Your entry will not be complete until you have filled out your entry form, paid your entry fee, uploaded your documents, and filled out your biography.
General AWDF Championship Rules
- The trial/stadium field and tracking grounds are off limits to all handlers for 2 weeks prior to the competition.
- Championship helpers may not work any dogs entered in the championship fourteen days before the event and until the Championship trial activities are complete.
- During practice you may use food or toys on the field. Please be careful not to leave any food on the field. Training aids that are legal in the United States may be used in a sportsmanlike manner during the practice session, up until the draw. Thereafter, the use of training aids such as stimulant collars are strictly prohibited at the venue, including the parking lot.
- You must have current membership in your AWDF breed or sport club and be in good standing with the AWDF.
- You may enter through your breed club or sport club.
- Your dog must be 18 months old.
- You must have an AWDF or FCI recognized scorebook.
- Your entry and scorebook must be approved by your breed or sport club.
- Stadium practice times will be scheduled. Once you have entered and paid contact Jeanita Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org with your preferred times. Practice will start at 7 a.m. If you are signing up as part of a group, ALL members of that group must be entered and paid for anyone in the group to get on the practice list.
- All trial equipment (obedience and protection) will be in place subject to any potential COVID-19 precautionary measures which will be determined within one week from the commencement of the trial and announced then.
- You must be entered in the trial and fees paid to add your name to the sign-up sheet. Stadium practice will be Wednesday for obedience and Thursday for protection and sign up will open when entries open.
- Each person will be given 7 minutes for an obedience session and 7 minutes for a protection session. You are encouraged to sign up in groups to allow for more time on the field.
- You must provide your own helper and their equipment.
- Handers are expected to conduct themselves in a sportsman like manner. Actions deemed unsportsmanlike toward the practice official or another competitor or their dogs may be grounds for dismissal from the championship.
- You may use food or toys on the field. Please be careful not to leave any food on the field. Training Aids that are legal in the United States may be used in sportsmanlike manner during the practice session, along with other normal training equipment such as leashes and long lines. After the official start of the trial (draw night) training aids, such as stimulant collars, are no longer allowed at the venue, including the parking lot, etc.
- All competitors must attend the draw.
- The draw will be conducted in catalog order.
- You must present your original scorebook at the draw. Photocopies will not be accepted. Be sure you have room in your scorebook for the trial entry.
- If you have a bitch in season, notify the Trial Chair as soon as possible, they will be shown according to draw order for part A of the trial. In B and C phases, they will be placed at the end of the starting order and can only be shown after all other dogs have completed the B and C phases.
- Competitors who are trialing 2 dogs will be accommodated within the context of the draw and the schedule. Carpooling competitors will also be accommodated within the context of the draw and the schedule. Please notify the Trial Chair by Wednesday night if you are carpooling.
- No trading of draw positions will be permitted.