Silky Terrier Club of America, Inc.

General Specialty Information 



Host Hotel -- Reserve today!

MCM Elegante

2020 Menaul Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87107

(505) 884-2511


August 9-11, 2017


Advertising:  June 21, 2017

Auction Items: Any Time

All Dinner Reservations: July 14, 2017

Entries Close:  July 26, 2017

Hotel Reservations: July 18, 2017

Marked Catalogs: July 14, 2017

Memorial Trophies:  March 1, 2017

Name Badge Requests: July 14, 2017

Parades of Honor:  July 26, 2017

Raffle Tickets: Up to August 11, 2017 at Awards Dinner

Training: Now

Top 20 Showcase Participant Entries Close:

June 21, 2017

Top 20 Showcase Tickets/Dinner:  July 14, 2017

Thank you's and Well Wishes:  June 21, 2017

There will be an additional $10 fee for dinner reservations received after the deadline and no late dinner reservations accepted after July 21, 2017.


Eugene Blake - Conformation

AKC Judge Eugene Blake

Joy Simmons -- sweepstakes

Click here for Joy Simmons' Biography


Onofrio Dog Shows

Entries Close:  July 26, 2017


Show Chair:  Lee Kouski

Top 20 Chair:  Norma Baugh

Trophies: Diane Angeli

In order to make the 2017 Specialty truly out of the ordinary, we need your support.  A donation to the General Fund, of any size, is greatly appreciated.  The names of all contributors will be listed in the STCA Newsletter and in the Specialty Catalog if received by June 21, 2017. 

Follow UP Shows

New Mexico Toy Group Club - Same Hotel

Stay at the same hotel and enjoy two days of Toy Shows August 12-13, 2017 held in the Ballroom of the Specialty Host Hotel.

Tentative Schedule


Board Meeting Time TBD

10 AM to 3 PM:  Hospitality Opens Room 402

12:30 PM Educational Presentation TBD Crest Ballroom

4:30 PM Top 20 Entrant's Briefing/Drawing

5 PM Top 20 Compulsory Judging Table Exams

6:30 PM Top 20 Showcase - Cocktails & Appetizers

7:30 PM Top 20 Movement Judging


9 AM Annual Meeting of the Membership Crest Ballroom

1 PM Puppy & Veteran Sweepstakes

4 PM Breeder's Forum

5:30 PM Cocktails

6 PM Dinner & Live Auction


9 AM Junior Showmanship followed by National Specialty Dog & Bitch Judging

9 AM Ringside Mentoring

1:30 PM Veterans followed by Best of Breed then Non-Regular Class Judging

1:30 PM Ringside Mentoring

3:30 PM Judges Education

6 PM Cocktails

6:30 PM Dinner & Annual Awards

Parades Time Slot PENDING 

RV Parking

More information coming regarding parking your recreational vehicle at the host hotel.

What is a Specialty Show?

A specialty show may be regional or national event. A "Best in Specialty Show" conformation win at a national specialty show is tremendously prestigious, indicating that the winning dog or bitch triumphed at a contest which attracted entries from the most serious fanciers of that breed in the country.  Specialties often include obedience trials, rally, junior showmanship, and education along with social events. 

Now Accepting Memorial trophy donations

Deadline:  March 1, 2017 or when all have been reserved. 

2017 Memorial Trophy

$ 65.00 USD

Memorial Trophies are a great way to remember friends and dogs that are no longer with us.  These trophies will be in keeping with other Specialty trophies.   The trophies are supplied by the Club —all you have to do is send your $65 donation to the Memorial Trophy Fund along with your dedication.  Memorial Trophies can be for any class in conformation, obedience, or rally.  One Memorial Trophy is accepted per class on a first come first serve basis.  The same donor may  not offer the same trophy for two consecutive years unless there is no offer for the class by the deadline.  Reserve your Memorial Trophy by contacting Diane Angeli by email at 

Memorial Trophy donations must be received by March 1, 2017.  Alternative payment method -- Mail to STCA c/o Lee Kouski 24427 Cherokee Trail Grayslake, IL 60030


Platinum Seating

$ 100.00 USD

Your $100.00 or more donation includes Premier ring side seating marked with your name for the entire week, event catalog, and a swag bag with special favors!


Gold Seating

$ 50.00 USD

Your $50.00 or more donation includes Prime ring side seating marked with your name for the entire week, event catalog, and a swag bag with special favors!


One Raffle Ticket - Custom Dog Crate Gift Certificate

$ 5.00 USD

A $750 gift certificate is donated by Diane Angeli towards custom made dog crates designed by Pro Dog Crates.


Six (6) Raffle Tickets -- Custom Dog Crate Gift Certificate

$ 20.00 USD

A $750 gift certificate is donated by Diane Angeli towards custom made dog crates designed by Pro Dog Crates.


Buy Six (6) for $20 - great savings over individual price of $5 each!  Increase your chances of winning by purchasing multiples!


General Specialty Fund Donations

Your donation of any amount will help defray the cost of putting on a quality event to celebrate our Silkys. 


Proposal Schedule

Extended Deadline:  
December 31, 2016

2018 Eastern Zones

Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan,

Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee,

Virginia, Vermont, West Virginia

Proposals for others states will be considered if there are no proposals from states in the named rotation.

Specialty Proposal Process


Our thanks to Diane Angeli for donating our 2017 raffle item - gift certificate for $750.00 dollars.

Look for your raffle ticket order forms in the Newsletter - need not be present to win.  You may also purchase tickets at the show.  

Ticket are $5 each or six (6) for $20.

DVD Sets

Click here for information on and to order DVD sets of the event.

Register for Judges Education Seminar

Albuquerque, NM USA - MCM Elegante Hotel

Ringside Mentoring 9 AM - 3 PM Friday, August 11, 2017 with Hand-on Seminar beginning ~3:30 PM or after the conclusion of Best of Breed judging.

If you have any questions, please contact Norma Baugh by email at