2021 Event Information

The Event

ShowsSpecial EventsEvent VenuesAbout the Journee

Journee Du Beauceron 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

American Beauceron Club (ABC) Sweepstakes & National Specialty
Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Blackfoot Cluster
Each day’s event has a separate AKC event number and registration

  • Thursday, June 17, 2021
  • Friday, June 18, 2021
  • Saturday, June 19, 2021
  • Sunday, June 20, 2021

Registration for the Journee is from this web site. All other shows are registered through Baray Events. 

Event registration closing, purchase cutoff dates, and all other deadline dates can be found on event information pages and on the event calendar (red calendar items).

Our 2020-21 theme:  The Roaring 20s

In addition to the shows themselves, there are many opportunities to connect with other beauceron lovers and show your beauceron pride!

Tuesday, June 15

Welcome Dinner & ABC Annual Member Meeting
Prepurchase required for dinner
Guests are welcome to remain for the meeting, and are supportively reminded that meeting participation is limited to members of the American Beauceron Club

Wednesday, June 16

ABC National Specialty Awards Dinner
Reservations Required

Events taking place at the Awards Dinner:

  • Parade of Titleholders
  • Parade of Rescues & Costume Contest 
  • Beauceron Top 20
    (Registration by invitation only)
    The American Beauceron Club is offering a top 20 competition to showcase the top winning dogs in the US, top 10 Canadian, and top 10 US Owner Handled Beaucerons.

    In January, 2020*, invitations were mailed to:

    • AKC 2019 Top 20 Beaucerons
    • AKC Top 10 Owner-Handled Beaucerons
    • CKC Top 10 Beaucerons

    Based on American/Canadian Kennel Club statistics for 01 Jan 2019 – 31 Oct 2019

    *Invitations will be sent by postal mail not later than 15 Jan 2020.

    Information regarding 2021 “Top 20” will be shared here as plans evolve.

    Information for Participants
    • Invitees may choose a song as the theme to be played for their beauceron during the judging.
    • Handlers are permitted during the judging
    • Registration fee: $80
    • A photo and brief bio are required, and will be featured in the commemorative book.
    • Owners, Co-owners and handlers must be in good standing with AKC at the time of the event.
    • Spayed bitches and neutered dogs are ineligible.

    Deadline for entries and song choices: TBD


    Participating Beaucerons will be judged individually by:

    • Beauceron Breeder:
    • AKC Judge
    • Professional Handler

    Judges identities will be revealed at the time of judging.

    Dogs will be awarded up to 100 total points (cumulative from all three judges), and the highest scoring dog will be name the “Top 20” winner.

    Entrants must be available ten minutes prior to start of event for check-in, arm bands, and briefing. There will be a small set up area available to crate and prep dogs. Loud dogs will be invited to prepare elsewhere to minimize confusion.

    Awards and Recognition
    • Every participating dog will receive a Top 20 Rosette
    • The dog that receives the highest overall score from the judges will be awarded “2020 Top 20 Beauceron”
    • The dog receiving the greatest number of votes from Awards Banquet attendees will be awarded “2020 Beauceron Peoples’ Choice”

    Invitees may choose a song as the theme to be played for their beauceron during the judging.

Throughout the Week

Most Versatile Beauceron Challenge

Meet The Committee
Opportunities to meet and speak with key members of the National Specialty committee members are available throughout the week. Check the event calendar for opportunities to let us know what you loved, and what we can consider updating in the future!

CGC, Community Canine, and Trick Dog Testing
Evaluator: Lauren Mater

The Journee du Beauceron (Day of the Beauceron) is fashioned after the French event, and the American Beauceron Club historically invites French judges for the event.  “The Journee” includes (optionally) The Journee Temperament Test, a unique and thorough look at the temperament of the dog as it relates to breed standards.

About The National Specialty

Explore Past Journees and Specialties on the ABC web site

At The Event Site

Grooming Spaces at the FairgroundRV Parking

Reserved grooming areas are available courtesy of Eagle Rock Kennel Club at a cost of $60 for the event week (Tue-Sun)

Follow the link for info and reservation form.

RV Parking:

At the fairgrounds:

RV parking is available at the fairgrounds from Monday through Sunday. Follow the link for info and reservation form.

At the Awards Dinner:  

The Waterfront does have RV Parking available for the event. Sorry, no overnight RV parking here.


Information For Travellers 

Host HotelFlying Your Dog to Idaho


This information is provided by members to assist and support fellow competitors, and does not constitute an endorsement by ABC.

Kyle Robinson of Jack’s Travel Professionals has demonstrated the ability to assist with travel plans for some of our members. She understands the considerations of flying with a big dog, and looks for direct flights that will accept a beauceron-sized crate.

Jack’s Travel Professionals International

Toll Free: 866.326.0871

Telephone: 502.495.6944

Fax: 502.495.6254

Email: Kyle.Robinson@onofrio.com

Airlines that serve Salt Lake City which are known to be pet friendly and able to transport pets in cargo (Links go directly to pet policy):

Alaska  offers non-stop service from: SEA

American  offers non-stop service from: DFW   ORD   PHX

Delta offers non-stop service from:


(Delta has announced they will stop shipping crates over 24″ as of March 2019. At the time of this web site update, the Delta Cargo web site with that announcement is unavailable, but you can read AKC’s statement here.)

United offers non-stop service from: DEN   EWR   ORD

Some routes (primarily served by Delta) operate smaller unable to transport kennels large enough for a Beauceron.  For most airlines, the aircraft type will be listed with the flight. The American website has a list of aircraft showing the largest kennel they can accommodate, and Delta offers this PDF.

Behind the Scenes

2020 Event Sponsors2020 Event Sponsors: Fundraising Items2020 Event Sponsors: Table Sponsors2020 Event Sponsors: Trophy Sponsors2020 Event Organizers

Reservation/purchase costs for meals and merchandise fund only the direct costs of those items.  While volunteers donate endless hours of labor and supplies to this effort, event venues, travel costs to bring Journee judges from France, and the many operational costs involved in running a show require cash funding.

The 2020 National Specialty Committee wishes to express their gratitude to the following individuals and organizations provided financial sponsorship to support this event.

Lists will be updated after the event to ensure contributors receive recognition. If you notice a name that is missing, please let the webmaster know using our web site contact form.

These individuals supported fundraising for this event through the generous donation of items or services.

Themed lead donated by Elemental Leads 

Custom dog portrait in oil donated by Marlene Palmer

Beacueron + paw print twin sized quilt donated by Karla Davis

Sponsors may decorate their tables with centerpieces and other ornamentation. Please be mindful of the decoration guidelines.

Questions can be directed to the 2020 Table Sponsorship coordinator, Josi Brabham at almotaj@gmail.com

List will be updated to reflect 2021 sponsors after the event is complete.

2020 Table Sponsors:

  • Adrienne Scott
  • Beaucerons Des Monts Du Lac (Eric Vavassori)
  • Beaucerons Du Chateau Rocher (Karla Davis)
  • Beaucerons Du Vaillant Feu (Lauren Matera)
  • Carol Cossey
  • Karen Muller
  • Mimi’s Dog Grooming Salon (Henri and Mimi Combel) & Joie de Vie Beaucerons (Daniel and Angie Robertson) & Joie de Vie Adventure (Dawn and Greg Johnson)
  • Robyn Marshall
  • Sidney Wilcox
  • Yvette  

List will be updated again to reflect 2021 sponsors after the event is complete.


  • Select Dog

Adrienne Scott

  • Bred By Bitch
  • Sweeps: Best Puppy
  • Top 20 Rosettes
  • Winners Bitch
  • Winners Dog

Brenda Hofen Gaffney

  • Best Junior

Brooke Nelissen

  • Best Puppy

Carly Fryer

  • Veteran Bitch 9-11 Classes
  • Veteran Bitch 9-11

Claire Poissonniez

  • Versatility

Courtney Goddard

  • Obedience: Novice A

Cynthia Burgess

  • Best of Winners

Dawn Johnson

  • Sweeps: Veteran Dog 11-13

Diana Brown

  • American Bred Bitch
  • American Bred Bitch Classes
  • Open Bitch
  • American Bred Dog

Gabriella Murdock

  • Best Veteran

Jalien Watson

  • Top 20 Rosettes
  • Veteran Bitch 7-9
  • Veteran Bitch 7-9 Classes
  • Sweeps: Veteran Bitch 9-11
  • Sweeps: Veteran Bitch 7-9
  • Sweeps: Veteran Bitch 11-13

Jannine Kowalchuk

  • Puppy Dog 9-12

Jon Hicks

  • Top 20 Rosettes
  • Best of Opposite Sex
  • Best Herding Titled
  • Best Stud Dog
  • Best of Breed

Karla Davis

  • NOHS Best of Breed
  • Sweeps: Best Veteran

Lauren Trathen

  • Herding Titled Bitch

Lori Dillon

  • Reserve Winners Dog
  • Open Dog
  • Bred By Dog

Lori Youngs

  • Rally: Novice A
  • Rally: Novice B
  • Rally: Intermediate

Michelle Combel

  • Bred By Bitch Classes
  • Open Dog Classes
  • Puppy Bitch 6-9 Classes
  • Puppy Dog 6-9
  • Puppy Bitch 9-12 Classes
  • Top 20 Rosettes

Naomi Shaw

  • Highest Scoring: Agility

Pamela Metts Boyer

  • Master Junior
  • Junior Class Placements

Robyn Marshall

  • Veteran Dog 7-9 Classes

Sarah Price

  • Herding Titled Dog

Shelby Vannarsdall

  • Top 20 Rosettes

Sidney Wilcox

  • Best Bred By

Stephanie Smith

  • Puppy Dog 9-12 Classes
  • American Bred Dog Classes
  • Bred By Dog Classes
  • Open Bitch Classes

Victoria Paul

  • Highest in Trial: Obedience
Banquet Sidney Wilcox
Catalog Carol Cossey
CGC Lauren Trathen
Coordinator Sidney Wilcox
Event Catalog Josi Dahl
Event Treasurer Pam Boyer
Grounds/Grooming Pam Metts Boyer
Journee Carol Froid Cossey
Karla Davis
Eric Beauceron Dmdl
Judges gifts Sidney Wilcox
Logo Welsh Stump
Logo Wear Sidney Wilcox
Lunches & Hospitality Sidney Wilcox
Pam Boyer
Most Versatile Beauceron Gabby Murdock
Parade of Title Holders Josi Dahl
Peewees Gabby Murdock
Performance Gabby Murdock
Premium deadlines Sidney Wilcox
Carol Cossey
Raffle Sidney Wilcox
Ribbons Karla Davis
Sidney Wilcox
Show Chair Carol Cossey
Souvenirs Courtney Goddard
Top 20 Josi Dahl
Trophies Sidney Wilcox
Webmaster Robyn Salley
Welcome Bags Lauren Trathen
Amy Pittman

Questions?  Send them to us via the web site’s contact form and we’ll get you answers as soon as practical.