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2013 ABdFC National Specialty

Welcome to the 2013 ABdFC National Specialty temporary website.
While the 2013 Specialty website is being designed here is some helpful information.
For more information contact the 2013 show committee, email

The 2013 ABdFC National Specialty will be held from October 26th through November 1st.

** FUNDRAISER FORM ** Win a pair of tickets* on American Airlines and up to 6 nights in an Executive King Suite at the Southfork Hotel during Specialty week! Use the tickets to come to Dallas, or later within the Continental US, Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean. $15.00 for your first ticket, and 10.00 for each additional chance. Your ticket numbers will be sent to you via email or US Mail upon receipt of payment. Entries close June 1st - drawing for the winning ticket will be held on June 7th at the Northern California Specialty. Fill out this form and mail it along with your check payable to ABdFC today!

Canyon Creek Travel Tickets provided by Canyon Creek Travel, official travel sponsor. Please phone Canyon Creek for information on discounted travel to the specialty on American and United.1-800-901-8420 or 972-643-4924. Identify you are with the American Bouvier Club.

*Restrictions apply on airline tickets and entries must be received by June 1st, 2013

Judging Panel

4 to 6 Puppy:

Nancy Eilks, Lake Mills, WI
Sherrod McDaniel, Boulder, CO
Edd Bivin, Ft. Worth, TX
Dana Massey, Valley Mills, TX
Terry Culley, Bosque, NM
Blair Kelly, O'Denton, MD
Charlene Dunn, Arlington, TX
Jean Nocilly, Cheswold, DE

Show Site: Southfork Ranch
3700 Hogge Road
Parker, TX  75002


Host Hotel:  Southfork Hotel
1600 North Central Expressway
Plano, TX  75074

Website: - Reservations may be made online at the hotel website, or by telephone by calling   972-578-8555 or toll free 866-665-2680
Group Booking Code:   AmericanBG

** The Samoyed Club of America is holding their specialty the week previous to ours at Southfork and using the Southfork Hotel as their host hotel as well. Should you encounter difficulty with obtaining space at the hotel on October 25th or 26th, please ask to be put on the wait list for those nights, confirm the other nights that you want and advise the Planning Committee, email: and we will work with the hotel to clear the space.

Tour Beautiful Southfork Ranch

For thirteen years, television sets were tuned into 356 episodes of "Dallas", one of the longest running TV series in history. Viewers made themselves home at Southfork, the ranch the Ewings called home and where the world was a weekly guest. Now you can visit this famous Texas ranch in person and see for yourself the lifestyle portrayed in the series.

Today, Southfork continues to welcome visitors from around the world, who come to see where "Dallas" was filmed and to experience the lifestyle made famous by the Ewings.

Whether you are an individual traveler or part of a group tour, Southfork is open daily, year 'round for guided tours of the ranch. Tour the famed Ewing Mansion and re-live exciting moments from the series in the "Dallas Legends" exhibit, featuring an exciting array of memorabilia from the series.

See the gun that shot J.R., Lucy's Wedding Dress, the "Dallas" Family Tree, and Jock's Lincoln Continental. Relax on a guided tour of the ranch grounds. Eat at Miss Ellie's Deli and shop in two themed retail stores, offering a diverse selection of clothing, accessories, gifts, and collectibles.

As you depart the Mansion, feel free to stroll through the ranch grounds, and stop and visit "Lincoln's and Longhorns" displaying Jock Ewing's original 1978 Lincoln Continental. Guests can shop here for "Dallas"-inspired men's and ladies apparel, decor, and accessories.

You'll also want to stop by the "Ranch RoundUp" shop in the Visitors Center, featuring a wide selection of Southfork gift items and Texas collectibles.

Tour Schedules ~Tours depart the Visitors Center approximately every 30-45 minutes, and run continuously throughout the day. We are open daily, year 'round, with the exception of Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day.

Operating Hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Tour Schedule: The last guided tour of the day begins at 4:30 pm every day.

ABdFC Members will receive a special discounted rate for the ranch and mansion tour! ABdFC Members may tour for $9.00, a discount of $4.50.


Closest RV Park:

Lafon's RV Parks - 3 different parks within a mile or two of each other on Lake Lavon in Princeton, TX approximately 8 miles from Southfork Ranch

9144 Country Road 437
Princeton, TX 75407
Phone 972-736-3316

Rates:  Daily $25.00 per day, Weekly $135.00 includes full hookups

NOTE - Reservations are accepted 30 days prior to arrival only

Additional Option - RVs may be parked behind the hotel for a parking fee of $100.00 for the week. There are NO hookups available, however, if there is enough interest, a honey-wagon can be arranged mid week.

Trophies - - Please consider sponsoring a trophy for the National. Trophy sponsorships help all of our winners to enjoy a nice commemorative piece, and we can't do that without your help. If you are interested in a particular category, please email to reserve your spot ASAP. Specific sponsorships will be awarded based on first come, first serve request. Thank you in advance for your generous support!

Show Dog Video Professionals - the same videographers from last year’s National returns to us to perform videography services for the 2013 National Specialty. Filmed in gorgeous high definition they strive for a DVD of very high quality that will provide many opportunities to relive the excitement of our 2013 National. For years to come, you will be able to look at and assess the quality dogs that may eventually appear in your pedigrees!


Tentative Schedule

October 26th - Herding/Agility
October 27th - Herding/Agility
October 28th - Agility/Carting
October 29th - Futurity/Carting/Rally & Obedience
October 30th - 4-6 Puppy, Sweepstakes
October 31st -  Regular Classes
November 1st - Best of Breed and Non Regular Classes
Top 20 Evening
Big Hair & Bling Auction and Party Evening
Bouvier Bingo and Annual Meeting Evening
Awards Banquet Evening
Last Updated on Thursday, 11 April 2013 13:35