COVID-19: Impacts on Dog Events

The novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus is affecting our lives in many ways. We encourage everyone to follow local, state and federal mandates to help mitigate the impact of this disease. Please consult the US Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization web sites for the latest information on the disease and methods for keeping you and your families (human and canine) safe.

Many American Kennel Club events are being cancelled due to the closure of sites and mandates against mass gatherings. Please check the AKC Events Cancellation page for the latest information, which will be more up-to-date than the listings on this page.


Calendars Update:  August 11, 2020

2020 Fall Field Trials

Approved by the BHCA Board of Directors on June 4, 2020. Updated July 10, 2020.

AKC WeekActual DatesClubLocationRegionStatus
36September 5 - 7Patroon BHCNiagara River BC, Alexander, NYEastScheduled
37September 12 - 13Valley Forge BHCWyoming Valley BC, Hunlock Creek, PAEastScheduled
38September 15 - 16Pathfinder BHCClark County BC, New Carlisle, OHCentralCanceled
39September 18 - 20Capital District BHC - 2 small pack trialsCorning BC, Corning, NYEastScheduled
40September 26 - 27Susquehanna BHCSwatara BC, Elizabethtown, PAEastScheduled
42October 10 - 11Pilgrim BHCEmpire BC, Nassau, NYEastScheduled
42October 16 - 17BHC of Greater SeattleCastle Rock, WAWestScheduled
42October 18 - 19BHC of Whidbey IslandCastle Rock, WAWestScheduled
43October 23, October 25BHC of PortlandCastle Rock, WA (Champs FRI-OAAD/OAAB Sunday)WestScheduled
43October 23 - 24Emerald Empire BHCCastle Rock, WA (Champs FRI-OAAD/OAAB Saturday)WestScheduled
43October 23 - 25Berkshire Valley BHC - 2 trialsCentral Jersey BC, Flemington, NJEastScheduled
44October 30 - 31BHCA hosted by Northern California BHCHasting Island Hunt Preserve, Rio Vista, CAWestScheduled
44October 30 - November 1Northern California BHCHasting Island Hunt Preserve, Rio Vista, CAWestScheduled
45November 7BHC of Southern CaliforniaPrado Regional Park, Chino, CAWestScheduled
45November 7 - 8Lenape BHCWyoming Valley BC, Hunlock Creek, PAEastScheduled
45November 8Greater San Diego BHCPrado Regional Park, Chino, CAWestScheduled

Specialty Conformation Shows, Obedience Trials & Rally Trials  2020

This schedule of 2020 Specialty Shows is taken from the AKC online events calendar and only reflects events for which applications have been sent to AKC.  Please send additions or corrections to the Corresponding Secretary as well as your club AKC representative.   Abbreviations:   S = local club specialty; DS = designated specialty; CS = concurrent specialty; PS = parent club specialty; LB=Limited Breed Specialty; SWPC = sweepstakes; JSHW = junior showmanship; O=Obedience

Event DateClubEventsJudgesLocationClosing DateStatus
August 13 - 14, 2020BHC of Greater SeattleS/O/REnumclaw, WAn/aCanceled
August 21, 2020Susquehanna BHCSRed Lion, PAn/aCanceled
August 29, 2020Greater San Diego BHCOEscondito, CAn/aCanceled
September 4, 2020Timberline BHCS/O/RGreeley, COn/aCanceled
September 5, 2020Berkshire Valley BHCS/PBUPBridgewater, NJn/aCanceled
September 11 - 12, 2020BHC of Bayou CountrySJackson, MSn/aCanceled
September 12, 2020Dal-Tex BHCOAzle, TXn/aCanceled
September 13, 2020BHC of Greater Fort WorthOAzle, TXn/aCanceled
September 18 - 25, 2020BHCA NationalsAll EventsRockland, IL Arean/aCanceled
September 28, 2020Timberline BHCS/ODenver, COn/aCanceled
October 31, 2020Potomac BHCDSMs. Helene NietschRoswell, VAOctober 14, 2020Scheduled
November 7, 2020Highland Lakes BHAS/JSMr. James DokSan Marcos, TXOctober 21, 2020Scheduled
November 7, 2020BHC of Greater Fort WorthS/JSSan Marcos, TXOctober 21, 2020Pending AKC Approval
November 8, 2020BHC of Greater San AntonioS/JSMs. Sharon DokSan Marcos, TXOctober 21, 2020Scheduled
November 8, 2020BHC of Greater HoustonS/JSMrs. Frances (Marci) ForresterSan Marcos, TXOctober 21, 2020Scheduled
November 15, 2020BHC of Greater DetroitDS/SWColumbus, OHOctober 28, 2020Pending AKC Approval
November 21, 2020Valle del Sol BHCS/SW/JSMr. Gary AndersonChandler, AZNovember 4, 2020Scheduled
December 3, 2020Dal-Tex BHCSMs. Kathryn CowsertDallas, TXNovember 18, 2020Scheduled
December 5, 2020BHCAPSWest Springfield, MANovember 18, 2020Pending AKC Approval

Tracking Tests 2020

Event DateClubEventsLocationClosing DateStatus
None on calendar

Hunting Performance Tests 2020

Event DateClubLocationClosing DateStatus
October 9, 2020Pilgrim BHCEmpire BC, Nassau, NYnoneBHCA Approved & Scheduled
October 17 - 18, 2020Timberline BHCFox & Hare Farm, Ramah, COnoneBHCA Approved & Scheduled
October 23, 2020Berkshire Valley BHCCenter Jersey BC, Flemington, NJnoneBHCA Approved & Scheduled

AKC Event Calendar

AKC Cancellations