Ailigy Trials - January 9-11, 2015 at the Morgan County Celebration

ENTRIES WILL OPEN ON Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 8:00 am at the Trial
Susan Plaiss, DAKC Trial Secretary
107 Crystal Lake Drive
Madison, AL 35757
Secretary’s address. All entries received before this date will be returned. Overnight or certified mail
must be sent with the “No Signature Required” waiver signed. Envelopes/transactions containing entries
for more than the ten (10) dog maximum and/or entries received prior to the opening date shall be
treated as an invalid entry and shall be returned to the sender. No hand delivered entries accepted
during the first 24 hours.
ENTRIES CLOSE ON Wednesday December 22, 2014 at 6:00 pm after which time
entries cannot be accepted, cancelled, altered, or substituted except as provided for in Chapter 11,
Section 6 of the Rules Applying to Dog Shows and/or Chapter 1, Section 16 of the Regulations for
Agility Trials.
PREMIUM LIST
AKC All-Breed Agility Trial
This Event is Accepting Entries for Dogs listed
in the AKC Canine Partners program
Decatur Alabama Kennel Club, Inc.
Member of the American Kennel Club
Entries Open: November 5, 2014
Entry Method: First Received
Notice to all Exhibitors
The building will be open to exhibitors after 5:00PM
Thursday January 8, 2015
3 Days – 1 Judge – 2 Rings
Limited to 330 entries per day.
Morgan County Celebration Arena
67 Horse Center Road
Decatur, AL 35603
Friday January 9, 2015 Event # 2015458301
Saturday January 10, 2015 Event # 2015458302
Sunday January 11, 2015 Event # 2015458303
STD, JWW and T2B All Days
Trial Hours: 7:00AM to 6:00PM
THIS TRIAL WILL BE HELD INDOORS ON PACKED DIRT
Ring sizes: 85 x 100 feet
Electronic timers will be used at these trials
Std, JWW and T2B ALL DAYS
Premiums located at www.DAKC.org
American Kennel Club Certification
Permission is granted by the American Kennel Club for the holding of this
event under American Kennel Club rules and regulations.
James P. Crowley, Secretary
Decatur Alabama Kennel Club OFFICERS
President
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
Training Director
Board Members
Bruce Plaiss
Chris Putman
Tina Roux
Shirley Reid
Tracy Ditzler
Amanda Haag, Betty Young, Mark
Young
Trial Chairperson
Bruce Plaiss
532 Orvil Smith Road
Harvest, AL 35749
256-837-7951
[email protected]ahoo.com
Bruce Plaiss
Chris Putman
Tina Roux
Mark Young
Betty Young
Day
Friday
Event Secretary
Susan Plaiss
107 Crystal Lake Drive
Madison, AL 35757
256-289-0855
[email protected]
Event Committee
Tracy Ditzler – Hospitality
Walter Seay – Chief Course Builder
Katrina Maddux – Chief Ring Steward
Shirley Reid
Judge
Mary Mullen(28605)
8417 Holly Ct
Evansville, IN 47710-4957
All classes Friday, Saturday and Sunday
JUMP HEIGHT CARDS
Jump height cards are no longer required to be submitted with the entry form.
The entry form has been changed to indicate whether the dog needs to be
measured. If the dog needs to be measured, it is the handler’s responsibility to
ensure that the box on the entry form is checked, and that the dog is measured
prior to running. If you are unsure, contact the trial secretary for assistance.
Saturday
Sunday
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Judging Schedule
Run Order – Alternate between ring 1 and ring 2
Judging begins: 8:00am
T2B, Nov JWW, Exc/Masters Std, Open JWW, Open
Std, Exc/Masters JWW, Novice Std
Judging begins: 8:00am
T2B, Nov JWW, Exc/Masters Std, Open JWW, Open
Std, Exc/Masters JWW, Novice Std
Judging begins: 8:00am
T2B, Nov JWW, Exc/Masters Std, Open JWW, Open
Std, Exc/Masters JWW, Novice Std
Registration 7:00 AM
Initial briefing 7:45 AM
Friday & Sunday: Dogs will be run low to high.
Saturday: Dogs will be run high to low.
Excellent and preferred classes will run in conjunction with the Master
classes for each jump height. Novice A and preferred classes will run in
conjunction with Novice B for each jump height.
JUMP HEIGHT DIVISIONS
Regular
Exhibitors may
choose to enter their
dog in a higher
height division than
required by AKC, but
not in a height
division lower than
the AKC mandated
height.
8”
12”
16”
20”
24”
26”
Preferred
All dogs entering the
Preferred Classes for the
first time MUST enter at the
NOVICE level in both Pref.
Std and Pref. JWW. The
following jump heights shall
be used in all Preferred
classes.
Information
Owners are responsible for
entering their dog in the
proper height division.
4”
8”
12”
16”
20”
N/A
11” and under at the withers
14” and under at the withers
18” and under at the withers
22” and under at the withers
Over 22” at the withers
At owner’s discretion
For dogs measuring…
Course Familiarization and Warm-Ups
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Handlers in all classes are permitted to walk the course, without a dog, during a
walk-through period held prior to the start of the class. The walk-through is
restricted to only handlers entered in that class. Handlers with multiple dogs, at
events with multiple rings may request to walk with a height group other than the
one their dog is entered in if a conflict is imminent.
A warm-up area, consisting of a regulation agility jump, shall be provided. The
warm-up area is to be used exclusively for warming up the dog and not for
training or relieving of the dog.
Ribbons, Prizes and Awards
Ribbons will be awarded for 1st through 4th place teams in each jump height in each
class. Dogs must qualify to receive placement ribbons. Qualifying ribbons will be
awarded to all dogs receiving qualifying scores. MACH and PACH ribbons will be
awarded for those finishing their championship title. Title ribbons will be awarded to
those dogs earning a new title at this event. Double Q ribbons will be awarded to teams
qualifying in both runs on the same day for those competing in the Master classes.
Confirmations
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A preliminary confirmation will be sent to the email address on
the AKC entry form after your entry has been processed. Please
review the information in the confirmation for errors and notify
the Trial Secretary of any corrections needed. If you do not have
an email address, please send a stamped, self-addressed post
card for a preliminary confirmation.
 Final confirmations and the judging schedule will be sent to the
email address on your entry form after the closing date. Final
confirmations will be sent via US mail ONLY if an exhibitor does
not have an active email address or upon specific request.
If the exhibitor has not received the final confirmation within a
week of the trial, please contact the Trial Secretary.
I answer all correspondence and acknowledge receipt of all moveups and corrections to entries. If you do not get a response from
me within two days, please contact me.
ENTRIES & CONFIRMATION
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Illegible, incomplete or incorrect entries will not be accepted. Sign entry form and
submit both sides of form (including agreement).
Entries not on official AKC form will not be accepted. Please write legibly!
Enclose a stamped postcard when requesting confirmation of entries.
Judging schedules, final confirmations and running orders will be sent by email
for those with a valid email address. Participants without email will receive a
hard copy confirmation via USPS.
DOGS ELIGIBLE TO ENTER
This trial is open to all dogs 15 months of age or older that are registered with the
American Kennel Club or are registerable breeds that have obtained an AKC, ILP or
PAL number. Bitches in season, aggressive dogs, blind or deaf dogs, or dogs suffering
from any deformity, injury or illness which may affect the dog’s physical or mental
performance are ineligible to participate. Mixed breed dogs that have been listed with
the AKC Canine Partners may participate provided their listing number has been
recorded on the entry form.
ENTRY FEES
First entry per day each dog (includes $3.50 AKC recording fee) ...................... $23.00
Second and third entry per day same dog (includes $3 AKC recording fee) ...... $13.00
Make checks payable to: DAKC and mail with entries to:
Trial Secretary, Susan Plaiss, 107 Crystal Lake Drive, Madison, AL 35757.
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ENTRY TIPS
Please don’t staple your check to the entry form. Use a paper
clip to attach it to your entries.
Please select class AND jump height AND indicate days
entered.
Please write legibly (or complete entry on the computer)!
Please double check the total due before writing the check
Make sure you submit both sides of the form. Your signature is
required on the back of the form. Any unsigned entries may
not be accepted and must be returned.
MOVE-UPS
Move-ups prior to trial must be received by 6 pm the Monday before the trial. Moveups will be official only when confirmation is received by the requesting party. For day
to day move-ups, the trial secretary must receive your completed move-up form by 15
minutes after close of judging each day. Blank forms will be provided at the trial.
Extended Waiting list
A waiting list of up to 200 runs per day will be maintained. Per Chapter 1, Section 16.1
of the Regulations for Agility Trials, a “waiting list close date” will be instituted. The
“waiting list close” will be 6 pm, Friday January 2, 2015. Full refunds will be given
to those exhibitors withdrawing ONLY for the runs that are able to be filled from the
waiting list.
NOTICE TO EXHIBITORS
1. The safety of the dogs is our primary concern. By entering this trial,
exhibitors acknowledge that they are familiar with the rules and regulations
of the sport, and that their dogs are familiar with and able to perform all
obstacles safely.
2. The trial-giving club, the Trial Secretary, their agents, employees, etc,
assume no responsibility for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by
exhibitors, handlers, or to any of their dogs or property and further
assumes no responsibility for injury to children.
3. Puppies under 4 months old are prohibited at AKC Agility Trials.
4. Entry fees will not be refunded in the event that a dog is absent,
disqualified, excused or barred from competition by the action of the Event
Committee.
5. No entry fee will be refunded if the trial cannot open or be completed by
reason of riots, civil disturbances, fire, and act of God, public emergency,
act of a public enemy, or any other cause beyond the control of the
organizing committee.
6. It is expressly understood that exhibitors alone are responsible for the
behavior of their dogs and/or children. Any exhibitor whose dogs and/or
children create unnecessary disturbances or repeatedly engage in unsafe
or disruptive behavior may, at the discretion of the Event Committee, be
asked to leave the trial site. In such case, no refund of any fees paid will be
made.
7. All dogs must be on a leash at all times except when in the ring or when
in the designated agility warm-up area.
8. Bitches in season are not permitted to compete in agility trials. Upon
presentation of a veterinarian certificate, total entry fees less $7 per day
will be refunded for bitches coming into season after the closing date. This
certificate must be presented to the Trial Secretary prior to the start of
judging on the first day of the trial or cluster of trials.
9. Returned checks do not constitute a valid entry fee. The Trial Secretary will
add a $35 collection fee to the amount of each returned check.
Subsequent returned checks from the same exhibitor may result in their
being put on a CASH ONLY basis.
10. Judges are not required to wait for dogs. Exhibitors are responsible for
being at the ring gate when it is their turn to run.
11. Exhibitors are responsible for cleaning up after their dogs. Please
help keep the trial site and hotels clean.
12. Exhibitors are responsible for complete, accurate and legible information
on their entry forms; illegible or incomplete entries cannot be entered into
the trial. All entries must be made on Official AKC Entry Forms or copies
and must include the Agreement and Rules and owner’s signature on the
back.
13. Running Orders will be emailed to exhibitors prior to the trial, per new AKC
regulations.
14. Smoking will not be allowed in the arena area.
Morgan County Celebration Arena NOTICE
1. NO ALCOHOL allowed on grounds at any time.
2. No use of tobacco products inside the building.
3. All R.V. and trailers must be R.V. hook-ups. No electric hook-ups will be
allowed in barn area.
4. All vehicles must be moved to the main parking lot after unloading.
5. Keep all vehicles off grass areas.
6. Dogs must be kept on a leash while on the show grounds.
7. Crating will be allowed after 5:00 PM on Thursday. The only crating
allowed prior to that will be for those helping to set up.
8. All aisles and roadways around the facility must be kept open at all times
due to fire regulations. Owners will be asked to move vehicles or will be
towed at owner’s expense.
9. Please help us maintain clean facilities and grounds during the trials by
placing litter and dog waste in trash receptacles or designated areas.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO THE TRIAL SITE
Morgan County Celebration Arena is located at 67 Horse Center Rd Decatur, AL
From Birmingham
Take I-65 N toward HUNTSVILLE. Take AL-67 exit, Exit 334, toward Priceville /
Summerville / Decatur. Turn right onto Point Mallard Pkway / AL-67. Travel
approximately 2.9 mi and take right onto Shoal Creek Road. Travel approximately
0.2 mi and take left onto Horse Center Road. 67 Horse Center Road is on right.
From Chattanooga
Take I-24 W toward NASHVILLE/BIRMINGHAM (Passing through GEORGIA, then
crossing into TENNESSEE). Take the US-64/US-72 exit, (EXIT 152A), toward
SOUTH PITTSBURG. Turn RIGHT onto US-72 W. Continue to follow US-72 W
(Crossing into ALABAMA). Continue on US-72W / I-565 W, Merge onto I-65 S via
Exit 1 toward Birmingham. Take AL-67 exit, Exit 334, toward Priceville /
Summerville / Decatur. Turn Left onto Point Mallard Parkway / AL-67. Travel
approximately 2.9 mi and take right onto Shoal Creek Road. Travel approximately
0.2 mi and take left onto Horse Center Road. 67 Horse Center Road is on right.
From Huntsville
Take I-565 W, Merge onto I-65 S via Exit 1 toward Birmingham. Take AL-67 exit,
Exit 334, toward Priceville/Summerville/Decatur. Turn Left onto Point Mallard
Parkway / AL-67. Travel approximately 2.9 mi and take right onto Shoal Creek
Road. Travel approximately 0.2 mi and take left onto Horse Center Road. 67
Horse Center Road is on right.
From Nashville
Take I-65 South toward HUNTSVILLE (Crossing into ALABAMA). Take AL-67 exit,
Exit 334, toward Priceville / Summerville / Decatur. Turn Left onto Point Mallard
Parkway / AL-67. Travel approximately 2.9 mi and take right onto Shoal Creek
Road. Travel approximately 0.2 mi and take left onto Horse Center Road. 67
Horse Center Road is on right.
Show Veterinarian on Call
Veterinarian (On Call)…………………………..…………………….……. Steve Osborne
914 Beltline Rd SW (256) 353-4339 or (256) 353-4339
Emergency Clinic…………….…Veterinary Regional Referral Hospital (256) 350-7001
2117 Veterans Drive, Decatur, AL 35602; Hours: 6:00 PM to 7:00 a.m.
Directions to Animal Emergency Clinic
From Site, turn left out of parking lot onto Horse Center Road, turn Left onto Shoal Creek
Road, turn Left onto AL-67 / Point Mallard Parkway (becomes Beltline Road). Travel
approximately 7.4 miles, turn right onto Veterans Drive, the clinic is on left.
Exhibitors should follow their veterinarians’ recommendations to assure their dogs
are free of internal and external parasites, any communicable diseases, and have
appropriate vaccinations. State health requirements include proof of current rabies
vaccination.
DAKC wants YOU to Volunteer!
It takes lots of workers, each putting in a little bit of time, to make a
successful trial weekend. Our volunteers will receive a voucher for a free
lunch.
Name:
Phone:
Email:
Jobs I would consider working and which classes:
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Job
Hospitals (With 24-Hour Emergency Rooms)
Decatur General Hospital, 1201 7th Street SE Decatur, AL 256-341-2000
Timer
Directions: From Site, turn left out of parking lot onto Horse Center Road, turn Left onto
Shoal Creek Road, turn Left onto AL-67 / Point Mallard Parkway (becomes Beltline Road),
travel approximately 7.2 miles. Turn right onto 6th Ave SE / US-31N, travel approximately
2.1 miles. Turn right onto 7th Street SE, travel approximately 0.4 miles. The hospital is on
the right.
HOTEL and RV INFORMATION
Gate Steward
Verify when making reservations that hotel still accepts dogs and any fees charged. Please
remember to pick up after your dog.
Hotels / RVs
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LaQuinta Inn & Suites(256) 355-9977 Decatur, AL
Comfort Inn & Suites (256) 355-1999 2212 Danville Rd., Decatur
Microtel Inns & Suites (256) 301-9995 2226 Beltline Rd., Decatur
Jameson Inn (256) 355-2229 2023 Beltline Rd., Decatur
RVs: Point Mallard Campground (256) 351-7772
RV Parking – There are RV hookups on the premises with water and electric*. RV parking
to be handled by Morgan County Celebration Arena.
Contact information: [email protected]
A SEPERATE check must be written for this - it CANNOT be included in your entry fees.
* Bathrooms available in the arena
* Showers and Dumping station on site.
Fri
Sat
Sun
4-8
12
16
Scribe
Ring Crew
Scribe Sheet Runner
Leash Runner
Trailer unloading/loading
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Class
Excellent Std
20
Open Std
Novice Std
Excellent JWW
Open JWW
Novice JWW
T2B
Classes & Heights you are entered:
Concessions - There will be NO concessions at the trial site.
Vendor Information
Vendors interested in booth space at this trial may contact Bruce Plaiss,
[email protected] (256) 837-7951
Please return this page with your entry if you can help!
DAKC thanks YOU in advance!
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AKC Rules, Regulations, Policies and Guidelines are available on the American Kennel Club Web site, www.akc.org.
OFFICIAL AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB AGILITY ENTRY FORM
Decatur Alabama Kennel Club
Event: 2015458301, 2015458302, 2015458303
Opens: November 5, 2014 ● Closes: December 22, 2014
Friday, January 9, 2015
□ STD
□ JWW
□ T2B
Saturday, January 10, 2015
□ STD
□ JWW
□ T2B
Sunday, January 11, 2015
□ STD
□ JWW
□ T2B
Daily Entry Fee: 1st run $23; 2nd & 3rd runs $13;
Make checks payable to: DAKC
Mail to: Susan Plaiss 107 Crystal Lake Drive, Madison, AL 35757
IMPORTANT: Carefully read instructions before filling out!
ENTRY FEE ENCLOSED
Choose Either Regular OR Preferred Classes
Circle one jump height, and circle class selections: Only one selection per class (STD, JWW,T2B)
REGULAR Classes
8” 12” 16” 20” 24”
STD Nov A Nov B Open Exc
26”
Master
PREFERRED Classes
4”
8”
12”
16”
20”
STD NovP OpenP ExcP MasterP
JWW Nov A Nov B
Open
Exc
Master
JWW NovP OpenP ExcP
MasterP
FAST Nov A Nov B
Open
Exc
Master
FAST NovP OpenP ExcP
MasterP
T2B T2B
Non-Regular Classes
This Dog Needs
□Yes
□No
T2B T2BP
International Sweepstakes □STD □JWW Select: □14”
SEX
To Be Measured
BREED
VARIETY
□18” □26”
HEIGHT AT WITHERS
CALL NAME
AKC® NAME (INCLUDE AKC TITLES ONLY)
AKC® NO □
Enter Complete Registration # below
ILP NO. □
PAL NO. □
FOREIGN REG. NO & COUNTRY □
DATE OF BIRTH
PLACE OF BIRTH (LIST COUNTRY)
BREEDER
AGREEMENT
I certify that I am the actual owner of the dog, or that I am the duly authorized agent of the actual owner whose name I
have entered. In consideration of the acceptance of this entry, I (we) agree to abide by the rules and regulations of The
American Kennel Club in effect at the time of this event, and any additional rules and regulations appearing in the
premium list of this event and entry form and any decision made in accord with them. I (we) agree that the club holding
this event has the right to refuse this entry for cause which the club shall deem sufficient. I (we) certify and represent
that the dog entered is not a hazard to persons or other dogs. In consideration of the acceptance of this entry and of
the holding of this event and of the opportunity to have the dog judged and to win prizes, ribbons, or trophies, I (we)
agree to hold the AKC, the event-giving club, their members, directors, governors, officers, agents, superintendents or
event secretary and the owner and/or lessor of the premises and any provider of services that are necessary to hold
this event and any employees or volunteers of the aforementioned parties, and any AKC approved judge, judging at
this event, harmless from any claim for loss or injury which may be alleged to have been caused directly or indirectly to
any person or thing by the act of this dog while in or about the event premises or grounds or near any entrance thereto,
and I (we) personally assume all responsibility and liability for any such claim; and I (we) further agree to hold the
aforementioned parties harmless from any claim for loss, injury or damage to this dog.
Additionally, I (we) hereby assume the sole responsibility for and agree to indemnify, defend and save the
aforementioned parties harmless from any and all loss and expense (including legal fees) by reason of the liability
imposed by law upon any of the aforementioned parties for damage because of bodily injuries, including death at any
time resulting therefrom, sustained by any person or persons, including myself (ourselves), or on account of damage to
property, arising out of or in consequence of my (our) participation in this event, however such, injuries, death or
property damage may be caused, and whether or not the same may have been caused or may be alleged to have
been caused by the negligence of the aforementioned parties or any of their employees, agents, or any other person. I
(we) agree that the determination of whether the injury is serious shall be made by the event veterinarian and is
binding on me (us). I (WE) AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION, CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM ARISING OUT OF
OR RELATED TO THE ENTRY, EXHIBITION OR ATTENDANCE AT THE EVENT BETWEEN THE AKC AND THE
EVENT-GIVING CLUB (UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED IN THIS PREMIUM LIST) AND MYSELF
(OURSELVES) OR AS TO THE CONSTRUCTION, INTERPRETATION AND EFFECT OF THIS AGREEMENT
SHALL BE SETTLED BY ARBITRATION PURSUANT TO THE APPLICABLE RULES OF THE AMERICAN
ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION. HOWEVER, PRIOR TO ARBITRATION ALL APPLICABLE AKC BYLAWS, RULES,
REGULATIONS AND PROCEDURES MUST FIRST BE FOLLOWED AS SET FORTH IN THE AKC CHARTER AND
BYLAWS, RULES, REGULATIONS, PUBLISHED POLICIES AND GUIDELINES.
INSTRUCTIONS
Handlers may opt to enter in a higher height division for all Regular titling classes, but not in a division
lower than their proper height division. Dogs entered in the Preferred classes must compete at the
required jump height and may not compete in a jump height division higher or lower then their proper
height division.
All dogs that have not been officially measured for an Agility Jump Height Card may still compete;
however, they must be measured by a Judge of record, an Agility Field Representative, or a Volunteer
Measuring Official, prior to running. If measured by the Judge of record, that measurement will be valid
for this trial or back-to-back trials only. If a measurement is necessary, it is the exhibitor’s responsibility
to have their dog(s) measured prior to running.
Dogs listed in the AKC Canine Partners ProgramSM may be eligible to enter all-breed AKC agility trials
at the club’s option. These dogs should be listed as All American Dog and must include their AKC
number on the entry form and check the AKC No. box.
SIRE
DAM
ACTUAL OWNERS
OWNERS ADDRESS
CITY, STATE ZIP + 4
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NEW ADDRESS
HANDLER
ENTER JR. HANDLER # if applicable
Exhibitor or owner MUST sign on the signature line beneath the instructions.
Junior Handlers should enter their Junior Handler Number on the front of this form. Should you not
have your Junior Handler number, it may be obtained from the American Kennel Club (919) 233-9767. If
the Junior Handler is not the owner of the dog identified on the face of this form, what is the relationship
of the Junior Handler to the Owner?
SIGNATURE of owner or his agent duly authorized to make this entry.
SIGN HERE X
Telephone Number:
□New Email
Email Address:
In Case of Emergency - Name:
Phone #:
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