Location … 2016 – Returning home to California State University at Long Beach (CSULB) … “GO BEACH”

CSULB’s construction, which required Great Western Terrier Association and the Long Beach Kennel Club to move to The Queen Mary temporarily, has been completed and GWTA and LBKC received an invitation to return to the new and renovated George Allen Field at CSULB. While enjoying the beachfront property at The Queen was breathtaking, so too was the price tag and we are elated to receive the invitation to return back to CSULB and the George Allen Field. The new renovations have added bleachers, lights and new fencing, a completely lasered flat field with short grass, easy access and affordability. To say the least … it is a spectacular site!

Great Western Terrier Association and Long Beach Kennel Club have consolidated efforts for one weekend of events and have invited the Kennel Club of Beverly Hills to join them Friday thru Sunday, June 24-25-26, 2016:

  • Kennel Club of Beverly Hills – Friday, June 24, 2016 with Puppy Group and cash prizes
  • Long Beach Kennel Club – Saturday, June 25, 2016 with Bred By Group and cash prizes
  • Great Western Terrier Association – Sunday, June 26, 2016 with Sweepstakes Group and cash prizes

Our Show Chairman is Cecily Skinner – tarascwt@aol.com .

We look forward to having you join us in this 3-day event which will also feature three days of all-breed obedience.

On Sunday, June 26, 2016, the Southern California Sporting Dog Fanciers Group Club, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club of Southern California, Havanese Club of Southern California, Dalmatian Club of Southern California and Keeshond Club of Southern California will also be hosting events at CSULB.

We are extremely excited to be “coming home” to CSULB … our Alma Mater … where day of show parking is only $5 per day and we encourage all to come and enter your puppies, bred by dogs and Sweepstakes youngsters to win the cash prizes that will be awarded.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call Karen or myself at 760-728-7133. Look forward to seeing all of you in June, 2016 …

Jack Smith
Great Western Terrier Association

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You can download the premium lists for the June 19, 20 & 21 Terrier shows and the Earthdog trials on June 22 & 23 below:

Friday Specialties

Saturday and Sunday shows

Earthdog trials

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2015 SHOWS WILL BE HELD ON JUNE 19, 20 & 21

The 2015 shows are in process and will be held on Friday, June 19 (Independent Specialties, Obedience & Rally) and Saturday & Sunday, June 20 & 21 at the Queen Mary Event Park in Long Beach, CA.  The GWTA Earthdog trials will be held on Monday & Tuesday, June 22 & 23 at Canyon RV Park.  Long Beach & Beverly Hills KC will be holding their all breed shows on June 27 & 28 at the Queen Mary Event Park.  Mark your calendars & join us in 2015!

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Earthdog Tests October 25 & 26

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The Border Terrier Club of Southern California will be holding their Earthdog Tests and Halloween Spooktacular on October 25 & 26 at Canyon RV Park.  Download premium list.   Saturday’s activities will include Earthdog Tests, a Farmhunt, a Halloween Costume Contest, Terrier Races, raffle, Boo-Tiques and a potluck lunch.  On Sunday activities will be  Earthdog Tests, Farmhunt, Boo-Tiques and potluck lunch.


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Judging Programs are on Jack Bradshaw’s website

flash-in-flowers2[1]I am getting emails requesting the judging times for the Friday, Saturday & Sunday shows.  The judging programs are available on the superintendant’s website www.jbradshaw.com.  For your convenience, below are the direct links for each day:

Friday Independent Specialties:

Saturday GWTA shows

Sunday GWTA shows

Don’t forget about Earthdog trials on Monday & Tuesday!  Download premium here.

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 A major construction project has just begun in the City of Long Beach to replace the Gerald Desmond Bridge. Traffic near the Port of Long Beach off the I-710 may or may not be impacted for our dog shows.  However, detour directions to reach the Queen Mary during this construction effort are below.

Detour Route – Motorists traveling on the Southbound I-710:

To reach the Queen Mary during the temporary closure:

  • Take the exit for “Downtown Long Beach – Convention Center – Aquarium” then the “Shoreline Drive” off-ramp.
  • Remain in the center lane for “South Waterfront Hotels – Aquarium” and follow the signs to the “Queen Mary – Cruise Ships.”


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062313-3209Our Premium Lists are available and can be downloaded below:

Friday, June 20th Independent Specialties & Obedience

Saturday & Sunday, June 21 & 22, GWTA shows

Monday & Tuesday, June 23 & 24, GWTA Earthdog



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