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    Entering an Event

    You have two choices in entering an event. You can enter and pay online with a credit card, or you can fill out a valid AKC entry form and mail it in.

    How to Enter and Pay Online with a Credit Card:

    You can now pay through this website for your entries. Here are the steps necessary for entering your entries online.

    1. Create a new account.

    2. Once you have an account you then need to login to that account.

    3. Next you need to add your owner's information, handler's name if it is different from owner, dog's information, dog's registration information and dog's AKC agility titles, if any. You can access this from My Dogs link from the left-hand-menu.

    All of this information needs to be filled out BEFORE entering any trial to make sure all information which is required for an entry is available.

    4. Now you are ready to enter an upcoming event.

    Enter by Mail:

    1. Go to our section titled upcoming events to download a premium for the show you want to enter. There will be an entry form inside of the premium.

    You may also use this blank AKC Agility Entry form with drop down boxes to fill in. Click on the link and fill in your dog's information and print it for each trial. Be sure and put in the Club’s name and trial dates at the top.

    BLANK AKC ENTRY FORM

    Filling out your entry form

    Most of the entry form is easy to understand. There are a few places you may have some questions. Here is some help. For a complete copy of AKC’s Regulations for Agility go to http://www.akc.org/pdfs/rulebooks/REAGIL.pdf

    1. My dog needs to be measured or my dog has a permanent height card

    This can get confusing if you are new to agility. Here is some help:

    Your dog needs to be measured if:
    • Your dog has never been measured before
    • Your dog has only been measured at a show by a judge who is not a VMO judge (Volunteer Measuring Official). If a VMO judge has measured your dog, you will have received a yellow paper with your dog's measurement on it that can be used as a temporary height card until your dog is two years old.
    • Your dog is OVER two years old and you have not been measured since then by a VMO judge or AKC Rep (AKC Field Representative)
    • Your dog is OVER two years old and you only have one measurement by a VMO judge or an AKC Rep. This means you will only have one yellow measurement paper since your dog turned two.
    • Your dog is OVER two years old and your dog has been measured two times by different VMO judges or AKC Reps and each measurement puts you into a different jump height. You will need a third official measurement to determine your jump height.

    You do not need to be measured if:

    • Your dog is UNDER two years old and has been measured once by a VMO judge or AKC Rep. You will have one yellow measuring slip.
    • Your dog is OVER two years old and you have two measurements by two different VMO judges or AKC Reps that put your dog into the same jump height even though you have not yet received your permanent height card from the AKC. You will have two yellow slips.
    • You have received a permanent height card from the AKC.

    More measuring information

    • If your dog needs to be measured, he needs to be measured before you run. If you get measured after you run and you had a qualifying run, it can be taken away. You are responsible for getting your dog measured before you run. No one will tell you to go get measured. It is no longer required that you submit a copy of your dog's jump height card (if you have one) with your entry form or show it during day of show check-in. However, you should have it or any yellow measuring forms with you in case a judge or an AKC Rep asks to see it.
    • For dogs between 15 months and two years of age, only one measurement is required by a VMO judge or AKC Rep. The handler will retain the yellow measurement form. This form is the dog's temporary jump height card. The AKC does not issue a card before a dog is two years old. This temporary jump height card form expires on the dog's second birthday.
    • After two years of age two measurements that measure the dog into the same jump height are required by two different VMO judges or AKC Reps. Occasionally these two measurements put the dog in two different jump heights; in this case, a third measurement will be used to determine the dog's official jump height. A dog that needs a third measurement should be entered in the jump height from the last measurement he received until he gets his third measurement. The handler keeps all yellow forms as proof of his dog's jump height until the permanent jump height card is received from the AKC. No permanent height card will be issued until the second (or third) measurement is officially recorded.
    • A trial may not have a VMO judge or AKC Rep present. If there is not a VMO judge or AKC Rep at a trial, dogs that are over two years old and have not had a measurement since turning two or are under two years old and have not been measured, must be measured by the judge judging the trial. The measurement will only be effective for that set of trials, excluding the dogs jumping in the 24-inch or 26-inch height division. 24-inch and 26-inch dogs do not need to be measured if a VMO judge or AKC Rep is not at the trial.

    2. Height at Withers

    A dog's withers are a the base of his neck over his shoulders. If your dog has never been measured, stand your dog with his side along a wall, use something flat like a ruler, and put it across the dog's withers so the end touches the wall. Take a pencil and draw a mark there. Then measure from the floor to the mark and that will give you the approximate height of your dog to fill out your entry. When you get to the show you will be measured for his correct height. When in doubt, enter the lower jump height. If the judge measures you taller than the jump height you entered, you can be moved up in height at the show. There are some instances where if you measure lower you will not be able to move to the lower jump height if you want to.

    3. Jump Height

    Here is some information and rules about jump heights to help you decide what height to jump your dog and the table of jump heights for the size of your dog.

    In the Regular Classes, you CAN jump a higher jump height than your dog is measured. If an AKC Rep or VMO judge at the show measures your dog into a lower jump height than you entered, you MAY change to a lower jump height at the show if you want to. If your dog is measured at he show by a judge who is not a VMO judge and measures lower than what you entered, you CANNOT be moved to the lower jump height at the show. If your dog is measured at the show and measures higher than your entry, you WILL BE moved up in the jump height (you cannot jump at a lower height).

    In the Preferred Classes, unlike the Regular Classes, dogs in the Preferred Classes CANNOT jump in a higher class. If your dog is measured at the show and measures lower or higher than your entry, you WILL BE moved to the correct jump height no matter who measures.

    Jump height tables

    Regular classes: (Read more about Regular classes below)
    8 Inches: For dogs 11 inches and under at the withers.
    12 Inches: For dogs 14 inches and under at the withers.
    16 Inches: For dogs 18 inches and under at the withers.
    20 Inches: For dogs 22 inches and under at the withers.
    24 Inches: For dogs over 22 inches at the withers.
    26 Inches: Dogs may be entered at this height at their owner's discretion.


    Preferred classes: (Read more about Preferred classes below)
    4 Inches: For dogs 11 inches and under at the withers.
    8 Inches: For dogs 11 inches and under at the withers.
    12 Inches: For dogs 14 inches and under at the withers.
    16 Inches: For dogs 18 inches and under at the withers.
    20 Inches: For dogs 22 inches and under at the withers.

    4. Regular or Preferred Classes, Regular Novice A or B, T2B:

    You can enter your dog in Regular Standard, JWW, FAST and T2B OR Preferred Standard, JWW, FAST and T2B; you cannot enter regular classes and preferred classes on the same day or on the same weekend. Any dog may enter the Preferred Classes.

    Regular Classes (Novice A, Novice B, Open, Excellent A, Excellent B):

    These classes are Standard, Jumpers with Weaves, and FAST, as defined by the AKC.

    If entering the Regular Novice A or B classes, be sure and enter the correct class:
    • Novice A is for dogs that have never acquired any AKC agility title. Additionally, a dog entered in Novice A must be handled by a person that has never put an AKC agility title on any dog, and the handler must be the owner, co-owner, or a member of the owner's household. Handlers that co-own a dog and have never put an AKC agility title on a dog may enter the Novice A class regardless of the other co-owner's AKC agility accomplishments. Dogs eligible for Novice A may be entered in the Novice B class at the discretion of the owner.
    • Novice B is for dogs that have acquired the Novice Agility Standard title, the Novice Jumpers with Weaves title, the Novice FAST title, or any Preferred titles; the persons who have handled a dog to any AKC agility title; and for dogs being handled by someone other than the owner, co-owner, or household member subject to the restrictions listed above.

    Preferred Classes (Novice P, Open P, Excellent AP, Excellent BP):

    Preferred classes are offered in Standard, Jumpers with Weaves and FAST. These classes are for those of you who, for whatever reasons, might wish to jump at a 4 inch lower height than your Regular class height and have 5 extra seconds to complete the course. The 5 seconds is added to the time of your Regular jump height. If you jump 16" in a Regular class and 12" in a Preferred class, the extra 5 seconds is added to the time for the Regular 16" dogs, not the regular 12" dogs. Any dog can be entered in the Preferred classes. Older dogs, novice handlers, novice dogs, dogs coming back from an injury, and people/dogs needing more time and lower heights all benefit from this class.

    • Novice P - There are no Novice A or Novice B classes in the Preferred Standard, Jumpers with Weaves and FAST. There is only one class Novice P for all Preferred Novice dogs. It does not matter who handles the dog.

    5. T2B or T2B Preferred Class

    T2B is not separated into different levels of Novice, Open and Excellent like Regular, Preferred and FAST classes. All levels run together. You can choose regular T2B or T2B Preferred. In Regular T2B the fastest dog in the jump height sets the Standard Course Time. In Preferred T2B the fastest Preferred dog in the jump height sets the Standard Course Time. In Preferred T2B a dog jumps 4" lower than his Regular jump height. For more information about the T2B class to to https://www.akc.org/events/agility/time2beat.cfm

    6. Registration Number

    • Check the "AKC NO" box if you have a number that starts with 2 letters followed by 8 numbers. If you have a mixed breed dog you will check this box and will have a number that starts with MA.
    • When you check the "PAL/ILP NO" box you will have either PAL followed by 6 numbers OR ILP followed by 6 numbers. It is not PAL/ILP666666 or ILP/PAL666666. It is one or the other.
    • If you have a foreign registered dog, call Maggie at 623-556-8460 so she can go over the rules for your dog with you.

    7. Make Sure Your Entry is Valid

    The AKC required these 6 items are done correctly. If they are not done correctly, AKC rules state that it is an invalid entry and must be returned. Be sure to do the following:

    1. Sign your entry. The signature line is a the bottom of the Agreement page.
    2. Keep the Agreement attached to the entry form (don't rip the page in half!).
    3. Fill in every space on the entry.
    4. Entry must be received AFTER Opening date & time and BEFORE Closing date & time.
    5. Send a check for the correct amount.
    6. Make the check out to the correct person. You can find out who this is at the top of the entry form in the premium.

    In addition we ask that you:

    1. Please write legiby.
    2. Send a separate check for each trial.
    3. When sending entries for two separate shows in one envelope please fold separately so when they are received they can be sorted into the correct show.
    When finished, send it all to:

    Southern California

    Maggie Mascari
    PO Box F
    Pine Mtn Club, CA 93222-0006
    (661) 242-2389
    Email: Maggie


    Northern California

    Brenda Farrington
    23680 Baxter Rd
    Wildomar, CA  92595
    (951) 813-8667
    Email: Brenda