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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.

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


This original oil is Minnesota artist Jordan Pesta’s homage to Grant Wood,

commissioned by TCATC for the Floater Logo & custom framed by Dick Schlicht with barnwood from a granary on Mareth Kipp’s farm in Wisconsin. Details about how this could be yours coming early in 2023!

Conformation, Obedience & Rally Competitions

  • North Star Terrier Association Specialty (Thursday)
          Puppy & Veteran Sweepstakes - Judge TBA

          Regular Conformation Classes - Cindy Vogels  & NOHS - Judge TBA

          Obedience & Rally - Judge TBA

  • ATCA National Floating Specialty (Friday)
          Puppy & Veteran Sweepstakes - Jean Surfus, Judge

          Regular Classes - Gier Flykt-Pedersen, Judge

          Hunting Dog Conformation Sweepstakes - TBA Judge

          Obedience & Rally - Karen J. Anderson, Judge


  • Twin Cities Airedale Terrier Club Designated Specialty (Saturday)

          Puppy & Veteran Sweepstakes - Anne V. Curtis, Judge

          Regular Classes - Richard Powell, Judge


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

          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

Reservation & Payment

by Mail & Check

Preferred Method!

Reservation & Payment


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

Online Reservations and Payments Coming Very Soon!

Banquet Reservations

Payment by Mail & Check

Preferred Method!

Banquet Reservation

Payment On-Line

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