Silky Terrier Club of America, Inc.

General Specialty Information 

May 8-10, 2019


Host Hotel -- Reserve today!
Call Hotel Directly

Ramada by Wyndham Midtown

2020 Menaul Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87107

(505) 312-9842

May 8-10, 2019



Advertising:  March 29, 2019

Auction Items: Any Time

All Dinner Reservations: April 26, 2019

Entries Close:  April 24, 2019

Hotel Reservations: April 26, 2019

Marked Catalogs: April 26, 2019

Memorial Trophies:  December 6, 2018

Name Badge Requests: April 26, 2019

Parades of Honor:  April 24, 2019

Training: Now

Top 20 Showcase Participant Entries Close:

April 3, 2019

Top 20 Showcase Tickets/Dinner:  April 26, 2019

Thank you's and Well Wishes:  March 29, 2019

There will be an additional $10 fee for dinner reservations received after the deadline and no late dinner reservations accepted after March 29, 2019.


Lee Kouski - Conformation

AKC Judge Lee Kouski

2019 sweepstakes Judge

Tarianne Terrazas Quintana

2019 Show Committee

Show Chair:  Eugene Bouquet

Top 20 Chair:  Norma Baugh

Trophies: Kathy Reparsky/Diane Angeli Griffin


Onofrio Dog Shows

Entries Close:  April 24, 2019

RV Parking

Contact the Hotel for availability
Other nearby facilities:
American RV Park
13500 Central Avenue SE
Albuquerque, NM 87121
(800) 282-8885

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. 

General Specialty Fund Donations

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

(Updated 03/15/2019)

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

10 AM to 3 PM – Hospitality Opens

12:30 PM Educational Program - 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 9, 2019

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 10, 2019

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

8 AM – Ringside Mentoring

10 AM – Parades of Honor

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

10:30 AM - Ringside Mentoring

2 PM - Annual Meeting of the Membership

3:00 PM – Judges Education

6:30 PM – Cocktails

7:00 PM – Dinner & Annual Awards

Follow Up Shows:

Saturday, May 11, 2019
Sunday, May 12, 2019
Rio Grande Kennel Club, Inc. - Supported Entry - Expo New Mexico

Register for Judges Education Seminar

Albuquerque, NM USA - Ramada by Wyndham Midtown Albuquerque

Ringside Mentoring Friday, May 10, 2019

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

Silky Round Up
Online Store
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direct delivery to you!
(Allow 3 Weeks for Delivery)

Merchandise Examples
See Cafe Press for a Complete Selection

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

September 30, 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