Dear Member, We thank you for your patience during this trying time of rescheduling a National Specialty in short order. As earlier posted, the location of the 2020 National Specialty has been changed to Gray Summit, MO at the Purina Farms location. It will be an outdoor show, only with indoor emergency / hazardous weather option. Considering an array of challenges at this time, we have determined it best to shorten time and events that will be taking place. Below is the TENTATIVE schedule that we have arrived at:

Saturday, October 17th - Coursing and Possible Racing Sunday

October 18th - Coursing and Possible Racing Monday

October 19th - Sweeps / African Match / Evening Events

Tuesday, October 20th – Conformation / Evening Events

Wednesday, October 21st – Conformation Concludes

Obedience, Rally, Agility will not be offered due to the logistics of holding these events outdoors, and the uncertainly of being to move indoors in the event of an emergency / hazardous weather. REMEMBER: All of this is contingent on the progress of COVID-19 and the State of Missouri, Franklin County rules and regulations in place at the time. Franklin County COVID-19 rules, statics, and information can be found at

AKC Conformation COVID-19 Suggested Best Practices

AKC Lure Coursing COVID- 19 Suggested Best Practices

New Editor

BCOA is pleased to announce Laurie Gregory has volunteered to edit the BulletinBoard newsletters.  The Club still needs a Yearbook editor.  Contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in giving it a go.

National Specialty Changes

It has been decided that the 2020 Specialty location in Mesquite, Texas will be moved to 2022.

For this year (October 2020) plans will be made to hold an abbreviated BCOA National Specialty at Purina Farms in Gray Summit, MO as an outdoor show, only to use indoors if needed for inclement weather. We are actively working on ironing out all of the details and will announce them as they unfold. As mentioned, this will be tentative, as we still need to watch the next couple of months how the pandemic evolves. 

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 BOCA Information in Florida

BCOA member volunteers set up and manned the Club information booth during the National Championship events.

Extension Approved

The AKC Board has voted to extend the open registration period for Basenji imports from Africa to December 31, 2030 as requested by BCOA.

Collector Cards

2018 Card

The 2018 Card is available for purchase at the Online Shop.

New at B University 
Breeder Interview

Laurie Pond interviews Judy Cunningham, Vikentor Basenjis

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