Trial Spotlight


Sno-King Agility Club Has "Best Day Ever"

When the Sno-King Agility Club was planning its semi-annual agility trial (it took place May 1–3, 2015, in Auburn, Washington), they wanted to come up with a theme befitting the club’s 20th anniversary. The theme of the weekend was BDE. As in, the Best. Dog. Ever. With the Best. Dog. Ever. Sally Hildt and her Shetland… read more

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As the Wheels Turn – "Video Killed the Radio Star"

A most interesting comment was made to me at this year’s GWPCA national. I was shooting the breeze with a group of friends, most of whom I’ve known and respected for years. I said, “So, Ed, what’d you see that you liked.” He took off his hat and scratched his head and said, “Meh, nothing… read more

Nation’s Top Agility, Obedience and Rally Dogs Compete in 2014 AKC Companion Events Extravaganza

More than 2,000 talented purebred and mixed-breed canines will jump, heel and retrieve their way to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on March 27-30, 2014 for the second Companion Events Extravaganza, hosted by the American Kennel Club® (AKC®). Over the four days, a record number of dogs will compete in the AKC National Agility Championship, AKC National Obedience… read more

Robin Nuttall

The Start of a New Dog Sport – Barn Hunt

I really didn’t intend to start a new dog sport. I don’t have the time for one thing, and for another I’m not exactly sure what I’m doing. I mean, yeah, I’ve been in dogs a long time, have trained and trialed in a lot of sports, been a club president, and I ran our… read more

Whippet Wins Total Dog at 20th UKC Premier

The 20th annual United Kennel Club Premier, featuring numerous performance trials as well as several conformation shows, drew about 1,600 dogs to the Kalamazoo County Expo Center and Fairground in Kalamazoo, Mich., from June 13-16, 2013. Besting the other 247 dogs in this year’s Total Dog competition was Whippet Ch. Wildwood’s All Four On The… read more


UKC Premier Logs 8,000 Entries for 2013 Event

The United Kennel Club has received 8,000 entries for the 20th annual UKC Premier  set for June 13 through 16, 2013, in Kalamazoo, Mich. Those entries will be spread over conformation events and obedience, rally obedience and agility trials. In addition, dogs will be competing in weight-pull, lure-coursing, dock-jumping and lure-coursing events, plus Terrier racing…. read more

Sunny Florida Welcomes Incredible Dog Challenge

Sixty dogs, their trainers and bleachers full of spectators enjoyed a full day of canine competition on May 4 in St. Petersburg, Fla., at the eastern regional of the Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge. Agility, dock jumping, JRT racing, flying disc and weave-pole racing brought the challenge, while the venue and climate provided the… read more


Beagles Swarm Ohio Town for UKC Hunting Beagle Nationals

Hunting Beagle enthusiasts returned to Cochocton, Ohio, in April for the fourth year to compete in and attend the United Kennel Club Hunting Beagle Nationals. Little did they know they’d be witnesses to a little bit of history too. At the end of three days of hunting in the area of the friendly town of… read more

Winners in each height division of the National Agility Championship pose with AKC Chief Operating Officer Daryl Hendricks, at left, and AKC Vice President of Performance and Companion Events Doug Ljungren, at right. Photo © American Kennel Club.

First AKC Companion Events Extravaganza Draws 1,600-plus Dogs

Almost 1,700 dogs, along with their owners, support teams and fans, descended on Tulsa, Okla., earlier this month for the inaugural American Kennel Club Companion Events Extravaganza, which combined obedience, agility and rally in one venue. Both AKC Director of Agility Carrie DeYoung and Pamela Manaton, who is the director of obedience, rally and tracking,… read more


Dogs Speed to Win in Las Vegas

Residents and visitors to Las Vegas had an opportunity to do more than gamble, eat and walk the Stripearlier this month. The western regional of the Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge gave everyone the chance to see some of the top dogs in six performance events. Sixty dogs, all invited to the challenge except in… read more

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