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Enter by Mail
Go to our section titled “Events” to download a premium for the show you want to enter. There will be an entry form inside of the premium.
Or use this PDF form and fill out online, print and mail:
Click HERE for entry form
What do I enter, Novice A, Novice B or Novice Preferred?
Novice A is for a handler that has not put a title on a dog. So if you do not have a title in any other class you go in Novice A. Everyone else enters Novice B. In the Novice Preferred class the dog’s jump height is 4” lower than the one he would normally jump and the dog gets 5 more seconds added to his normal jump height’s time. Anyone can enter Novice Preferred. There aren’t any restrictions. Some of the reasons people enter Novice Preferred is because the lower jump height and the added time benefits a dog that is older, it is easier for dogs with a certain size or build or for dogs coming back from an injury or for a slower dog or handler.
I want to enter Regular classes on Saturday and Preferred classes on Sunday, how do I do that?
You cannot enter Regular Classes one day and Preferred classes the other day. You must run all Regular classes or all Preferred classes at a show or cluster of shows.
Effective Jan 1, 2020, you may enter a mixture of both Regular and Preferred classes during a trial week-end. Either on the same day or other trial days. Any mixture of Regular and Preferred classes is allowed. Note that double Q’s can only be earned if both Standard and JWW are either both in Regular OR both in Preferred in the same trial day.
A separate entry form must be submitted when the same dog is being entered in a mixture of Regular and Preferred and/or different jump heights within the same trial weekend.
What jump height do I enter?
Just ask your trainer. They probably know what height your dog is going to jump. When your dog gets measured at the show, if he measures into another jump height we will change it then.
My confirmation says I need to be measured but I have a height card. What do I do?
Don’t worry about it. As long as the AKC has a height card on file for you it doesn’t matter what our confirmation says. To straighten it out, email your local trial secretary to let her know you have a height card. Make sure you get a reply.
I entered a show but now I can’t go. Can I get a refund?
The information on refunds is on the left side of the first page in our premiums. Each club decides on what refunds it will do. There are only 2 refunds that are required according to AKC rules:
You will get a full refund if you pull your dog before the closing date and time.
If your bitch goes into season you get a full refund minus a handling fee if you notify the trial secretary before the show starts. The handling fee with us is $5.00.
The AKC does not require a club to give any other refunds. However, most of the clubs we work with will give a 50% refund if a dog or handler is injured and sends us a Dr.’s note. Please check the premium.
What is the run order going to be?
Our run order stays the same most of the time. Our running order goes games first (T2B and FAST) then Excellent/Masters STD/JWW then Open STD/JWW then Novice STD/JWW. Premier runs either before or after Excellent/Masters. Sometimes you will run JWW before STD.
The running order is built on the history of the number of dogs in the class. We try to time classes so there are as few conflicts as possible. Sometimes it doesn’t run as smooth as we’d like for different reasons. For example, one judge has a course that is 198 yards and the other has a course that is 130 yards. This will cause one ring to move faster than the other ring and we might have a ring down waiting for the other ring OR we may change the running order to keep the show moving. Occasionally something happens but we try to keep the basic running order for all shows.
What time does my dog run?
Check-in time for each class is on the judging schedule. It is far from perfect. Generally, the check-in time is ½ hour before you start the walk through for the games and the start of Excellent/Masters. Check-in time does not give you time to unpack your stuff and walk your dog. As you get into Open and Novice most of the time you will have quite a bit more time before the walk through starts. Lots of things determine the actual start time of Open and Novice. For example, how fast the judge is, the length of the course, if the judge is a measuring judge and has to measure a lot of dogs, etc.. Remember the class cannot start before the check-in time. If they do, go see the trial secretary because they have to let you walk and run.
Nor Cal Updates
Jan 17 – 19 – Border Terrier Club of the Redwoods
At Murieta Equine Complex (Rings 3-4), Rancho Murieta – Closes Jan 1
Jan 25 – 26 – Golden Gate Pembroke Welsh Corgi Fanciers
At Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa – Closes Jan 8
Feb 22 – 23 – Mission Trail Poodle Club
At Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa – Closes Feb 5
Feb 28 – March 1 – Bay Area Rhodesian Ridgeback Club
At Thorson’s Arena, San Martin – Closes Feb 12
Mar 27 – 29 – Sacramento Valley Sheltand Sheepdog Club
At Dixon May Fairgrounds, Dixon – Closes Mar 11
So Cal Updates
Here’s a link to a 2020 list of trials showing Ex/M run order for one judge trials! – SoCal List of Trials
Jan 24-26 – Dog Agility Club of Ventura
Closes Jan 8 – Freedom Park East. Lavonda Herring is judging. Fri – Ex/Master small dogs run first
Jan 25 – 26 – Golden Retriever Club of San Diego
Closes Jan 8 – Green Oaks Ranch – Windle Ewing is judging. Ex/Master Tall dogs go first.
Jan 31 – Feb 2 – Southern California Portuguese Water Dog Club
Closes Jan 16 – Industry Hills, with judges Oksana Syrkin and Torka Poet.
Feb 7 – 9 – Samoyed Club of Los Angeles
Closes Jan 15 – Industry Hills with judges Peter Liu and Dawn Glaser-Falk.
Feb 15 & 16 – South Coast Vizsla Club
Closes Jan 29 – Mile Square Park with Steve Larrison judging. Ex/Master Tall dogs run first.
Feb 21 – 23 – Silver Bay Kennel Club
Closes Feb 7 – Del Mar Fairgrounds with Laura English and Linda Robertson. Fri – runs small to tall
Feb 22 – 23 – Papillon Club of Southern California
Closes Feb 5 – Freedom Park East. Judge is Lisa Jarvis. Ex/Master small dogs run first.
Check the Premium list on the Events page for more information.
LA / Orange / Ventura Counties
San Diego Area
Nor Cal and Oregon
PO Box 6211
Gardnerville, NV 89460