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Golden Retriever Club of Illinois, July 29-31, 2016
Paw Power Blues Agility Club, September 3-4, 2016
Glenbard All Breed Obedience Club, October 15-16, 2016

New AKC Regular => Preferred crossover rules

Effective January 1, 2013, an exhibitor may show their dog in a preferred class that is equal to or less than where their dog is currently showing in the equivalent regular classes. As such, a MACH dog may initially enter Master Preferred level STD/JWW classes, skipping the lower Excellent, Open, and Novice preferred levels.

See the full description of the rules in this PDF document (revised version of November 16).

Trial Information

Information about past trials is available.

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Premiums for trials that Beth Elliott is secretary for are available on her web site.

Premiums for trials that Dave Behrens is secretary for are available on his web site.


Exhibitors please read

Effective January 1, 2010, exhibitors are no longer required to provide proof to Trial Secretaries that their dog has a valid jump height card as part of the check-in process. Furthermore, this change eliminates the need for a copy of the jump height card to be submitted with an entry form.

More details on the changes are available here.


Courses for...


Golden Retriever Club of Illinois July 29, 30 and 31, 2016

McCook Athletic & Exposition Center
4750 Vernon Ave
McCook , IL
Trial secretary: Robert Olson, secretary@livetrial.net
Opens 8am May 6, 2016
Random draw closes 6 pm June 30, 2016
Random draw 8 pm July 1, 2016
Trial closes 6 pm July 14, 2016

Friday - all Standard (including Premier), JWW (including Premier), FAST, and T2B classes
Saturday and Sunday - all Standard (including Premier), JWW (including Premier), and T2B classes

Entry fees: $20 for the first entry, $18 for the second, $15 for the third, $12 for the fourth, and $10 for the fifth and sixth entries per dog, per day


Paw Power Blues Agility Club September 3 - 4, 2016

Ho Chunk Expo Center-Southland
10 Southland Drive
Lynwood, IL

Trial secretary: Robert Olson, secretary@livetrial.net
Opens 8am June 19, 2016
Random draw closes 6 pm July 19, 2016
Random draw 8 pm July 20, 2016
Trial closes 6 pm August 20, 2016

Saturday and Sunday - all Standard (including Premier), JWW (including Premier), and T2B classes
Judges Terry Elger and Joan Mullen

Entry fees: $24 for the first entry, $16 for the second and third, $15 for the fourth, and $14 for the fifth entries per dog, per day


Glenbard All Breed Obedience Club October 15 - 16, 2016

Agility At The Farm
8N 861 Burlington Road
Campton Hills, IL

Trial secretary: Robert Olson, secretary@livetrial.net
Opens 8am August 8, 2016
Random draw closes 6 pm September 6, 2016
Random draw 6 pm September 7, 2016
Trial closes 6 pm September 28, 2016

Saturday and Sunday - all Standard (including Premier), JWW (including Premier), and T2B classes
Judge Rene Fitch

Entry fees: $24 for the first entry, $12 for the second and third, $10 for the fourth and fifth entries per dog, per day


Since I keep forgetting these, here are the AKC height divisions and the associated rules from the AKC agility regulations.

Section 3. Height Divisions, Measurement, Measuring Devices.

Dogs may only be entered in one jump height division per day for all classes. The following jump height divisions shall be used in all trial classes:
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.
Owners are responsible for entering the proper height divisions. Handlers may opt to enter in a higher height division for all Regular titling classes, but not division lower than their proper height division. If dog's height at the withers exceeds the maximum allowed for the jump height which the dog has entered, the dog shall be moved-up into the proper jump height the dog was measured prior to their run. In no case may a dog be moved down in height based on a judge's measurement at a trial. Dogs that run in a height division lower than their proper division will be eliminated. Judges reserve the right to measure any dog they believe might belong in a different division, and any dog whose entry in a given division might be questioned. Exception: Owners/Handlers that have in possession (on the show grounds) a permanent or valid temporary Jump Height Card for the dog in question, issued by the AKC Agility Dept., are exempt being measured and the judge shall accept the measurement that is listed on the Jump Height Card. All clubs are required to have an AKC approved official measuring device on site at the event. Only the approved measuring device shall be used to determine a dog's height for their Jump Height Card.