2018 Eastern National Specialty 2018-04-12T11:40:21+00:00

2018 Eastern National Specialty Show

The 2018 Eastern National Specialty show will be held in conjunction with the Garden State All Terrier Club’s Spring show to be held on Friday, May 4, 2018.  The Bedlington Terrier sweepstakes will be judged by Diann Flory.  There has been a judge change and the regular classes will now be judged by Dr. Scott Kellogg of Knoxville, Maryland.  The shows will be held at the Mercer County Park, Old Trenton & South Post Roads, West Windsor Twp, New Jersey.


For those interested there will also be a Coursing Ability Test on the same day as the specialty at the same location.  Below is a link to the premium information for the Coursing Ability Test. (CAT)


For every leg earned at the CAT trial the exhibitor will receive a rosette.  For the first leg earned the exhibitor will receive a Lands End embroidered cap.

Below is a link to the Earth Dog trials.  The Garden State All Terrier Club of be offering Earth Dog testing on Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Robbinsville, NJ.  There will be training/practice at the same location on Wednesday, May 2, 2018.


The BTCA will be offering a rat toy and a rosette for each Earthdog leg earned.  The BTCA will also be offering a Meredith Rambo brooch for each Earthdog title earned.

Host hotel information

Our host hotel will be the Days Inn East Windsor,  460 Route 33 East, East Windsor, NJ 08520, (609) 448-3200

The Days Inn is located at Exit 8 of the New Jersey Turnpike; the hotel is 7.1 miles from the Earthdog test site and 8.1 miles from the conformation site at Mercer County Park. The hotel is available for the entire weekend.  Days Inn has waived its usual pet fee, but there is a $50 pet deposit per room which will be refunded at checkout.

Use the code GSATC Dog Show to get the preferred rate and pet waiver.  There is a limit of two dogs per room; dogs must be crated if left unattended.  Public exercise pens will be located on the hotel grounds and must be used.               

The BTCA wishes to thank Richard Reynolds and the Garden State All Terrier Club for setting up the hotel accommodations.

Rates for the GSATC Earthdog Test, the GSATC group show and the Trenton Weekend are:

May 2nd, 3rd and 6th – $79.00 plus taxes per night

Weekend rates (Fri & Sat) May 4th and May 5th – $99 plus taxes per night

Camping/RV parking information

The Earthdog Test site at Tail Waggin Events offers a limited number of dry camping RV sites for use of Earthdog participants only.  No hookups are available.  These sites are available from Tuesday, May 1st 2018 through Monday May 7th, 2018.

Limited spaces are available at test site for $20 per night if reserved by September 26th; $25 per night if reserved after that and space is available.  This is dry camping and no hook-ups are available.  Complete the RV reservation form and submit with your entry.

Click here for the RV reservation form