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Illiana Collie Fanciers Collie Specialty, February 27, 2016
Smack Dab's Agility Club, March 4-6, 2016
Collie Club of America Agility and Herding, March, 2016
Lyons Township Dog Training Club, May 13-15, 2016
Smack Dab's Agility Club, May 28-29, 2016
German Shepherd Dog Training Club, June 11-12, 2016
Golden Retriever Club of Illinois, July 29-31, 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.

Shortcut to the AKC events search page.

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...

Illiana Collie Fanciers February 27, 2016

AM show (Mrs. Joan E Kirkland regular classes, Jerry Sulewski Juniors)

PM show (Ms. Marianne Sullivan)

Two Specialty Shows (unbenched)
Fred Francis 4-H Field
Main Building
801 E. Francis Road
New Lenox, IL 60451
Show hours: 7:00am to 8:00pm
All judging will be indoors

Closing date Wednesday, February 10, 2016.

Smack-Dab's Agility Club of Warrenville March 4, 5, and 6, 2016

Car-Dun-Al Training Club
10783 Wolf Drive
Huntley, IL

Trial secretary: Robert Olson,
Opens 8am January 6, 2016
Random draw closes 6pm January 27, 2016
Random draw 6pm January 29, 2016
Trial closes 6pm February 19, 2016
$20 first run, $20 each additional run

If you are on the waitlist, the number listed in your confirmation email will match the number here. Think of this like the number you get in line at a deli - your number stays the same, but the "Next served" number advances as the people in front of you in line are served. The top number in the waiting list on the web page corresponds to the "Next served" number.

Collie Club of America 2016 National Specialty

Herding Trial March 20-21, 2016

High Reaches Farm
612 Fuqua Rd.
Rockfield, KY


Other trial information

Agility Trial March 22 and 23, 2016

Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center
937 Phillips Ln
Louisville, KY

Trial secretary: Robert Olson,
Opens 8am January 7, 2016. Entries unlimited.
Trial closes 6pm February 24, 2016
$30 first run, $15 second run, $10 third run
Classes offered: Standard, JWW, FAST (Tuesday), T2B (Wednesday)

Tuesday Results

Wednesday Results

Special events

We will be holding two special events at the trial on Tuesday, March 22: a Retired Canine Demonstration for retired agility dogs, and a Not Ready For Prime Time Demonstration for for dogs that arenít quite ready to show but can attempt most of a Novice JWW course. Toys are allowed.

If you wish to register please fill out and submit the Retired Canine Demonstration registration form or the Not Ready For Prime Time registration form. If you have any questions please contact Noreen Bennett at

Worker Signup

Online signups are completed since we're on the road. We'll have paper signups at the show if you want to sign up then. BIG THANK YOU to everyone for just about filling all of our worker spots!

Other trial information

Lyons Township Dog Training Club May 13, 14, and 15, 2016

Max McCook Athletic Center
4750 Vernon Ave
McCook, IL 60525-6002

Judges Kathy Guerra and Katherine Rudolph. All classes offered.

Trial secretary: Robert Olson,
Opens 9am March 14, 2016
Random draw closes 6pm April 19, 2016
Random draw 7:30 pm April 19, 2016
Trial closes 6pm April 29, 2016
$19 1st run, $19 2nd run, $15 3rd run, $12 4th run, $8 5th run

Smack-Dab's Agility Club of Warrenville May 28 and 29, 2014

Players Indoors Sports Center
1740 Quincy Avenue
Naperville, IL

Trial secretary: Robert Olson,
Opens 8am March 16, 2016
Random draw closes 8pm April 13, 2016
Random draw 6pm April 15, 2016
Trial closes 6pm May 11, 2016
Entry fees $20 / $20 / $15 / $15 / $10. Classes offered STD / JWW / Premier / T2B.

We will be having a Glory Run for retired dogs at this show. Use this link to register for the run.

German Shepherd Dog Training Club June 11 and 12, 2016

Pawsitively Heaven Pet Resort
10051 Kitty Avenue
Chicago Ridge, IL 60415-3025

Judge: Lisa Potts
Standard / JWW
This trial is accepting entries on a first received basis.
Entry Fees: $25.00 / 15.00

Trial secretary: Robert Olson,
Opens 6am March 21, 2016
Trial closes 6pm May 23, 2016

If you are interested in working the signup sheets are now available. All volunteers will receive a free lunch, just see the ring stewards for your workers sticker.

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

McCook Athletic & Exposition Center
4750 Vernon Ave
McCook , IL
Trial secretary: Robert Olson,
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

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.