AKC Rally National Championship

Revised 2/4/14 v5 INFORMATION BOOKLET 2014277105 Inaugural AKC Rally® National Championship Friday, March 28, 2014 PENNSYLVANIA FARM SHOW COMPLEX...
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INFORMATION BOOKLET

2014277105

Inaugural

AKC Rally® National Championship Friday, March 28, 2014

PENNSYLVANIA FARM SHOW COMPLEX AND EXPO CENTER EXPO HALL 2300 North Cameron Street Harrisburg, PA 17110-9443 Entries are Limited Novice Class – 80 dogs Advanced Class – 80 dogs Excellent Class – 80 dogs Rally Advanced Excellent Class – 160 dogs Entries will open on Tuesday, January 14th and will be accepted on a first received basis up until the closing date of Friday, February 14th at 4:00 p.m. Eastern time. JUDGES: Bob Burgin – Iowa Donna Eddins – Tennessee Bea Moore – California Karen Wrey – New York

Cathy Caballero – Texas Ruthann McCaulley – Arizona Bob Withers - Florida

CERTIFICATION Permission is granted by the American Kennel Club for the holding of this event under American Kennel Club rules and regulations. 1

James P. Crowley, Secretary

OFFICERS OF THE AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB President & CEO, Dennis B. Sprung Chief Operating Officer, Daryl Hendricks Exec. Secretary, James P. Crowley Chief Financial Officer, Peter W. Farnsworth

260 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016-2408 8051 Arco Corporate Drive, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27617-3390 260 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016-2408 260 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016-2408

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Alan Kalter, Chairman Dr. Robert D. Smith, Vice Chairman Class of 2014: Dr. J. Charles Garvin, Dr. William R. Newman, Patricia Scully Class of 2015: Robert A. Amen, Dr. Carmen L. Battaglia, Steven D. Gladstone, Esq. Class of 2016: Patricia M. Cruz, William J. Feeney, Thomas Powers, Esq. Class of 2017: Lee Arnold, Carl C. Ashby, III, Alan Kalter, Harvey Wooding Dennis B. Sprung, Ex Officio

2014 AKC RALLY® NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT COMMITTEE Event Chair

Pamela Manaton 8051 Arco Corporate Drive, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27617

Event Co-Chair Trial Secretary

Diane Schultz, 8051 Arco Corporate Drive, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC Lisa Strickland, 8051 Arco Corporate Drive, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27617 919-816-3816 OFFICE [email protected] Doug Ljungren, Vice President Sports & Events

Executive Staff Field Representatives: Bill Thayne, Mary Higdem and Sharon Hodgens-Wood

JUDGES Mr. Bob Burgin (18811) 3118 Bayberry Dr. SW Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Cathy Caballero (93112) 4021 Brookway Dr. Ft. Worth, TX 76123

Donna Eddins (75954) 3041 N Germantown Rd. Bartlett, TN 38133

Ruthann McCaulley (39793) 2892 Thunderbird Dr. Sierra Vista, AZ 85650

Bea Moore (31632) 1417 Hydrangea Lane San Jose, CA 95124

Bob Withers (38516) 1033 Morning Star Dr. Lakeland, FL 33810

Karen Wrey (43294) 22 Honeysuckle Ct. Stormville, NY 12582

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OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER Pix ‘n Pages Photography Nicky Dornoff-Guthrie & Chuck Guthrie PO Box 690733 ~ Orlando, FL 32869 Phone: (407) 536-PAWS (7297) Email: [email protected] ~ Website: www.pixnpages.com

CHIEF VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR Jean Nocilly HOSPITALITY Paula Spector

COMMENTATORS Ken & Aimee Kincaid SR. TABULATOR Nancy Watson

DESCRIPTION & SCORING Rally®

The AKC National Championship will consist of four classes. Each Novice, Advanced and Excellent entry will compete twice in the class entered and each Rally Advanced/Excellent (RAE) entry will compete two times in both the Advanced and Excellent classes. Cumulative scores and times will be used to determine placements in each of the four classes. If there are any ties for placements, each team will run once for score and time. In the case of ties for RAE placements, the team will run an Excellent course. For this National Event, scoring will be in accordance with the AKC Rally® Regulations with the following exceptions: The first attempt/performance of each station will be evaluated and scored accordingly. Failure to perform the principal parts of each station on the first attempt/performance will result in an IP (Incorrectly Performed -10 points) penalty. There will not be any 3 point retry penalties. The maximum penalty for each station will remain at 10 points.

DOGS ELIGIBLE TO ENTER This trial is open to all dogs , which meet the criteria below, that are 6 months of age or older that are registered with the American Kennel Club or that have AKC Limited Registration, ILP/PAL or an AKC Canine Partners listing number or approved FSS breeds eligible to participate. Dogs may only be entered in one class. Qualifying Period was from December 1, 2012 – November 30, 2013 Novice Class Qualifications Dogs must have earned a confirmed Rally Novice (RN) title during the qualifying period. Dogs must have earned three (3) scores of 90 or more points during the qualifying period from the Rally Novice class (may count scores of 90 or more from runs to achieve the RN title). Advanced Class Qualifications Dogs must have earned a confirmed Rally Advanced (RA) title during the qualifying period. Dogs must have earned three (3) scores of 90 or more points during the qualifying period from the Rally Advanced class (may count scores of 90 or more from runs to achieve the RA title). Excellent Class Qualifications Dogs must have earned a confirmed Rally Excellent (RE) title during the qualifying period. Dogs must have earned three (3) scores of 90 or more points during the qualifying period from the Rally Excellent class (may count scores of 90 or more from runs to achieve the RE title). Rally Advanced Excellent Class Qualifications Dogs must have earned a confirmed Rally Advanced Excellent (RAE) title at any time prior to, or during; but no later than by the end of the qualifying period. Dogs must have earned three (3) scores of 95 or more points during the qualifying period. Dogs must have earned at least five (5) double qualifying scores from the Advanced B & Excellent B classes during the qualifying period. Entries will be arranged according to the jump height of the dogs, per Chapter 3, Section 2B of the AKC Rally® Regulations. 3

ENTRY FEES PER DOG Novice Class Advance Class Excellent Class Rally Advanced Excellent Class Mail entry form and fees to:

$ 75.00 $ 75.00 $ 75.00 $ 100.00 American Kennel Club c/o Lisa Strickland, RNC Trial Secretary 8051 Arco Corporate Drive, Suite 100 Raleigh, NC 27617-3390

Please make checks payable to: AKC Rally® National Championship. Entries CLOSE Friday, February 14, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time No entries will be accepted by phone or hand delivery. Express mail & overnight entries must include the signature waiver allowing them to deliver the package. All entries will be confirmed via email within 24-48 hours of receipt, please be sure to provide your email address. Any inquires may be directed to Lisa Strickland at [email protected] Illegible entries will not be processed and will be returned to the exhibitor. Returned checks do not constitute a valid entry. A twenty-five ($25.00) dollar collection fee will be added to the amount of each returned check.

ENTRY LIMITS & WAIT-LIST Entries will be limited to 80 dogs in Novice, 80 dogs in Advanced, 80 dogs in Excellent and 160 dogs in Rally Advanced Excellent and an email confirmation will be issued when the entry is processed. When entry limits have been met, a wait-list will be kept. If an entry is cancelled prior to the closing date for entries (February 14 th), a dog that has been wait-listed for that class will be confirmed in the event. Notifications will be sent to advise if your dog has been wait-listed or accepted in the event.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!! If you, your family and/or friends would like to volunteer to work in the rings at this year’s AKC Rally® National Championship, please complete the form found under Volunteers on the AKC website at the link below: http://www.akc.org/events/rally/national/

HOST HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS You can find the complete list of hotels at the AKC Rally® National Championship website, http://www.akc.org/events/rally/national/

TITLE UPDATE SUBMITTAL Title updates will be accepted during the week of February 17-21, 2014, just prior to the catalog pages being sent to the printer. Please send all updates to [email protected]

DIRECTIONS TO THE SHOW SITE http://www.pafarmshowcomplex.com/Directions.aspx

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IMPORTANT DEADLINE DATES TO REMEMBER Tuesday, January 14, 2014  Entries Open Monday, February 11, 2014  Catalog Ads are due  Catalog Orders are due Friday, February 14, 2014  Entries Close at 4:00 p.m. EST

CRATING INFORMATION Each crating space will be approximately 3’ x 5’, per dog entered. Each exhibitor will be required to display an information card on the outside of each crate; card(s) will be supplied in the exhibitor check-in packet. The information card must have your name and emergency contact information (cell phone # or other). Un-entered dogs will only be allowed in the facility if they can share a crate with an entered dog, or if their crate can be stacked on top of an entered dog’s crate within the 3’ x 5’ space. No additional crating space may be used for un-entered dogs. No Ex-pens will be allowed in the crating area.

Dogs cannot be left overnight at the event.

ROSETTES, AWARDS & PRIZES  1st place from each level*

Trophy , Rosette J & J Dog Supplies Certificate Trophy & Rosette J & J Dog Supplies Certificate Trophy & Rosette J & J Dog Supplies Certificate Trophy & Rosette J & J Dog Supplies Certificate Rosette Participation Certificate

 2nd place from each level*  3rd place from each level*  4th place from each level*  5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, & 10th place from each level  All Participants

*Levels are: Novice, Advanced, Excellent and Rally Advanced Excellent Awards presented at this event will not be replaced in the case of a lost or stolen item. All exhibitors may obtain a copy of the AKC Rally® Regulations by ordering them from the American Kennel Club, 8051 Arco Corporate Drive, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27617-3390, by phone (919)233-9767, by email at [email protected] or on the website at www.akc.org.

PUBLICATION RIGHTS – PHOTOGRAPHS & VIDEOS By entering this show, all owners, handlers, breeders and kennels agree that all rights to televise, videotape, photograph, advertise, promote and publicize or otherwise exploit this show, or the persons or animals participating in it or the results of the championship before, during or after the event, shall belong solely to The American Kennel Club and their respective assigns, including the use of the names, likenesses or biographical matter of all dogs, owners, handlers, breeders and kennels participating in the show and no such owner, handler, breeder or kennel shall allow any other party to make commercial use of any videotape or photograph of any person or animal participating in this championship. NOTE: By entering this show all owners, handlers, breeders and kennels agree to make themselves available for interview if requested. Exhibitors may video tape individual runs only for personal use.

PICTURES OF THE WINNERS & AWARDS WILL FOLLOW COMPLETION OF THE EVENT ALL WINNERS ARE REQUIRED TO STAY FOR PHOTOGRAPHS

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HUMAN EMERGENCY SERVICES FIRE / AMBULANCE / POLICE ~ DIAL 911 EMT SERVICES ON-SITE Harrisburg Hospital 111 South Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101 (717) 782-3131 Directions to the Hospital: Start at the Expo Center, Go South on N Cameron St. toward Azalea Dr. turn right onto Market St. take the 3 rd right onto N 5th St., take the 2nd left onto N. Walnut St. turn left onto N. Front St. Hospital will be on the left, (approximately 8 mins.)

VETERINARIAN ON-CALL Animal Emergency & Referral Center of York Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 1640 S. Queen St., York, PA (717) 7647-5355 Directions to the Animal Clinic: Start at the Expo Center, Go South on N Cameron St. toward Azalea Dr., turn left onto S. 13th St. slight right to merge onto I-83 S toward York. Take exit 16B to merge onto PA-74 N/S Queen St. Destination will be on the left. (approximately 36 mins.) Exhibitors should follow their veterinarian’s recommendations to assure their dogs are free of internal and external parasites, any communicable disease and have appropriate vaccinations.

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NOTICE TO EXHIBITORS ENTRIES NOT ON THE provided OFFICIAL AKC ENTRY FORM OR PHOTOCOPIES OF THE ENTRY FORM without the Agreement and Rules on the reverse side of the Official AKC Entry Form are NOT ACCEPTABLE. ERRORS ON ENTRY FORMS Owners are responsible for errors on entry forms and no entry fee will be refunded in the event of such errors or cancellation of entries after trial has closed. RETURNED CHECKS - A charge of $25.00 will be applied for each returned check. TELEPHONE, HAND DELIVERIES AND UNSIGNED ENTRIES cannot be accepted. ENTRIES RECEIVED WITHOUT FEES will not be accepted. EXPRESS DELIVERIES must be sent with the delivery signature waived. NO ENTRY SHALL BE MADE AND NO ENTRY SHALL BE ACCEPTED, WHICH SPECIFIES ANY CONDITIONS AS TO ITS ACCEPTANCE. ENTRY FEES shall not be refunded in the event that a dog is absent, disqualified, excused by Veterinarian or Judge, or barred from championship by action of Trial Committee. If because of riots, civil disturbances or other acts beyond the control of the management it is impossible to open or to complete the trial, no refund of entry fees will be made. REFUNDS for cancellation of entries prior to the closing date for entries of the trial will be made within 45 days after the closing date for the event. No entry fee will be refunded if the trial cannot open or be completed by reason of riots, civil disturbances, fire, an act of God, public emergency, act of a public enemy, or any other cause beyond the control of the organizing committee. No entry fee will be refunded in the event a dog is absent, disqualified, excused, or barred from championship by the action of the Trial Committee. ENTRY FEES FOR BITCHES IN SEASON will be refunded if the Trial Secretary is notified in writing at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the event on Friday, March 28, 2014. Vet statements must be provided to the Trial Secretary in writing to receive a refund. Entry fees will not be refunded for bitches in season if not received on or before March 28, 2014. Refunds for bitches in season will be made within 45 days after the event. EXHIBITOR CHECK IN TIMES / FACILITY ACCESS. All exhibitors are required to check in during the times and locations specified under the heading "Exhibitor Check-In Times" specified in this premium list. View your entry confirmation letter for specific times and locations. ALL DOGS MUST BE ON LEASH held by the handler at all times when on trial grounds except when competing on the course. Dogs may NOT be on retractable leads or long-lines while inside the buildings. This club does agree to arbitrate claims as set forth on the Official AKC Entry Form for this event.

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CATALOG & WELL WISHER ADS CATALOG ADVERTISEMENTS Advertisements in the 2014 AKC National Obedience Championship are WELCOMED! This year's exhibitor's catalog will be 8.5 X 5.5 inches, allowing a full-page ad area approximately 4.5 X 7.5 inches to post your message and/or picture. Camera ready ads are accepted in high-resolution press quality PDFs (preferred). JPEG or TIFF files are also acceptable (minimum 300 pixels/inch). If you are sending photos separately, the photos should be scanned to a finished size and at a minimum of 300 pixels/inch. Do not forget to include the correct orientation. Full page ads MUST be in a portrait orientation, and half page ads MUST be in a landscape orientation. If mailing, please send only high quality photos for scanning purposes. Photos will be in black and white. Full page ad up to 4.5” X 7.5”……. $ 80.00 1/2 page ad up to 4.5” X 3.5”…… $ 55.00 WELL WISHERS Send brief good luck wishes from you and/or your club. For $25.00 you can advertise to wish whoever “Good Luck” at the event. The catalog width will be 4.5 inches. The statement must be 25 words or less. PAYMENT You may pay by check, money order or credit card. By submitting a photo and payment for a space, you ensure that you are the author and copyright holder of the photograph. Lisa Strickland ~ Trial Secretary AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB 8051 Arco Corporate Drive, Suite 100 Raleigh, NC 27617-3390 919-816-3816 [email protected] ATTN: NOC CATALOG Deadline for submission is Friday, February 14, 2014 Make checks payable to: AKC National Obedience Championship IF PAYING BY CREDIT CARD, COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING: [ ] M/C [ ] VISA [ ] AMEX [ ] DISCOVER

Total $

PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY Name as it appears on Card: PLEASE PRINT Card Number:

Exp. Date:

Signature of Cardholder: Address: City, State, Zip Code Phone Number: Email Address: (You will receive a confirmation email confirming your order at this address, so please be sure it is one that you check regularly.) You may fax this order form to: (919) 816-4204 Attn: Lisa Strickland (Fax orders are for Credit Card Payments ONLY.)

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Official Entry Form 2014 AKC Rally® National Championship Entries Are Limited Entries OPEN January 14, 2014 and CLOSE February 14, 2014 at 4:00pm Eastern

Mail entry form and fees to: American Kennel Club, c/o Lisa Strickland, RNC Trial Secretary, 8051 Arco Corporate Drive, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27617-3390 Make checks payable to: AKC Rally® National Championship Novice, Advanced, or Excellent Classes Rally Advanced Excellent Class

$75.00 $100.00

IMPORTANT: Read Carefully instructions on reverse side before filling out. (PLEASE PRINT) BREED

VARIETY

SEX

RALLY CLASS

JUMP HEIGHT (MUST INCLUDE)

NAME OF (SEE BACK) JUNIOR HANDLER (IF ANY)

ADDITIONAL RALLY CLASS

JR. HANDLER NUMBER

FULL NAME OF DOG AKC® NO.

ENTER NUMBER BELOW

DATE OF BIRTH

PAL/ILP NO.

PLACE OF

FOREIGN REG. NO.

BIRTH (LIST COUNTRY)

BREEDER SIRE DAM ACTUAL OWNER(S): OWNERS ADDRESS CITY

STATE

ZIP + 4

HANDLER: 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 above. 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 by any additional rules and regulations appearing in the premium list for this event, and further agree to be bound by the “Agreement” printed on the reverse side of this entry form. I (we) certify and represent that the dog entered is not a hazard to persons or other dogs. This entry is submitted for acceptance on the foregoing representation and Agreement. I (we) agree to conduct myself (ourselves) in accordance with all such Rules and Regulations (including all provisions applying to discipline) and to abide by any decisions made in accord with them. SIGNATURE of owner or his/her agent duly authorized to make this entry Telephone # Are you a new exhibitor? Yes

No

Email Address (An acknowledgement or receipt of entry may be sent to this e-mail address):

AKC Rules, Regulations, Policies and Guidelines are available on the American Kennel Club Web site, www.akc.org

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I (we) agree that the club holding this event has the right to refuse this entry for cause which the club shall deem sufficient. 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 persons. 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 ITS 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 1. Publication Rights – Photographs & Videos. By entering this show, all owners, handlers, breeders and kennels agree that all rights to televise, videotape, photograph, advertise, promote and publicize or otherwise exploit this show, or the persons or animals participating in it or the results of the championship before, during or after the event, shall belong solely to The American Kennel Club and their respective assigns, including the use of the names, likenesses or biographical matter of all dogs, owners, handlers, breeders and kennels participating in the show and no such owner, handler, breeder or kennel shall allow any other party to make commercial use of any videotape or photograph of any person or animal participating in this championship. NOTE: By entering this show all owners, handlers, breeders and kennels agree to make themselves available for interview if requested. Exhibitors may video tape individual runs only for personal use. 2. (Event Class) Consult the classification in this premium list. If the event class in which you are entering your dog is divided, then, in addition to designating the class, specify the particular division of the class in which you are entering your dog, i.e., A or B division. 3. A dog must be entered in the name of the person who actually owned it at the time entries for an event closed. If a registered dog has been acquired by a new owner it must be entered in the name of its new owner in any event for which entries closed after the date of acquirement, regardless of whether the new owner has received the registration certificate indicating that the dog is recorded in his/her name. State on entry form whether transfer application has been mailed to the AKC. (For complete rules, refer to Chapter 11, Section 3 of the Rules Applying to Dog Shows.) 4. Dogs listed in the AKC Canine PartnersSM Program may be eligible to enter all-breed AKC obedience 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 and Dam information shall remain blank for mixed breed entrants. If this entry is for a Junior Handler, please give the following information: JR’S DATE OF BIRTH ____________________________

AKC JUNIOR HANDLER NUMBER _______________________________

The above number MUST be included. Should you not have your Junior Handler number, this may be obtained from the American Kennel Club. Phone: (919) 233-9767. By signing the entry form I (we) certify that the Junior Showman does not now, and will not at any time, act as an agent/handler for pay while continuing to compete. ADDRESS CITY

STATE

ZIP

If 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?

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