Silky Terrier Club of America, Inc.

General Specialty Information 

May 9-11, 2018



Host Hotel -- Reserve today!

MCM Elegante

2020 Menaul Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87107

(505) 884-2511


May 9-11, 2018


Advertising:  March 30, 2018

Auction Items: Any Time

All Dinner Reservations: April 27, 2018

Entries Close:  April 25, 2018

Hotel Reservations: April 27, 2018

Marked Catalogs: April 27, 2018

Memorial Trophies:  December 6, 2017

Name Badge Requests: April 27, 2018

Parades of Honor:  April 25, 2018

Training: Now

Top 20 Showcase Participant Entries Close:

March 30, 2018

Top 20 Showcase Tickets/Dinner:  April 27, 2018

Thank you's and Well Wishes:  March 30, 2018

There will be an additional $10 fee for dinner reservations received after the deadline and no late dinner reservations accepted after March 30, 2018.


Norma Baugh - Conformation

AKC Judge Norma Baugh

2018 sweepstakes Judge

Pamela Richardson 

Onofrio Dog Shows

Entries Close:  TBD

2018 Show Committee

Show Chair:  Tarianne Terrazas

Assistant Show Chair:  Suzanne Detwiler

Top 20 Chair:  Linda S. Hurt

Trophies: Pam Richardson


In order to make the 2018 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 March 30, 2018. 

Follow UP Shows

Rio Grande Kennel Club

Coronado Kennel Club

Expo New Mexico

Tentative Schedule

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

10 AM to 3 PM – Hospitality Opens

12:30 PM – Educational Presentation in Crest Ballroom

4:30 PM – Top 20 Compulsory Judging Table Exams

6:30 PM Top 20 Showcase – Cocktails & Appetizers

7:30 PM Top 20 Movement Judging


Thursday, May 10, 2018

9 AM – Breeder’s Forum

1 PM – Puppy & Veteran Sweepstakes

3 PM – Board Meeting

5:30 PM – Cocktails

6:00 PM – Dinner & Live Auction


Friday, May 11, 2018

8 AM – Junior Showmanship followed by National Specialty Dog & Bitch judging

8 AM – Ringside Mentoring

10:00 AM – Parades of Honor

10:30 AM –Veterans followed by Best of Breen then Non-regular Class Judging

10:30 AM – Ringside Mentoring

2:00 PM – Annual Meeting of the Membership

3:00 PM – Judges Education

6:30 PM – Cocktails

7:00 PM – Dinner & Annual Awards

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:  December 6, 2017

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!


Top 20 Showcase

$ 20.00 USD

Appetizers of fruit, cheese, crackers along with seasonal mixed raw vegetables and ranch dressing for dipping – includes favor and full color catalog.


Auction Night Western Buffet

$ 41.00 USD

BBQ Brisket and Chicken with Baked Beans, Corn on the Cob. Cole Slaw, salad bar with variety of dressings, rolls, butter, coffee and ice tea included along with chef's choice of desserts


Awards Plated Dinner

$ 45.00 USD

Roast Prime Rib of Beef with Au Jus and Creamy Horseradish or Chicken Cordon Bleu with fresh ham and nutty Swiss cheese rolled into a chicken breast topped with green chili alfredo sauce served with dinner salad with choice of dressings, seasonal vegetalbe and dinner rolls with butter.  Coffee and tea are complimentary with the meal.


Please clearly indicate your choice of Beef or Chicken for this meal selection on PayPal under comments/notes.


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

February 28, 2018

2020 Eastern Zone

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, West Virginia

September 30, 2018

2021 Eastern Zone

Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin

Proposals for others states will be considered if there are no proposals from states in the named rotation or if the proposals from the preferred zone are deemed too restrictive, cost prohibitive, or contain other provisions and/or considerations that would not benefit the Club or event attendees.

Specialty Proposal Process

Register for Judges Education Seminar

Albuquerque, NM USA - MCM Elegante Hotel

Ringside Mentoring Friday, May 11, 2018

If you have any questions, please contact Tarianne Terrazas by email