MBTCA National and Van Hildrikhusen Trophy Show

The MBTCA National and Parent Specialty Shows

The Miniature Bull Terrier Club of America’s annual National show is held each year in October. Locations vary across the United States. The National includes three shows with entry open to registered Miniature Bull Terriers from throughout the world:

National Specialty
Parent Specialty I
Parent Specialty II

The Van Hildrikhusen Trophy Show

A competition for American-Bred Miniature Bull Terriers

Lotte Frank created the Van Hildrikhusen Trophy Show in order to bring together North America’s best Miniature Bull Terriers in one arena. Like the Bull Terriers’ annual Silverwood competition, the Miniature Bull Terrier’s virtues may also be assessed and appropriately recognized at the Van Hildrikhusen Trophy Show.

There are four classes in the competition:

  1. Colored Dogs
  2. White Dogs
  3. Colored Bitches
  4. White Bitches

This competition is open to qualified Miniature Bull Terriers which were bred and whelped on the North American continent, its offshore islands, or the State of Hawaii. Additionally, entered dogs must be properly recorded (AKC, CKC, or Mexican KC “FICI”) to a full and non-probationary member of the Miniature Bull Terrier Club of America.

Entry in the Van Hildrikhusen Trophy Show requires submission of age-appropriate health testing with each entry. Entries will not be accepted without the required health documentation:

  • PLL Testing: All Dogs. PLL Clear By Parentage Offspring will be accepted using OFA guidelines.
  • UPC: 18 months and older.
  • Doppler Echocardiogram: 24 months and older.

In this situation, breeders will have an opportunity to view top Miniature Bull Terriers and to talk with breeders from other areas of the country and the world. They can relate their own progress to the breed, and make decisions concerning future matings that should move the breed forward at an accelerated pace. It is hoped, through this event, better understanding and closer cooperation will develop throughout the entire Miniature Bull Terrier fancy.