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The Airedale, An American Gothic!
National Floating Specialty and TCATC Designated Specialty

August 23 - 27, 2023

Twin Cities Airedale Terrier Club invites you to enjoy summer in Minnesota when we host an historic week of

competitions for our versatile Airedale Terriers with the Airedale Terrier Club of America.

One lucky person will win this painting at our member Banquet on Aug. 27, 2023. That could be YOU! For every $10 Sponsor Donation to our 2023 Floater Weekend Events in Minnesota we will add in an entry with your name in the Banquet Drawing. Artist Jordan Pesta will do the honors and call to notify the winner that night, so stay by your phone! Click here to become a Sponsor today!

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Friend of the Floater


Conformation, Obedience & Rally Competitions

Washington County Fairgrounds

12300 North 40th St

Lake Elmo, MN
(GPS programs may also list as

McFair Ave. N., Stillwater, MN)

Headquarters Hotel

Sheraton St. Paul Woodbury Hotel

(Use link below for the Floater Rate!)

Book 2023 ATCA Floater Headquarters Hotel

676 Bielenberg Drive

Woodbury, MN 55125


Conformation, Obedience & Rally Competitions


  • North Star Terrier Association Specialty (Thursday, August 24)

          Puppy & Veteran Sweepstakes - Brenda Holmen, Judge

          Regular Conformation Classes - Cindy Vogels , Judge 
          NOHS - Mary C. Murphy‐East, Judge

          Obedience & Rally - Richard Woods, Judge

  • ATCA National Floating Specialty (Friday, August 25)

          Puppy & Veteran Sweepstakes - Jean Surfus, Judge

          Regular Classes - Anne Barlow, Judge

          Obedience & Rally - Karen J. Anderson, Judge


  • Twin Cities Airedale Terrier Club Designated Specialty (Saturday, August 26)

          Puppy & Veteran Sweepstakes - Rhae Drijber, Judge

          Regular Classes - Richard Powell, Judge


  • St. Croix Valley Kennel Club All-Breed Dog Show (Sunday, August 27)

          Regular Classes - Ken Murray, Judge


(all judges listed subject to AKC approval)

Weekend Social Events

Wednesday, August 23 - night Hospitality Room


Friday, August 25 - morning ATCA Floating Specialty continental breakfast in the show grooming area.


Friday, August 25 - night Paddle Boat Cruise & Supper Buffet down the picturesque St. Croix River Valley

Saturday, August 26 - night ATCA Floater / TCATC Specialty Banquet historic country Outing Lodge at Pine Point, Stillwater, MN

Floating Weekend Hunting Related Events


* Retriever Training - Kelley Land & Cattle Company (Thursday, August 24)

  Marine on St. Croix, MN


* Hunting Dog Conformation Sweepstakes Class (Friday, August 25)

  (new addition to conformation classes)


* AKC Hunt Test for Airedale Terriers with Scott Lichty (Saturday, August 26)

  Good Go ING Kennels, Baldwin, WI


* AKC Retriever Hunt Test - Northern Flight Retriever Association (Sunday, August 27)

  Kelley Land & Cattle Company


List of Hunting Events

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