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Quick Links: Agility trials

Smack Dab's Agility Club of Warrenville, March 3-5, 2017
Lyons Township Dog Training Club, May 12-14, 2017
Smack Dab's Agility Club of Warrenville, May 27-28, 2017
German Shepherd Dog Training Club, June 10-11, 2017
Stone City Kennel Club, July 8-9, 2017
Lyons Township Dog Training Club / Golden Retriever Club of Illinois, July 28-30, 2017

Quick Links: Obedience trials

Stone City Kennel Club, January 7-8, 2017

Quick Links: Specialty shows

Illiana Collie Fanciers Collie Specialty Show, January 25, 2017
Chicago Collie Club Collie Specialty Show, January 26, 2017

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...


Stone City Kennel Club January 7 (trial 1), January 7 (trial 3), and January 8 (trial 2), 2017

Stone City Kennel Club
13606 W. Laraway Road
New Lenox, Il. 60451

First entry $28, second entry $20.

Mail entries to:

Robert Olson - SCKC
817 Ogden Ave #3549
Lisle, IL 60532-8549


Illiana Collie Fanciers February 25, 2017

AM show (Mrs. Susan Bertrand)

PM show (Meredith Hector)

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 8, 2017.


Chicago Collie Club February 26, 2017

AM show (Regular Classes - Ms. Gayle Kaye; Sweepstakes - Lenice Adams)

PM show (Regular Classes & Junior Showmanship - Ms. Marjorie Tuff)

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 8, 2017.


Smack-Dab's Agility Club of Warrenville March 3, 4, and 5, 2017

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

Trial secretary: Robert Olson, secretary@livetrial.net
Opens 8am January 4, 2017
Random draw closes 6pm January 25, 2017
Random draw 6pm January 27, 2017
Trial closes 6pm February 17, 2017
$20 first and second run per dog per day; $15 each additional run


Lyons Township Dog Training Club May 12, 13, and 14, 2017

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

Judges Mark Upshaw and Diane Fyfe. All classes offered.

Trial secretary: Robert Olson, secretary@livetrial.net
Opens 9am March 13, 2017
Random draw closes 6pm April 18, 2017
Random draw 7:30 pm April 18, 2017
Trial closes 6pm April 28, 2017
$21 for the 1st, $18 for the 2nd, $15 for the 3rd, $12 for the 4th, and $10 for the 5th and 6th entry, per dog, per day


Smack-Dab's Agility Club of Warrenville May 27 and 28, 2017

New site!

West Dundee Field House aka LifeZone 360
999 West Main Street
West Dundee, IL 60118
http://lifezone360.com/

Trial secretary: Robert Olson, secretary@livetrial.net
Opens 8am March 15, 2017
Random draw closes 6pm April 12, 2017
Random draw 6pm April 14, 2017
Trial closes 6pm May 12, 2017
Entry fees: $20.00 / $20.00 / $15.00 / $15.00 / $10.00

Judges Lauren Duckworth and Erin Schaefer


German Shepherd Dog Training Club June 10 and 11, 2017

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

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

Trial secretary: Robert Olson, secretary@livetrial.net
Opens 6am February 27, 2017
Trial closes 6pm May 27, 2017

If you are interested in working the signup sheets will open up when the trial opens. All volunteers will receive a free lunch, just see the ring stewards for your worker's sticker.


Stone City Kennel Club July 8 and 9, 2017

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

Trial secretary: Robert Olson, secretary@livetrial.net
Opens 8am May 29, 2017
Random draw closes 5pm June 9, 2017
Random draw 10am June 10
Trial closes 5pm June 23, 2017
Entry Fees: $25.00 / $15.00 / $15.00


Lyons Township Dog Training Club July 28, 2017

Golden Retriever Club of Illinois July 29 and 30, 2017

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

Trial secretary: Robert Olson, secretary@livetrial.net
Opens 8am May 6, 2017
Random draw closes 6pm May 30, 2017
Random draw 8pm July 1, 2017
Trial closes 8pm July 14, 2017

Judges Annette Narel and Clyde Closson.

Entry Fees: $22.00 / $18.00 / $16.00 / $12.00 / $10.00


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.