to: August 10, 2019.

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Silent (and not so silent) Auction

Sunday, August 18, 2019
As usual, we will be hosting a Silent Auction on our National Specialty Annual Banquet evening.

A wide selection of tantalising temptations is needed to make this auction a success! As with our beloved breed, it is quality and uniqueness that count, not quantity!
The Silent Auction items will be available for viewing during the banquet and there will be plenty of time to place your bids.

If you have an item you would like to donate, please contact Marlene Thorarinson at to make appropriate arrangements.

The deadline for shipped items to be received by Marlene is Saturday, August 10th.

Items may also be brought to the Specialty and handed over to Marlene on Friday, August 16th but please contact Marlene prior to August 10th with a description, etc.

Bring your cheque books and credit cards (we hope to be accepting credit/debit for auction items.)

As in previous years, we will have one or two special items that will be sold by "Live Auction".
This year we have a Gold Bracelet donated by Camilla Moon to be auctioned on behalf of Canadian Border Terrier Welfare.

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Trophy Fund

The Border Terrier Canada National Specialty will be held on Sunday, August 18, 2019.
We welcome donations, from friends of our breed, to our Trophy Fund to assist with the expenses of hosting the Specialty.
Donations received on or prior to June 28, 2019 will be acknowledged in the catalogue.
Amounts received later will be gratefully accepted and acknowledged in the Border Patrol, our quarterly newsletter.

Please send your cheque, payable to Border Terrier Canada, to:
Pearl Humenny,
14 Huddersfield Place,
Winnipeg, MB R3R 3G6

The Anna Fraser Memorial Award

The Anna Fraser Memorial Award is offered for the Best Working in Specialty in memory of founding member J. Anna Fraser for whom "essentially a working terrier" were more than just words in the standard.
To honour her passion, in 2016, friends of Anna donated 5 exquisite mugs made by her favourite Nova Scotia artisan, Deb Kuzyk of Lucky Rabbit Pottery, to be awarded at the next five Border Terrier Canada Specialties to Best Working.
This year, in recognition of the importance of those words in our standard, the Working Class will once again be an official class.
This means that the winners of Working Dog and Working Bitch will compete for Best in Specialty along with the Specials, Veteran Winners, Winners Dog and Winners Bitch
Following Best in Specialty, the winners of the Working Dog and Working Bitch classes will return to the ring to compete for Best Working unless it is automatic.
Because it is an official class, to be eligible dogs must hold a CKC (Canadian Kennel Club) Earthdog Title. Spayed bitches and neutered dogs may compete as long as they hold a qualifying title.

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Additional CKC and Other Events

Following on from last years' Cape Breton's Specialty, this year offers more of the same...variety and options that is!!!
There will be 4 all breed shows hosted by the Manitoba Canine Association (MCA), Thursday August 15th thru Sunday August 18th, 2019.
The Red River Terrier Club Specialty will be held on Saturday, August 17th.
MCA will also be hosting 2 Obedience trials, 2 Rally-O trials, Sprinter and Scent Detection. Westman Rat Wranglers will be sponsoring BHA Barn Hunt.
That makes a total of six sets of points for Border Terriers over the weekend plus the chance of being well on the way to a CKC Obedience, Rally, Sprinter or Scent Detection titlee.

The Premium List for the All Breed Shows, Rally, Obedience, Sprinter and Scent Detection is available at Canuckdogs.

The Premium List for Barb Hunt available at Barn Hunt Association.

In addition, the Red River Terrier Club have invited us to join them at Larters Golf Course for their after-show dinner.
Tickets will be available at the show Thursday and Friday.

Following Best in Show on Sunday, BTC will host a Silent Auction (see above) and Banquet.

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Travel and Airport Information

Getting there can be half the fun!
Winnipeg is easily accessible from Canadian points East and West via the TransCanada Highway #1 as well as being a 1 ½ hour drive from the United States border.
For those unable to make the road trip, there are flights into Winnipeg James Richardson International Airport located approximately 5 minutes from our host hotel and 45 minutes from the show site.
In the interests of camaraderie and good sportsmanship, we encourage those travelling by car or RV to consider squeezing in an extra chair or crate or grooming table for those who must miss out on so much of the fun and fly in.

Border Crossing: A valid rabies certificate is required to bring a dog into Canada.

As requirements in respect to puppies and rabies certificate requirements to (re)enter the U.S. are subject to change, we recommend verifying with the following web sites when planning your trip:
bringing a dog into Canada
   bringing a dog into the US

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Weather Information

In addition to planning for hot, sunny conditions, we recommend that you come equally prepared for summer storms and potentially cool weather, especially at night.
On-line weather information (7 day forecasts):

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Driving Directions

From the US

  • Interstate 29 North will bring you across the Border at Emerson and onto Highway 75. Proceed 57.8 miles north.
  • Take the Perimeter Hwy (TC 100E ramp, for 0.28 miles then merge on to the Perimeter Hwy. Proceed for 21.03 miles.
  • Merge onto Henderson Highway via Exit 72. Proceed 0.31 miles.
  • Turn right on Hoddinott Road, which runs off Henderson Highway.
  • Driving time is approximately 1 ½ hours from the US border.

Highway No. 1 West (from Kenora and points East)

  • Ontario's Highway No.17 becomes the Trans Canada Highway No. 1 West at the Ontario Manitoba border.
  • Take TC No. 1 West for 87.4 miles. Merge onto Perimeter Hwy/MB 101W via Exit 348B.
  • Continue 11.47 miles, then merge onto Henderson Hwy via Exit 72. Proceed 0.31 miles.
  • Turn right onto Hoddinott Road.
  • Driving time from the Ontario/Manitoba border is approximately 1 1/4 hours.

Highway No.1 East (from Brandon, Regina, Calgary and points West)

  • From TransCanada Highway No. 1 proceeding east, merge onto the Perimeter Hwy/MB101 E via Exit 318B. Continue for 19.3 miles.
  • Take MB-201 exit, and Exit 72 and merge onto Henderson Highway,
  • Continue for 1.9 miles, then turn right onto Hoddinott Road.
  • Driving time from Headingley is approximately 50 minutes.

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Emergency Information

In the unfortunate event of your requiring emergency services, please keep the following information available:

Police Fire & Ambulance - TEL: 911

Veterinary Clinics
East St. Paul Animal Hospital
3133 Birds Hill Road
Birds Hilll, MB
Telephone: (204) 661-2183

Please note that there will be Specialty Committee members on-site or at the hotel from early Thursday, August 15th and we are available to assist you in any way we can.

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Tourism Information

Lonely Planet has identified Winnipeg and Manitoba as one of the top places in the world to visit, so it is time to do some research on places to see and things to do when you are in Winnipeg for the BTC Specialty.
Travel Manitoba and Tourism Winnipeg are a couple of good places to start:

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(adapted with permission from the Border Terrier Club of America Room Policy)

Border Terrier Canada (BTC) has adopted the following rules in order to insure that its members and their dogs will be welcome at hotels in the future:

Any individual attending a Border Terrier Canada (BTC) sanctioned event and staying in a hotel, motel, inn or campsite/fairground has the responsibility of leaving that room or campsite exactly as found. This includes picking up after dog(s) on the grounds. Anyone who damages a room or campsite/fairground and does not report the damage to the hotel/campsite/fairground management, and make immediate restitution or arrangements to do so within a period of time agreed upon by the management, will be subject to any or all of the following actions by the BTC Board of Directors.

  1. May be banned from showing at the next BTC sanctioned event(s).
  2. May be subject to CKC sanctions.
  3. Membership in the BTC may be terminated and may not be allowed to be reinstated.

Damages shall be defined as:

  1. Flea infestation, urine, defecation and/or any damage to hotel/campsite/fairground property (walls, bedspreads, carpets, drapes, etc.).
  2. Any verified complaint by the host hotel/campsite/fairground.
  3. Any verified complaint by a BTC member.

BTC Room Regulations:

  1. All dogs shall be crated and quiet when left alone in a room. Noisy dogs shall be quieted upon request, even if this means the owner/handler must stay in the room with the dog.
  2. Individuals will be expected to immediately report any damage by dogs or themselves to the hotel or campsite/fairground management, and to assume complete financial responsibility for those damages.
  3. No bathing or grooming will be allowed in rooms. A grooming room will be available whenever possible.
  4. Dogs are to be allowed on hotel furniture/beds ONLY if the furniture is covered with protective covering provided by the owner/handler.
  5. All owners/handlers will take preventative measures to assure that their dogs are free of fleas, mites, intestinal parasites and other communicable diseases prior to arriving at the hotel/campsite.


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