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Published by carolee.boyles, 2021-05-26 15:24:40

May-June 2021 MFSDA

May-June 2021 MFSDA

2021

Mid-Florida Sporting Dog Journal

Breed Profile: American
Water Spaniel Page 3

Obedience for Field Dogs
Page 6

In this issue: Page 2
Page 3
President’s Message Page 6
COVER: American Water Spaniel Page 8
COVER: Obedience for Field Dogs Page 9
Club contacts Page 10
Upcoming events, June – August Page 12
Member Spotlight, Susan Harrison Page 17
Brags & Wags Page 18
Fond Farewells
Membership application Page 19

SPECIAL SECTION:
AKC Delegates Meeting Report

MID-FLORIDA SPORTING DOG JOURNAL MAY/JUNE 2021

President’s Message

By Hector Hector

Well, everyone, WE DID IT!!! After four Also of note, you will find a copy of Alyson
years of effort, MFSDA is now an AKC accredited Casper’s AKC delegate’s report for the Nova Scotia
club!!! Thanks to every member and supporter for Duck Tolling Retriever Club - USA as a special section
your belief, hard work and perseverance. of this newsletter. Since we do not yet have a
delegate, she was nice enough to share this
Our recent fundraiser, the May 8th health information with us.
clinic was a huge success thanks to Megan
Cloudman for spearheading and Rob Bitler, Deby The AKC is a “club of clubs” made up of over 500
Broussard and Laurel Medley for their onsite clubs. Those clubs meeting membership criteria have
support. It raised a profit of $2,285 for the club but a delegate that represents them at quarterly meetings
most importantly provided opportunities for 60 eye and votes on matters coming before them.
checks and 45 heart checks.
Please take the time to review the notes if you’d
We will continue to build on these like to get a better understanding of the issues
successes. As we move into this next phase of the currently considered by the delegates. Alyson is
club’s development, the board is undertaking a happy to answer any questions you may have about
comprehensive review of our policies, procedures this past meeting.
and committees. We hope to have that work
completed by the end of the summer. Once that Finally, as Covid restrictions continue to lift, we’ll
work is done, we’ll be sending our be looking to hold some in person social and
recommendations to the membership for review. educational events and the opportunity to enjoy each
other’s company.
At this stage planned our anticipated
committees, based on existing MFSDA policies and Many thanks for your participation and
AKC best practices for clubs, include: contributions to the Florida sporting dog community,

• community outreach (includes public Hector Hector
education) MFSDA President

• events (includes shows and seminars)

• finance (includes fundraising)

• legislative (will include AKC and FAKC
delegates)

• membership (includes applications,
incentives and awards and communications
such as the newsletter and website)

AD POLICY & RATES. Mid-Florida Sporting Dog Journal publishes advertising for dog-related
businesses. Ad rate is $5 for business card size ad, $10 for ¼ page, $20 for ½ page, $40 for full page. Ad
must be submitted as camera-ready copy by the stated deadline for each issue. No ads for puppy sales.

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Breed Profile

American Water Spaniel

The American Water Spaniel (AWS) is a rare recognized by the Field Dog Stud Book in 1938 and the
breed with a population of only about 3000 dogs. The AKC in 1940.
breed was reportedly developed in the Fox and Wolf
River valleys of Wisconsin during the mid-1800s. It was Standing about 15" - 18" at the shoulder and
frequently used by the market hunters of the day to help weighing in at between 25 and 45 pounds the AWS is
harvest all manner of game, most notably waterfowl considered a medium sized sporting breed. It is a dual-
harvested in the Great Lakes Region. Even today most purpose dog bred to be a companion, to live and work
American Water Spaniel owners and breeders are still in close quarters, and to hunt, flush, and retrieve game
located in Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, and of all kinds. The typical AWS is happy, energetic, and
surrounding states. eager to please.

In the early 1900s, Doctor Pfiefer of New London, AKC Breed Standard for the American Water Spaniel
Wisconsin, was the first to recognize that the little brown General Appearance: The American Water Spaniel was
spaniels were actually a distinguishable breed. Through developed in the United States as an all-around
his efforts, the American Water Spaniel was recognized hunting dog, bred to retrieve from skiff or canoes and
by the United Kennel Club in 1920. The breed was work ground with relative ease. The American Water
Spaniel is an active muscular dog, medium in size with
a marcel to curly coat. Emphasis is placed on proper
size and a symmetrical relationship of parts, texture of
coat and color.
Size, Proportion, Substance: 15 to 18 inches for either
sex. Males weighing 30-45 lbs. Females weighing 25-40
lbs. Females tend to be slightly smaller than the males.
There is no preference for size within the given range
of either sex providing correct proportion, good
substance and balance is maintained. Proportion--is
slightly longer than tall, not too square or compact.
However, exact proportion is not as important as the
dog being well-balanced and sound, capable of

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performing the breed's intended function. Substance - above the level of the back. The tail is tapered, lively
-a solidly built and well-muscled dog full of strength and covered with hair with moderate feathering.
and quality. The breed has as much substance and Forequarters: Shoulders sloping, clean and muscular.
bone as necessary to carry the muscular structure but Legs medium in length, straight and well-boned but not
not so much as to appear clumsy. so short as to handicap for field work or so heavy as to
Head: The head must be in proportion to the overall appear clumsy. Pasterns strong with no suggestion of
dog. Moderate in length. Expression is alert, self- weakness. Toes closely grouped, webbed and well-
confident, attractive and intelligent. Medium padded. Size of feet to harmonize with size of dog. Front
size eyes set well apart, while slightly rounded, should dewclaws are permissible.
not appear protruding or bulging. Lids tight, not Hindquarters: Well-developed hips and thighs with the
drooping. Eye color can range from a light yellowish whole rear assembly showing strength and drive. The
brown to brown, hazel or of dark tone to harmonize hock joint slightly rounded, should not be small and
with coat. Disqualify yellow eyes. Yellow eyes are a sharp in contour, moderately angulated. Legs from hock
bright color like that of lemon, not to be confused joint to foot pad moderate in length, strong and straight
with the light yellowish brown. Ears set slightly above with good bone structure. Hocks parallel.
the eye line but not too high on the head, lobular, Coat: Coat can range from marcel (uniform waves) to
long and wide with leather extending to closely curled. The amount of waves or curls can vary
nose. Skull rather broad and full, stop moderately from one area to another on the dog. It is important to
defined, but not too pronounced. Muzzle moderate in have undercoat to provide sufficient density to be of
length, square with good depth. No inclination to protection against weather, water or punishing cover,
snipiness, The lips are clean and tight without excess yet not too coarse or too soft. The throat, neck and rear
skin or flews. Nose dark in color, black or dark brown.
The nose sufficiently wide and with well-developed
nostrils to insure good scenting power. Bite either
scissor or level.
Neck, Topline, Body: Neck round and of medium
length, strong and muscular, free of throatiness, set to
carry head with dignity, but arch not
accentuated. Topline level or slight, straight slope
from withers. Body well-developed, sturdily
constructed but not too compactly coupled. Well-
developed brisket extending to elbow neither too
broad nor too narrow. The ribs well-sprung, but not so
well-sprung that they interfere with the movement of
the front assembly. The loins strong, but not having a
tucked-up look. Tail is moderate in length, curved in a
rocker fashion, can be carried either slightly below or

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of the dog well-covered with hair. The ear well- with moderate feathering. Legs have moderate
covered with hair on both sides with ear canal evident feathering with waves or curls to harmonize with coat
upon inspection. Forehead covered with short smooth of dog. Coat may be trimmed to present a well-
hair and without topknot. Tail covered with hair to tip groomed appearance; the ears may be shaved; but
neither is required.
Color: Color either solid liver, brown or dark chocolate.
A little white on toes and chest permissible.
Gait: The American Water Spaniel moves with well-
balanced reach and drive. Watching a dog move toward
one, there should be no signs of elbows being out.
Upon viewing the dog from the rear, one should get the
impression that the hind legs, which should be well-
muscled and not cowhocked, move as nearly parallel as
possible, with hocks doing their full share of work and
flexing well, thus giving the appearance of power and
strength.
Temperament: Demeanor indicates intelligence,
eagerness to please and friendly. Great energy and
eagerness for the hunt yet controllable in the field.
Disqualification: Yellow eyes

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Obedience for Field Dogs

With Adele Yunck

By Carolee Anita Boyles

Recently I was at a field training day for “Doing obedience, creating that basic work
retrieving breeds where one of the group leaders that you do together, is really valuable,” she said.
said, “Now you see why it’s so important to do field “Teaching a young dog how to learn is the important
work with your young dog, and save the obedience thing. You can teach a puppy obedience in your
until later, because they can do that when they’re kitchen. You don’t have to travel to do it, and that
older.” I just bit my tongue, because in my mind, the teaches them how to learn.”
two things go hand in glove. If you’re going to train When you start talking about obedience and field,
field, you’d better be doing obedience at the same Adele said, you have to define what you mean by
time. obedience.

Adele Yunck, owner of Northfield Dog “Field is essentially a lot of obedience skills,”
Training in Ann Arbor, Michigan, trains her flat-coated she said, “and there’s a lot of obedience training that
retrievers in both obedience and field. She says that goes into the field.” Those obedience skills help
obedience is the foundation for whatever we want to shape the instinct of retrieving dogs to do what we
do with our dogs, including field work, and is the expect of them in the field.
basis for developing a working relationship with a
dog. Adele has been training dogs since 1985 and In fact, if you look at some of the drills we do
started Northfield Dog Training in 1990. She has with retrievers, you can see the relationship to Open
earned numerous titles on her dogs, including and Utility exercises. Take, for instance, the “W” drill
multiple field titles and OTCHs. when the dog must go pick up a bumper from the
pile that the handler designates; that’s gloves. Or
watch a handler working a dog to a blind; it looks
very much like a go out.

“The go out is based on a short blind
retrieve,” Adele said. “That’s how a lot of people
taught it initially. You put out a pile of dowels under
a mat and if the dog failed to do the go out correctly
it got ear pinched to a dowel. I’ve never used that
technique, but I know people who have.”

In fact, if you look at some of the drills we do
with retrievers, you can see the relationship to Open
and Utility exercises. Take, for instance, the “W” drill
when the dog must go pick up a bumper from the
pile that the handler designates; that’s gloves. Or
watch a handler working a dog to a blind; it looks
very much like a go out.

“The go out is based on a short blind
retrieve,” Adele said. “That’s how a lot of people
taught it initially. You put out a pile of dowels under
a mat and if the dog failed to do the go out correctly
it got ear pinched to a dowel. I’ve never used that
technique, but I know people who have.”

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technique, but I know people who have.” field than what you want in obedience,” Adele said.
For a field dog, one of the most important “You don’t want them looking up at you, because
you may be doing a walkup where they need to be
obedience skills is going to a target. looking out. But teaching them the basics of front
“You put a piece of food on a target and get and finish, and heel maneuvers, is very important.
The heeling a dog does for field can be looser than
the puppy staring at it,” Adele said. “Then you can for obedience, but you still want them to stay close
begin to teach a double retrieve.” Well-known trainer to your side. Heeling in the field is controlled
Pat Nolan has a video, she said, where he has two walking, and I differentiate between the two types
targets out at 180 degrees. He puts a cookie on one of heeling.” And then there’s the retrieve on the
and then turns and walk 20 feet away and puts a flat and over the high jump and holding what the
cookie on the other one. dog has retrieved until ordered to release it.

“Then he backs up to the center between the One of the drills that field trainers do with
two targets, and puts the puppy down facing the retrievers is a walking fetch, where the handler has
second cookie he put down, which is then the go bird,” placed a series of bumpers about 10 feet apart. As
Adele said. “The puppy goes out and gets it, and he you approach each bumper, you tell the dog to
calls the puppy back to him. Then he turns around, and “fetch.” The dog brings each bumper to heel, you
the puppy is already facing the first target. He gets the take it and drop it behind you, and then move on
puppy looking at the target and then he releases it to to the next one.
go get that cookie.” Adele tried this technique with
Sonic, one of her flatcoats, and Jag, her current border “There’s a drill I do in obedience that’s very
terrier, and found it very successful in helping to teach much like a walking fetch,” Adele said. “It’s a
go outs. pickup drill, where you drop the dumbbell, and
then you turn around and go back and as you pass
Another bit of obedience that helps for field it, you tell the dog to fetch it and then you keep
work is learning to come to heel from in front of the walking. If they don’t fetch it quickly enough,
handler. For this, Adele often uses a flat Costco they’re going to miss it. You can do that drill with a
produce box that has a “dip” in one end. single bumper and then add more, or you can use
an article or a glove.”
“I start out having them get in from the short
side and sit straight at heel,” she said. “Then I move to Another basic obedience skill for the field
having them come from in front of me into it, and then is a good recall.
sit while holding the bumper.” She also has used “get
on a platform” for the same exercise. “The biggest problem people have if their
dog has a desire to retrieve, is lack of recall
Another field exercise that mirrors what we do outside,” Adele said. “A good recall in every
in obedience is the “wagon wheel,” in which bumpers
are laid out or thrown in a circle. The dog must
retrieve the bumper that the handler indicates; this is
very like gloves.

“I did this with Sonic, because she learned
targets very young,” Adele said. “I would put out four
targets in an arc and then work on wagon wheel.” She
also taught Sonic casting by sending her to a platform
or to a cone to get a treat.

The obedience skills for field, however, can be
much more basic than casting or taking the bumper
indicated by the handler. Sometimes they’re about the
simple stuff: walking calmly on a leash amid the chaos
that is a hunt test, a solid sit stay at heel in that same
chaos, call to heel and call to front.

“You want a different type of attention in the

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situation is very important. That’s a really vital where she watched a black Lab bitch with beautiful
obedience skill.” field manners.

Doing a lot of obedience work before you “This was in a senior test,” she said. “Her
take your dog into the field can pay off big dividends. manners were just impeccable. She was in good
Adele recalled a hunt test she attended years ago control, and sat patiently in the blind waiting, and
then she went out and just smacked the test. She was
fabulous.”

Adele went to the club dinner that night, and
the handler was there.

“I complimented him on her and told him that
I was really impressed with both how she ran the test
and the level of control he had,” she said. “He told me
that for every day he did marks and blinds he did a day
of obedience.”

That young man was a trainer with the right
idea about a balance between field work and
obedience. The two of them, trained in parallel, can
enhance your team’s performance in both venues.
Rather than thinking of them as two separate skill sets,
think of them as the two sides of the same coin. Work
on them at the same time, and you’ll improve your
success in both.
-------------------------

Originally Published in Front & Finish, The Dog Trainer’s News,
https://frontandfinish.com.

Club Contacts

OFFICERS

PRESIDENT: Hector Hector - [email protected] / (954) 593-2324
VICE-PRESIDENT: Laurel Medley - [email protected] / (954) 557-9903

TREASURER: Rob Bitler - [email protected] / (386) 956-8805
SECRETARY: Deby Broussard - [email protected] / (228) 254-0734

BOARD MEMBERS

Suzie Schafer - [email protected] /
Kathi Leonhardt - [email protected] / 301-221-3137
Megan Cloudman - [email protected] / 407-304-9926

Meredith Hector - [email protected] /
Bonnie Hill - [email protected] / 215.378.0203

Newsletter – [email protected]

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UPCOMING EVENTS, JUNE – AUGUST

June 4-6 Orlando Dog Training Club, AKC obedience and rally trial
June 4-6 Dog Obedience Club of Lee County, AKC agility trial
June 5-6 Tallahassee Hunting Retriever Club, AKC master only hunt test
June 6 Dog Training Club of St. Petersburg, AKC Agility Course Test
June 11-13 Calusa Dog Agility Club, AKC agility trial
June 11-13 G2 Barn Hunt trial
June 12-13 Obedience Training Club of Palm Beach County, AKC obedience trial
June 12-13 Ocala Dog Ranch, NADD dock diving trial
June 16-20 Sunshine State Cluster; AKC conformation, obedience, rally, barn hunt, dock diving, FastCAT
June 18-20 Obedience Training Club of Palm Beach County, AKC agility trial
June 18-20 Imperial Polk Obedience Club, Maren Baldwin & OneMind Dogs agility seminar
June 19-20 Marion Alachua Dog Training Association, AKC rally trial
June 25-27 Doberman Pinscher Club of Florida, AKC agility trial
June 25-27 Courteous Canine, NADD dock diving trial
June 26-27 Imperial Polk Obedience Club, AKC obedience trial
June 26-27 American Belgian Malinois Club, AKC scent work trial
July 2-4 Heartland Dog Club of Florida, AKC agility trial
July 2-5 Ocala Dog Ranch, NADD dock diving trial
July 9-11 Central Florida Dog Obedience Club, AKC agility trial
July 9-11 Treasured Canine Academy, barn hunt trial
July 9-11 Doberman Pinscher Club of Florida, AKC agility trial
July 16-18 Jupiter-Tequesta Dog Club, AKC conformation show, dock diving
July 16-18 G2 Barn Hunt trial
July 16-18 Obedience Club of Daytona, AKC obedience and rally trial
July 16-18 Tampa Bay Area Shetland Sheepdog Club, AKC agility trial
July 23-25 Calusa Dog Agility Club, AKC agility trial
July 24-25 Obedience Training Club of Palm Beach County, AKC rally trial
July 24-25 Upper Suncoast Dog Training Club, AKC obedience and rally trial
July 24-25 Imperial Polk Obedience Club, UKC agility trial
July 30-Aug 1 Sarasota Obedience Training Club, AKC agility trial
July 31-Aug 1 Indian River Dog Training Club, AKC obedience and rally trial
July 31-Aug 1 Dog Training Club of Tampa, AKC obedience and rally trial
August 6-8 Dog Training Club of St. Petersburg, AKC agility trial
August 7-8 Dog Training Club of Tampa, AKC rally trial
August 11-15 Tampa Cluster, AKC conformation, FastCAT
August 13-15 G2 barn hunt trial
August 13-15 Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club, AKC obedience and rally trial
August 15 Eager Pup, NACSW odor recognition test
August 20-22 Obedience Training Club of Palm Beach County, AKC agility trial
August 21-22 Sarasota Obedience Training Club, AKC obedience trial
August 28-29 Dog Training Club of St. Petersburg, AKC obedience & rally trial

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Meet Susan Harrison and her German Shorthaired Pointers!

bitch NSC/Ch. Windsong's Misty Memories, HOF.
I watched and learned ringside. Not only in GSP's but
other sporting breeds as well. Having a background in
horses, I had a natural eye for balance and movement.
But breed type had to be learned. Breeding and
evaluation of breeding stock and puppies became my
new passion. Through the years, I have been blessed
with a National Specialty BOB winner, #1 GSP all
systems in 1994, BIS/BISS/NSC/Ch. Wyndbourne's
Keepsake, CD, ROM, Hall of Fame. Jill left an enviable
mark on the breed including (continued on page 8)

My love affair with the German Shorthaired Pointer
started with a trip to the Trapp Family Lodge in Vermont.
The same Trapp family that the of Sound of Music was
about. At the stables, I was greeted by a large spotted
dog who went out on the trails with us. I had to have one
and asked what type of dog it was - a German
Shorthaired Pointer. It took more than 7 years for me to
acquire my first one out of the New York Times.
Although she was not show quality, she introduced me
to the world of showing. Later, I met John Herring of
Windsong Kennels and was blessed with my foundation

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of Best in Show winners, Top Ten, Top Twenty
winners, Top sires and dams. The list continues today.

The GSPCA has recognized 4 of my dogs and
inducted them into the Hall of Fame. NSC/Ch.
Windsong's Misty Memories, ROM; BIS/BISS/Ch.
Wyndbourne's Outrageous; BIS/BISS/NSC
Wyndboume's CD, ROM; and her son Ch.
Wyndbourne's Endeavour, JH, NRD,ROMX.

Some of you may remember the class of 2000. A
remarkable National where so many greats competed
in the puppy class, among them BIS/BISS/Ch.
Wyndbourne Indulgence JH, who won the
Sweepstakes and went on to win the GSPCA Top 20
twice and Runner up twice. Better known to all as
Sara Lee.
I have finished over 100 GSP Champions to date and
many Vizslas. I enjoy evaluating litters and smile when
I see them grow up and live up to their promise as a
puppy. I feel blessed and honored to finish in the Top
10 of the membership's selection to judge the 2022
National Specialty.

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BRAGS & WAGS

My weimaraner got her championship in
April. CH Silhouette's Femme Fatale, TKN (Scarlytte)

-- Christine Boldrick.

Boomer (GCH CH Ironwood's Bing Bang Boom UD Bob and Mary Jakeway had a winning
BN GN GO VER RAE RM ACT1 CGC TKN) has been busy. weekend at the Elkton shows in April.
He earned his AKC Utility title (UD) in April at the Orlando
trials and his Versatility title at IPOC. In May he earned Bluewater’s Majestic Maiden Wins
his first UDX leg and the next day he earned his Rally “Dutchess” took Best of Winners under Elizabeth
Masters and Rally RAE title with high combined and high Muthard on Saturday. Then and on Sunday Charlie
triple Q Awards. Olvis gave her winner’s bitch to finish her
championship. Bluewater’s Majestic Wins “Duke”
--Merrilyn Jones received Best of Opposite Sex both days.

We’re so proud of these home bred
kids! There’s nothing better than finishing your
own dogs out of the Bred By class. -- Mary Jakeway

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Dante my Wirehaired Vizsla became the first WHV to achieve GCHGold! He is also the only WHV to achieve AKC
RBIS. And he has more AKC group placements than any other WHV.

He has won BOB at Westminster for the past 3 years and will be going for his 4th in June. Followed by retirement
from shows to pursue HIS passions---hunting. He came with hunting titles from Hungary but I am hoping on help from
this group so I may learn what to do and how to help him achieve AKC/NHVDA titles in hunting! -- Chrissy Daniel

-- Cheri Harner
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Bella’s offspring were busy also. The same
day she got her first grand champion points,
daughter Scarlett went Best of Winners in Lakeland
for her second major and her championship. Son
Hershey went Winners Dog for his third major and
his championship. Two days later, Scarlett went Best
Opposite for her first grand champion points. Then
at the Jupiter-Tequesta Dog Club obedience trial,
Scarlett began her obedience career with her first
two legs of Beginner Novice. Scarlett is now CH
Magnolia's Gone With The Wind RN CGC TKN, and
Hershey is now CH Magnolia's It's In His Kiss CGC.

This spring has been exciting at Magnolia Flat- The fun continued at the Greater Miami Dog
Coated Retrievers. First, at the Fort Lauderdale Dog Club shows in Ocala in early March. Scarlett went
Club shows in Ocala, Bella got both her majors and Select Bitch twice, and Hershey went Select Dog
finished her CH. The following weekend at the once with tough competition for some more grand
Lakeland-Winter Haven Kennel Club shows in Lakeland champion points.
she went Select Bitch and got her first grand champion
points. Then a month later at the Jupiter-Tequesta Dog Not to be left out of things, sister Snickers—
Club obedience trial in Jupiter, she finished her Open Magnolia’s Ain’t She Sweet at Midnight Oaks—
obedience title. She is now CH Cornerstone Bella picked up her third major in Elkton at the Greater
Donna de la Mer at Magnolia CDX PCD BN RE NJP CGCA Orange Park Dog Club shows.
TKI.

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At the May rally trials at the Obedience Training Club In March Granite competed in Oklahoma at the AKC
of Palm Beach County, Bella got three QQQs toward national agility championship and made it to the
her RACH, four double Qs toward her RAE and 78 finals with his handler Amber Mcune and placed
RACH points. Fenigan got four QQQs toward his RACH, second. He is the only flat coat ever to do this.
four double Qs toward his RAE2, his Rally Master title
and 88 points toward his RACH. In addition, in the last
trial of the weekend, he had three perfect scores of
100 in the three classes, and won the High Triple Q
award for the trial. Pending AKC approval he is now
GCHB CH IntlCH UCD URO1 Jubilee Black Irish UD PCDX
BN GN GO RAE RM JH OAP OJP CGCA TKI L1C L1I WC
VFCR1 RATI.

In April Granite earned his MACH 3. As of April 30,
he was the number one flat coated retriever in the
country in agility. Granite is now MACH3
Stormwatch Nor'Easter VCD2 BN SH MXG MJG DS
CGC.

Also in May, Fenigan passed his therapy dog --Joe Juza
test. As soon as the paperwork with Bright & Beautiful
Therapy Dogs is complete, he will be a certified
therapy dog.

--Carolee Boyles

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February 12 in Lakeland, Journey (SHR
AKC/NSDTRC CH Saranac’s Higher Place JH WCI CGCA
TKI) was awarded 2 Best of Breeds, 2 Owner Handle
Best Of Breeds as well as a OH Group 4 and OH Group
1. It was an honor being in the Owner Handler Best in
Show Ring at 19 months.

We finished the weekend in Montverde, FL, --Joy Annunziato
February 14th for a double test AKC and HRC where he Whispering Oak Luck of The Draw at Powerline
passed his final 4th Junior Hunter and Started Retriever “Honey” earned her MH title at the Treasure Coast
legs! Retriever Club Master test on February 27, 2021. The
very next weekend, at the Wiregrass Test in Meigas,
Georgia, she qualified to run in the 2021 Master
National in Valley County, Idaho!!
Honey will be three years old on May 31st. She
lives and trains with her co-owner, Eddie Rodriguez of
Powerline Retrievers. She and Eddie have developed a
special bond that shows each time they walk to the
line. She is the second of our home bred dogs that
Eddie has qualified for the Master National. We are so
proud of this young girl. When she comes home from
Idaho, she will be running in the American Chesapeake
Club Field Trial Specialty which will be held in
Americus, Georgia in October. She might try a little
conformation too! The sky’s the limit for our special
girl.

May 15-16, both Journey and Kammie --Karen Brown
(Saranac’s Breaking Barriers) were entered in four
Independent Toller Specialties in Bethlehem, PA.
Journey was awarded Select Dog for his 3rd
competitive win and second 5-point major for his GCH.
His half-sister Kammie, at 6.5 months went Winners
Bitch for her first 5-point major and was awarded BOS
in the final go around over a great line up.

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FOND FAREWELLS

2021 has seen the loss of three of our StormWatch precious fur kids, all lost within three weeks of each other. Forever loved and missed
are "Nikki" (CH StormWatch When the Thunder Rolls), "London" (GCH StormWatch Thunderstruck, CGC) and "Eve" (IntCH, RBIS BISS
GCHG StormWatch Enclave Genesis, JH HOF). The world is a much sadder place without them.
--Kathi Leonhardt

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SPECIAL SECTION
AKC Delegate Meeting Report – March 2021

Submitted by Alyson Casper, AKC Delegate

Summary:

• Entries are down across the board. Registrations are up for 2020.
• The first Fastest Dogs event was held in Orlando and was televised being the #1 rated show on ESPN II
• Canine College has been revised for 2020 and now has over 600 courses
• Virtual Dog titles have continued and Rally Advanced and Rally Excellent have now been added.
• AKC Trick Dog is now also virtual. There were 400 titles received in 1 month.
• Virtual RN, RI and Agility Act I & II have had over 14,000 entries submitted for titling. Half of these dogs had never

earned any type of title prior to competing in these virtual events.
• There have been 3 virtual conformation competitions with $17,000 being donated to non-profits
• The completed Breed Webinars and Judges Institutes have had over 24,000 attendees
• AKC.org/public-education has several virtual education classes now available from training tips to grooming and

over 31,000 people have attended these virtual training classes.
• 14,000 events have been cancelled. Conformation shows are now “Show & Go” with social distancing, masks

required, no standing dryers and no seating around the rings.
• The AKC has expanded its relationship with ESPN and ABC and will be televising more dog events including the

Fastest Dog, American Dock Diving Association, American Flyball Championship

Meetings Summaries:
Sports & Events
2020 was obviously a difficult year for AKC Sports and Events. Events are down by 10,000 and Entries down by 1.4 million.
Rally and Obedience lagged at 60% and 54%, respectively. Standing out positively were Fast CAT, Scent and Herding. Others
with very respectable numbers are Hunting Tests, Lure Coursing, Agility, Field Trials and CAT. Mr. Sprung stated that he has
stressed to the Sports and Events Department that it is important to continuously assess how AKC can be of additional
assistance to clubs to hold more events; as this year was very challenging with multiple postponements by clubs. The Sports
and Events Department is working with the Business Intelligence group to enhance event processing using similar
sophisticated monitoring tools that AKC currently use in Registration. At a meeting last week, their research and dashboards
were impressive, and enhancements have been identified. A theme we are hearing from several conformation clubs is the
concern about the age of their membership combined with the COVID-19 environment.

Registration
Registration Update
2020 was the 7th consecutive year of increases in Dog Registration, the 6th consecutive year of increases in Litter
Registration, and the 6th consecutive year of increases in Unique Breeders. Litter Registration in 2020 was 10% better than
budget and 12% better than 2019. Dog Registration in 2020 was 18% better than budget and 20% better than 2019. The
total number of puppies produced by AKC breeders in 2020 saw a 12% increase from 2019. There was a 9% increase in
active breeders from 2019. 2020 saw an acceleration of dog registration activity, with more dogs being registered sooner. In
2020, 80% of Unique Active Breeders were Casual Breeders, compared to 78% in 2019; while the Fancy share declined by 2
percentage points

Finance
Ted Phillips, Chief Financial Officer, provided an interim financial report for the twelve months ending December 31, 2020.
Despite the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, AKC’s operations reported positive net operating results at year end. December

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31, 2020, Net Operating Income is estimated at $13.5 million primarily due to registration revenues and organization-wide
cost containment, offset by lower recording, staffing and service fees. Registration Statistics presented against budget and
prior year are as follows: 2020 YTD Litter Registration was 10% ahead of budget, 12% better than 2019 YTD. 2020 YTD Dog
Registration was 18% ahead of budget, 20% better than 2019 YTD. Registration Fees exceed the prior year by 20%, or $6.6
million. Increased Dog registrations led this category over 2019 results by 25%, or $5.6 million. Pedigree & Other Litter fees
exceed budget by 27% or $1.8 million primarily due to 3-Generation Pedigree Sales. Events & Entries continue to reflect the
impact of COVID-19 restrictions. Compared to the same period in 2019, Events & Entries were down by 46% & 44%,
respectively. Events & Other Fees trail budget and 2019 Actual by 39% and 35%, respectively. This change is primarily due
to Recording & Service Fees, which trail the prior year by 43% or $5.3 million. Product & Service Sales exceed budget by 8%
or $872,000 led by e-commerce merchandise sales, which exceeded 2019 results by 55% or $697,000. Advertising,
Sponsor/Royalties trailed the 2020 budget by 12% or $1.6 million due to a combination of lower-income across all lines
because of COVID-19 restrictions.

Canine College
The Canine College now has over 35,000 learners. 15,000 learners were added in 2020, which is a 100% increase from the
number added in 2019. We offer over 600 courses and exams available for Conformation and Performance Judges,
Breeders, Groomers, and the general public. Learners spent more than 24,000 hours in Canine College in 2020. Over 80
current courses and exams were revised throughout 2020.
Breed Courses - A total of 50 breeds are now available on Caine College. 3,625 breed courses were purchased in 2020. This
is up from 694 in 2019 (an increase of 422%), 396 in 2018 and 103 in 2017. Breed courses launched in 2020 are as follows:
Bernese Mountain Dog, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Lagotto Romagnolo, Norwegian Buhund, Pekingese,Whippet. Canine
College is actively collaborating with other Parent Clubs on the development of future breed courses for 2021/2022. AKC
Education continues to put great effort into offering quality education for breeders. In collaboration with Sports Services, in
2020 breeder education resources were collected, reorganized, and made available on akc.org. These resources include
articles, webinars, courses, newsletters, and more. AKC Canine College now offers 11 breeder education courses and
exams.

Public Education
In January 2020, AKC Public Education hosted the AKC Patch Program at AKC Meet the Breeds® in New York City. More than
1,100 children and their families participated in the program over two days. AKC Kids’ News was launched in the 2nd
quarter. AKC Kids’ News is a quarterly newsletter with fun, educational content for parents and teachers. Teachers are
encouraged to subscribe for free to receive the online resource.
The AKC PupPals Program has had tremendous success since its launch in August 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic left many
feeling isolated, so Public Education worked collaboratively with Marketing and Communications to expand the AKC
PupPals Program to reach both children and adults with video PupPal messages. By making the change from cards to
videos, requests have increased by 159%. Nominees included healthcare workers, individuals in the hospital, and those in
quarantine seeking a positive message.
To assist parents and teachers during COVID, Public Education created online activities for children to do at home with their
dogs. These activities included, “do it yourself agility,” creating art with your dog, and making your own dog treats. Building
on the success of the AKC Patch Program, Public Education created the AKC Virtual Patch Program so that this important
program could carry on during a time in which dog shows were not readily available. Children participated in a virtual
scavenger hunt by viewing resources and videos to learn about purebred dogs and AKC sports, before receiving a virtual
patch.
In the 2nd quarter, Public Education created lessons that are geared towards exceptional learners. Public Education now
offers lessons and activities geared towards these learners, as well as modified versions of our most popular offerings that
suit their specific needs. We were honored when our resources for exceptional learners were featured on the cover of the
June 2020 issue of Exceptional Parents Magazine, reaching a worldwide readership of over 100,000.
Public Education launched the AKC Canine and Me Program which was created to get teens and young adults interested in
learning and trying a new skill with their dog. Each month, a brief introduction of and skill from an AKC sport is provided.

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Participants take turns trying the skill and recording themselves practicing that skill with their dog. Participants are entered
to win a $50.00 Amazon gift card for participating each month. Since its launch in August, the program has received over 45
video submissions from teens trying the highlighted sports. Quotes from those have participated include: “Agility has
helped me bond with my dog.” “It has helped teach me to be a better person.”

AKC Education Webinar Series
AKC Education collaborated with many departments in 2020 in an effort to reach and serve AKC’s constituency through
webinars. AKC Education worked closely with Judging Operations to host breed webinars for judges. Breed webinars were
held daily from March 30 - July 23, 2020. Beginning, August 4th through the end of 2020, breed webinars were held every
Tuesday evening. Breed webinars continue to air on Tuesday evenings. In 2020, a total of 89 breed webinars were held for
24,311 participants.

AKC Virtual Rally® Program –
Adding the Advanced and Excellent Classes - The AKC Virtual Rally® Pilot Program was launched at the beginning of May
2020. In July 2020, the program was expanded to include the Rally Intermediate class. The Board reviewed a
recommendation to expand the program to include the Rally Advanced and Excellent classes. Like in the Novice and
Intermediate classes, there is no change to the exercises required to pass the Advanced and Excellent classes. This will be
done in a phased in approach with the Advanced class being launched first. The course maps for the new classes along with
a new and improved Rally Virtual Guidebook were released on Monday, February 22, 2021; and AKC began accepting
entries for the new classes on March 8, 2021. Dogs passing these classes will earn the RA and RE titles. The virtual classes
cannot be used to earn the RAE title where double Qs at the same event are required. This memo has not previously been
provided to the Board, however, because it is an addition to an existing program, and because the demand for additional
classes is strong, the Events Department requested the Board approve the recommendation at this meeting. The Board
reviewed a recommendation to allow clubs to send out the judging program for obedience, rally and agility trials no later
than five days prior to the trial. This recommendation is consistent with the recent change to allow clubs to close no later
than seven days prior to the trial. Currently the requirement for sending the judging program is seven days.) It was
approved to amend the regulations for Obedience, Rally and Agility to allow clubs to send out the judging program for
obedience, rally and agility trials no later than five days prior to the trial.

Sample Bylaws Study Committee Report
1) The AKC has developed a Checklist of the required provisions for a club’s bylaws. Club bylaws or amendments to a
club’s bylaws that comply with the requirements set forth in the Checklist are “acceptable” in form to the AKC.
Member clubs must also include references to Delegates (as indicated in Article III of the sample for Local Clubs and
Article V in the sample for Parent Clubs); and “[No amendment to the Constitution Bylaws that is adopted by the
club shall become effective until it has been approved by the Board of Directors of The American Kennel Club.]”
must be included (as indicated in VII, Section 2 of the Local Club sample and Article IX, Section 2 of the Parent Club
sample). All revised club bylaws must be accompanied by a completed, officer or club attorney signed Affirmation
of Bylaw Review form, date of the amendment vote, and breakdown of the vote.
2) The AKC makes available to clubs (depending on type) sample bylaws that a club may use to writing the club’s
bylaws. These sample bylaws are a guide and allow a club to customize its bylaws to the club’s needs.
3) The AKC also provides other documents that may assist clubs in writing its bylaws such as the Tips and Best
Practices for Effective Club Bylaws.
4) AKC’s Club Relations Department is available to offer bylaw commentary to clubs upon written request. 5) The
committee’s recommendation is to move this memo to BLUE so it can be approved as soon as possible.

Approved Dog Show Rule Changes:
Obedience Fix ‘n Go Concept The Board VOTED to amend Chapter 2, Section 27 of the Obedience Regulations to allow
obedience handlers to use the “Fix ‘n Go” option while performing in the ring at obedience trials when a dog’s performance
does not meet their expectation. The “Fix ‘n Go” concept allows the team to reattempt one individual exercise, and then

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leave the ring. Using the “Fix n’ Go” option will result in a non-qualifying score (NQ). “Fix ‘n Go” will be offered on a one-
year pilot basis in order to give the staff time to evaluate its impact. This change will be effective April 1, 2021.

PROPOSED DOG SHOW RULE CHANGES:

CHAPTER 2 OBEDIENCE REGULATIONS FOR PERFORMANCE AND JUDGING / JUDGING STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES
Section 27.
Training and Handling in the Ring. When a handler is using excessive verbal commands, this could indicate the dog is not
under control and is not working with the handler willingly. The judge must determine if this dog should be released for a
lack of control. The handler is not allowed to correct or discipline a dog and will be released from the ring.
When the dog’s performance does not meet the handler’s expectation, the handler may choose to use a “Fix n’ Go” option
once, which allows the exhibitor to immediately reattempt a single individual exercise. This allows the team to reattempt
that one exercise, and then leave the ring. In a two-part exercise, the handler may choose only one part to reattempt. It is
the handler’s responsibility to tell the judge they are choosing to “Fix n’ Go.” Using the Fix n’ Go option will result in a non-
qualifying score (NQ). The handler may begin the reattempt from the start or at any point during the exercise. The judge
will call the orders for the reattempted exercise as normal. If a jump needs to be reset, it will be set to the original height.
The handler may choose to help the dog through the Fix n’ Go exercise. Helping the dog may be accomplished using verbal
encouragement, including additional commands and praise, and/or approaching the dog in a friendly/positive manner
without touching the dog.
Harsh verbal and /or physical corrections will not be tolerated. If there is any determination of harshness by the judge, the
handler will be immediately released from the ring.
Spectators form their opinion of the sport through seeing the action of the handler and the dog. Care must be taken to
avoid any action that might reflect poorly on the sport.
Random Draw Method for Accepting Entries in Obedience & Rally Trials
The Board VOTED to amend the Obedience and Rally regulations to establish a Random Draw method of entries, to be used
at a club’s option, for limited entry obedience and rally trials that have their own standalone event number. The Random
Draw method will provide the club with a fair way to accept entries for trials if the club anticipates the entries will overload
beyond their limits, and to create equity between all exhibitors.
This change will be effective for events applied for on or after May 1, 2021.
Proposed (Line In)

CHAPTER 1 OBEDIENCE REGULATIONS GENERAL REGULATIONS Section 3. Premium Lists, Entries, Closing of Entries.
(Paragraph 5)
The premium list shall specify the name and address of the Superintendent or Trial Secretary who is to receive the entries.
Only one mailing address may be used for receipt of paper of entries. Paper entries delivered to any other address are
invalid and must be returned to the sender.
Section 27. Limitation of Entries and Methods of Entry. If a club anticipates an entry to exceed the capacity of its facilities
for a licensed or member trial, it may limit entries, not to exceed up to eight hours of judging time per day, per judge.
Prominent announcement of such limits will appear on the title or cover page of the premium list for an obedience trial or
immediately under the obedience heading in the premium list for a dog show. This announcement must state that entries
in one or more specified classes will automatically close when certain limits have been reached, even if this occurs before
the official closing date. Non-regular classes, however, may be included, if so desired.
However, a club, at its discretion, may choose to establish a wait list in order to fill opening created by entries that are
withdrawn prior to the event closing day. If a club is maintaining a wait list, this shall be stated in the premium. The full
entry fee shall be refunded to an entrant whose entry is replaced by a wait-listed entry.
At obedience trials that have their own standalone event number, a club may use either the First Received or Random Draw
method of acceptance of entries to a limited entry trial. The premium list must state an opening date/time for when entries
will be accepted. These trials may be held in conjunction with rally or agility trials.

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When entries are limited in the regular Open B and/or Utility B classes, a club must designate a regular UDX class in the
premium list. Dogs entered in this UDX class would be entered in both Open B and Utility B, and the combined entry fee for
these two classes must be paid. Once the limit has been reached in either the regular Open B or the Utility B class, the
regular UDX class will be considered closed and any subsequent entries for this class will be unacceptable in their entirety.
If Preferred Open and Preferred Utility are offered and entries are limited in these classes, a club must designate a
Preferred UDX class in the premium list. Dogs entered in this Preferred UDX class would be entered in both Preferred Open
and Preferred Utility and the combined entry fee for these two classes must be paid. Once the limit has been reached in
either Preferred Open or the Preferred Utility class, the Preferred UDX class will be considered closed and any subsequent
entries for this class will be unacceptable in their entirety.
First Received. Entries are accepted in the order of receipt. If stated in the premium list, a club may further restrict the
delivery options (i.e. No FedEx, No hand-deliveries at any time.) However, USPS delivery must be allowed.
Random Draw. When using the Random Draw method, entries are treated equally without regard to date/time received or
any other criteria during the Draw Period. The AKC strongly recommends using the Random Draw method for trials which
are likely to exceed the “total entry limit” within the first 24 hours after the opening date and time.
An envelope containing entries for more than ten (10) dogs maximum will be considered invalid and must be returned to
the sender.
Random Draw Time Period. Clubs determine a “Draw Period” during which time entries are accepted for the Random
Draw. Acceptance of entries begins on the opening date/time established for the trial as stated in the premium list. This
time period must be at least seven (7) days in length (14 days is recommended). The Random Draw Time Period closing
date and time must be stated in the premium list.
Reserved Spots for Trial Workers. When using the Random Draw method, the club may reserve a specific number of spots
for exhibitors who have been selected to work at the trial. A spot is defined as a person who has entered the trial and has
been selected to work. The number of reserved spots allowed is based on the number of rings used. A club may reserve up
to three (3) spots for each ring that is used (i.e. one ring equals three reserved spots, two rings equals six spots, and so on).
Once the spots reserved for workers are filled, the remaining entries then become part of the Random Draw.
Conducting the Random Draw. If the entry limit for the trial is exceeded during the Random Draw Time Period, the club
must conduct a Random Draw of all entries received, otherwise the Random Draw is not necessary. One draw may be
conducted for all trials (concurrent or consecutive) held at the same site. One secretary or a group of cooperating
secretaries are responsible for conducting the draw.
The Random Draw must be held within 48 hours of the “Draw Period” closing date and time and held in a place accessible
to the public. The location, date and time of the draw must be stated in the premium list.
In conducting the draw, the Trial Secretary must avoid any method that raises any questions as to its randomness and
impartiality.
The drawing may be conducted by manually selecting entry envelopes or by using a computerized random drawing
program. In either case, all entries submitted in one envelope must be included and counted. If the last envelope selected
in the Random Draw contains entries that would exceed the stated total entry limit, a manual or computerized random
draw of those individual entries must be conducted.
After the advertised limit of entries has been randomly drawn, clubs maintaining a wait list will randomly draw all remaining
entries for a position on the wait list. Accepting Entries After the Random Draw Time Period. If the trial did not exceed the
limit during the Random Draw Time Period, all the entries received during this time period will be accepted into the trial.
Clubs may continue to accept entries after the Random Draw Time Period according to the procedures for the First
Received method of entry, though all entries must be received prior to the closing date and time for the trial.

Proposed (Line In) CHAPTER 1 AKC RALLY REGULATIONS GENERAL REGULATIONS
Section 2. Premium Lists, Closing of Entries and Catalog.
A premium list must be provided for sanctioned “A”, licensed or member trials. They may be separate documents, or they
may be included with the obedience, all-breed or specialty trial premium list. The premium list shall be published and shall
measure not less than 5½ x 8½ inches or more than 8½ x 11 inches. It shall be stated in the premium list what jump height
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Every premium list shall specify the date and time at which entries for a trial shall close. The premium list shall also specify
the name and address of the Superintendent or Trial Secretary who is to receive the entries. Only one mailing address may
be used for receipt paper of entries. Paper entries delivered to any other address are invalid and must be returned to the
sender.

Section 24. Limitation of Entries and Methods of Entry. If a club anticipates an entry to exceed the capacity of its facilities
for a licensed or member trial, it may limit entries, not to exceed up to eight hours of judging time per day, per judge. Entry
limits may be based on ring availability or as specified by the club offering the event. Non-regular classes, however, may be
included, if so desired.
Prominent announcement of such limits will appear on the title or cover page of the premium list for a rally trial or
immediately under the rally heading in the premium list for an obedience trial or dog show.
This announcement must state that the entries in one or more specified classes will automatically close when certain limits
have been reached, even if this occurs before the official closing date.
However, a club at its discretion may choose to establish a wait list in order to fill openings created by entries that are
withdrawn prior to the event closing date. If a club is maintaining a wait list, this shall be stated in the premium list. The full
entry fee shall be refunded to an entrant whose entry is replaced by a wait-listed entry.
At standalone rally trials, or trials held in conjunction with obedience or agility trials, a club may use either the First
Received or Random Draw method of acceptance of entries to a limited entry trial. The premium list must state an opening
date/time for when entries will be accepted.
When entries are limited, a club must designate a RAE and a Rally Champion (RACH) class in the premium list. Dogs entered
in the RAE class would be entered in both Advanced B and Excellent B, and the combined entry fee for these two classes
must be paid. If due to entry limits an exhibitor cannot be entered in both the Advanced B and Excellent B classes, the RAE
class will be considered closed and any subsequent entries for this class will be unacceptable in their entirety.
Dogs entered in the RACH class would be entered in Advanced B, Excellent B and the Master class. The combined entry fee
for these three classes must be paid. If due to entry limits an exhibitor cannot be entered in the Advanced B, Excellent B
and Master classes the RACH class will be considered closed and any subsequent entries for this class will be unacceptable
in their entirety.
First Received. Entries are accepted in the order of receipt. If stated in the premium list, a club may further restrict the
delivery options (i.e. No FedEx, No hand-deliveries at any time.) However, USPS delivery must be allowed. Random Draw.
When using the Random Draw method, entries are treated equally without regard to date/time received or any other
criteria during the Draw Period. The AKC strongly recommends using the Random Draw method for trials which are likely to
exceed the “total entry limit” within the first 24 hours after the opening date and time.
An envelope containing entries for more than ten (10) dogs maximum will be considered invalid and must be returned to
the sender.
Random Draw Time Period. Clubs determine a “Draw Period” during which time entries are accepted for the Random Draw.
Acceptance of entries begins on the opening date/time established for the trial as stated in the premium list. This time
period must be at least seven days in length (14 days is recommended). The Random Draw Time Period closing date and
time must be stated in the premium list.
Reserved Spots for Trial Workers. When using the Random Draw method, the club may reserve a specific number of spots
for exhibitors who have been selected to work at the trial. A spot is defined as a person who has entered the trial and has
been selected to work. The number of reserved spots allowed is based on the number of rings used. A club may reserve up
to three (3) spots for each ring that is used (i.e. one ring equals three reserved spots, two rings equals six spots, and so on).
Once the spots reserved for workers are filled, the remaining entries then become part of the Random Draw.
Conducting the Random Draw. If the entry limit for the trial is exceeded during the Random Draw Time Period, the club
must conduct a Random Draw of all entries received, otherwise the Random Draw is not necessary. One draw may be
conducted for all trials (concurrent or consecutive) held at the same site. One secretary or a group of cooperating
secretaries are responsible for conducting the draw.
The Random Draw must be held within 48 hours of the “Draw Period” closing date and time and held in a place accessible
to the public. The location, date and time of the draw must be stated in the premium list.

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In conducting the draw, the Trial Secretary must avoid any method that raises any questions as to its randomness and
impartiality.
The drawing may be conducted by manually selecting entry envelopes or by using a computerized random drawing
program. In either case, all entries submitted in one envelope must be included and counted. If the last envelope selected
in the Random Draw contains entries that would exceed the stated total entry limit, a manual or computerized random
draw of those individual entries must be conducted.
After the advertised limit of entries has been randomly drawn, clubs maintaining a wait list will randomly draw all remaining
entries for a position on the wait list.
Accepting Entries After the Random Draw Time Period. If the trial did not exceed the limit during the Random Draw Time
Period, all the entries received during this time period will be accepted into the trial. Clubs may continue to accept entries
after the Random Draw Time Period according to the procedures for the First Received method of entry, though all entries
must be received prior to the closing date and time for the trial.

Managing Waitlists on Limited Entry Obedience and Rally Trials
With increased COVID restrictions, clubs are experiencing a reduction in the number of people they may have in a facility
for their events. This means that more clubs are hosting limited entry obedience and rally trials and with so few events
being offered, it has resulted in more entries being received than can be accommodated. The Board VOTED to approve a
recommendation on how to manage waitlists at limited events to allow the most participation in events by modifying the
existing waitlist requirements. The recommendation allows a club to set a waitlist closing date beyond the event closing
date; however, it must be a minimum of three days prior to the first trial date in a set of trials. This change will be effective
for all events immediately if published in the premium list.

Proposed (Line In) CHAPTER 1 OBEDIENCE REGULATIONS GENERAL REGULATIONS Section 27. Limitation of Entries. If a
club anticipates an entry to exceed the capacity of its facilities for a licensed or member trial, it may limit entries, not to
exceed up to eight hours of judging time per day, per judge. Non-regular classes, however, may be included, if so desired.
Prominent announcement of such limits will appear on the title or cover page of the premium list for an obedience trial or
immediately under the obedience heading in the premium list for a dog show. This announcement must state that entries
in one or more specified classes will automatically close when certain limits have been reached, even if this occurs before
the official closing date.
However, a club, at its discretion, may choose to establish a wait list in order to fill openings created by entries that are
withdrawn prior to a date and time established by the club. Such date may be beyond the event closing date; however, it
must be a minimum of three (3) days prior to the first trial date of the set of trials. All entries must be received prior to the
closing date and time. If a club is maintaining a wait list, this shall be stated in the premium. The full entry fee shall be
refunded to an entrant whose entry is replaced by a wait-listed entry.
When entries are limited in the regular Open B and/or Utility B classes, a club must designate a regular UDX class in the
premium list. Dogs entered in this UDX class would be entered in both Open B and Utility B, and the combined entry fee for
these two classes must be paid. Once the limit has been reached in either the regular Open B or the Utility B class, the
regular UDX class will be considered closed and any subsequent entries for this class will be unacceptable in their entirety.
If Preferred Open and Preferred Utility are offered and entries are limited in these classes, a club must designate a
Preferred UDX class in the premium list. Dogs entered in this Preferred UDX class would be entered in both Preferred Open
and Preferred Utility and the combined entry fee for these two classes must be paid. Once the limit has been reached in
either Preferred Open or the Preferred Utility class, the Preferred UDX class will be considered closed and any subsequent
entries for this class will be unacceptable in their entirety.

Proposed (Line In) CHAPTER 1 AKC RALLY REGULATIONS GENERAL REGULATIONS Section 24. Limitation of Entries.
If a club anticipates an entry to exceed the capacity of its facilities for a licensed or member trial, it may limit entries, not to
exceed up to eight hours of judging time per day, per judge. Entry limits may be based on ring availability or as specified by
the club offering the event. Non-regular classes, however, may be included, if so desired.

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Prominent announcement of such limits will appear on the title or cover page of the premium list for a rally trial or
immediately under the rally heading in the premium list for an obedience trial or dog show. This announcement must state
that the entries in one or more specified classes will automatically close when certain limits have been reached, even if this
occurs before the official closing date.
When entries are limited, a club must designate a RAE and a Rally Champion (RACH) class in the premium list. Dogs entered
in the RAE class would be entered in both Advanced B and Excellent B, and the combined entry fee for these two classes
must be paid. If due to entry limits an exhibitor cannot be entered in both the Advanced B and Excellent B classes, the RAE
class will be considered closed and any subsequent entries for this class will be unacceptable in their entirety. Dogs entered
in the RACH class would be entered in Advanced B, Excellent B and the Master class. The combined entry fee for these
three classes must be paid. If due to entry limits an exhibitor cannot be entered in the Advanced B, Excellent B and Master
classes the RACH class will be considered closed and any subsequent entries for this class will be unacceptable in their
entirety.
However, a club at its discretion may choose to establish a wait list in order to fill openings created by entries that are
withdrawn prior to a date and time established by the club. Such date may be beyond the event closing date; however, it
must be a minimum of three (3) days prior to the first trial date of the set of trials. All entries must be received prior to the
closing date and time. If a club is maintaining a wait list, this shall be stated in the premium list. The full entry fee shall be
refunded to an entrant whose entry is replaced by a wait-listed entry.

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