PWCCA National Specialty 2020 Cancelled Due to COVID-19

In its 84-year history, PWCCA has never had to cancel its National Specialty – until now. After many, many hours of discussion and consideration, PWCCA’s Board of Directors has decided to cancel our 2020 National Specialty due to COVID-19. It was an exceedingly difficult decision, but we must keep the safety of our members, exhibitors, and spectators as our top priority.

The scheduled site of our 2020 National – The Founders in Virginia Beach, VA – has agreed to let us transfer our contract and deposits to 2021. So our 2021 National Specialty will be held at their beautiful 25-acre property. The dates for 2021 will be the first week of October. Our 2020 Show Chairs, Joan Scott and Shawn Michael, have both graciously agreed to chair the 2021 Specialty. Our 2020 Performance Chair is working out the details of sites for herding and agility in 2021.

This required that we abandon our plans for a National in Tennessee in 2021, since it looks like the on-site hotel at the Tennessee site will not be ready in 2021. We truly appreciate the willingness of Palmetto and Greater Atlanta to give up hosting the 2021 National in Tennessee to accommodate this change and appreciate all the work they have done. We are hopeful that they will present a bid for a future National.

The 2020 conformation judging panel has been asked to judge our 2024 National, and they have all agreed to do so. Our 2021 conformation judges will be the panel we had previously selected for 2021: Danelle Brown will judge Dogs and Best of Breed, Vicki Sandage will judge Bitches, and Nancy Oehlhof will judge Sweepstakes.

If you have made a hotel reservation in the PWCCA room block at The Founders for the 2020 dates, the hotel will automatically cancel that reservation for you. You will not need to contact them.

All of our trophy sponsorships for 2020 will be carried forward to 2021.

There are several lovely 2020 Ways & Means items and the 2021 Calendar available to be purchased. The order form can be downloaded from the PWCCA website.

Additional updates will be posted on the PWCCA National Specialty page on Facebook as they become available.

These are indeed extraordinary times. We appreciate everyone who has come together to work through the obstacles of the last few months. We can now all look forward to a terrific 2021 National in Virginia Beach, when the beach will be open again